Create a True Blood Theme Party

I'm so beyond excited this week. After almost a year-long wait, one of my favorite shows returns this coming Sunday. It's True Blood! Vamps and werewolves and fairies, oh my!

It's no secret that I have a TV/pop culture addiction. I'd think it was a problem if I didn't love it all so darn much. So instead, I'll call my obsession a hobby. And it's not too shabby to have a hobby with some eye candy either. Blood, sex, campiness...True Blood never ceases to go way beyond over the top and I love every moment. It's nothing short of sexy fun.

Since I'm counting down until the premiere, I thought it would be so fun to pull together all you need to vamp it up this coming Sunday with a True Blood theme party!

It all starts with the decor. I'm not suggesting over-the-top Halloween-style, but have some fun. Black and red will be the theme colors - bring it into the table linens and partyware. Fun glasses for your Tru Blood drinks are a must. Oh, and don't forget to play Jace Everett's Bad Things on loop (it's also just one of my favorite opening credits of all time). You can see the extended board on Pinterest (where you can follow me too!)

Clockwise from top left: Fangy napkins/plates, Essie Fishnet Stockings, Black paper lanterns, Border Collie

And of course, the food will be just as important.

Your party just won't be complete without some Authentic Tru Blood. I prefer O Negative. Mix sparkling wine or Sprite with cranberry juice and a couple of drops of red food coloring. Garnish with fresh cherries.

For the main course, I like Sookie's Baked Shrimp Po'Boys. We are channeling Louisiana after all, so Creole fare is necessary! I'm pretty sure Sam would serve these at Merlotte's in a heartbeat. Not to mention that these are super easy and destined to be a crowd pleaser.




To sweeten things up, bake up some Bon Temps Beignets. Douse with powdered sugar. Devour faster than Russell would a lady of the night. Hot out of the oven is best.

How about some Blood Orange Cake? I imagine this would satisfy just about any vampire, including a one Mr. Eric Northman (yowzah). Garnish with fresh slices of the gorgeous reddened fruit.


To top things off, a Compton Chocolate Covered Cherry Shake. This is actually perfect anytime...vamps or not.

So there you have it. All you need for a True Blood party that would make Lafayette proud. All we need are some headdresses and glittery eye shadow. So what do you think?

Will you be watching on Sunday? Do you have any ideas to add to my list? And if you don't watch True Blood (which you should), have you ever thrown a theme party?