It is the month of October. The month that begins in cozy sweaters and falling leaves and ends in goosebumps and chills. If you are a fan of the spooky season, reading a thrilling book is an excellent choice.
This month, Lana and I have been reading Dracula and Twilight for our BookChat Book Club. We would love if you read along and then joined us for the Instagram live chat Thursday the 29th at 4pm. If you have read either one (or watched the movies), here are some party ideas, costume suggestions, and fun food recipes that will help set the mood.
There have been many Dracula movies made throughout the years. This article details how the costuming has changed from movie to movie. Gary Oldman in Bram Stoker’s Dracula shows off the version that Francis Ford Coppola imagined.
If you would like to DIY your own vampire costume, there are many suggestions on pinterest but the following two articles are an excellent source. The first article will give you vampire make up tips, a women’s vampire costume, a child’s vampire costume, a no-sew option and a twilight-specific costume. The second article is great if you want to be more intentional with your vampire costume: traditional vs. gothic vs. classic victorian.
Now that you have chosen the perfect costume, let’s have a party! A Twilight themed party would be fantastic. Team Vampire or Team Werewolf! This article is full of great ideas for decorations and food. If you would like food that is straight from the Twilight book, check out this article. I wouldn’t mind trying out the fettucine with mushrooms, tarragon, and goat cheese sauce that is reminiscent of the mushroom ravioli Bella ate when Edward explained to her that he was a vegetarian vampire.
Want even more?
Make a tootsie pop dracula for you favorite child? Go here.
Make dracula dentures for a quirky treat? Go here.
Make an entire vampire themed dessert table? Go here.
Happy Reading and Happy Partying!