My attraction to vampire stories started long ago when I opened my first vampire book, Anne Rice's Interview with the vampire. Who could resist Louis?. Since then, I've read a lot of vampire books and watched a lot of vampire movies but tend to always gravitate to the image of the gothic vampire, the suave and sophisticated creature of the night.
This party is set in the 18th century and involves a select group of stately vampires enjoying a blood tasting that includes a small sample of Count Dracula's blood. The party is very vintage and includes lots of crystal, silver and very old books with a small set of printable elements that are available in our store.
A great option best suited for an adult audience.
This party was planned a good year in advance that allowed me to collect some wonderful vintage pieces including Crystal decanters and glasses, silver platers and lots of very old books. Each decanter held a different blood type (aka Red Wine), tasting notes were provided.
The decanters were arranged on piles of vintage books and vintage silver pedestal trays reminiscent of a stately drawing room or library. Vintage stemware in crystal and silver was arranged for the wine tastings.
Tall candles provided height for the table. the only modern element on the table was some select bats placed on candle sticks and books.
I included some old Chinese and Egyptian pieces on the table to make the host appear well travelled. During the evening we served a Blood Tingle Cocktail with a Syringe. Safe useable Syringes are available on-line and our blood tingle cocktail was a standard fruit tingle with a Cherry Advocaat substituted for Blue Curacao.
Small battery tea lights were placed around the decanters and glasses to caste an ernie glow over the table.
When creating this look it's important to source a variety of old books with different covers and widths, just ensure they are stable to support the decanters.
The room was kept quite dark for this party that allowed the glow from the tea lights and candles to caste shadows over the table.
To add to the drama I created "blood Tasting Notes" depicting the unfortunate individuals who freely or not so freely made blood donations for the evening.
This was a late party so catering was as simple as drinks and simple finger food. I always make a couple of large bowls of punch at halloween. We served a non alcoholic Bloody eyeball punch and an allocholic dragon blood punch.
A cheese platter is always great for halloween and a tray of assorted niceness such as olives, wasabi peas and dragon balls with a couple of red dips.
Vodka Jelly Shots have became a staple at my halloween parties and are always consumed. A small collection of printable elements were created for this party, they are available in our shop.
A Halloween Gothic Vampire Blood Tasting Party is a great option for a Halloween Party, especially if you love vintage pieces.
We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and I hope you have enjoyed the photos.
Time to think about next year!
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