You can’t have a Halloween dinner party without Halloween drinks. That’s almost like having a mummy costume without the gauze (which doesn’t make a mummy)! We want everyone to enjoy themselves at your Halloween party (kids included), so we’ve compiled a few recipes from FamilyFun to concoct some spooky drinks that are suitable for everyone! Try a few of them this Halloween holiday!
- 1/2 cup small tapioca pearls (white)
- food coloring (yellow, green, blue)
- 4 tbs sugar
- 8 gummy fish (like Swedish Fish)
- 8 gummy worms
- seltzer water
Cook the tapioca pearls according to package instructions. Once cooked, separate the pearls into 2 bowls (leave the water with the pearls). In one of the bowls, drop in 3 drops of yellow food coloring, and 1 drop of green food coloring. In the second bowl, drop in 4 drops of blue food coloring. Put in 2 tablespoons of sugar in each and stir until dissolved. Leave the bowls uncovered for 20-25 minutes.
When you are ready to make the drink, spoon 2 tablespoons of tapioca pearls into a cup and a gummy fish. Fill the cup with seltzer water and a splash of lemonade. Hang a gummy worm off the rim of the cup.
- 2 bags of defrosted, frozen strawberries
- 1 can of lemonade concentrate
- ginger ale
- 2 cups of raisins
- 6 gummy worms
In a blender, blend the frozen strawberries with the thawed lemonade concentrate. Gradually add the ginger ale into the mixture until you have reached a icy, yet smooth consistency.
When you are ready to serve, put the mixture in a punch bowl and throw in the raisins. Garnish the rim of the bowl with the gummy worms.
- 1 package of lemon lime Kool Aid
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 can orange juice concentrate
- 4 cups ginger ale
- 3 scoops of orange sherbet
- gummy worm ice cubes (ice cubes with gummy worms inside)
Mix the Kool Aid, sugar, and orange juice concentrate together. When you are ready to serve, pour in the ginger ale, and place the ice cubes inside. Float on top scoops of the sherbet. In a few minutes time, your drink concoction will be an eerie shade of green!
These are just a few recipes you can try to make spooky drinks for Halloween. Check out FamilyFun for more drink recipes! Remember that you don’t always have to follow these recipes to a T. If you want to add or substitute a certain ingredient, try it! You might end up with a new and special recipe that tastes delicious!
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Spook out your neighbors with this hanging black witch “beware” sign ($7.99) from Home Seasons! This wooden lacquer cutout sign hangs on a wire, measures 24″ W by 5″H.
Hang it on your front door or porch to scare neighbor kids during trick-o-treating, or hang it over a doorway frame for a Halloween parties! Intertwine the wire with some orange or gold tinsel to up the Halloween decorating ante!
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You can’t have Halloween without pumpkins (or jack-o-lanterns to all you Halloween connoisseurs). But how many times have you spent hours carving a pumpkin just to realize that it is way too hideous to put on the front porch? Yeah, we know that hideous is good for Halloween, but not THAT kind of hideous. Not the kind that lets all your neighbors know that you should not been entrusted to be on the decorating community for this year’s block party. Embarrassing right? Well this Halloween, have no fear.
You know how it goes: you grab the carving knife and then go to town on that pumpkin–just carving whatever you please on the surface hoping it ends up looking presentable. Or if you’re like me, you draw a little sketch on the pumpkin before you start carving. Though the sketch helps a lot, the carving is only as good as your drawing skills. Unfortunately, like many others, my drawing skills leave little to be desired. To prevent bad pumpkin carvings from ever happening again, here’s an easy idea!
First, you have to find and print a picture from the internet that you wish to recreate on your pumpkin. Leave a trim around the image and cut off the extra paper. Tape the picture on the pumpkin to where you want the image to be. Use a dull pencil or some other dull instrument to trace over the picture to where you want to carve. Trace hard enough so it leaves an indentation onto the pumpkin. Remove the paper and check the indentation. Use that as a guide to cut with the carving knife. There you have it, a near perfect pumpkin carving!
Here are a few additional tips to further perfect your pumpkin carving skills:
- Silhouettes are easiest to copy onto pumpkins
- Pick an image that has a large amount of empty space within the image so it creates lots of shadows on the carving
- Try not to pick images that have a lot of intricate lines and webs because they would be very difficult to replicate
Don’t think this only works with images! You can also use them for words. A little “BOO!” ghost pumpkin on the front yard will be the icing on the Halloween cake!
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I bet we’re all familiar with the bright red, fruity punch that is served at school dances and holiday parties. For Halloween, we need to give this age old party drink a creepier spin to spook all the guests out of their socks! Here’s a fast and easy punch recipe from the Allrecipes website to concoct a black fruit punch!
- 1 (.13 ounce) envelope unsweetened grape soft drink mix
- 1 (.13 ounce) envelope unsweetened orange soft drink mix
- 2 cups white sugar
- 3 quarts cold water
- 1 liter ginger ale
Dissolve the 2 soft drink mixes and the sugar with the cold water. When you are ready to serve, put in the ginger ale. Voila! Black fruit punch!
For an even creepier spin, Allrecipes suggests you to fill a clean disposable glove with water, tie up the top, and freeze until frozen. When it is completely frozen, take the ice out of the glove, put it in the punch, and you’ll have a floating hand that also keeps the punch cold!
There are many other ways to spruce up your punch. You can use candy molds to make creepy ice cubes, or just put in chunks of orange fruits to go with the Halloween color scheme!
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