For Rae's party, we made the cupcakes ourselves. Actually, Raegan did! We used a white cake mix, strawberry pie filling, and cream cheese frosting.
Make the cake mix up according to the directions. Fill cupcake liners about 1/3 of the way. The bottom should be fully covered in a thin layer of cake mix. Spoon pie filling into the liners- the filling shouldn't touch the sides of the liner at all, or it'll seep out the sides later! Cover with more cake batter until it's covered, and the liner is filled to the right amount!
Bake as normal. Let them cool, then frost. To add the vampire bites, we used a small straw to poke holes in the top, then another straw to drizzle the Strawberry glaze left from the pie filling into the holes, and dragged it downward. The end result? Cupcakes that look like a vampire took a bite! Very tasty! You could use any red pie filling or even red jelly for this!
For the party favors, my step mom came to the rescue! She found bags of red slime that looked like bags of blood! So cute! She sent them to us with the banner. She also made magnets from those clear, flat sided marbles, both large and small. They each had a smiling vampire mouth on them.