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  1. #21
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    I've made 'vampire cupcakes' the past 2 years now, and they are always a big hit. They are really simple, just make white cupcakes. When cool, cut out a pyramid shaped plug from the top of the cupcake and scoop out some of the cake to make a space. Put cherry or strawberry pie filling in the space and replace the plug. Frost, and then I put 2 'bite marks' and 'blood trails' on top of the cupcake with some of the filling. They taste yummy and the 'bloody' filling is a nice surprise.
    When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, May luck be yours on Halloween. ~Author Unknown

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    Kymmm, here is the place I got the pina colada drink from...It's suppper tasty!!
    http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/sno...ils-recipe.htm

    Enjoy! And thanks for all the great tips Everyone!!!

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    Vampire recipes...



    Vampire Bites
    Ingredients
    1 bag Milky Way® Brand Minis
    1 1/2 cups flour
    3/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/2 cup butter, softened
    2/3 cup packed brown sugar
    1 egg
    Red food coloring
    1/2 cup red decorator's sugar
    1 tube vanilla frosting

    Preparation
    Combine flour, baking soda and cinnamon in medium bowl; set aside.
    Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat well. Slowly add flour mixture into dough until blended. Add enough food coloring to tint dough a bright red. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

    Preheat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheet pans with parchment paper.
    Using a rolling pin, roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Use the printable templates or cookie cutter to cut out 24 lip shapes.
    Or, you can form the dough into 24 balls and flatten each slightly to create free-form shaped lips using your hands to pinch and shape the dough. Transfer these to prepared cookie sheets. Re-roll scraps if necessary.

    Sprinkle cookies with red sugar. Bake 7 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven, and immediately press an unwrapped mini into center of each cookie. Cool completely. Use vanilla frosting to pipe fangs over the candy.

    Also check out......


    Vampire Cookie RECIPE here:
    http://bakingbites.com/2008/10/vampire-cookies/

    Vampire party food, drinks, etc...
    http://www.vampires.com/vampire-party-treats/ Hope this is helpful..have fun! H1

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    We did a HUGE Vampire Masquerade party back in 2007. We had about 40 people attend. I put a few pictures that I could find in my album. Everything we did that year was very simple, yet effective.

    For invites we printed a poem on parchment paper, rolled them up and burned the ends to give it that "old" feel. We tied them with Black & Red ribbon (our theme colors) and mailed them in small mailing tubes.

    Decorations: LOTS of candles, bats floating about, dungeon scene setters on walls, spider web & Spiders, creepy cloth & spider lace throws, red lights...you get the picture.

    Games: Our ever so popular "Tempt your fate" game. I posted the details and rules of this game a couple of times. It's a game my hubby and I came up with because we couldn't find any games that would be appropriate for our crowd back in the day. We have played it at every one of our parties! We also played the "Wink Murder" game at this party. Also a big hit.

    Food: Meathead (got this idea from these fabulous forums!) Rancid Bat Wings (hot wings with black or green food coloring) with Coagulated Blood Dip (Blue Cheese, Sour Cream & Red food coloring), Vampire Bite Cookies (The mars candy bars ones) Vampire Bite Cupcakes, Bloody Fingers (lil smokies in BBQ sauce), Eyes of Bat (Black olives stuffed with cream cheese), That's all I can remember now.

    Costume Contest Prizes: I made coffin gift boxes out of cardboard and covered them with satin. On the inside I covered with velvet. Each one contained a bottle of Vampire Wine. We also gave out medals that were inscribed with our Party name/date. These were really cheap! Only around $3.00 or so a piece. Only drawback was they didn't have Vampire Themed pictures.

    Party Favors: We went big expense for this one and had frosted shot glasses printed with our party name/date for each guest. We put them in little black/silver/& red velvet drawstring bags along with a set of glow in the dark vampire teeth. They were really cool and I can't believe I can't find a picture of these!

    If I think of any other ideas I'll let you know. Feel free to check out my album for pics. This was a really fun theme! One of my favs so far.

    Happy Haunting!

    ~Rya

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    I had a Vampire party in '08 and it was a lot of fun, so doing it again this year.

    I hung bats from the ceiling and had one attached with fishing line to the front door.
    It is easy if you have a wooden door that allows a bit of room at the top.
    Stick a flat tack into the top of the door. Tie fishing line to the tack. I run the line diagonally across the room to a nail in one of the beams. I have a kinda/sorta vaulted ceiling with beams running both directions making squares. It is lowest by the front door and then over 10 foot at the other side. I put a bat on the line and hang it over a nail from the farthest beam. When the door is opened the bat drops. You have to work out the right length of line for the effect, but its not too hard. Makes for a great startle!
    I do this in the bathroom too! Usually hang a spider from the light over the toilet and attach it to the door. That one is literally a scream!
    I've done this with different items during the year, too, like a snowflake at Christmas, etc.

    I will be having a body buffet, serving food in the shape of a person in one of those cardboard coffins. Doing a Bucky skull with a brain mold dip spilling out, a smoked turkey for the chest, 4 footlong subs for the arms, Bucky hands, a red clam sauce pasta for the abdomen and have a few things I'm considering for the legs.

    I put sheets over the furniture, but haphazardly not completely covering them, use lots of candles but trying to do mostly LED for safety and because of the heat, it can be hot here in October.

    I set up my spooky town on the mantel and put real candles in the fireplace. Trying for a gothic ambiance. Have bought some red curtains I want to hang over doorways.

    Hope to have the backyard haunt nearly done, that is my major goal! Have yet to have it finished in time for the party. I have a wooden full size toe-pincher to have laid out with my vampire props by it to use as a photo-op.

    Hope some of these ideas help! I am getting lots of ideas from all y'all!

    Val

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    I just remembered....I posted a blog last year called "Vampire Style" it might give you some inspiration.It also has a link to vampire type drink recipes.

    You can view it here:

    http://www.halloweenforum.com/blogs/...e1/index4.html

    Have fun! H1


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    We've been hosting Horroween gatherings for many years and have been creating video/animated invites via email and web. We try to base the invite off a theme-however our party and atmosphere is based on old school horror films. We like scare as opposed to gore and base our yard and crypt off this idea.
    Last year we had a costume contest and gave away 1st - 3rd prizes. It seem to work out well-but some guest whom had horrific costumes were a bit slighted. I'll skip it this year-and may consider a live band or something really big.
    My list of people gets older every year and as the years have gone by seem to shy away from the idea of converting into a scary alias for the night. Not sure why...is it age or just to tightly wound. Yet every year we (my wife and I) try to entice our friends into coming out for one night of fiendish mayhem by adding a little more into the party.

    We are hoping to come up with new ideas this year but if anyone wants to get inspired from what we have done go to http://horroween333.com/. Throw me some comments or ideas if you have....

    -a

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    For a game, pin the wooden stake on the vampire.

    For food, cross and stake shaped cookies.

    For invites, you could types the words in a goth font, and roll the paper into a scroll.
    "One day dude, I'm gonna get off the bus, and I'm gonna run in the woods and never come back, and when I come back, I'm gonna be the ninth master"

    R.I.P Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan 02/09/81-12/28/09

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    Great idea on how to make coffin for your buffet table, from BHG.

    Here is the link: http://www.bhg.com/holidays/hallowee...loween-coffin/


 

 
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