Having drinks at a Halloween party or celebration is a must. At a party geared for children, of course you want to entice the children with child-friendly drinks. However, at a party geared for adults, it is great to have Halloween mocktails and some alcoholic beverages on hand for the guests. As with any themed party, it is important to remember that presentation is key. As a result, I have compiled a list of some of my favorite Halloween party cocktail ideas keeping a spooky theme in mind.
First, the drink that I offered at my first Halloween party. It was a punch that I created. Take one bottle of Champagne, the cheaper the better, and mix it with one bottle of 7-Up or any other lemon-lime soda in a punch bowl. Make two of these concoctions in two separate punch bowls. Add half of a half gallon of lime sherbet to one of the punch bowls and one half of a half gallon of orange sherbet to the other. What this creates is a couple of foaming punches, one which is green and the other orange. They are extremely sweet and tasty as well.
Another idea for a Halloween drink is just another use for Champagne. As I mentioned before, it is all about presentation. My friend has a gargoyle fountain that he put the champagne into. What this creates is a champagne fountain that you just walk up to and put your drinking vessel under to fill up with the drink of the season. As with most fountains, however, it takes many gallons of the stuff to fill up the fountain. So, to go this route, please buy a lot of the drink to fill up the fountain.
A rather popular drink at a Halloween party is beer. However, plain beer is boring, so remember to amp up the presentation. Dress up a cooler to look like a small coffin and place the beer into the cooler for your guests to enjoy. Also, remember that cans of beer take the essence of the party away, so everyone should bring their own drinking vessel or there should be drinking vessels available for use by the party guests.
Last is one of my favorite drinks – mead! Several of my friends and I know how to home brew mead. If you don’t know how to home brew the drink, then you can buy at almost anyplace that has a good selection of wine and beer. Now, mead should be taken with a caution. Mead was a drink from the age of the Vikings, and it was often given at wedding ceremonies. The reason it was given at weddings is that it was a fertility drink to the Vikings, which was designed to make sure that the couple would be gifted with child. However, at a Halloween party, having the drink of the Vikings there is great for a themed party.
Enjoy your Halloween party with one or more of these fun ideas. And, as always, sip responsibly.