Have you started thinking about Halloween yet? I have! Although I’m not big on the creepy, scary part of Halloween, I AM a fan of all the fun crafts, decor and yummy food that come out around this time each year, so I thought I’d share an easy, fun, kid-friendly party drink idea, along with a few helpful party tips to get you in the Halloween mood!
These fizzy pumpkin drinks are super simple to make for your next party!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Small canning jars (mine had texture, but I recommend smooth ones)
and Orange Sherbet
Step 1: Apply your vinyl stickers onto your jar to make whatever pumpkin face you choose. Textured jars are a bit trickier to work with, because there are bumps and grooves, so you might want to pick a jar with a smooth finish. (this is just what I had on hand). Kids love this part, so make sure to let them help!
Step 2: Mix 2 cups of orange juice and 1 cup of pineapple juice together in a pitcher.
Step 3: Scoop the orange sherbet into your jars, filling them up about 3/4ths of the way.
Step 4: Fill the jars halfway with the pineapple/orange juice mixture.
Step 5: Top the rest of your drink with lemon-lime soda, attach lids, add a green straw for the “stem” and you’re done!
Halloween Party Tips:
Pre-Party Prep – Planning for a party can be a bit stressful. Take 20 minutes to sit and write down a few things that you want your party to have, and set a budget that will work for you. Theme, Food, Decor, Activities etc…
Once you’ve listed these things out, your party planing will move along much smoother, and you won’t run into as many surprises or unexpected expenses.
Invitations - One of the best parts of a party, for the guests, is receiving a fun invitation in the mail! Whether you make the invitations yourself, find a small handmade vendor on Etsy, or search out free printables online… creative, colorful invites really set the whole tone for your party.
Greeting your Guests & Party Flow – When your guests arrive, make sure to greet them and let them know what to expect. If your party is formal, then you can print out a “party plan” card for them, or if it’s more of a casual gathering, you can let your guests know how to move through the party once they arrive. (Ex: “Once everyone arrives we’ll be playing a few games in the backyard, so please help yourself to the refreshments in the meantime; they’re in the kitchen!”)
Capturing the Fun – Now that you’ve got your party rolling, don’t forget to capture the fun memories and people who are there. It’s best to designate someone to take the photos for you; that way you don’t miss out on any of the action. Simple candid photos are great, or if you want to go one step further, you can set up a photo booth with fun props!
Party Favors - One of the best ways to send your guests on their way. Even the simplest of party favors will have those party people remembering your event, long after the party is over!