I placed a few fake severed fingers in my food processor.
Once a few guests noticed the fingers, they began showing them to everyone else. I saw the squeemish, turn a little green.
Of course, that was the whole point of this party theme. I did manage to gross people out with all the food and decor, but everyone realized it was in good fun and enjoyed the party.
I was so grateful that we had prepared all of the appet-EYE-sers and dead-serts ahead of time and served them buffet style.
Once all of the appetizers were eaten, we cleared the table then filled it back up with the desserts.
To keep the theme going throughout the house, we turned our living room into a funeral parlor and had lots of creepy decorations, hanging heads, and severed body parts throughout the entire house.