Serve your beverages (i.e. apple cider, punch, spooky juice) in a hollowed-out pumpkin. Use more than one if necessary.
Tie small glow sticks to black helium balloons and then tie them to different parts of your house for eerie lights in the sky.
Spray fake cobwebs with water to give people walking through a chill.
Cover railings and banisters with hair gel for a slimy feeling.
Dim lights and a fog machine create a spooky effect
Freeze a latex glove by filling with water, tying, and putting it in the freezer. Float in the punch bowl.
Peel grapes and serve in a dish as eyeballs.
Spaghetti noodles make a great fake brain.
Search your supermarket for Jell-o molds to make creepy Jell-o creatures.
Play a CD with Halloween songs like “Thriller” and “Monster Mash,” or one with haunted house songs.
Fill a cat litter pan with Raisinets or this recipe:
1 box of Grape nuts
1 bag of unwrapped tootsie rolls
1 box of powdered sugar
Mix and serve with (unused) cat litter scoop
Pumpkin Rice Krispie treats
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1 pack 10 ounce mini marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies
Melt butter in large deep pan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Add in yellow and red food coloring to make orange. Remove from heat. Add Rice Krispies and stir until they are well coated. Form into balls and let cool.
Decorate with black frosting to create jack-o-lantern faces.
3 ounces lemon gelatin
1 cup hot water
1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
1 cup pineapple juice
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
Dissolve lemon gelatin in 1 cup of water in double boiler, add marshmallows and stir to melt. Remove from heat. Add pineapple juice and cream cheese. Beat until well blended. Cool slightly. Fold in mayo. If you have round ice cube trays, pour the mixture in the molds and leave to set in the fridge. Otherwise pour into a dish and chill until firm enough for scooping into eyeballs. Create round eyeballs. To decorate, use liquid food coloring and an old detail paintbrush.
12 oz orange juice concentrate, frozen
64 oz 7-Up soda
1 pint sherbet, lemon or lime
green food coloring
Black Halloween Punch
1 (.13 ounce) pack grape Kool-aid
1 (.13 ounce) pack orange Kool-aid
2 cups white sugar
3 quarts cold water
1 liter ginger ale
Caution: this is very strong
1 fifth Everclearr (190 proof)
6 bags fruit (berries, cherries, pineapple, etc.)
2 1/2 gallons fruit punch
Let the fruit soak in the mixture over night.
1 liter Everclearr alcohol
5.25 liters (3 1.75L bottles) vodka
1 bottle peach schnapps
1 pint Bacardir 151 rum
10 liters Spriter soda
1 liter Sunny Delightr orange juice
1 liter triple sec
1.75 liter bottle gin
1 bottle DeKuyperr Sour Apple Pucker schnapps
4 bottles Boone’s Farmr Strawberry Hill wine
8 liter Hawaiian Punchr
2 containers orange juice concentrate
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