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12/21/2012 End of the World Party

Celebrate the end of the world with a BANG! Unless you're living under a rock, you may have heard the theory that the Mayans predicted the world will end on 12/21/2012. Which is thankfully a Friday, so it's the perfect day for flooding, earthquakes, and an End of the World Party!

Send Your end of the world party Invitation
Your friends and family will love getting an invitation to your End of the World party.  On this momentous occasion, you will want everyone who is near and dear to you close by. When considering the guest list, make sure to include people with useful skills... like hunters, gardeners, kickboxing teachers, and chefs who can make amazing meals from anything without the aid of Pinterest.
Mayan End of the World Custom Invitation - Personalize with your wording!
Come and party like there is no to-maya!
The world will (maybe) end on 12/21/2012, and we want you to be here celebrating with us!
Join us for food, drinks and some last day on earth revelry.
Please bring a few non perishable food items (if the world for some reason does not end, they will be donated to the local food bank)
Decorate Your Home with end of the world Party Supplies
There are a few ways to go with your decorations. You can go with a "Mayan" theme or "survival bunker chic".
If you want your guests to think they are in the jungle, think luau meets tiki party -
Or get everyone ready to hunker down - 
  • Take cardboard and make fake wood boards. Hang them across your windows to barricade yourselves in.
  • Fake barbed wire is a great garland or table decoration.
  • Is it just me, or is everyone hoping for some Zombies in this apocalypse? Add a Zombie Mob scene setter or Zombie Attack View to your wall (this also makes a great photo op)
  • Get out the camping lanterns and flashlights and turn off the lights
  • Also fun - Camo Pennant Banners
Set Your Table, decorate your buffet and bar
  • Use Party Like There's No To-Maya paper goods. No one wants to be doing dishes in the end of times.
  • A personalized 12/21/2012 party banner can be used over the buffet (and everyone will know where to find the food- which is always important!)
  • Skirt the buffet table with a raffia table skirt.
  • Have fun with your centerpiece... science project time!  Build a paper mache volcano and have it erupt during the party.

Serve food your guests will enjoy. Don't worry about health... it doesn't matter now anyway! To stay in theme you can give the dishes names based on the theories of what will finally be the end of us. Here are a few ideas:

  • Black Hole Bean Dip
  • Hot Asteroid Artichoke Dip
  • Nibiru Nibbles Veggie Platter
  • Pole Shift Pigs in a Blanket
  • Galactic Alignment Antipasto
  • Supernova Spinach Dip
You can also ask for "last meal" requests with the RSVPs.

Have fun with your drinks! Here are three that we think are perfect for the End of the World:
Flaming Volcano group drink
This is a multi-user group drink that should be served with very long  straws!
  • 1 ounce light rum
  • 1 ounce brandy
  • 1 ounce rum
  • 4 ounces orange juice
  • 2 ounces lemon juice
  • 2 ounces almond syrup
Combine all ingredients with 2 scoops of crushed ice in a blender, blend briefly, then pour into the "volcano bowl". Pour some rum into the central crater of the volcano bowl and light it. For garnish score pineapple or orange slices with a knife and insert onto rim of bowl; optionally add maraschino cherries. 
Earthquake Cocktail

In a wine goblet mix:

  • 3 parts Absinthe
  • 3 parts Cognac

1 oz. vodka
1/4 oz. grenadine syrup
1 oz. gin
1 oz. light rum
1/2 oz. Bacardi® 151 rum
1 oz. amaretto almond liqueur
1 oz. triple sec
1/4 cup grapefruit juice
1/4 cup pineapple juice

Pour all but the juices, in order listed, into a hurricane glass three-quarters filled with ice. Fill with equal parts of grapefruit and pineapple juice, and serve.

end of the world party games and activities
Don't just sit around eating, drinking and waiting for the world to end! Plan a few activities to keep everyone from dwelling on their impending doom.
Watch an apocalypse, post apocalyptic, or "the Earth is threatened" movie:
  • Mad Max, Mad Max Rod Warrior or Mad Max Beyond the Thunderdome
  • Waterworld
  • 2012
  • Independence Day
  • The Day After Tomorrow
  • 28 Days Later
  • Day of the Triffids 
  • Reign of Fire 
  • The Terminator  (or Terminator 2)
  • The Last Man on Earth or the more current I am Legend
  • Armageddon
  • Night of the Living Dead 
Or maybe some End of the World karaoke?
  • "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" R.E.M.
  • 'The End' The Doors 
  • '1999' Prince
  • 'London Calling' The Clash
  • 'Bad Moon Rising' Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • 'The Man Comes Around' Johnny Cash
  • 'Black Hole Sun' Soundgarden
  • 'Don't Fear the Reaper' Blue Oyster Cult
Hand Out Favors to Say "Thanks for coming!"
As you kick your guests out of your home, give them something to help them survive the post-apocalyptic world we now live in -
  • Freeze dried camping food
  • Fresh water (with a personalized water label)... because the little details count in the end of times.
  • Water purifying tablets (for when the bottle runs dry).
  • A compass... because that moss and tree thing doesn't work. Seriously, it's a myth.
  • A personalized End of the World themed candy bar is the perfect favor. They will need those calories.
  • Small first aid kit