Tuesday, April 22, 2014

PERSONALIZED TOMBSTONES

Freaky Foam Tombstones @northmanspartyvamps.com

Here is a great etsy store that you can have your very own personalized tombstones made for you! This is a great option for those who are not very craft savvy or you just don't have the time to make your own. 

These awesome tombstones are available at FreakyFoam on etsy and are a steal for $15 each (shipping not included)! Your gravestone will be made to appear aged, creepy, and made of real stone. Each one is unique because they are hand cut, the lettering is hand carved, the cracks/pitting/etc. is done by hand, and they are hand painted. Shapes 1, 2, and 3 are approximately 11-11.5" in height, 11" wide at the base, and 3" deep at the base. Shape 4 is approximately 9-9.5" in height, 13" wide at the base, and 3" deep at the base.

Since these are all hand crafted and he takes great pride in their craftsmanship please allow up to two weeks for them to be shipped. 

Order your True Blood themed tombstones today to use for your party!


ARRIVE IN FUNERAL STYLE

hearse limos @northmanspartyvamps.com


Put the "fun" into your funeral party! How about having your party guests picked up in one of these awesome hearse limos?
You can search for a hearse limo service in your area that will deliver your guests in deadly style to your party!

OPEN CASKET BUFFET

Open Casket Buffet @northmanspartyvamps.com

Serve up your feast in perfect wake form -- inside a coffin. To raise the coffin to serving height, we created a platform table from lightweight garden center urns on plywood pedestals. Topped with a sheet of wood, the eerie ensemble gets a spray coat of black granite paint. Follow our step-by-step instructions for the creepy crypt, which is lined with black felt and eerily adorned with nailhead trim.

What You'll Need
Pencil, tape measure, and straightedge
Two 4x8-foot sheets of 1/2-inch plywood
Circular saw
8 yards of black felt
Rotary cutting tool
Hammer
Wood cleats
Finish nails
Glue (we used Sobo)
Staple gun
1/2-inch staples
Scissors
2 rolls of nickel nailhead trim
Acrylic crafts paint: black
Paper plate or paper towel
Stencil brush


How to Make It
Download the free coffin diagram and RIP trim diagram
Using a pencil, tape measure, and straightedge, measure and mark all pieces for the coffin on the plywood sheets. Cut out with the circular saw.
Lay the bottom piece of the coffin on the black felt, and using a rotary cutting tool, cut the felt along the outline of the bottom. Cut out the shape and set aside.
To assemble the coffin, nail wood cleats to the inner sides of the coffin at the height you want the coffin bottom to rest. Glue the side panels at the corners and secure with nails. Insert the bottom piece on top of the cleats and secure with glue and nails.
Roll the remainder of the felt yardage along the sides of the coffin. Starting at a corner and smoothing with your hands as you go, staple the felt to the inside bottom edges of the coffin and the outside underneath. Cut off excess from the bottom and inside with scissors.
Take the bottom felt shape and lay it in the coffin, turning the raw edges under to fit snugly against the coffin sides and hide the staples. Glue the felt to the inside bottom. Attach nailhead trim with nails and hammer along the top and bottom outside edges of the coffin. Add a vertical strip of trim about 1-1/2 inches from both sides of each corner.
Using the downloaded diagram as a pattern, lay out nailhead trim over the letters in double rows. Transfer your design to the coffin side; nail in place.
Squirt a small dot of black crafts paint onto a paper plate or paper towel. Dab a dry stencil brush into the paint and brush the excess onto the plate. Stipple black paint onto nailhead trim for an aged patina. Wipe off excess; let dry.



Monday, April 21, 2014

FIRST SEASON 7 PROMO TEASE



Here is the first look at what they have in store for us for the final season of True Blood. Things are looking mighty bleak for Bon Temps residents.



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

PASS THE CASKET

Pass The Casket @northmanspartyvamps.com


Here is a fun party game that you can play at your True Blood party, it is called "Pass The Casket".

Very simple to play, it is played like you play "Hot Potato".  Your guests get in a circle, and the music starts. As the music plays, players must pass the "casket" around. The player caught holding the "casket" when the music stops is out, and the game begins again. The casket must be passed around in consecutive order, no skipping anyone. The last person left not holding the casket wins the game.

You can purchase a craft coffin or make one to use in order to play this game. We have a couple of tutorials on our site to make coffin boxes. One can be found here  and the other here. Embellish your coffin to fit your party theme.

Place items for your winner inside the "casket". Some prize ideas could be jewelry, movie tickets, gift cards, etc. 

FUNERAL SANDWICHES

Here is a delicious and simple dish to serve up at your True Blood funeral themed party.


Funeral Sandwiches @northmanspartyvamps.com

Funeral Sandwiches: Nothing To Mourn About Here!


Ingredients

1 package (12 ct) of King's Hawaiian Rolls

½-1 lb. ham deli meat

Swiss cheese, thinly sliced

½ cup butter, melted

3 Tbs Worcestershire sauce

2 Tbs mustard

2 Tbs brown sugar

dash of onion powder

Instructions

1. Cut each roll in half, lengthwise and place bottom halves on the bottom of a baking pan.

2. Layer bottom half with ham slices and cheese and place the top half back on.

3. In a bowl, Mix together the butter, Worcestershire, mustard, brown sugar and onion powder. Pour sauce over

sandwiches, drenching each one. Cover tightly and marinade anywhere from 4-24 hours. Overnight works best!

4. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake for 15 minutes uncovered,or until cheese is melted and bun tops are a bit golden.

Recipe by Clever Housewife at http://www.cleverhousewife.com/2013/09/funeral-sandwiches-nothing-mourn/

Sunday, April 13, 2014

VAMPIRE DOUGHNUTS

Vampire Doughnuts @northmanspartyvamps.com

Quick and easy food idea for your True Blood party. All you need is some doughnuts and plastic vampire teeth. Squeeze the plastic teeth shut and insert them into the center of the doughnuts and place on serving tray.