So lately we’ve brought some great ideas for Halloween, from table scapes and decorations to some yummy treats. The only missing piece? Cocktails! Cap off your spooky Halloween 2013 with one of these delicious, yet devilish, drinks:
Caramel Apple Punch
6 oz Spiced Rum
6 oz Caramel Flavored Vodka
1 bottle Sparkling Cider (refrigerated)
1 apple, thinly sliced
In a pitcher, combine the rum and vodka and stir. Put in the fridge until ready to serve. When guests arrive, add the entire bottle of cider, and very gently stir.
Divide punch between six, ice-filled glasses. Wedge a few apple slices along the side of the glass or on top and serve.
1.5 oz Patron XO Café Liquor
1.5 oz Vanilla Flavored Vodka
1.5 oz heavy cream or half and half
Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously to make the cream nice and frothy. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
We hope these drinks add (safe) some fun to your Halloween party this week!
Happy Halloween from Christina Logan Design!
We love Halloween! It is somewhat because I, personally, am a candy addict, but it is also because it is another excuse for us adults to act like kids! To dress up and be creative and wear costumes that we only get away with one day a year (I’m not sure what your excuse is those other days…).
While it’s always fun to go out to parties, sometimes you want to bring the party home and have people over. We don’t all have the wallet to buy extraordinary Halloween decor, so we have scoured for some of the easiest items to make and put around your home to add a little flair without breaking the bank. Thanks to Martha Stewart for her never-ending source of ideas and images to bring events to life!
Use candles and votives you have around the house already and add plastic bugs … to really freak people out, be discreet and just use a few!
Use those bugs in your bowls of fruit too or hide them in the middle of a bowl of mixed nuts! Already have white candle sticks? Grab your markers or red ink pens to drip “blood” down the stick.Go to your local craft store or party store and you can find affordable bags or spiderwebs. They’re easy to spread about in different parts of your house and allow you to incorporate them straight into your food in drink display.
If you already have orange balloons from a kid’s birthday party, grab your markers and make those jack-o-lantern faces on them! Otherwise you can buy different balloons at the store in a variety of colors with pumpkin faces, ghosts, bats and more.
How easy could this be? Drape your white sheets over your furniture so it looks like an abandoned house.
Lastly, add some silhouettes in your window so the ambience already begins when your guests pull up to your front door. Using paper and a cutout, attach to your sheer drapes and leave the lights on … this is sure to make people know where the party is!
Don’t forget to turn down the lights in the main level and get some haunted music! Food and drink help are up next!