The time is almost here, Breaking Bad fans. The hit AMC series will be airing its final episode in less than 72 hours. Just like you, we’re on the edge of our seats trying to predict what’s going to happen. Will Walt die? Will Jesse die? Will the pink one-eyed teddy bear make one last appearance? And what the heck happened to the ricin?
At this point, we’re the ones dying … with anticipation! If you’re a die-hard Breaking Bad fan, we’ve got some creative ways for you to pay homage to the show this weekend.
Cereal: In the beginning of the series, Walt Jr. seems to only appear at the breakfast table. And we fondly remember his disapproval when Skyler purchased Raisin Bran instead of Raisin Bran Crunch.
Anything Purple: We’re pretty sure that Marie owns everything on the planet that’s purple. Remember this undercover kleptomaniac by serving purple, healthy snacks: grapes, berries and the like.
Minerals: Who could forget Hank’s odd obsession with minerals after his near death experience. Foods high in minerals that you could serve include fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood, nuts and dairy products.
Funyuns: Jesse officially declared in season two that “Funyuns are awesome!” Need we say more?
Pollos: Gus Fring and his fried chicken fast food empire enjoyed plenty of screen time during seasons two, three and four. The chicken was said to have a “kick” that kept hungry patrons coming back for more. Why not create a version of your own … maybe with a slight hint of chili powder as your secret ingredient. Muy delicioso!
A1 Steak Sauce: You might not choose to serve steak at your Breaking Bad party, but how else will you encourage your guests to have an “A1 day”?
Rooftop Pizza: Disclaimer: Apartment Guide does not condone throwing pizza onto the roof of your apartment. Nor do we encourage you to climb onto said roof to enjoy your pizza. Keep it simple. Order or cook a pizza and scarf it down (preferably inside your apartment) while reminiscing one of Walt’s most epic scenes.
Crustless Sandwiches: It’s been said that Walter White tends to adopt personality traits of fellow characters that have … expired. How about a platter of simple PB&J sandwiches, sans crust?
Heisenburgers: Prepare your mini burgers or sliders anyway you’d like, but they wouldn’t be Heisenburgers without some incorporation of bleu cheese.
Birthday Bacon: Skyler always spells out Walt’s age in bacon on the morning of his birthday. (We’re guessing she might not do that this year.) If your guests are up for some breakfast food, make a stack of pancakes topped with some bacon numbers.
Who could forget when Walter clarified for Skyler that he, in fact, is “the one who knocks”? Remind your guests of that chilling moment when they first arrive: Put a sign on your door that reads “You are the one who knocks.” Another idea: A doormat that advises your guests to “Tread lightly.”
No Breaking Bad party is complete without a killer playlist. Here are some tunes we think Heisenberg would approve of:
- Crystal Blue Persuasion by Tommy and the Shondells
- Rest My Chemistry by Interpol
- Goodbye Pork Pie Hat by Joni Mitchell
- Say My Name by Destiny’s Child
- Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix
- Desert Rose by Sting
- Crystallized by The XX
- We are Family by Sister Sledge
- Chicken Fried by Zac Brown Band
- Money (That’s What I Want) by The Beatles
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