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.
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!