Have you jumped on board with the latest zombie craze? So obsessed you want to share the fun with your friends and family? If so, it may be time for you to host your very own zombie-themed party. Don’t be intimidated if this seems a daunting task. It can be much simpler than you think and there are plenty of television shows and movies to watch to set the atmosphere. Included here are a few of the must-haves to make your party a smashing success.
By now you must know that you can’t host a zombie party in a sweater vest. If you are going to commit to this soiree, commit to your own personal attire. There are innumerable actors and actresses that take being a zombie, and being a zombie killer, to the next level. Decide what theme you are going for and whether you are pursuing modern day zombie love or the Frankensteinian era costume choices.
It would be difficult to get in an appropriately terrified mindset while lounging on a comfortable sofa with sunlight streaming in on your flowering house plants. Set the mood by making your room dark, board the windows up to your home, splatter fake blood on the table cloths, and hang terrifying zombie versions of your family photos on the walls. This will be sure to have your guests screaming in no time.
Sipping margaritas at a zombie party would just feel wrong. It almost goes without saying that Bloody Mary’s are meant to be the drink of choice. If your friends are not feeling the tomatoey classic, try mixing up a zombie punch with blood red cranberry juice, rum, and lime sherbet. Finger foods can take on a much more literal meaning at your zombie party. Try experimenting with cocktail sausages that look like severed fingers, a meat hand made of meatloaf, or a blood drenched brain cake.
Nothing can get your guests pumped up for your “Monster Mash” better than a few good tunes. “Thriller” by Michael Jackson is sure to get your guests jumping and can be followed up with “Zombie Delight” by Buck 65. You can always go out and purchase the haunting soundtrack from “The Walking Dead” to play as a precursor to your scary movie showing.
Don’t hesitate to join in on the zombie fun by playing a few monstrously themed games to lead up to your viewing. Enjoy a drinking game while watching “The Walking Dead,” wherein everytime someone on the show says “walker,” you must take a shot. “Dawn of the Zeds” is a game that will test your survival skills against a zombie infested world. Last, but not least, “Dark, Darker, Darkest” is a horrifying zombie game in which you will be pitted against time to find a cure for the zombiepocalypse.