Who doesn’t love a costume party? The only thing that’s more exciting than going to a costume party is throwing one. People throw costume parties and princess parties all the time. Be unique by throwing a villain party. Whether it’s Halloween or not, a costume party is an excuse to sport fabulous villain costumes. Plus it’s fun to be bad every once in a while. Especially when you’re just pretending. Use these tips to make your villain party the most maniacal celebration of the century.
Pick a Magnificently Malicious Villain Costume
The key to picking your villain disguise is determining how evil you’re feeling. If you’re feeling just a little mischievous, dress up like your favourite Disney villain. Buy a feather boa and a black and white wig to rock the fabulous Cruella de Vil look. Wear a crown and a dress with hearts to turn heads like the Queen of Hearts. If you’re feeling more nefarious, dress as Annabelle from “The Shining” or Samara Morgan from “The Ring.” Watch superhero films, horror flicks and children’s movies for inspiration if you’re stumped. For whichever villain you choose, if you don’t have time to make a trip to the store, you can buy costumes online. Ordering online gives you time to prepare the rest of the elements of your party.
Deck Out Your Evil Lair
Every villain needs an evil lair for partying in addition to scheming. Make your personal lair look like the set of a horror film. Rent or borrow a fog machine to create a smoky, spooky atmosphere. Replace your lighting fixtures with red lightbulbs to add to the ominous tone. Decorate the room with skulls, spiders, and broomsticks to create the terror that every villain thrives on. Create jars of mysterious “evil contents.” Use spaghetti for brains and jelly and glycerin for “unicorn tears.” Hand out party favours with items from iconic villains and put them in mini cauldrons to give to guests. Hang up posters with famous villain quotes and phrases like “no heroes allowed.” Your lair will be fit for a villain.
Create Deviant Concoctions
No party is complete without food and drinks. Why not make your food selection as deliciously sinful as the theme of your party? Place cheese at the edge of a toothpick to create Harley Quinn hammers. Use fresh mozzarella and black olives to make eyeballs. Make Mrs. Lovett’s infamous meat pies from “Sweeney Todd.” You can’t forget the wickedly delicious libations. Craft Freddie Krueger’s Elm Street old-fashioned with bitters, warm apple cider, bourbon and red chili peppers. Combine sparkling wine, honey, and red food colouring to make a Jason Voorhees “Friday the 13th” themed drink. Make a virgin voodoo punch using ginger ale, lime Kool-Aid, raspberry Torani syrup, and Sprite for the kiddos. Your guests will fall in love with these scary good concoctions.
Devise a Diabolical Activity Plan
Bob for the evil apples the Evil Queen used to poison Snow White. Play musical chairs using signature villain’s songs. Use streamers to wrap around players and compete in a game of “capture the villain.” Play a game of pin the tail on the donkey but replace the donkey with a picture of Ursula and the tails with tentacles. Once guests are “party-gamed” out, set up a photo booth where fellow villains can take mugshots and pictures behind a jail cell. Play movies with everyone’s favourite, classic villains in the background. These party games and activities will make your villain party a wicked good time.Whether you live life following the rules or on the edge, you can embody your inner villain by throwing a villain party. With the right costume, decorations, food and activities, you can create a party fit for the most wicked villains.