Credit: Jeff Ridel/HBO Photo: True Blood Season 3 Promo

Halloween is right around the corner, and it’s officially time to start planning your off-the-hizzle True Blood party!

But where to begin? If you’re having trouble fine tuning the details, check out our party tips, complete with favors, costume ideas and games!

1. Buy Some Vampy Party Favors!

Get your party started by decorating with crescent moon mylar balloons, vampire cocktail napkins, coffin shaped silverware, and a blood-soaked tablecloth. Then buy your guests a few tricks and treats! We suggest the newest True Blood comic and either gummy or plastic vampire fangs!

2. Make a True Blood Playlist!

True Blood is known for it’s fist-pumping soundtrack, so browse through the playlists from each episode and make a mix of your favorite spooky songs!

Credit: HBO Photo: Eric and Sookie in Their Snow Fantasy Bed

3. Pick Your Favorite Episodes to Re-Watch! Assign yourself the arduous task of re-watching every single True Blood episode and then pick your all-time faves to show at your party! How about the season finale? After all, it takes place on All Hallows Eve!

4. Come in Costume! Dressing up as your favorite True Blood character is a requirement for all Halloween parties, but are you having a hard time spray tanning a six pack? Check out our costume ideas for Jason, Pam, Sookie, Russell Edgington, Godmother Claudine and Marnie!

5. Plan Your Party Games! Parties are always more fun with games, so we suggest a good ol’ fashioned Hickey-Off. Since we can’t legally drink blood from our besties, this is as close as it gets! If you’re looking for something a little less sexy, how about pin the pinkie ring on King Bill? You can’t go wrong.

Credit: HBO Store Photo: Tru Blood Drink

6. Make Some Tru Blood Cocktails! Check out these delish recipes courtesy of HBO for bloody good vampire-approved cocktails. All you need is Tru Blood, Belvedere Vodka (or some 7up for all ya’ll virgins) and the ability to shake it like a Polaroid picture!

Don’t forget to snap tons of picture of your soiree! Post your favorites on our Facebook site and we’ll vote on the best costume!