Kid-friendly Halloween parties are the best. There are so many opportunities to be creative — with crafts, and games, and food, and Halloween drinks, and (of course!) costumes. I myself am a huge scaredy-cat…so I don’t really do scary parties or horror movies or…y’know… anything that’s going to give me bad dreams (which is everything. Honestly. It’s ridiculous.) But a good, fun party with Halloween drinks for kids and adults with a cute theme and a viewing of The Great Pumpkin? Totally up my alley.
These three non-alcoholic Halloween drinks don’t require a lot of ingredients, are easy to put together, and are sure to be loved by kids and adults! For extra fun, grab some stripey straws in Halloween colors to add to the decor.
1.) The Halloween Crush
This is a simple drink in classic orange and black colors that jive with the whole Halloween theme!
Instructions: Chill soda ahead of time. Fill glasses and top with frozen blackberries. They’ll work like ice cubes to keep the drinks cool…but can be eaten when the drink is finished.
My kids and I have looked around, and there are as many recipes for butterbeer as there are people who love the books that introduced us to it! Some people make it hot, like a cider. We concocted this drink, which includes ice cream, so…obviously it’s our favorite version.
Vanilla ice cream
Directions: Pour some butterscotch sauce into the bottom of your mug (butterbeer just seems like it should be in a mug, doesn’t it?). Add two scoops of ice cream. Drizzle more butterscotch. Fill with club soda. **This makes enough for one adult, but I’d split it into two smaller mugs for kids.**
3.) Magic Apple Potion
This drink is a fun green color. I wanted to call it The Poisoned Apple, but my husband said that I shouldn’t be serving anything to people with the word “poison” in it… so I settled on this title instead.
Sour Apple Cocktail Mix (found near other cocktail mixes like grenadine)
Instructions: Fill a small water glass with ice. Add 3 Tb of the sour apple cocktail mix. Top with lemon-lime soda (about 1 c). Top with a fun straw and serve. **Again, this makes enough for one adult or two kids**
So. I don’t think I need to tell you that we don’t have treats like this every day…but on special days like Halloween, I think it’s okay to have a few sugary things to eat and drink. All in moderation, you know. And we make sure everyone brushes well and takes care of their teeth — not just on special days, but every day.
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