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Pick your Poison - Create a R.I.P. (Really Inspired Party)

Mon, September 30, 2013


For many, the iconic skull and crossbones are a warning of danger that conjure up images of poison and pirates, making them a perfect inspiration for Halloween or pirate-themed parties. So swab the deck, prep the planks {figuratively, of course} and gas up the macabre meter with a monster bash.

Set the mood with terror-ific skull and crossbones inspired décor. Of course, there’s a bunch of jolly good options, but personally, we like a “pick your poison” theme.


Beware! Our skull and crossbones banner will bring your spirited celebration to life! Download the template here.

To create this simple spine chiller, print the “beware banner” on cardstock and cut out the shapes. Using a small hole punch, create 2 holes near the top edge of each banner circle. Then string together with ribbon going down through the first hole and up through the second. Leave plenty of extra ribbon on each end to hang.

Create a pick your poison beverage and snack area. It works perfectly for kid-friendly parties and can be ideal for adult gatherings too! Simply adjust the beverages accordingly to keep it age appropriate. Try spooky spirits for grown-up guests with these eerie libation inspirations. For little ghouls and goblins, try a tasty temptation like this recipe for Bloody Punch. Fill decanters or mason jars with punch, soda, and cider. Label drinks with fun names like eyeball brew, vampire venom or goblin goo.

Incorporate different shaped vessels and fill with themed candies like eye gum balls, gummy worms and spiders, or candy body parts. Leave treat bags for guests to pick their favorite booty. Try adding fun finger foods {get it :)} and deadly-good desserts. Really, the options for this theme are endless.


Still need more R.I.P. options? Add frightful fun to sweet treats with our “pick your poison” cake toppers.


Download our free cake toppers for an easy DIY. Print our template with your home printer using 2.5” round sticker labels {Avery 5294} and then affix to toothpicks. We recommend making them double-sided. No stickers… No problem. Simply print on cardstock, trim them to size, and affix to toothpicks with clear tape.

Shiver me timbers… Wicked good fun awaits!


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