My husband wanted a a themed birthday party this year—and since we’ve been watching a lot of Walking Dead around here—guess what he picked? And of course it had to be a costume party.
We sent out video invitations as if they were coming from the last safe-house on the planet. “Doctor Zenk was researching the Zombie outbreak and asked all Zombie Hunters to bring one Undead to the safe-house for research.” Ideally out of each couple that arrived, one came dressed as the Hunter and one as the Zombie, giving us instant teams for all our games. (ALL the guys chose to be Hunters of course.) And in the end, the Hunters won. The human race will live on.
Above: Target practice—pin the bullet or the brain on the zombie, depending on which team you are on. Below: A few signs we hung on the walls.
We boarded up all the windows, doors, and fireplace. The room was lit by candles and flashlights only.
Some of the food included brain cupcakes, cookies shaped like fingers, gingerbread men with their heads, arms, or legs cut off, labeled drinks, and some human food as well.
The evening turned out awesome. I only wish I could have spent more time on giving the design and icons a little more originality, but for a party, it’ll do pig. It’ll do.
Note: The Zomcon name and tagline were a tiny side note on a poster I saw, but so poorly done I wanted to give it a re-brand of sorts.