In case you hadn’t noticed the decorations that have been up in stores since August, I’d like to remind you that Halloween is just around the corner. Are you planning a Halloween party for your kids and their friends? It’s pretty easy to find great ideas for Halloween treats and snacks. Let me help you round out your menu with some ghoulishly good Halloween drinks for kids!
Ghoul Punch: This one has so many spooky elements I hardly know where to start. Creepy color, really creepy floating hand, and spiders—oh my!
Scary Sippers: Mummy juice boxes (as opposed to mommy juice boxes) are cute and easy to make. Wrapping the mummies is a great way for the kids to get involved in party prep, too.
Spooky Banana-Berry Smoothies: These aren’t so much spooky as they are freakin’ adorable! And don’t be intimidated by the meringue eyes; meringue is really easy to make. If bananas aren’t your thing, or if you just want to offer different flavors, there’s a blueberry recipe, too, that uses lemon yogurt. Yum!
Bat Juice Halloween Mocktail: Well. This looks absolutely disgusting, so children are sure to love it! It’s ridiculously simple recipe that will have you wondering, “Why didn’t I think of that?”.
Bloody Shirley Temples: Another simple recipe that is sure to win you great acclaim from the wee ones. Creepy, tasty, and a built-in take-home gift. Perfect!
Blue Slime Sipper: With tiny chunks of gelatin mixed with lemonade, this is definitely a drink for the brave. Or at least experimental. It reminds me of a quote from The Lion King: “Slimy, yet satisfying.”
Sometimes, it’s not about what you’re drinking as much as it’s about how you drink it, as these next ideas demonstrate.
Glow in the Dark Beverages: This one is less of a recipe and more of a spooky party pro tip: adding tonic water to a beverage will make it glow under a black light. For more details, check out this link.
Candy Cobweb Drink: This is a fun idea that will lend a creepy edge to whatever beverage you want to serve: Candy Melt cobwebs with optional spider crawling up the straw. *shudder* An easy-to-make decoration to dress up a ready-made beverage or make your favorite Halloween creation even more Halloween-y.
Spooky Fog Drinks: For some reason, Thriller is running through my head non-stop right now. Anyway, check out this post for details on making an eerie fog that will creep out of your guests’ glasses. (For those of us who love the whole learn-through-play philosophy and/or teachable moments, this is also an excellent little science lesson waiting to happen.)
Blueberry Rickety Eyeball Punch: Finally, let me leave you with a spine-chilling recipe that comes with an optional grown-up addition. Post party or trick-or-treat refreshment for all!