Tuesday, April 15, 2014

PASS THE CASKET

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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

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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. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

GRAVEYARD TACO DIP

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Here is an idea for a graveyard themed taco dip to serve your guests at your party.

Graveyard Taco Dip

First layer:
1 can refried beans or refried black beans

Second layer:
2 cups sour cream
1 pkg taco seasoning

Third layer:
2 avocados, mashed
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbsp mayonnaise

Fourth layer:
1 cup salsa

Fifth layer:
1 bunch scallions (green onions), chopped

Directions
In a small bowl, mix the sour cream and taco seasoning. In another small bowl, mix the mashed avocados, minced garlic, and mayonnaise.

In a small Pyrex dish or pie plate, layer the beans, sour cream mixture, avocado mixture, and salsa. Sprinkle the scallions on top.

Chill at least an hour, or until ready to serve. (The dip can be made a day ahead and kept, covered, in the refrigerator.)

To make the tombstones and tree, cut the shapes you want out of 2 large tortillas. Place the cut-out shapes on a parchment paper lined cookie tray and bake at 350 degrees until the tortillas are nice and brown. Put the tombstones and tree in the dip just before serving.

MOURNING VEILS


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We are making each one of our guests a mourning veil, like the one that Arlene wore at Terry's funeral, to be worn during our party. Below are the instructions on how to make your own.


Long Mourning Veil

Measure yourself from your shoulder blades to the bottom of your sternum, passing over the top of your head. This measurement is your veil's length. Next, measure from bicep to bicep, passing over the top of your head once again, to discern your veil's width. Long mourning veils, or mantillas, provide the mourner with the most optional coverage. However, the long face covering may also be lifted back if she desires.

Cut fine black netting into an oval, superimposing your length and width measurements onto the fabric. Pin black lace around the outer edge of your netting and sew in place. Either use a wide stitch on your sewing machine or stitch by hand.

Place the veil over your head with the inside facing out and adjust it to lay as you want. At the crown of your head, place the bridge of the comb, keeping the teeth facing up and pointing behind you. Hold it in place and take the veil from your head.

Stitch the comb to the veil at that point, wrapping your thread around the comb's teeth. Keep your stitches on the outside of the veil neat and close to the comb's bridge. Knot the thread on the underside of the comb and clip.

You could also make a funeral hat like the one Pam wore when her face was rotting if you would like.

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 Instructions on how to make Pam's hat can be found here

OLD SOUTH MOURNING DECOR


We are going to be decorating our party the way that a household in the old South would have looked during a period of mourning. We will be following the old South mourning etiquette. 

Back in the day in the South, when a death occurred, certain changes were made in the house to show the world the household was in mourning. The blinds were drawn and the shutters closed. A long strip or badge of heavy black crinkled fabric called crape was tied to the front door knocker or doorknob to notify passersby that a death had occurred. Not to mention the hanging of a black funeral wreaths on the doors, windows and mantels.

Old South Mourning Decor @northmanspartyvamps.com

Entry doors, mantles, and picture frames of the deceased were also draped with crape. 

Old South Mourning Decor @northmanspartyvamps.com

Mirrors were covered with black fabric or turned to the wall. Superstition dictated that the next person to see his reflection would die.

Old South Mourning Decor @northmanspartyvamps.com

Clocks were stopped as well at the time of death to signify the family's need to take time out to honor their departed.

Our closed coffin will be on display with a red floral arrangement on top of it. If you have a coffin or you can make one (There is a DIY instruction to make one on our website).

Our memorial table with the memorial book for guests to sign will be sitting on a table outside of the entry way to the room.

We will also have elaborate floral arrangements and candles in the room. We may need some boxes of kleenex sitting around for those of us who may shed a tear or cry a river over losing our favorite show.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

TRUE BLOOD MEMORIAL BOOK

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Fangs for the memories True Blood! Make this memory book for your guests to write down their favorite memories of the show in.

This is easy to create. We just purchased a black wire bound sketchpad from an art store. We found a True Blood image online that would cover our book and created the"Fangs For The Memories" middle section in Photoshop. 

We then printed the image out and decoupaged the image using Mod Podge onto the cover of our sketchpad.

We will put this out on our memorial table with an ink pen for our guests to share their memories in it.

What a wonderful keepsake to have of our favorite show!