It used to be that zombies only came out on Halloween night but that trend has changed. Zombies have clawed their way out from the grave to become a highly popular pop culture theme. The walking dead are now visible at parties and other ghoulish events at any time of the year.
The undead send a bit of a chill up my spine but if you are a zombie lover or have friends who are then this selection of weird ghoulishly spooky gift, party, and song ideas is for you.
As food items or party decorations a zombie theme is ideal for adding that special little something extra to your event. If you are so inclined to appreciate things that way.
As Halloween, birthday, graduation, Christmas, or housewarming party gifts zombie products are now quite acceptable in a gruesome sort of way. Simply yummy stuff to those who can hardly wait for the apocalypse to show up.
Definition of a Zombie for Those who may not Know
A zombie is basically a dead body that has come to life. There are a couple main themes to our concept of zombies and both appear to be equally correct.
The first main category of zombie are those creatures who have died and then been resurrected back into life. This generally occurs in a rather warped and weird sort of way though.
The body maintains the appearance of death and moves in a slow motion frozen brain impaired state. These zombies are not a pretty picture of human life at all and are pretty much the standard ideal of the walking dead.
The second main category of zombies are beings who are still alive but who are placed into a trance like state so that their will is no longer their own. These zombies look much more like typical people but it is their slow motion movements and brain impaired functioning that gives them away.
Be Prepared With a Zombie Survival Kit or Gift One to a Friend
Let's face facts, zombies have been know to turn on anyone who they think may contain a few brains and that means me and you. So keep safe. An emergency survival kit is the ultimate gift idea too.
The large kits includes everything they will need to survive the first 3 days. After that you are on your own. Gift your friends and relatives a zombie survival kit...and good luck.
Do a Little Zombie Jamboree Dance Limbo with Rockapella
Zombie's Aren't all Bad...or so They Say
A zombie can also be great company at a party. Social, single and he is also a real ladies man. No drooling and this guy doesn't cover much ground so a real cool dude to invite. Your friends will never have to fear being alone and also never be able to sleep again either. But that's okay.
Wondering What Food to Serve at a Walking Dead Party?
Many folks gift a tin of cookies or cake around Christmas time or they will often take a special dish to a potluck party, but around Halloween things get a little twisted out of shape.
People show up with the weirdest food creations and zombies of all types just stand there over the buffet table and drool. It is actually rather disgusting but what the heck, better for them to want that food then to be chasing the alternative which is us.
Simply bake up something that looks super gross and disgusting. Anything weirdly looking like dead meat will be ideal for a zombie feast. If you want my mummy meatloaf recipe you can find the recipe by clicking this picture.
For an Extra Special Zombie Dessert Treat Try This Brain Recipe
Personally I Think it is Vicious Rumor that Zombies eat Brains
The majority of us normal folks don't enjoy sitting down to a meal of ooey gooey brains but this just happens to be reputed as one of the favorite foods of millions of zombies world wide. Which means that the brain mold featured above can really chill up some delightful treats for a zombie party. Ghoulishly icky.
Now let's discuss the logistics of the foods the undead consume. Every zombie I have ever encountered seems to be focused primarily on human flesh and it does not seem to matter which area of the body it comes from.
Zombies do not seem too concerned about wasting any time in getting to the brains. They just move in for the kill and munch out on whichever body parts fall their way. (Disclaimer: Strictly my opinion folks.)
Now back to some real zombie facts. Did you know that the only true way to kill a zombie is to either chop off its head or in some other manner destroy its brain. Yep, supposed to be absolutely true. So when you are fighting off zombies completely disregard the heart area and aim for the head.
Zombie Drink Recipe: No Minors Allowed!
Did you know that the zombie drink was given that name because a fellow who drank 3 of them later remarked to the bartender that they turned him into a zombie? Yep, it is a true story and a zombie drink recipe is listed below for those folks who want to know how to create one.
There are a number of varieties to the famous zombie drink recipe but all have two things in common, plenty of rum, and plenty of juice. What makes each version of this drink unique is the type of juice you add in, and the quantities of the various rums. Some toss in a few other ingredients as well just to give their beverage a unique taste, look, and smell.
So here is my wicked version of the famous Zombie drink. This recipe makes enough for two so mix it up in a jug and then pour into glasses to be shared with your favorite living dead person. Ha, you will soon discover that I completely leave the mixing of the ingredients up to you.
Step one: You will need one ounce each of your choice of two of these juices. Some suggestions are below. This will add up to a grand total of 2 ounces of juice in your jug. Now go on and toss those in.
Orange juice - Mango juice - Papaya juice - Lemonade - Grapefruit juice - Pineapple juice
Step 2: This is where you have to have a well stocked liquor cabinet cause this drink calls for quite a few flavors of rum.
Add into your jug one ounce each of white, gold, and dark rum. That equals up to a grand total of 3 ounces of your favorite rum brand in your jug.
Add one ounce of either cherry or apricot brandy.
Add 1/2 cup water and a splash of grenadine.
Pop in a few maraschino cherries.
Add ice cubes and stir that stuff up. You now have your very own version of the zombie drink. A no brainer recipe.
For Some Ambience Let's add in a Little Zombie Song
Some Folks are Simply Die Hard Zombie Lovers
I am not quite sure where or when the notion that a zombie is a creature to be admired came into being but it probably has something to do with the many movies out there featuring them.
Our modern day culture has now accepted the fact that the walking dead are quite popular in our society. There are zombie lovers everywhere and even special events held to honor them.
Folks gather to participate in annual zombie walks in quite a few places across our big old planet. They dress up as the walking dead and they slowly grind and lurch their way through city streets.
You can get more information on the next big walk here at the https://www.facebook.com/WZDHQ World Zombie Day Facebook page. If you are associated with one of these zombie crazed folks and are looking for gift ideas for them - well let's just say that this page is for you.
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Why a Zombie Theme Gift?
Because you know this is an item that is going to leave a lasting impression with its recipient.
You may never be invited to visit again but you certainly will have gotten your friend a gift that no one else would consider gifting them.