With Halloween coming up why not throw a vampire themed party? Hell, you don’t even need to use Halloween as an excuse, you can throw a vampire themed party any time. But what food and drinks will you serve? Below are some fangtastic ideas…
If you don’t want to make your own you can buy some absolutely amazing vampire drinks at Vampire.com. They have vampire wine, vampire beer, vampire energy drinks and vampire vodka, vampire soda – everything a vampire party needs.
But to make your own, check out these recipes…
Vampire Venom Recipe
2 (3 oz) packages red Jello
2 cups boiling water
½ cup cold water
2 cups Cinnamon Schnapps
Bring water to a boil and remove from heat. Dissolve the Jello in boiling water, stirring at least 2 minutes until gelatin is dissolved. Add cold water and Cinnamon Schnapps. Add a drop of red food coloring, if you like. Pour the mixture into shot glasses or paper cups. Let sit in refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
Bloody Punch Recipe
1 (46-ounce) can red punch (recommended: Hawaiian Punch)
1 (46-ounce) can apple juice
1 (48-ounce) bottle cranberry juice
1 (2-liter) bottle ginger ale
Combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl. Add ice and stir.
Berry vodka, optional
Orange liqueur, optional
For adult version, add 4 cups berry vodka and 1/2 cup orange liqueur.
Vampire Blood Punch Recipe
Contains No Alcohol
1 gallon cranberry juice
1 gallon orange juice
1 cup raspberry sorbet
1 quart seltzer
Mix the juices together. Add the sorbet, softened, and stir until it disappears. Add the seltzer.
Blood Filled Cupcakes
Make as many cupcakes as you like, from scratch or from a box – your choice.
1 can cherry pie filling
Puree cherry pie filling – a syrupy mix of sugar and cherries, usually – in a food processor until fairly smooth. Very small pieces of cherries are ok.
Take a cooled cupcake and, using a small pairing knife, cut a cone of cake (1-inch across by 1-inch deep) out of the top. Trim off the pointy end of the cone, leaving a flat circle of cake. Set aside and repeat this process for all the cupcakes.
Take the cherry filling and spoon about tablespoon or so into each cupcake cavity, filling it almost to the top with filling. Top off with the flat circle of cake you just removed to seal the hole and hold the “blood” filling in place. (A photo how-to can be found here.)
Frost them with white frosting of your choice and using a toothpick dip it in some of the cheery puree and make two bite marks on the cupcakes. Dribble extra to make the bites look nice and bloody.
Special Fortune Cookies
Buy a box of bulk fortune cookies (as many as you think you need)
Make your own fortunes. Print them up and cut up a bunch of fortunes. To make it vampire themed, make the fortunes quotes from your favorite vampire book or movie.
To put your fortune inside:
Place each fortune cookie in the microwave for about 30 seconds or until it becomes soft.
Carefully open up the cookie and remove the original fortune and then add your quote.
Re-close and re-shape your cookie.
As your cookie cools and dries it will harden.
Red Velvet Vampire Cookie Recipe
(These cookies should come out looking bright red)
1(18.25 ounce) box red velvet cake mix
¼ cup canola oil
½ cup mayonnaise
2 eggs or egg substitute
2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
1 cup white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the oil, mayonnaise and eggs.
Stir in the cake mix and oatmeal.
Add the white chocolate chips.
Roll the dough into 1 – 1 1/2″ balls.
Drop onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 – 10 minutes, don’t overcook.
Cool on cookie sheet one minute.
Transfer to wire racks to finish cooling.
Store tightly covered.
And there you have it, some tasty vampire party goodies. Enjoy and be safe.