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How To Host A True Blood or Vampire Themed Party

How to host a True Blood or vampired themed party

The up surge of vampire fans over the last few years has spurred new fun foods, gifts, party themes clothing and more. I am more than happy to admit that I am a vampire story fan. My fandom is not new though, more than 30 years ago I became hooked on the mystic and coolness of vampires with my introduction to the book Interview With a Vampire by Anne Rice. I’m a fan of the Twilight books, though not so much the movies. It was not until True Blood that I became inspired to create vampire themed party foods, favors, candy wrappers, t-shirts, mugs, popcorn wrappers and party buckets. Since my guest and I had great fun bringing in season three of True Blood complete with foods, drinks and party favors, I thought I’d share our menu and favor design ideas.

1) Create the mood for your party. I went with red light bulbs in the living room lamps, a black table cloth for the table, black plates and eating utensils. I found these great “You’ve Been Bitten” invitations on Pinterest, you can always design your own using your own themed pictures or words. Decide ahead of time if you want your guest to come in their own vampire themed creations or if you will pick a theme from a particular book or show.

2) Choose the food theme for your party, this will make it easier to create your menu or give your guest food ideas if you are doing a potluck. For my True Blood season three party I went with a Louisiana food theme, which was great as it made it easy for my guest to find potluck food ideas to bring.

3) Choose what style of beverages to tie in with your food theme. I chose to do all blood/vampire themed drinks. All the guest at my party were over 21 so we did drinks with alcohol, like vampire slushies, vampire glamour Jell-o shots and the non-alcoholic Tru Blood beverage.

4) Theme your table decorations to fit your party. There are so many places that have ready table ware complete with the right colors, crazy favors and centerpieces.

5) Be sure to give your guest themed gifts to take home and remember your party by. I created vampire themed candy wrappers, blood dripped martini glasses and bundled them with bottles of the Tru Blood drink.

Some suggested food ideas: 
1) Vampire Kissed cupcakes
2) Cajun Shrimp
3) Fried Green Tomatoes
4) Cajun Spicy Meatballs
5) Vampire Glamour Jell-O shots
6) Vampire vodka Slushies

Guest take homes
1) Blood Shot Martini Glass Favors (each included the eye of a shape shifter, fangs, vampire tattoos and a mini bag of blood)
2) Bite Me Bar- Custom vampire themed candy wrappers done up just for my party
3) Tru Blood beverage – can be found on HBO.com


Tina D. Fermin is the owner of Vampire Love Affair.com which is a TD Gift Solutions, LLC website. Tina is also a big fan of True Blood and other vampire themed books and movies. Be sure to visit her blog often for  vampire themed party ideas, food ideas , T-shirts, cups, water bottles, aprons and more all themed with quirky or cool sayings related to vampires.

Vampire Diaries – My review of Plan “B”

OK, I’ll admit I have just been kind of humming along watching The Vampire Diaries as a filler until True Blood starts again next season. On average most of the episodes are about a [rating:3.00] to me. Plan “B” was a bird of a different color, definitely more of the scheming I expect with Damon and I was right on with the character Mason being killed off. Jenna being compelled to off her herself was a big twist to me but the writing was on the wall with the ,Who’s gonna be killed off on TVD Tweets and hints.

I loved it when Katherine told Damon, “I have a plan “B”, a plan “C”, you get how the alphabet goes”. Its a love hate love relationship for me with Katherine’s character most days, after watching Plan “B”, I was like kill the $#&%@.

I figure Caroline will save Matt or he’ll be turned is what I predict for that line of story. It was nice to see the tender moment with Caroline and her Mom and for a moment I thought she was going to off her to keep the secret, glad to see she just took away her memories.

Jeremy is gonna get his wish to become a vampire somewhere along the lines in this TV version of TVD, its just a matter of time since he puts himself in so much danger all the time.

Tyler, I’m still up in the air on what I think will happen next to his character. If he becomes a werewolf, I predict he’ll be on the side of Stefan and Elana and screw Katherine over, he seems like the type who would be sneaky enough.

Bonnie, well she can’t win for trying. I like her spunk but I think eventually she will realize she is right in the eye of the hurricane and there is no way out except to help the good guys. Bonnie, Tyler and Jeremy may be just the right trifecta to bring Katherine down to a level of fear but not completely gone. I am sure once that is done a new immortal enemy will need to be created.

Finally on to Elena and Stefan, the break up scene was a tear jerker but of course we know it won’t last, their relationship will be the boomerang type, they’ll always come back together. With that said and my above thoughts on the Trifecta of resources to bring her down, Katherine will be brought to the fear of God level of those in Mystic Falls but won’t die is what I predict. I’m sure she will be back later for more deadly and diabolical plans.

I give Plan “B” [rating:4.00] stars

Looking forward to next Thursday
Tina D.
Tweet me @ vamploveaffair

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