HALLOWEEN tricks & treats
I think it's pretty safe to say that I love throwing Halloween parties!
There's endless themes to choose from and so much fun to be had.
I wanted to share a few tricks to help make your Halloween party one to remember!
Find creative vessels for your party drinks, like my blood bag cocktails.
I use my Pomegranate Paradise recipe found in my cookbook, Sasha In Good Taste.
If you are throwing a kids Halloween party this recipe is delicious alcohol-free too!
MAKES 1 COCKTAIL
3 ounces pomegranate juice
1 ½ ounces vodka (or tequila)
Splash of fresh lime juice
*if you need an alcohol-free recipe, replace the liquor with apple juice*
Large cocktail shaker, strainer, stirring spoon, vessel (cup or blood bag)
Whatcha gotta do:
In a cocktail shaker one-quarter filled with ice, combine the pomegranate juice, grapefruit juice, vodka, and lime juice. Stir well and strain into your vessel of choice.
IF YOU GO WITH BLOOD BAGS, STORE THEM IN THE FRIDGE UNTIL READY TO SERVE. SERVE ON ICE, LIKE IN THE PICTURE ABOVE.
Don't be afraid to look for funky finds at garage sales and local thrift stores! You'd be surprised how many strange things you'll find to fit your theme...like the weird octopus tentacle snow globe above...EEK! That little guy worked wonders for our Twisted Doctor's Office of Doom theme a couple of years ago.
Simple but effective: The humor of this skeleton guarding his candy with his life will put a smile on anyone's face, no matter their age! Anyone can throw up a few decorations, but thinking of creative ways to impress your guests - like this skeleton is easy an inexpensive.
P.S. there's many more ways to use skeletons! Try attaching and strategically placing them on the exterior of your home to give the illusion of them "breaking in" (this works great for an apartment balcony too!)
Natural Food Coloring. When thinking of what to serve at your party remember to be color coordinated! Red drinks resemble blood, funky colored punch will look like a poisonous punch, Homemade pretzels (found in Sasha in Good Taste) shaped like a finger or toe will look like severed digits (especially if you dip one end in red food coloring,) use black and red food markers on white gumballs to mimic a bowl of eyes (black for the pupil and red for veins,) and many more. Get creative!