Halloween Party Ideas: All Things Spooky

I hosted an all girls Halloween party last year for my bunko group. I wanted to post about the party last year, but I wanted it to be a surprise for the girls in my group, and by the time the festivities were over with, the Halloween holiday season was over. So, to make a long story short, I decided to wait until the Halloween season to show you some off the ideas I used for the party. I have been saving this post for an entire YEAR!

At my Halloween bunko, I served turkey sandwiches and potato soup, and the toppings for the sandwiches and soup were all somethin’ spooky! And, just because I love you, I have attached all of my 4X6 files for you to save and download if you are interested. I got mine printed at Costco for 14 cents (I think) each. Now that is THRIFTY!

Sliced Brain = Tomatoes 

Buzzard Bile = Mustard

Assorted Eye Balls = Olives

Franky fingernail clippings = Yellow Peppers

Fried Flesh = Bacon

Sliced Intestines = Sliced Onions

Poisoned Herbs = Lettuce

Frog Legs = Green Peppers

Pumpkin Shavings = Shredded Cheese

Reptile Skin = Sliced Pickles

Slime = Mayo (dyed green with food coloring)

Tadpole Eggs = Sprouts

Witch’s Warts = Green onions

I thought that the signs turned out really fun!

 I folded over the 4X6 prints of my spooky labels and set them on the serving table.

Now that we’ve discussed a fun Halloween food idea, let’s talk about a fun DRINK idea! I wanted my drink mixture to be extra spooky so I bought a skull ice mold at the local retail store (I think I bought it at K-Mart, but I have seen them at Wal-Mart already this year). The one I bought looks similar to the one pictured below. I made a strong punch mixture and added the large skeleton ice to the punch bowl.

This is what the mold looked like!

I tried and tested the mold a couple of times, and this is what I decided:
1. Use a dark color to make your ice skull because if it is clear or light in color, you cannot tell that it is a skull.
2. When you add it to your drink, if it is a regular punch instead of a slushy mixture, it will melt VERY fast, and the skull effect will not be enjoyed. So, to make your skull ice cube last, make sure that the mixture is already freezing cold. Mine was already slushy when I put in the skill face.
3. If you want your drink to “glow,” don’t ask me how to do it. :) I would love some tips on this. I tried to add glow sticks at the bottom of the punch, but you couldn’t see them. I tried black lights, and I even tried adding tonic water since that is what several online articles said to do. None of the “glowing” procedures worked for me. I honestly tried everything I could think of.
4. I made my skull mold out of grape crystal light mixture, but I used twice the amount of grape flavoring. I wanted it to add extra flavor as it melted instead of water down my drink mixture.

I served 1/2 grape crystal light mixture and 1/2 sprite mixture. I put the bowl in the freezer a few hours ahead of time to make it slushy, and it was delicious!

The picture doesn’t do it justice, but this is how it turned out.

It was very spooky. It looked like a zombie coming up for air.

Here is where the REAL fun begins! Now it is YOUR turn to link up a fun Halloween project, pumpkin, decor, porch, really ANYTHING Halloween.

Remember to link up your new and old Halloween ideas every Friday up until Halloween! I cannot wait to see! xoxo, have a great weekend! Happy Friday!

Comments

  1. 1

    I love all of your food signs, Brooke! Very creative! I look forward to perusing the Halloween links. I linked up a few, but do you mind deleting #8? I got a little excited and selected the wrong image. Haven't had my caffeine yet this morning… Thanks! :)

  2. 2

    For some reason it put on 2 of my links…and I can't figure out how to delete one!! Sorry, maybe you can help??:) LOVE your idea for the signs for the sandwiches, I'm gonna have to use that one!! Thanks!

  3. 3

    The sandwich signs are AWESOME! Thanks for sharing!

  4. 4

    I wonder if using the same 1:1 juice and sprite ratio if you could use some sort of sherbert in the mold?? I'd think that would glow under a black light. I also read online that tonic water will make it glow!

  5. 5

    Mountain Dew glows under a black light. Then you can also use lemon sherbet for your skull and it will also glow. I heard that there are black light plastic ice cubes that you can buy as well!

  6. 6
    Brooke @ www.allthingsthrifty.com says:

    Katie M.,
    I tried tonic water and it did not work. I will try the sherbet though. Thanks for the tip!

  7. 7

    I love your idea with the food and I really want to get me one of those skull molds. Do you know what brand it is? I like that is is 3D but I can only find ones online that are just the front of the face. Thanks!

  8. 8

    awesome job! so much fun!

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