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They say life ends at 40, so for my 40th birthday I held a zombie end of the world party. (It's a warm fuzzy feeling to know I have friends who will dress up as zombies in the middle of the summer for me) Our theme was a safe house that had been over run with zombies. It was for adults and kids, so we tried to keep it from being too gory.
I made labels for hand sanitizers, toxic sludge, mini candy bars and from Oriental Trading we found great squishy brains and growing brains.
Activities / Games
I painted a zombie face on a box with an open mouth and we "fed" the zombie the brains. We also played Zombie Dice, a game available online.
What People Ate
Brain Matter (Guacamole) Grave Mud (Bean Dip) Bone Marrow (Turkey & Ham Wraps) Severed Toes (Prosciutto & Mozerella) Flayed Skin (Salami Wontons) Teriyucky Eyeballs (Teriyaki Meatballs) Finger Bones (Pretzel sticks with dip) Brain Dip (Pesto Cheeseball) Veggies From Hershel's Farm (Veggie Tray)
What People Drank
Spinal Fluid (Sprite) Safehouse Water
Everyone came dressed as zombies or zombie hunters
My friend's 3 year old ran up to the door and yelled "Mama! Zombies out here!" She said "I know, you're one of them!" He yelled "Oh!" and ran off to play.
We used rolls of plastic sheeting (available at home improvement stores) to decorate the walls. I unrolled them outside and had the kids splatter paint and paint "bloody" handprints all over them with red paint. I also used unpainted plastic sheeting to cover furniture, as if the safehouse was over run by zombies and any survivors left in a hurry. It was the best party not to worry if things would be spilled on my couches! We also pushed furniture up against the windows and my husband built wood frames to put over them as if the windows had been boarded up, but really they just sat in the windowsill.