For a Halloween dinner party, you need a spooky but sophisticated theme. Vampires fit the bloody bill perfectly! Mysterious, creepy, but still somehow elegant, this Halloween theme will awe your dinner party guests and have them flashing their own fangs as they settle in to eat. Read on for details on how to set up your own Vampire-Themed Halloween Dinner Party!
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How to Host a Vampire-Themed Halloween Dinner Party
I started by hanging spider web and bat lace tablecloths on my wall to serve as a spooky backdrop. Above the dessert table, I hung three creepy holographic paintings – the kind where the eyes follow you as you move around the room! I decorated the dessert table with a blood red rose floral arrangement in a black vase, a smiling skull decoration, black candles and rose petals. For dessert, I served a red velvet cake iced with deep black icing, and blood bags filled with red food-colored cocktails on an antique silver tray.
Favor & Drink Station
Next to the dessert table and in front of some cardboard tombstone cutouts, I set up a bar cart for my favors and more drinks. On the top shelf of the bar cart, I set out DIY Vampire Hunter favor boxes filled with everything one might need if anyone gets a bit too overboard with their vampire persona during the party…a wooden stake, a garlic bulb, a silver cross necklace and some pretend holy water. I also filled test tubes with “blood” shots and labeled them with blood type labels.
On the bottom shelf of the cart, I placed a vintage decanter filled with red wine, skeleton hand wine glasses, and cans of rosé with blood type labels on them. I finished off the bar cart by wrapping it with a blood red rose garland.
On my dining table, I used a black velvet tablecloth with black candles at each end and in the center. The candles were placed in ornate silver and black candle holders and “bled” red wax when lit. Then I layered black dinner and dessert plates onto black chargers, keeping with the dark and gothic vibe. Blood red napkins placed in vampire teeth favors and silver utensils were added to each setting, along with red wine glasses on rose cocktail napkins. I embellished the wine glasses with silicone dripping blood bracelets on the edge. For place cards, I made each person a small silver coffin with their name on it, filled with after dinner treats.
After dinner, it’s time for entertainment! I created a Vampire Trivia game with photos of vampires from different movies. I provided each guest with a sheet to fill in their answers with a blood syringe pen. Time to Name That Vampire!
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