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Plan a Vampire Theme Event

Posted by Wendy Moyle on August 31, 2011

We know that vampires nowadays are romantic figures and popular year ‘round, but we still appreciate them especially near Halloween. We also know they tend to love the good life! So when we do the monster math, it comes to this: You can combine romance and easy elegance with a hot vampire theme event for Halloween, a fall fundraiser or a Homecoming dance.

Past and current vampire lore is full of places and objects from which you can derive a theme: New Orleans settings, full moons, and red apples, just to name a few. Visit Vampire party supply decorations for ideas. Then choose your colors! A formal black-and-white color scheme with red accents is dramatic, as is red-and-black with accessories of gold. You might also stray from tradition to evoke, say, a forest at midnight with dark brown and cool greens.

Invitations & Banners: Announce the Date with Damask
To our undying delight, we offer damask designs to match any vampire theme event plan, depending upon the mood you wish to set.

The Fangtastic invitation brings full-on camp, complete with blood and fangs dripping upon a gray-on-black damask pattern. Look for balloons and tableware in this design also.

Formal damask personalized banners and invitations can be customized with your wording and choice of font plus 36 color options for text, pattern and background.

Enchanted Forest Elegance invitations display beautiful, delicate green damasks on dark brown, and you can customize matching banners with a photo or logo.

Glampire Party Supplies: Just the Glam, Ma’am
Vampires and romance meet in a new, unexpected and posh presentation with new Glampire party supplies, as seen in the photo above. Decorate a large vamp venue in arches and columns of red roses or glitter fabrics, black balloons and a few bat silhouette cutouts for good measure.

Glampire lighting calls for lots of candlelight. Be sure to check out our selection of LED candles.

Finishing Touches: Bring Humor to the Table
Of course we know that neither romantic nor elegant equals stuffy. Bring a couple unexpected and humorous touches to a vampire theme event via your bar and tables. They’ll be talking about them for days!

  • Wrap Vampire Elegance or other Halloween personalized bottle labels around bottles of the “house red” or other potions of your choice.

  • Drip melted red wax or crayons on white candles to make them look like they are bleeding. (Put “safely melt crayons for dripping” in your search engine to find out how.) Place the “bleeding” candles in our black candelabras for table display.

  • Make old fashioned Halloween party favors, such as wax fangs, a part of place settings.

  • Stock the bar with syringe shot glasses, punny cocktail napkins and other Halloween tableware items.

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    Plan a Halloween Themed Fundraiser

    Posted by Wendy Moyle on August 3, 2011

    Do you have an October fundraising event? Work a Halloween theme and Halloween party decorations into your fall fundraiser this year. Bring something fresh to annual fairs and festivals with newer products such as personalized bottle labels, or try one of the more unusual fundraising ideas below.

    Say Boo with Your Booth
    For an indoor Halloween themed carnival fundraiser, check out the Radiant Halloween balloon arch from Halloween props. The arch helps you create a happy, festive entrance that is rated “E” for “Everyone.” As always with our Radiant arches, you have balloon color choices. If the fundraiser really must be geared more generally to fall, select candy corn or autumn leaf colors instead of orange and black.

    For festival and tailgate fundraising, set up a fuss-free outdoor canopy. Be sure to weight the corners adequately to stand up to errant autumn breezes.

    Hang a custom Halloween banner across the top of the canopy and sell bottles of blood-red soda with personalized Halloween bottle labels and matching Halloween candy bars.

    Plot a Scavenger Scheme
    A road rally is a scavenger hunt on wheels, and it is becoming a popular fundraising event. It’s a cute idea as a fundraiser for a transportation-related cause, such as a school bus trip or Meals on Wheels, and highly amenable to a Halloween theme party. Donations are collected as registration fees.

    Just for fun, pick a theme with a mascot or conveyance that gets around: witches and brooms, vampires and bats, headless horsemen and jack-o-lanterns. Plant thematic Halloween party favors and props – especially wearables — on the scavenger list; and keep up the theme on snack tables for the gathering afterward.

    Plan a Murder
    This type of Halloween fundraiser can come formal or informal, costumed or not, but one thing is clear: Halloween adds an extra shiver to a murder mystery party.

    Select a murder mystery kit from the many available online, and then come to Shindigz.com for the setting decorations. Whether your murder is committed in a 1920s Chicago speakeasy or at a fancy masked ball, you’ll find beautiful themed decorations and plenty of assistance.

    Complete the look by outfitting the players in accessories and Create-A Costume pieces from Halloween Costumes.

    Thrill the World
    If you can plan a Halloween fundraiser for Halloween weekend 2011, consider a tie-in to Thrill the World, a global celebration of zombie unity and of Michael Jackson’s video, “Thriller,” expressed through dance. Visit Thrilltheworld.com for more information on the dance and to officially register your event.

    Participating organizations are encouraged to use their events to support charities. Raise funds via “Thriller” dance workshops, costume contest entree fees, or a donations-at-the-door monster bash decorated with Halloween party supplies such as our smashing cemetery and zombie silhouettes and new Beware Zombie tableware.

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    Decorate Halloween Tables with Halloween Craze Tableware!

    Posted by Wendy Moyle on August 14, 2009

    Spider-Web-TablecoverIf you’re having a Halloween party that will host both children and adults you’ll want Halloween table decorations that look both fun and classy. Our Halloween Craze Tableware is perfect for creating a fun but grown-up atmosphere at your Halloween party for family and friends.

    Start by covering your tables with a spider web tablecover (shown right) for creating a fun base for the tableware. For a simpler option use a solid orange or black table cover or our spider web gossamer.

    Over the top of your table cover, scatter Spiders and Cobwebs Confetti. If you plan ahead, you can even put some of the confetti in the envelopes with your invitations for a coordinated feel to your party.

    In the middle of the table, place the Halloween Crazy Centerpiece, which features an accordion style accented with ghosts, bats, and spiders! Our Pumpkin and Ghost Cascade Centerpiece is another festive choice.

    Our Halloween Sweet Station is a fantastic decoration for your buffet table! You can place cupcakes, brownies, and other Halloween treats in an awesome arrangement around the Sweet Station for a fun accent to your table.

    Set the table with Halloween Craze Tableware including dinner plates, dessert plates, napkins, and cups with a pattern featuring spiders, ghosts, and bats and a jovial polka dot print.

    Coordinate some fun with our Spider Pinata, which not only matches the tableware, but will be a fun party activity for kids of all ages!

    Check out all of our Halloween Decorating Ideas and Halloween Party Supplies!

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    Pick Your Poison Tableware Makes Halloween Tables Spooky & Chic

    Posted by Wendy Moyle on August 7, 2009

    Pick-Your-Poison-Halloween-TablewareIf you’re having a grown-up Halloween party, great Halloween tableware is a simple way to create an awesome Halloween atmosphere for your party. Our Pick Your Poison Tableware is a fantastic choice for your Halloween party.

    The Pick Your Poison Tableware (shown at right) features a trendy damask print with skulls worked in for a twist, an orange border and cute, coordinating napkins that read “Bring Your Own Boos” and “Pick Your Poison.” Square dessert plates read “Halloween Spirits.”

    Create a base for your fun tableware by covering the tables with orange or black plastic table covers or a spider web table roll. In the center of your table, place a Glitter Skull Centerpiece.

    Hang our Skull Icon Personalized Banner at the entrance to your party or above the buffet table for a great personal touch to your party. Each of our banners is printed on heavy-duty, weather-resistant vinyl and make great keepsakes when you have your guests sign them. Plus, they’re reusable and come in several different sizes so you can find one that fits your space.

    Place our Lighted Skull Standee next to your buffet table or doorway for a  coordinating spooky focal point. Guests can also pose for pictures with the standee, which measures 3′ wide x 5′ high. The 3D lighted skull is lit internally.

    Add a Halloween theme to the beverages you serve too. Serve them out of personalized stadium cups or custom glassware. Add our Halloween Wine Bottle Labels or Halloween Soda Bottle Labels. They’re frightfully fun and read “Wicked Spirits,” “Devils Blood,” and “Vampire Blood” on the wine labels and “Spooky Sauce,” “Witch Brew,” and “Vampire Blood,” on the soda labels. Your guests will love them!

    Finally, for a simple but fun favor, place a Squish Squoosh Skull at each place setting at your table. You can even use the Halloween toy to prop up place cards.

    Check out all of our Halloween Tableware and Halloween Tips!

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