Dead Rock Star Party

A Halloween theme party where the guests dress up like dead rock stars. How many dead rock stars do you know? Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Croce, Buddy Holley, The Big Bopper, Duane Allman, Freddie Mercury, Mamma Cass, Jayne Mansfield and Marilyn (all right, so they weren't rock stars but they would have been if they could have been), Jim Morrison, John Belushi (a dead Blues Brother, no?), Kurt Cobain, what about those guys from the Ramones?

What could be more fun then getting in your Rock Star Halloween costume and having a rock and roll party? (besides sex, drugs, and rock n' roll that is...)

Dead Rock Star Halloween Invitations
How to host a dead rock star party? Start by checking out our personalized Halloween Dead Rock Star invitations. Elvis is back from beyond the grave to invite your friends to rock star heaven (or hell). Add music note confetti to the envelope and you're all set!

Or send your own personalized concert ticket with Halloween ticket invitations. The tickets come in many colors and fit the theme perfectly! Very unique.
 
If you are feeling crafty you can make your own rockin' invites, use verbiage like:
Remember Rock 'n' Roll from times past
The ones who've left us are coming back
Heaven or Hell will provide the cast
Let's get together for this ghoulish act
 
Join us for Bob & Marie's Rock Star Heaven & Hell
Friday, October 31
Come dressed as your favorite dead Rock Star
As always, Party411 can create a fab caricature with you as a ghoulish rock star (you pick who). Ask your friends to dress the part no matter what the invitation says.

Dead Rock Star Halloween Decorations and Party Supplies
Since your guests will be expecting a party worthy of their celebrity status, their entrance should be all about hype and flash. Roll out the red carpet for your guests (literally), from the front entryway, down the sidewalk. If you can, rent a "velvet rope" to place at the doorway. You know, the kind outside of exclusive clubs that keep out the riffraff. Set the mood with black lights. In addition, string glow in the dark skeletons everywhere.

Create your own tombstones at your entryway. You can customize them by using real data on dead rock stars.

A life-sized cutout of the ghost of Elvis back from the grave is perfect on any empty wall you have, or place it behind the buffet or bar. Use it as a photo op for guests. Everyone will love having their picture taken with the King. 

Make your living room into a concert stage by setting up a strobe light and a fog machine (pyrotechnics are probably not a good idea...) Set a few inflatable guitars around, they give a new meaning to "air guitar". At least these will be hard to smash! Local music stores are great places to find authentic decorations. Scatter guitar picks and drumsticks (both are inexpensive) on side tables and any flat surface that need a little decoration.

Halloween Table Decorations and Menu
Make sure your table is dark and has lots of attitude. As centerpieces, use black vases with bloody rose bouquets. Sprinkle star confetti (DEAD rock STAR, get it?) on the tables.

Partying like a rock star is all about the booze, so at each place setting put out beer with a personalized beer bottle label.  Set the table with skull paper goods, they are rock star chic and clean up easier than a lead singer in rehab.

If you are doing a buffet, label the food with little tombstones to make your buffet stay in theme. Use your favorite stars to name the food, like Freddie Mercury's Fingers (chicken fingers) or Elvis' Pelvis (perhaps for some kind of beef dish)!

Dead Rock Star Music and Entertainment
Crank up the music! Play songs by dead artists (or bands who have a deceased member) that have some Halloween flair to them. Here are a few examples to get you started:
  • I Put a Spell on You - Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
  • Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra
  • Highway to Hell - AC/DC
  • Monster Mash - Bobby Boris Pickett
  • Purple People Eater – Sheb Wooley
  • VooDoo Child - Jimi Hendrix
  • Super Freak – Rick James
  • Led Zeppelin - No Quarter
  • Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Sympathy for the Devil - Rolling Stones
  • Don’t Fear the Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
Karaoke is perfect for this Halloween party. Use the songs above or other rock n' roll favorites. Or if you own (or can borrow) the video games Guitar Hero or Rock Band, set it up and let your guests rock out! A sudden death tournament with a Halloween trophy as a reward will get everybody into a rock star attitude in no time!

Dead Rock Star Halloween Costumes
Now for the most important part...what should you wear? You have plenty of choices, but here are our favorites costumes:
and just combine one of these costume with a little Halloween make up:
  • Fake blood - approved by 4 out of 5 dead guys. Use liberally.
  • Skull Makeup - achieve that ghastly pale that is all the rage this season
And there you are. Instant Dead Rock Star.

Dead Rock Star Party Favors
Since rocking out is hard work, provide your guests with cold frosty brew with personalized beer bottle labels. The sweaty stars will thank you, and the bottles make a great party favor, so order extra. You should place them in a skeleton cooler to keep them cold, plus it matches the Dead Rock Star theme, bonus!

Have a rockin' Halloween!