We had so much fun planning and hosting our Zombie Party this year and I want to share some tips for decorating for your own Zombie themed event. It’s such a great theme for Halloween.
Welcome to our 2012 Zombie themed Halloween party.
Zombies greeted out guests as they entered through our cemetery.
Guests were summoned to enter at their own risk as…
brain eating zombies were trying to enter our home from every door and window.
Some zombies were successful at breaking through the windows that we had boarded up.
Their arms were reaching in to grab unsuspecting guests.
No window frames were harmed in the making of this display! These clever props, designed by my husband, just pop into our window opening and can be pulled out after the party.
We had 103 party attendees and we knew they were going to come hungry. We needed a lot of space to hold all of the food and utilized the entire kitchen.
Our kitchen island was transformed into a graveyard scene which featured all of the savory food.
A brain eating zombie climbed out of his grave at one end of the island and a tombstone was set at the opposite end. In between was lots of tissue paper grass and food, of course.
Creepy zombie hands reached up out of the ground grasping at food like the skull shaped cheese.
Our desserts were a major focal point of the party food. We were sure to leave plenty of room around the tables so our guests could easily serve themselves.
Our haunted house display held individual zombie themed desserts including …
Cake Ball Brains, Dark Chocolate Caramel Marshmallow Filled Brains, Vanilla Bean Marshmallow Brains, Gingerbread Zombies, Zombie Sugar Cookies, White Chocolate Zombies, Peanut Butter Fudge Filled Chocolate Skulls, Bleeding White Chocolate Popcorn, Coconut Cream Skulls, Chocolate Coffins, and Chocolate Caramel Brains.
We made plenty of lollipops and painted candies to set around the table too.
I loved that I could fit my small skull shaped candies into chocolate coffins. During the party one young boy came up to me holding a chocolate coffin lid that had a big bite taken out of it and said, “this is chocolate, the whole thing is chocolate, this is so awesome.” It was too cute!
We really had fun decorating lots of zombie themed cookies for our display including Nutter Butter Skulls.
We needed more room for our Cookies ‘n Cream Fudge Tombstones, Brownie Coffins, Pumpkin Caramels, Zombie Marshmallows, and some handmade Halloween Chocolates, so we created another display on my kitchen desk.
We added tables covered in blood splattered tablecloths to our living room so our guests could sit and enjoy all their tasty morsels.
One of my favorite decorations at this years party was our zombie family portrait wall.
Family and friends were zombified using a clever zombie app. Even the dogs were zombified!
Our garage was transformed into a laboratory complete with a mad scientist doing experimental work. We served drinks and had more tables and chairs set up for our guests.
Our basement, once again, became a movie theater. The entry into the movie theater was infested with spiders and guests got their hands stuck in spider webs as they made their descent down into the catacombs.
Guests entered the cinema and met our zombie ticket taker.
Then they could get snacks at the concession stand. This picture was taken before the popcorn and snacks had been put in place.
Movies played throughout the party and many guests enjoyed time viewing the show.
Aside from the movies, the kids played games, won prizes, went on a scavenger hunt, and had fun running around playing ghosts in the graveyard.
At the end of the evening, our guests exited past this ghoulish display.
We were so happy to host so many of our friends and family and look forward to our 2013 Halloween party.