Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I know that I am not alone. There's something thrilling about being someone (or something) else for a day. This is why I truly love hosting costume parties. Nothing is more exciting than opening your front door and finding Raggedy Ann and Elvis Presley in place of your sister and brother-in-law. I will go all out for these kinds of events, whipping up spooky treats and Halloween drinks for kids and adults alike.
I can't get enough of Halloween, so sometimes I host two parties, a family-friendly one so that I can include my kids, and then a grown-ups only shindig where zombified parents (like me) can let loose and monster mash with a drink in hand. I always make sure to have plenty of extra sheets, blankets, and pillows in case my mummies and vampires partake too heavily on the "blood" and "guts".
At my family events, I let the kids be mad scientists and concoct some of their own food and drink experiments. A sliver or two of dry ice, and the drink tray is smoking like a witches cauldron. These are the best of times.
Here are some devilishly delicious drinks you can make for your own Halloween bash.
1. Pumpkin Paleo Shake
If your family wants to the taste of fall this Halloween, make them this pumpkin paleo shake by Pint Sized Baker. You'll be glad to know that this recipe is gluten-free.
2. Candy Corn Punch
Princess Pinky Girl has a super easy, three ingredient recipe for candy corn punch that your little goblins will adore.
3. Contaminated Brain Juice
This contaminated brain juice by Sugar Bean Bakers will make your Halloween party a hit with the living and the (walking) dead.
4. Blood & Guts Cocktail
This blood and guts cocktail by Sugar & Soul is for adults only, but you can make it kid-friendly by leaving out the booze. It'll be just as tasty, I promise.
5. Goosebumps Halloween Punch
If your kids love Goosebumps books and gummies, Sugar & Soul has an easy, four ingredient, goosebumps Halloween punch filled with ooey gooey gummy worms.
6. Bulletproof Pumpkin Spice Latte
Moms know how much work it takes to plan a Halloween party. Start your day with The Audacious Cook's bulletproof pumpkin spice latte. It's paleo, too.
7. Bat Bite Cocktail
You will love Food in Literature's bat bite cocktail this Halloween. Sorry kids, this one is just for the grown ups.
8. Bloody Shirley Temples
Here is a bloody drink for kids. This Grandma Is Fun's bloody Shirley Temples are the right amount of creepy and cool. It's a unique take on a classic "kid's cocktail."
9. Chai Pumpkin Smoothie
If you want a healthy drink alternative this Halloween with all the flavors of fall, try The Scrumptious Pumpkin's chai pumpkin smoothie. It only takes five ingredients and is just 116 calories per serving.
10. Green Party Punch
The Wicked Witch of the West would love this green party punch by Number 2 Pencil. It even bubbles like a witch's brew.
11. Pomegranate Ginger Punch
Here's a spooky cocktail for all the moms, dads, grandmas and grandpas at the Halloween party. This pomegranate ginger punch by My Baking Addiction tastes as good as it looks.