Can you believe it’s almost Halloween? It’s so warm and sunny here that it looks and feels like summer instead!
But we always have a ball with Halloween, so my husband has dragged all of the decorations down from the attic and we will soon start decorating. We love everything about Halloween, from putting scary creatures on the front porch to choosing fun costumes for the kids and everything in between.
The kids love to help with all of our holiday decorations, but Halloween seems to be more fun for them. Everything is more casual and fun instead of formal and decorative, so they are free to add spooky decorations wherever they can find space.
This year, we’re going to a friend’s Halloween party, so the kids and I have been in the kitchen creating easy, creepy Halloween drinks that we can take to share.
Here are three of the Halloween drinks we came up with and wanted to share – Vampire Blood, Zombie Slime and the Witches Brew. Enjoy!
Easy Creepy Halloween Drinks
Vampire Blood Cocktail Mocktail
Strawberry Fanta Soda
Several drops of red food coloring for a deeper blood red
For adults – add vanilla or plain vodka for a fun cocktail
Mix the food coloring into the soda to create a deeper blood red color. If desired, add vanilla or unflavored vodka to create an adult-friendly cocktail.
Garnish with black flowers or other creepy decorations.
Pineapple Fanta Soda
Several drops of green food coloring
Add food coloring to soda to make the color green.
Spray whipped topping over the top of the soda, then top with black sprinkles.
Decorate with creepy eyeballs and Halloween-themed straws or garnishes.
Grape Fanta Soda
Vanilla Ice Cream
Mix grape soda and vanilla ice cream slightly in a blender or bullet mixer. Do not blend until completely mixed – you want a lumpy, creepy concoction to serve your guests.
Pour into a creepy glass and decorate with spiders.
Half the fun of Halloween drinks are the decorations, so be sure to use spooky glasses and garnishes. Since some of our drink decorations weren’t edible (like the eyeballs and straws), I wanted to add some fun treats for the kids to enjoy. I scattered Sour Patch Kids and Swedish Fish all over the table and had the bugs and spiders crawl over them. (The boys loved that!)
To decorate the rims of the glass, I just dipped the edge of the glass in corn syrup poured onto a plate, then immediately dipped it into a plate of sprinkles.
We also froze Sour Patch Kids and Swedish Fish in an ice tray for a fun surprise in the kids’ drinks. They loved being able to eat the candy after the ice melted and the drinks were finished!
Whether you’re planning a big neighborhood party or just enjoying the evening with family or friends, be sure to make some of these fun Halloween drinks! I got everything I needed for my drinks at my local Kroger store – my one-stop-shop for Halloween!
You can grab the ingredients for these drinks at your local Kroger, King Soopers, Owen’s, Dillon’s, City Market, QFC, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Baker’s, Fry’s, Ralph’s, Gerbes, Pay Less, Smith’s, Fred Meyer, and Foods Co stores.