My daughter is a big fan of The Vampire Diaries and Halloween, so for her birthday, we threw a vampire themed birthday. I had some ideas for what I wanted to do, and we came up with an overall plan. I was very happy with how everything turned out. We stuck with red and black colors and chose lots of bloody, vampire decorations.
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Bloody Dripping Candles Centerpiece
This was a fun and easy project that I did with my 14-year-old to create a centerpiece for the table. It was easy to make the candles, and then we added a few accents to make this a centerpiece for the table. Check out my tutorial HERE.
Blood Bags (for drinks)
I had heard of blood bags for drinks for Halloween parties before, and of course this was perfect for our theme. There were plenty to choose from on Amazon.
I looked for the darkest juice I could find at the store, without spending extra on tart cherry or pomegranate.
Red & Black Balloons
We used dark red and black balloons for decoration, alternating them around the room.
“Happy Bloody Birthday” Sign
Originally I was just going for a red and/or black sign, but then I found a “Happy Bloody Birthday” sign.
I thought about leaving out the bloody part, but honestly it ended up looking great. It came with “bloody knives” as well but I left those off since they didn’t fit into the theme. There are several different ones available on Amazon.
Vampire Bite Cake
We looked for some ideas on the internet for some cake ideas, and we pared it down to a white cake with red dripping over the top, or a white cake with bloody vampire bites. We decided to go with the second idea.
We baked a cake, and my husband assembled the layers with frosting and frosted the outside. He then used white fondant on the outside.
For candles, I bought number candles. Because I couldn’t find any white numbers, I used my fingernails and a knife to simply scrape off the colors.
We got some dry ice to put in a container under the cake for a cool smoke effect!
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We covered our dining table with a black tablecloth, and I put black fabric on our side tables. I also had black twin sheet from a project I had done, so I cut that to cover all of the table surfaces.
Dripping blood window clings
Along with the tray I found at Walmart, I found these great window clings. We have a big mirror in our dining room, so this made for a perfect accent.
I am also lately into balloon arch decorations. There are a variety of different red/black combo balloon arches. You get a long plastic strip about 16′ long, which you attach the balloons to. Super easy to make and it is a great way to bring your party decor up a notch. You can find a black and red balloon arch on Amazon.
For favors, we got Lindt chocolate packaged in little coffins (which came in a variety of different designs).
Wax candles: Walmart
Black Halloween tray: Walmart
Black roses: Dollar Tree
Red LED tea lights: Amazon
Birthday number candles: Dollar Tree
Blood bags for drinks: Amazon
Black fabric tablecloth: Amazon (you could get a cheaper plastic one at Dollar Tree)
White fondant: Walmart
“Happy Bloody Birthday” sign: Amazon
Dry ice: local vendor
Coffin truffle favors: Lindt Chocolate store
Balloon Arch: Amazon
The cake looks soooo good. What a great idea. The dry ice would have given the most amazing smokey effect!!!
That is the perfect backdrop for an awesome Halloween party. I really like everything you did. The garland is cool.
Such cool items. These are perfect for a teens party.
Such clever ideas for your party. I love the cake with the bloody bite. You guys are the coolest parents!
These are some really amazing ideas for party! That cake looks so cool and I know it taste so delicious too.
These are really awesome ideas. I love that vampire bite cake the best!
Such a nice theme for a birthday party. I am sure my nephew will love this. Thank you!
What a well themed party! I particularly love the candles.
Now this is such a fun party theme and so well done – I love the different things you have used to bring it all together very unique.
Amazing decorations, will save this post as an idea for next’s years Halloween party
These are really great decorations Idea. I would love to use it for next Halloween party.
These are great ideas! I LOVE the vampire cake. You’re a genius.
Whhat great decorations for a halloween party, and the cake looks great
I’ve always wanted to know how to make those balloon arches, they are so nice for any event.
This is all so cool, I’d love to go to a vampire-themed party. The blood bags especially are really cool x
Ahh these are some really fun ideas! I’m so excited about Halloween this year…decorating is my favorite bit!
The cake looks out of this world…wow!!! I love how “realistic” the cake is and also looks delicious…
I am a fan of Vampire Diaries, too! These are some great ideas. I really like that cake and the blood bags are an interesting way to serve drinks!
I LOVE this idea! The bite marks and “blood” on the cake are the cherry on top of it all. So many great ideas and fun details. Thank you!
This is a fun way to decorate and otherwise enjoy the day! I like the blood drink bags best. I’ll take my blood as A positive, please!
Those blood bags are so cool.
And I love the balloon arch!
This is fantastic!! Nila loves vampires , she would love this for her next birthday for sure
Oh my goodness, I love it all!! So creative! Can I come to your next party? 😉
Everything is perfect for a Halloween-themed party!
I hope that your daughter had fun on her birthday and that she loved the vampire theme.
I didn’t see those little coffins anywhere this year. I’m going to look and see if they’re still in stores. Those are a hoot.
Wow, some fun yet gory decor ideas here, bookmarking your page for our next year’s Halloween Party as we are always looking for ideas
This is so cool, never had a vampire birthday theme before but my cousin loves it. Maybe we can try this one for her birthday soon.
Nnnniiiiiicccceeeee….I love this whole theme! It brings out the “Van Helsing” in me. Thank you for sharing about it.
What a fun idea for Halloween! SO many creative ideas
Wow, these decorations look pretty life-like to me. Very creative ways to celebrate a Halloween-themed party for sure.