7 Tips to Host a KILLER Zombie Prom Party...on the Cheap!
love my genre. Paranormal (and the romance, too) is just the coolest
one to write, because it gives authors like me the excuse to...
Throw a Zombie Prom Halloween party!
Like I need an excuse.
Here are 7 Tips to Host a Killer ZOMBIE PROM PARTY on the cheap. Check out more photo/ideas from our Zombie Prom Halloween Party on my Pinterest page here: http://www.pinterest.com/dylannewton1/.
made our own and splattered blood (scrapbook spray ink) on the outside
of the envelopes. Here is a scanned picture of mine, with the address,
invite tons of kids and adults to our parties...but they ALL must come
dressed. In fact, our invite envelope said "If you're not dressed as a
zombie...you are FOOD." Scour the thrift stores for cheap, gaudy,
horrible dresses and suits (remember ugly is better!), or be creative
and be the zombie janitor (like my hubby--picture below) or the zombie
football coach, etc.) then take a pair of scissors, some craft paint and
fake blood, and go nuts! Hit the Halloween stores for make-up, dripping
wounds, eyes, etc. to complete your look.
prom is complete without awkward prom pictures, so be sure to create a
backdrop like we did for our Newton H.S. Zombie Prom last year. The
backdrop is some scrap wood that we painted white, then we spray painted
a 'Zombie Prom' in runny, red paint, with 'Brains' on the other side.
To add extra Zombie ambiance, we put a dead prom queen in the tree
behind the backdrop, hanging her limp, lifeless (and completely
fabricated) body over the top of the backdrop.
for the gore factor. Everything had to be what a zombie would crave, so
we had the 'Flayed Skin-Head' ham and cheese dip and the 'Bloodshot
Eyeballs' deviled eggs. (This website has some great ideas: http://www.toppartyideas.com/gory-foods/)
a ghoulish cemetery, complete with some of the graves partially dug up
(with a mound of dirt and a shovel sticking out) to hint at the zombie
origins. To create simple gravestones, simply use old boards (painted
white, with black for the inscription), cardboard boxes faux painted to
look like large tombstones (see mine on Pinterest here: http://www.pinterest.com/dylannewton1/)
or Styrofoam pieces cut in shapes. We used the pieces that came from
packaging material to make ours. TIP: If you use spraypaint on
Styrofoam, it almost curdles the foam, creating an instant "aged" look
to your tombstone.
had a "Thriller" dance contest, a contest for the best costume (and at
OUR party, you aren't allowed in if you're NOT in costume. Even our 75+
neighbors came dressed in full Zombie regalia!), and also had a Zombie
Total Blackout, where each participant was led into our tricked out
garage to stick their hands into various tubs of disgusting stuff they
had to identify...blindfolded.
Prizes and Favors--No
prom is complete without a King and Queen, so be sure to Zombi-fy your
prizes. I got old bowling trophies and dance trophies from our area
thrift shops, spray painted them black and handed them out to our Zombie
Prom Queen and King. All of the guests walked out with a Zombie party
favor bag full of zombie-themed candy.
We had a blast at our
Zombie Prom last year...looking forward to this year's theme: Witch and
Werewolf (to celebrate the release of my novels ANY WITCH WAY, and
DESPITE THE FANGS!).
Here's to a spook-tacular Halloween!
Want to jumpstart your Halloween fun? How about a great paranormal
read? Check out Dylan Newton's books about psychics, witches or
werewolves on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Dylan-Newton/e/B00B4FE2CC
P.P.S. Want to see more pictures from our Zombie Prom? Check out my Pinterest page here: http://www.pinterest.com/dylannewton1/. Enjoy!