Ve vant you to throw an amazing vampire party! Read on to find ideas for invitations, decorations, activities, and some ghoulishly good menu ideas. Everything you need to gather some friends for drinks and a few bites.
Vampire Party Invitations
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Bat Shaped Invitations — Cut black construction paper or cardstock in the shape of a flying bat. Use a white paint to write your party message and information. For a festive touch, add some red dot confetti to the envelope to look like drops of blood. Click here for a free printable bat template.
Blood Sucker Invitations — Entice your guests with an vampire party invitation that’s also a sweet treat by sending them a personalized lollipop invitation. Write your party information on a long strip of paper and attach it to the lollipop stick.
Vampire Invitation Wording — Here are a few ideas for headlines to make your invitations extra special:
- Come Celebrate a Fang-tastic Evening!
- Join Us for Some Drinks and a Few Bites
- Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid…To Miss This Awesome Party
- You’re In-bited to Our Party
- Come Sink Your Teeth into a Bloody Good Time
Here are some invitations that we really like, available from our friends at Tiny Prints:
Dark Romance Invitations
Sanguine Soiree Invitations
Hallo-wine Party Invitations
Welcome your guests to the party with some tombstones set about the yard. Then set up a boombox to play creepy Halloween music that can be heard upon entering the party.
Color Theme — The most traditional color theme for a vampire party is a gothic red and black. Throw in accents of silver or white to help things pop a little bit.
Set a Dramatic Table — The party table can be a great focal point in your decoration. Here are some ideas for setting a table that any vampire would be proud of:
- Start with a blood red tablecover. Lay a large piece of black lace over the top for a gothic feel.
- Use Candles — candelabras can make dramatic centerpieces. Fill them with plastic vampire fangs to hold name cards for each guest.
- Change the labels on bottles of red wine (or juice) to say things like “Poison” or “Type O Negative” and use them as table décor.
Go Batty — Hang some bats with fishing line at different heights from the ceiling in your party area. You could also hang slightly twisted and ripped black crepe paper streamers for a creepy feel.
Use your fingers to pull holes in large pieces of cheesecloth and drape these over the backs of chairs for a spiderweb effect.
Change the Lighting — If you have a chandelier in your party area, fill it with red lightbulbs for a blood curdling atmosphere. If you don’t, you can buy some spooky cardboard chandeliers to hang in different areas for a gothic feel.
Add some paper fangs to all the family pictures hanging in your home for a fun and subtle touch.
Stand up a creepy coffin in a corner of your party area for a decoration that can double as a photo opportunity area.
Bats, crosses, wooden stakes and strings of garlic are all items that are associated with vampires. Any of these can be used as decorative accents at a vampire theme party.
Here are some great party decoration items that would be perfect when decorating for a vampire party:
Hanging Moon Decoration
Vampire Bottle Labels
Skull Terror Party Supplies
Vampire Party Activities
Eat, drink, and be scary. Here are some ideas for vampire party activities:
Play Some Ghoulishly Good Tunes — Here are some suggestions for your party playlist:
- Love Song for a Vampire — Annie Lennox
- Nosferatu — Blue Oyster Cult
- My Immortal — Evanescence
- Belladonna — Nox Arcana
- Bela Lugosi’s Dead — Bauhaus
- I Have the Moon — The Magnetic Fields
- The Killing Moon — Echo and the Bunnymen
- Vampypre — Midnight Syndicate
- Blood is Pumping — Voodoo and Serano
- Vampires — Pet Shop Boys
- Twilight Soundtrack
Have a Bloody Jello Eating Contest — Give each contestant a set of plastic vampire fangs. Have them sit at a table with their hands tied behind their back. Place before each person a bowl full of cubed red jello. See who can be the first to finish eating everything in their bowl while wearing their fangs. Have your camera ready!
Show a Classic Vampire Movie — Have a tv set up somewhere at the party to show some classic vampire films. Here are some to consider:
Interview with the Vampire
Set Up a Face Painting Station — Let your guests vamp up at a face painting area. Put out some white, red, and black face paint and some vampire bite tattoos in front of a table with a mirror so guests can go goth.
Add an Ice Luge — What could be more vampire than sucking red drinks straight from an ice luge.
Play a Game — From funny to eerie, here are some great vampire themed party games:
Curses of the Vampire Game
Buffy the Vampire Game
Vampire Board Game
Twilight Board Games
Vampire Cupcakes — Give your cupcakes some love bites. Start by baking your favorite cupcakes in vampire cupcake wrappers. Cover with white icing. Then add fang marks by dipping a wooden skewer into cherry pie filling and poking it into the top of your cupcakes. Drag a line of filling from each “bite” to look like dripping blood.
Batty Sandwiches — Use a bat shaped cookie cutter to transform your favorite sandwiches into a vampire themed snack.
Roasted Garlic Spread — See who is the bravest vampire at your party by serving up some roasted garlic cloves and warm french bread.
Deviled Eggs — Add a dash of red food dye to look like blood droplets.
Bat Wings — Serve your favorite chicken wing recipe.
Bloody Jello Shots — Serve cubed red jello in glass goblets.
Red Velvet Cake — let your guests cut into this traditional, blood colored favorite.
Drink Transfusions — Set out some of your favorite drinks served in syringe shot glasses.
Offer some Vampire themed drinks:
Vampire Venom (Can be served either with or without alcohol)
- 1 can (46 oz.) red punch
- 1 can (46 oz.) apple juice
- 1 bottle (48 oz.) cranberry juice
- 2 liters ginger ale
- **Optional: Berry vodka and orange liqueur
- 2 ounces raspberry vodka
- 2 ounces Chambord raspberry liquor
- 3 ounces cranberry juice
- Red sugar for rimming glass (serve these in martini glasses)
- 1 oz. vodka in a highball glass filled with ice.
- Fill glass with tomato juice
- 1 dash celery salt
- 1 dash ground black pepper
- 1 dash Tabasco sauce
- 2-4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- 1/8 tsp. horseradish (pure, never creamed)
- Dash of lemon or lime juice
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