Monday, February 10, 2014

Walking Dead Party

My besty cousin's birthday and the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead on the *very* same day?  Inconceivable! (Anyone?  Anyone?)  We must celebrate!
No, really, we dressed up and we did goooood!  Those with weak dispositions towards yucky zombies, be warned.

Just look at this place!  Doesn't it ROCK!?

Let's take a closer look.....

I covered the doors with paper, spray painted just as the cafeteria doors in the hospital look in the pilot episode.  Plastic chains (dug out of my Halloween d├ęcor) "locked" the doors to keep the "dead" inside.  The hands were cut with my Cricut.
More of those hands were coming from my fireplace which was "boarded" up with cardboard strips wrapped in faux wood paper The mantel was dedicated to those we've lost over the years.  Note, the family photos have been removed from the frames on the wall.  Must have been taken by the family that abandoned this house.  *wink*

On the TV we watched a loop of the CDC's MRI.  Test Subject 19 looks to be getting into the celebration.

The windows on either side were protected with more "boards"....

....and being breached by more zombie hands!

Zombie Eats

This *is* a birthday party so we must have cake and candles... wait, is that a candle?  You may remember those "Dynamite" candles from my Goonies Backyard Movie Night I got them from Party SwizzleThe axes, from Etsy seller SugarFoxShop

These fantastic cupcake liners are available to print for FREE over at Birthday ExpressThe inspiration for the cupcakes came from Annie's Eats.

Look at the "yucky" (YUMMY!!) "brain" (cherry pie) filled inside...

To drink we enjoyed toxic liquid, of some sort.  It tasted a lot like white grape juice.  *wink* 
I cut the biohazard symbols out of vinyl with my Cricut.

We also enjoyed Rice Krispie Treats, colored red to resemble braaaiiinnnnssss....

 Speaking of braaaiiinnnnssss....

This classic shrimp cocktail hors d'oeuvre gets a gruesome makeover, thanks to Martha Stewart And it was a HUGE hit.  Zombies do love their braaaiiinnnnnnssss..... (and it was really delicious!)

Also, on the menu, 7-layer taco graveyard and Violets in dirt.  Chocolate pudding and crushed Oreos topped with gummy pigs.
Mmmm... eyeballs.  Thanks to Dabbled.

Goody Bags!  Errr... Survival Kits.

 These FABULOUS survival kits were inspired by one I saw on

Each survival kit had a flashlight, hand sanitizer, first aid kit, bottled drinking water, Top Roman and a Twinkie (of course!).

Our Cast of Characters
*though fake, and 100% makeup, some of these are still graphic*



We hope you had a scary good time....