Friday, June 8, 2012

True Blood Premiere Party

Party time! Whoreders loves any excuse for a party, but we're especially excited that it's True Blood premiere week. After waiting for too many agonizing months, it's time to head back to Bon Temps for more fang bangin' and shifter shenanigans. It's not too late to plan a viewing party, and you don't have to spend a crazy amount of money either. We've put together a few ideas that are easy to do yourself, and won't break the blood bank.

Party Favors/Decorations

Party favors aren't just for kid's parties, big kids like goofy little goodies too. You don't have to go too crazy, because our fabulous friend Marie at Agent Lover already came up with a genius crafty idea we love. These were originally for Valentine's Day, but it would be a snap to turn them into True Blood party favors for your party (or any party, really). Click on the picture or link below and get ready to laugh and fall in love with Marie. And I'm not just saying that because she made me (Vanessa) an Anderson Cooper valentine!

Marie's Valentines For Your Boo

You can either make a bunch of these with different characters ahead of time, or just have all the supplies at the party and let everyone make their own. Go wild, and make an extra Eric Northman brooch for me! 

Fangs a lot.

Yeah, they're a little cheesy, but sometimes you gotta embrace the kitsch. Wax fangs like this can be found online and also at candy stores - the good kind that have those awesome bins filled with candy just waiting for you to give it a good home. Did I mention that Heather and I went to one such candy store this weekend? Oh yeah, we did some damage.

Balloons and streamers are a super easy and extremely affordable way to add lots of color to any party. Check out 99 Cent and Dollar Stores in your area for both, many of them have helium tanks to fill up the balloons too. Party stores are another place to go, but you might end up paying a bit more. You can even go a step further and do a balloon drop when the show starts, if I wasn't terrified of balloons popping I'd do that at my house every week. 

Make a garlic wreath for the door, you can always use the garlic for cooking later - or keep it up to ward off solicitors. Check craft stores for fake garlic bulbs, that way you can reuse the wreath for Halloween and avoid stinking up your party.

What kind of vampire party would it be without some wooden stakes? Go to any hardware, home improvement or garden store and load up! You can decorate them with some fake blood, glitter, stones, etc - make one for everyone at the party... OR use the stake as your invite. I'd advise you to hand deliver them, don't freak out the mail carrier, they have enough to deal with.


No party is complete without some refreshments - I'm going to guess that it's safe to assume no kiddies will be attending these parties - so these will be of the adult beverage variety. Of course, if someone chooses to abstain, you can remove the alcohol from most of these cocktails and still give your sober guest something delicious and refreshing to drink.

Heather found this one, called Vampire's Dream (click for the recipe), and it must be working because I haven't stopped staring at this since I saw it. Doesn't that just look amazing?! You can make it extra vampalicious by using Vampyre Red Vodka (available at BevMo).

Wolf Bite - I'm gonna be honest, I'm a little afraid of this one - but maybe it's because I'm worried about it making me grow facial hair. It's an absinthe shot, and if you think it might be a little too much, you can always pick up a bottle of Absinthe and make your own green fairy concoctions!

If any of your party guests really want to get into character, serve them up a Bloody Mary. You can go with that basic recipe, or spice things up with some Absolut Peppar vodka (or any spicy variety) or get completely insane with the Bakon Mary!

If you were lucky enough to grab some of this limited edition Werewolf Ale from Newcastle, now is the time to bust it out. I looked high and low, but was never able to find any. Not to fear! I did find Howling Wolf Beer available at BevMo.

Don't forget there's also Tru Blood soda available! It's blood orange flavored, and actually pretty good. Drink it straight up, or make up your own drink recipes, I had it with some plain vodka and a twist of lime, it's kind of a modified Cosmopolitan. I'm really thirsty now, guys.


I'm not a huge fan of themed foods, except with desserts. The most theme-centric main dish I'd consider might be rare steaks. In all honesty, I'll probably end up make nachos or ordering pizza. Mmm... pizza! But don't think I'm a total wet blanket, I will go all out for desserts! It's a little easier to cut loose with them, and you can get away with being a little obnoxious.

A perfect match for your True Blood party comes from our very own Rita, these are her Truly Bloody Cupcakes and they are one of the many, many, many reasons we love her. They're red velvet cupcakes with buttercream frosting, filled with raspberry preserves and garnished with red corn syrup and red sugar. Seriously, if you don't want one of those as badly as I do right now, I don't even know if we can still be friends.

We lost Adele Stackhouse (aka Gran) in season one, but we'll always remember her famous pecan pie. You can dig up an old family recipe or try the one we linked... or if you're like me, you can go out and buy one and put it in a pie dish to pretend like you were slaving away in front of a hot oven all day long.

Vamp Cookies! Heather found this recipe on Baking Bites, and these little suckers (no pun intended, I swear.) look really good. It's a butter cookie filled with raspberry jam, which is totally my jam! They also have a recipe for Vampire Cupcakes, but I think the cookies are a little more unique. You can also pick up some Halloween cookie cutter molds (or dig them out of your cupboard if you have some already) and make any flavor you'd like. Don't fret about making them look perfect, if they taste good, your guests will forgive any artistic skills you might be lacking.

You know us Lady Whoreders will be celebrating this Sunday with some gothic aperitifs and plenty of napkins to soak up the drool. Won't you join us?

*True Blood promo photo courtesy of HBO

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