Halloween is such a fun time of year, especially for the kids. Here are some of my favorite (non-alcoholic) drink recipes to make those holiday parties fun and extra spooky!
Body Parts Punch
1 package of Kool Aid (preferably red to look like blood)
1 liter of Sprite
8 ounces pineapple juice
Rubber gloves (to make floating hands)
Grapes (to make eye balls)
To make the frozen body parts –
Cut several grapes in half and place a raisin in the center of each half. Place in each cube of an ice cube tray. Fill with water and freeze.
Fill the rubber glove with water and tie off the end. Place in the freezer for several hours. When completely frozen, peel back the rubber from the glove and you now have a floating hand. Another option is to add food coloring in with the water when you fill the glove, this will create a “monster’s” hand to float in the punch.
To make the punch –
Make the Kool Aid as directed on the package, adding water. Pour this into the punch bowl along with the Sprite and pineapple juice. Add the frozen hand and eyeballs and you have a blood body parts drink, perfect for the holiday!
Jack O’ Lantern Punch
1 can of Pineapple juice
1 cup lemon juice
1 cup sugar
1 pint cranberry juice
Ginger ale (to taste)
Gummy worms (optional)
First you need to hollow out several small pumpkins. These will serve as your cups. You can have each child decorate their own “cup” with markers or even carve into them as well to make Jack O’ Lanterns. Make sure they are big enough to fit small plastic cups inside.
For the actual punch, mix all of the above ingredients in a larger bowl, adding the ginger ale to taste. Then pour into the individual pumpkin cups. Enjoy!
To make them a little creepier, you can put gummy worms in an ice cube tray, fill with water and freeze. These wormy ice cubes can be added to the punch for an extra spook!
Dracula’s Suck Your Blood Milkshake
Vanilla ice cream
Make a vanilla milkshake as you normally would. Blend vanilla ice cream, ice, and milk in a blender. When it has reached a good consistency, pour into glasses. On top drizzle the grenadine to give it the look of blood. I often pick up those plastic vampire teeth in the costume stores to perch on the glasses as well for that extra decoration.
Witch’s Magic Potion
2 liters Sprite
Crystal Light Lemonade powder (comes in many flavors, choose the one you like best)
Follow the directions on the Crystal Light package, replacing Sprite for the water. I personally don’t like mine as strong so I don’t use as much of the powder as recommended, while others like more. To make the punch glow, add the glow sticks to the punch bowl. Make sure they are clean and do not have any holes in them (as the glowing material is not safe to eat)! Kids love this eerie glowing punch!