Be prepared for a night to dismember! From Night of the Living Dead to Michael Jackson’s Thriller to The Walking Dead, each generation has had its own version of the global zombie infestation. The fascination into this specific aspect of the horror genre continues to grow, making it a great theme for this year’s Halloween bash. Blood, guts, gore, dismembered dolls, and butcher knives are all staples in a classic zombie apocalypse so sprinkle them throughout your dessert table and home décor for your night of the undead. Learn how to transform ordinary desserts into a creepy confectionery delights and beloved favorite kid toys into scenes from a zombie apocalypse using our Halloween Zombie party guide!
This death-defying party was styled, shot and written by Tara at Spot of Tea Designs. Stop by her blog to see more ideas she’d brought to life.
Zombie Party Invitations
When it comes to zombie infestation, there’s safety in numbers (as long as there are no zombies in the mix) so send out a zombie-themed invitation and send them to quarantine headquarters!
Zombie Party Decorations
Dress your dining room up with bloody, zombie-filled decorations that are sure to get your friends in the undead spirit. No rustic wood inside your home? Go the faux approach by hanging these faux table cloths vertically to create the rustic slats seems in all your favorite horror flicks.
Add a personalized a 6ft long banner with your phrase of choice, bloody caution tape, clear bloody handprint stickers, and flat items from this zombie decoration kit and your dessert table backdrop is complete in no time!
If you’re afraid to have real candles lit during your zombie party make a faux version using cardboard tubes and tea lights. These are easy to mix into your dessert table display to light up your deliciously creepy dessert options for your guests.
Zombie Party Food and Drink
Now let’s get to the food part – the food! No simple dessert is safe from the gory, bloody and creepy treatment you should expect at a zombie infestation.
Add a RIP phrase on a Milano cookie and a plastic zombie hand decoration and your basic dirt cup becomes a zombie cemetery!
The perfect placement of pink squiggles on the top of chocolate cupcakes looks exactly like brains!
Work your royal sugar decorating skills to awaken these undead cookies from eternal slumber. They’re undead and delicious!
Grab your cocktail forks and spear up a platter of donut hole eyes using red writing icing and M&Ms.
Don’t have a candy bowl creepy enough? Hit the thrift store and create your own! This candy bowl was made from a thrifted “styling head” kids toy that no kid would want to play with now!
Stab your fork into this bloody heart cake and have a bite!
If this is an adults-only party, mix in your alcohol of choice to create Halloween themed alcoholic drinks and shots. Tip: add a plastic eyeball toy to your glass for an eye-ventive accessory!
Zombie Party Activities
Let everyone bring a little piece (or pieces) of that zombie lifestyle home with their own zombie terrarium. Host a creation station and encourage everyone to whip up their own zombie scene in a mason jar. Go on step further and display everyone’s creations and turn it into a contest!
Pop some DVDs in your blue ray and make sure a zombie movie marathon is playing during your party. Friends can stop over in the movie theater room to catch their favorite part of 28 Days Later, Zombieland or Shaun of the Dead.
Zombie Party Favors
Make sure friends grab a zombie anecdote (aka M&Ms in a test tube) on their way out so they can avoid becoming affected!
Use a personalized address label to label your special message to this tasty treat!