halloween

Zombie Apocalypse Party

Our Zombie Apocalypse party was set in a post apocalypse cafe filled with lots of tables, preserved foods and some pretty durable kitchen equipment.  

We created a game based on a skill exchange for food rather than money, a set of printables have been created for this game and are a free download.

This party complemented our Walking Dead Party and our Post Apocalypse Canapes. 

Enjoy Julie

Zombie Apocalypse Cafe

We created a number of small tables each with a table number, candle, flowers and salt and pepper.  

Zombie Apocalypse Table Setting

Zombie Apocalypse Zombie Warning

We used vintage gingham table cloths and a mix of old furniture which is what I imagine would occur in a post apocalypse world.  Zombie warning signs were positioned around the room.

Zombie Apocalypse Cafe with canned foods

This theme requires some lead time to collect lots of cans and large jars for cereals etc. 

Zombie Party Cafe

Zombie Party Cafe Counter

Our wait staff were using bloody aprons and we used some nice bats in the window.  The restaurant had a counter where you arranged your table and form or payment.

Zombie Apocalypse Party Food

Zombie Apocalypse Party Food

Sticking to our apocalypse theme we used a lot of very durable plates and cups, including tupperware and we did include some gruesome food, as it is halloween.

Zombie Party - Post Apocalypse Cafe 

Stone scene setter's were used on the wall and we added a Zombie baricaded at the window.  The television displayed a nice welcoming open fire.

Post Apocalypse Cafe

Post Apocalypse Cafe

Zombie Apocalypse Printables

The cafe was a good way to keep all the children busy.  We created a set of printables for this game that are available as a free download

Enjoy Julie

Download: Cafe Sign, Cafe Menu, Cafe table numbers or Cafe agreed payment

The Walking Dead Zombie Party

This was such an exciting party to put together, we are avid watchers of the walking dead and the battles against both the walkers and Negan.  For this party we went with a home invasion by the walkers and included elements from the governors room.  We also produced a post apocalyptic cafe serving some end of the world treats. 

The Walking Dead party - Zombie Invasion

For our table scene we positioned our dressed skeletons on the table with two animated zombies.  We made the scene quite gruesome by creating gut cavities that held various organs and intestines that were spilling onto the table. 

The Walking Dead Zombie Guts

The Walking Dead Carnage

The intestines were made with packing peanuts and liquid latex, you can find intestine tutorials on line, we used various organs including a beating heart.  Generous sprays of blood were used on the victims clothes.

The Governors Room

Ah, the governors room.  I can clearly remember the first scenes in the governors room with the rows of zombie heads in fish tanks.  This look was easy to create with skulls, latex zombies, fishtanks and pebbles.  We blacked out the sides and top of the tanks to make them look more gruesome.

The Walking Dead Zombie Heads

The Walking Dead Zombie Heads

In candle light, the zombie heads look very gruesome and the eyes tend to follow you around the room.

The Walking Dead - Zombie home Invasion

Tall candles and large vases of blood spattered roses completed our table.

The Walking Dead severed hands

The Walking Dead Entry Hall

We included severed hands and feet, reminiscent of many a butcher scene (aka Bob) and managed to find a zombie head scene setter that was perfect in the entry hall with another zombie.

The walking Dead Zombie

Zombie Front Door Protection

We used a lot of stone wall scene setters on our interior walls and card boards on the front door in an attempt to lock out the walkers.

The Walking Dead Post Apocalyptic Cafe

After much deliberation we decided to dress as zombies (a very comfortable option for halloween).  To keep the younger ones entertained we created a post apocalyptic cafe and post apocalyptic canapes.

Please Enjoy

Julie

The Walking Dead Party

Zombie Canapes from the Post Apocalyptic Cafe

In creating these canapes I asked the question:  "If it really was the end of the world, what would be left at the supermarket?".  After perusing the canned and bottled goods aisles I came to the conclusion that spam, gerkins, smoked oysters, champiginons and pickled cocktail onions could be contenders.  In isolation, many of these foods are completely palatable, but when you load a tray with mixed canapes with only these foods it becomes another matter.

Our canapes were skewered with long tooth picks and Zombie mini bunting.  These are available as a free download.

These are a must at your next walking dead or zombie party.

Enjoy - Julie

Zombie Canapes

The trick with these is to make each slightly different.  They can get quite tall so a tooth pick is a must.

The Walking Dead Canapes

Spam Canapes

Present the canapes on a vintage silver tray and be sure to make each guest try at least one!

Zombie Canapes

Zombie Party With Dessert Table

This party was a lot of fun to create.  Zombie's are currently very on trend with more than a few Zombie Apocalypse  movies and television shows available.  For our zombie party we created a zombie dessert table using a graveyard theme with tombstones and a grave digger.  This party includes free printable products so you can create this at home.

Enjoy Julie

Zombie Party Dessert Table

The dessert table was created as a zombie graveyard.  We used a plastic rock wall scene setter as the back drop.  We then added a black graveyard fence, tombstones and skulls.  Our stand out piece was our animated zombie grave digger complete with shovel.

zombie graveyard cupcakes

Zombie cake pops

Catering was keep simple but looked fantastic with graveyard cupcakes, eyeball and zombie cake pops, tombstone cookies and layered jelly cups.

Zombie cake pops

Eyeball cake pops

We made two types of cake pops. We made crazy green Zombies with bulging eyes and eyeball cake pops which we served with a fork.

Graveyard Cupcakes

graveyard and coffin cookies

The cupcakes were very effective, yet easy to make.  I made a basic chocolate cupcakes then iced with chocolate icing.  The tombstones were achieved by finding the right shape biscuit and giving them a generous chocolate coating, the ground was crushed chocolate ripple biscuits and a green plastic hand completed the look.  We included sugar cookies in tombstone and coffin shapes.  

Zombie Dessert Table

Zombie Dessert Table

The stone wall extended to the ceiling creating a formidable look for a graveyard

Graveyard with swarming bats

Zombie party dessert table

Graveyard with haunted Tree

To extend the graveyard look we extended the stone wall and created a cemetery using the same fencing and tombstones as the dessert table, this was completed with swarming bats and large spiders.  The front door was guarded by a creepy zombie and a haunted tree completed the look.

Zombie party dessert table

Zombie and eyeball cakepops

The colour palate of green and blue worked well with the grey stone and injected some colour into a dark palate.

Zombie party free printables

We created a small set of dessert table printable products for this party, these are available as a free down load (Download 1) - (Download 2).  

If you liked this Zombie party please see our Walking Dead party with a post apocolyspe cafe.

We hope you enjoyed our party 

Enjoy Julie

 

 

 

 

 

Zombie Brain Shooters

The perfect shooter for a Zombie party has to be a Zombie Brain Shooter. These are a great visual shooter and they are simple to make but require a slow steady hand to get the right separation of layers in the glass.  We served these at our Zombie party and they went were a real hit.

These are very nice indeed - Enjoy  Julie

Zombie Brain Shooter

To make a zombie brain shooter fill a shot glass 3/4 full with peach schnapps. Then very gently pour Bailey’s Irish Cream on top, I have found that pouring over a teaspoon can slow the flow to get a better result.  When almost full add a small amount of blue Curacao then grenadine syrup or a good heavy red cordial.

Halloween Vampire Party Game - The Blood Donation Room

At Halloween parties I always have an area dedicated to "keeping the children amused" so the adults can enjoy a quite, or not so quite drink.  This year was a vampire theme so we created a Vampire Blood donation room.  This had children dressed in bloody white coats taking blood donations from a group of happy donors.  A small set of printable items have been developed for this game.

Enjoy  Julie

Halloween Vampire Game - The Blood Donation Room

The Blood Donation room had lots of small bottles of blood (coloured water), blood bags, bloody bandages, syringes, white coats, face masks and bandaids.  Finally we included a reclining chair for the victims.

Halloween Vampire Party Blood Room

Halloween Blood Bags

We used a very old dresser as the counter for our blood collections, and a large black candelabra to hold the blood bags, the blood bags are easy to find on-line.

Halloween Vampire Party Decorating ideas

The decorations included a mix of vintage pieces including silver, glassware and bottles and modern halloween props.

Vampire Party Games

Vampire Party Games - Blood Drawing

Our young victims patiently waited their turn before being subjected to the blood drawing.

Halloween Vampire Game

Halloween Vampire Game - Blood Types

We developed a small set of printable items for the party, the waiting room had a sign, queue number and small circles for blood types.  The blood drawing room had small cards for the blood drawers to complete.  We found some blood syringe pens on-line.  This printable set is available in our shop.

Halloween Vampire Party blood decorations

Halloween Vampire Party games

We collected a lot of small bottles for this party, they were filled with water and red food dye to look like very dark blood.

Halloween Vampire Party Syringes and bandaids

Halloween Vampire Party decorating ideas

Syringes are easy to find on line. We included some small tweases and lots of bandaids in a vintage silver and glass serving dish.  The dressing table had lots of small shelves that were decorated with a few modern halloween pieces.

This was a great game for a vampire party and many an adult ventured into the blood donation room to emerge with a few artfully applied bandaids.  You may also like our other Vampire Posts: Vampire Dessert Table and Gothic Vampire Party.

The printable items we used for this party are available from our shop.

Halloween Vampire Game Printable Set

Halloween Vampire Family

Halloween Dessert Table - Vampire Party

What more could a young and young at heart Vampire want from halloween than a halloween Vampire Party with a Vampire dessert table laden with Dracula Cake Pops, Castle Cup Cakes, Blood Jelly and Coffin and Bat Vanilla cookies.  

We trust you will enjoy our Halloween Vampire Dessert Table.

Halloween Vampire Dessert Table

This dessert table was a lot of fun to create and quite simple.  The backdrop for the dessert table was a large wall of flying bats, this was achieved with a lot of card bats that we found on-line.  We used a lot of black and red elements on the table  

Halloween Vampire Dessert Table

Vampire Cake Pops and Cookies

I positioned the bats to look like they had just left their roost for the night, soaring across the night sky in search of victims.  The moon worked well as a centrepiece. 

Halloween Coffin Cookies

Halloween Bay Cookies - Vampire Party

Coffin Vanilla Cookies and Bat Vanilla Cookies worked well for a vampire theme.  They were simply decorated in red or black icing with small silver and gold cachous to add definition and sparkle.

Dracula Cake Pops - Vampire Party

Vampire Cake Pops - Vampire Party

We made Dracula cake pops for the party and used a combination of large and small cake papers to make capes.  The cake pops were placed in styrofoam that was covered with small bones and bats and wrapped in a castle printable from our Vampire Dessert table package.

Halloween Vampire Party - Blood Jelly

We served Blood Jelly in LED cups with the colour set to red, these looked really effective in a dark room.

Castle Cup Cakes - Halloween Vampire Party

Halloween Dessert Table with Bats - Vampire Party

We decorated the cupcakes as Dracula's Castle.  We used a slice of Licorice Allsort for the front wall that was trimmed at the top to create a parapet.  The wall was then edged by two licorices pieces and topped with two large cachous balls to create castle towers.  These are easy to make but you will require icing to hold the elements together.  They looked great on the cup cakes.

Halloween Vampire Castle Cup Cakes

The castle cup cakes were topped with a cup cake topper from our printable range.  We also created a blood donation room game for this party, this was a great game that kept the children occupied all evening.

Halloween Vampire party dessert table printable set

This was a fun party and the vampire theme led to lots of great costumes.  We have created a small number of printable products for this party, they are available in our shop.

We hope you have enjoyed our photos

Enjoy  Julie

Halloween Bloody Eyeball Punch (non alcoholic)

This year we had a vampire themed halloween party so a "Bloody Eyeball Punch" was created.  This is a really nice punch enjoyed by young and old, recipe below.

See the whole party here.

Enjoy  Julie

Halloween Bloody Eyeball Punch

Halloween Vampire Punch

Recipe 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Caster sugar
  • 8 tablespoons of water
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • red food colouring
  • 4 litres red creaming soda
  • 2 litres good vanilla ice cream.

Method

  1. Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan and cook string over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved,
  2. Remove from the heat and add the milk and almond extract.
  3. Transfer to a large jug and allow to cool to room temperature, then move to the fridge to chill.
  4. When ready to serve, transfer the mixture to the punch bowl.
  5. Add food colouring a bit at a time until you reach your desired colour.
  6. Add soda, leaving space for the ice cream.
  7. Add ice cream using a scoop
  8. Pop in some washed eyeballs
  9. Enjoy

 

Halloween Vodka Jelly Shots

Hard to go past Vodka Jelly shots at Halloween served in a skull shot glass.

This year we had a Witch Hansel and Gretel theme party so the jelly was green.  We created the jelly toppers for this party and they are available as a free down load.

I make the jelly slightly more liquid than the packet recommends and add 1/4 cup of Vodka per packet. 

These are great for a crowd.

Enjoy Julie 

Halloween Vodka Jelly Shots

Halloween Witch Party - Hansel and Gretel Party with dessert table

This year we created a Hansel and Gretel Halloween theme.  This party consumed a large part of the house with a full dessert table, working Witch's kitchen and a darker adult take on Hansel and Gretel.  

For this post we focus on the dessert table where we used elements of Hansel and Gretel first finding the Candy House through to the nastier side of the Witch.  We created a set of printable products to accompany the dessert table, these are available from our shop.

This theme was a lot of fun we hope you enjoy.    

Julie

Halloween Hansel and Gretel Dessert Table

Our dessert table used a simple crushed velvet table cloth.  On the wall we added a large spooky cardboard cut out tree with a witch peeking around the side.  Some large spiders were then added to the wall.

Halloween Hansel and Gretel Dessert table

The cupcakes represented the Witch's candy house.  We used a small violet crumble's for the house and licorise all sorts for the roof and door.  The house was decorated with tiny trees and candy canes from a christmas sprinkle range.

Halloween Hansel and Gretel Cupcakes

I find layered coloured jelly is always popular with the children, we made the jelly in spooky cups and topped with toppers from our Hansel and Gretel printable range

Halloween with party jelly cups

For cookies we used a witch boot and shoe, we decorated these quite simply with gold and silver couscous balls.

Halloween Witch boot cookies

Halloween Witch Cat Cookies

Colourful candy is a must for this theme, we used small crystal bowls and lots of shapes and colour.

Halloween Hansel and Gretel

Toffee apples are also great for a halloween Witch theme, we used black chopstick and decorated using mini bunting from our printable range.

Halloween Toffee Apples

The cup cakes did take some time to assemble but used simple techniques.

Halloween Witch Cupcakes

LED Lanterns are a great way to add colour and height to a table

Halloween Witch Party

Our printable range includes:  Mini bunting, bottle labels, jelly toppers, 2 inch circles and tents

Halloween Hansel and Gretel Printables

I must give my husband credit for jack O'lantern carving, he found a wonderful spooky witch stencil which worked a treat.

Halloween Witch Jack O'Lantern

Please see our shop for full details of our Hansel and Gretel Printable products.

Hansel and Gretel Printable Products

Hansel and Gretel Printable Products