Creating your own Merlotte's Bar & Grill doesn't require a lot of work. Use your kitchen table as the main focus of the decor. Go to Walmart and purchase some ketchup and mustard bottles, of course don't forget the hot sauce. You can also find some small baskets to use for the condiment placement as well as a holder for your menu.
There are a few ways you can make your own place mats. One is you can buy some inexpensive plain green place mats from any store, use iron on transfer paper to print the Merlotte's Logo and iron them on. You could also use foam mats, print the logo onto transfer paper, transfer to mat and paint with a paint pen.
We found these Merlottes menus online. They look great on the table and you could also get some food ideas for your True Blood party.
This year we have created our own Merlotte's cups. Just print the logo on regular copy paper to fit the size of your cups. Attach logos with clear packing tape.
Bring Sam to the party too by making a Life Size Cutout. If you have something you could use as a makeshift bar, or an actual bar itself, Sam would look great standing behind it. Throw a white towel over his shoulder and he's ready to serve up some drinks to you and your guests. He'll be at our house this year to make sure things don't get out of hand.
We will be making our Merlotte's sign this weekend, so be looking out for that! We are trying something new, but think it is going to be AWESOME! Hope you all are enjoying our site and getting great ideas, we'd love to hear some feedback! Send us your pictures of your Trubie gatherings and we'll share them on our site!