True Blood Themed Vampire Party Ideas

by JoHarrington

Hosting a vampire themed party to watch True Blood? There are loads of costumes and supplies to bring Bon Temps to your home.

It's one of the fun things about 'True Blood' fans. Gathering together to make an event out of each episode!

Are you planning to host a 'True Blood' party? Then you could add some wonderful little touches with these supplies. By the time you've finished, it will be like Merlotte's is in your kitchen and Fangtasia is out in the yard.

For a celebration which even Mary Ann would be proud to have thrown. Check out these 'True Blood' party ideas.

True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps

Recreate Southern Recipes from the Hit Show True Blood

True Blood is set in Louisiana. Practically every other scene has someone cooking up fine dishes from the American South.

Image: True Blood cookingThere might be vampires in Bon Temps, but the majority of the residents are human beings. They cook. They eat.

Whether it's one of the Stackhouse ladies baking, or Lafayette frying up burgers in the Merlotte's kitchen, great food is paraded across our screens. These are the home-cooked recipes, which have made the South famous for its hospitality.

Naturally, if you're planning a True Blood party, then the first thing to plan are the dishes. Fortunately there's a whole cookbook devoted to this. True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps has 85 recipes from which to choose between.

This isn't just any old Southern fare. Author Gianna Sobol has recreated the dishes from some of True Blood's most memorable scenes. She worked with Alan Ball, who created the show, to make certain that they are as authentic as possible.

Chock full of exclusive glossy photographs, both of the dishes and where they featured in the show. Even the contents pages are set out like menus from Merlotte's, Lou Pine's or Fangtasia. Various characters have also 'written' introductions to their favorite food. You want to cook like Adele Stackhouse (Sookie's grandmother), or serve hoecakes like Lettie Thornton (Tara's Momma)?  Then you need this cookbook.

True Blood: Drinks and Bites by Gianna Sobol

There was even a follow-up, published after season five, which added 45 more recipes and drinks to the 'True Blood' party planning menu!
True Blood Drinks & Bites

For the ravenous fanbase of HBO's smash hit series, True Blood Drinks and Bites presents 45 quick and easy recipes for themed gatherings and weekly watch parties, all inspired b...

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4-Pack of Bottled Tru Blood

Bottled Tru Blood for your Party

Not everyone is talented enough to provide a whole True Blood themed buffet. Even if they are, then bottles of Tru Blood are a must have addition. Especially if you're expecting vampire guests.

In the show, Tru Blood is the brand name for the synthetic blood, which has allowed the Undead to openly join human society.

Fortunately (or should that be unfortunately?) for you, the real world versions contain carbonated soda. But they do have a blood orange taste! Close enough?

And let's face it, we're after the bottles, not the contents anyway!

Tru Blood Bottled Blood Type T-Shirts

There's quite a collection of bottled Tru Blood promotional shirts. Just choose your style and blood group, then get advertizing!

True Blood Sookie Stackhouse Costume

True Blood Merlotte's T-Shirt and Apron

If you're going to lay on food and drink, then it might be nice to have a waitress or two on hand. If this is Bon Temps, then that means just one thing:  a costume from Merlotte's Bar & Grill!

We're all used to seeing this little ensemble. Half of the action in True Blood takes place in this establishment. Sookie Stackhouse works there. When Bill Compton first clapped eyes on her, she was wearing this.

There are several variations on a theme here. The t-shirt and apron shown are bought as a set. But you may also purchase them individually.

Some t-shirts also have the Merlotte's Bar and Grill logo on the back. The one displayed to the right does not.

Are you cosplaying Sookie Stackhouse or asking a True Blood fan to marry you? Check out this replica engagement ring inspired by one of the show's most romantic moments.
Checking out gift ideas for fans of True Blood's Sam? The internet has exactly what you need in stock, come on in and let us serve it up!

More T-shirts from Merlotte's Bar & Grill

The green and black shirts have definitely been seen on Sam Merlotte's back in the show. I'm not sure I've spotted the middle one though.

Pint Glasses from Merlotte's Bar & Grill

If you're going anywhere dressed as a Merlotte's waitress or member of staff, then you need to carry something to serve to your thirsty clientele!

Are they looking for beer or a hot beverage?  Both of those are covered here. The pint glass and mug both proudly display Sam's logo.

There's nothing too special about the contents. Just ordinary beer or coffee will do it, though you'll naturally have to supply your own.  Hopefully prepared in advance, so you're not falling over yourself like Daphne to get all of your orders fulfilled in time.

However, this is Bon Temps. Not all of your customers will be after such human delights as a freshly brewed cuppa. For your vampiric clientele, there's a tankard advertizing Tru Blood. What more could you possibly want?

Merlotte's Bar & Grill Glasses and Mug

True Blood Merlotte's Bar and Grill Pint Glass

Surprise a True Blood fan with this wonderful pint beer glass. The glass is clear with a tan colored logo against a blue background. These are professionally made and officially...

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True Blood Merlotte's Bar and Grill Beverage Mug

From the hit series, an officially licensed mug! This design features the logo of Merlotte's Bar and Grill just as seen on the TV Show. Great for use or just for display!

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Bottled Tru Blood Tankard

True Blood Jason Stackhouse Costume

True Blood Bon Temps Football Shirt

Merlotte's wouldn't stay in business long without its paying customers. Here's a t-shirt for one of them.

If Jason Stackhouse isn't in his work gear, then he's either topless or wearing a Bon Temps football t-shirt. He practically lives in it!

But then again, as he confessed to his sister Sookie, there's not much that Jason has achieved in his life. Playing football was his moment to shine. Why shouldn't he relive those glory days again?

This is the perfect t-shirt for at least one of your True Blood party guests to be wearing. Preferably a blond, good-looking male, with more muscles on his arm than in his head. 

However, the ladies don't have to be left out. There are female versions for football fans in Bon Temps.

True Blood Bill Compton Costume

Not all of Merlotte's paying customers are human. Some, quite notably, are vampires and Bill Compton is foremost amongst them.

While Vampire Bill may have several changes of clothes, one outfit has become his classic look.

The first time he kissed Sookie, he was wearing the Henley shirt. Add a pair of khaki colored trousers (and perhaps a brown leather jacket), then the costume is complete.

It's also great for reenacting rescue scenes with silver chains and Drainers. For that one, just add Sookie in a Merlotte's waitress costume and watch her take the baddies down.

True Blood Bill Compton Thermal Henley Shirt

After gifts for fans of Vampire Bill? Or maybe it's you who deserves a little Bill Compton loveliness in your life? Check out what's on offer!
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Fangtastic Club - Fangtasia True Blood T-Shirt

Fangtasia T-Shirts for a True Blood Party

Merlotte's Bar & Grill may not go in much for merchandising, but over in Shreveport, Louisiana, there is a vampire bar which certainly does.

As soon as you've got past the door checks, there's the Fangtasia merchandise booth. Our very first glimpse inside the hottest vampire club in town showed someone purchasing a t-shirt in the background. Presumably then half of Shreveport and the towns around are wearing one. It's hot, it's dangerous, it shows that you had the courage to go there.

There are three t-shirts to sport at your True Blood party. Those wearing these will have been carded by Pam and danced while Eric watched. If they don't remember too much about it, then alcohol may not entirely be the cause. Some scenes are so intense that they could be glamored out of existence.

Not to mention that Sookie and Tara have both rocked that red one before now.

Black Fangtasia T-Shirt

Red Fangtasia T-shirt

Pint Glass from Fangtasia

Most of the clientele at Fangtasia don't tend to drink from the glass. The vein is more their style. But there are humans there too! (Mostly providing said vein.) And humans can enjoy their beverage in a pint glass emblazoned with Fangtasia's logo.

True Blood Fangtasia Bar Pint Glass

Surprise a True Blood fan with this wonderful pint beer glass. The glass is red with black lettering. These are professionally made and officially licensed through HBO-so, they ...

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Kurt Adler UL 10-Light Tru Blood Light Set

True Blood Light Set for Parties

Officially marketed by HBO, these replica Tru Blood bottles will light up any vampire themed party. It's a delightful final touch to decorate your home.

Ten 'bottles' are included on a 24" green wire. They are spaced 12" apart and the set comes with spares.

Hopefully there's enough here to kick-start your themed True Blood party into a real success. Now all you need to do is hand out the food, pour the drinks and settle down into some quality time watching the show!

In fact, that's what I'm going to do right now.  Bye!

Then, of course, put on the show and watch it!
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Updated: 04/28/2015, JoHarrington
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JoHarrington on 10/15/2014

I really enjoyed it! Like most vampire stories, there are subtle allusions to other groups in society. This one did it rather cleverly.

sandyspider on 10/14/2014

This is really interesting. I have not seen True Blood. Looks like I should.

JoHarrington on 05/10/2013

And I'd come to it in another heartbeat, if I was invited and... oh! Are we even on the same continent? Drat!

Thank you. I'm so tempted by so many things here.

JoHarrington on 05/05/2013

I'm halfway through watching season four. Then I've got season five to watch. After that, it's a case of catching a plane to America, then standing on the set looking pointedly at my watch.

Paul on 05/05/2013

How many seasons left?

JoHarrington on 05/05/2013

It's brilliant! Trust me, you'd love it! And please take note of all that you've just seen here. I want one of everything!

Paul on 05/05/2013

You're really obsessed with true blood, aren't you?

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