You’ve got your child’s Halloween party planned.
Spooky decorations? Check.
Awesome costume? Check.
Yummy treats for guests to eat? Check.
But what about that little something to really “wow” your guests and make the party special?
Add a spooky fog drink! It’s easier than you think. I promise.
SPOOKY FOG DRINKS
Here’s what we used to create these spooky fog drinks:
- clear glass or punch bowl
- colorful drink like Gatorade or Kool-Aid
- gummy worms
- dry ice (click here to find a store that sells it near you)
- warm weather gloves
Fill your glass with your spooky drink first.
Add gummy worms or other creepy crawlies to the edge of the glass for an extra spooky effect.
The final ingredient for your foggy witches brew is to add in a few small pieces of dry ice. Our dry ice came in a big brick and we had to chip pieces off of it. Use tongs to handle it or gloves if you must pick it up with your hands. It is very, very cold.
Watch the children’s eyes grow wide with amazement at what you have just created.
Safety Tips for Working with Dry Ice
- Dry ice is a solid form of carbon dioxide gas that we exhale every time we breathe. The foggy smoke is not harmful. Of course, if you will be using large amounts of dry ice then be sure to work in a well ventilated area to keep good oxygen flow in the room.
- Dry ice is much cooler than regular ice and can give you a freezer burn if you touch it directly so wear gloves when working with it. It will sink to the bottom of your drink so either wait until fog clears to take a drink or just sip the drink from the top without letting the dry ice actually go into your mouth. Don’t eat solid dry ice. It’s way too cold for your body!
- Store dry ice in an insulated cooler, not your freezer. It is colder than regular ice and will slowly melt in your freezer. As it melts, it turns from solid carbon dioxide to gaseous carbon dioxide and the air pressure in a confined area of your freezer will increase and could cause damage.
- Buy your dry ice as close as possible to when you plan to use it as it is difficult for you to keep it cold enough to remain solid for more than 8 hours or so in a home environment.
MORE KIDS ACTIVITIES
This spooky Halloween party drink is sure to be a crowd pleaser! Have you even made fog drinks? Let us know if it was as hit. What other kids activities would you like to have at the perfect Halloween party?