Shock rocker Marilyn Manson looks set to see in his 37th birthday in vampish style - after reports new wife Dita Von Teese has splashed out on 20 bats for the celebrations.

The PERSONAL JESUS hitmaker will attend the gothic party at a friend's house in West Hollywood this evening (05JAN06), which has been entirely organised by burlesque beauty Von Teese.

A source tells British newspaper the Daily Star, "Dita has gone to town. She has bought 20 bats - which will be let loose to fly around.

"And knowing how Marilyn's mind works, she has organised a huge cauldron to be at the centre of the candle-lit reception room at midnight.

"It will be full of a dark-red punch that will resemble blood."

Manson - real name BRIAN HUGH WARNER - married Von Teese in Ireland last month (3DEC05).