Halloween - Count Dracula's Fangtastic Liquid Refreshment

Monday, October 05, 2009


Here is a look at one of the concoction's I'll be serving up at our house come October.  No, we have no parties planned, no spooky activities, no haunted houses ... just dinner at home!  And one thing I like about 'just dinner at home' is making it memorable for my kids and occasionally some of their friends ... who for some reason 'just like hanging out at our house'.  

My kids LOVE fancy drinks!  (And this one would be PERFECT for a drink station at any party this season)!  Of course these drinks are non-alcoholic ... I can take a can of sprite and some food coloring and look out!  I usually create a fancy drink, with a fancy name, every now and then.  It's really FUN!  Most often I make Shirley Temple's ... but that's NOT what we call them!  On mexican food night Shirley Temple's could be Viva Sombrero's, Baja Colada's ... or something equally festive.  On Italian night Shirley Temple's become Little Italy's or Smith-a-nelli's.  There's a LOT of silliness that goes into these concoctions!

During the month of October my kids will be served Count Dracula's.  Add some wax fangs and look out!  I know this will be a family meal my kids remember forever!  And I hope they remember what FUN we had and they in turn ... have FUN with their kids!

This drink below is clear liquids with food coloring.  I added some shaved ice and I have wax fangs that I'll be using to embellish my October drinks.


These are my favorite food colors.  This is the neon set you can buy at your grocery store.  This is the generic store brand so they were even cheaper ... and the colors are GORGEOUS!

If you make a Shirley Temple you won't need food coloring ... although you could certainly make the drink more interesting!  I use sprite and grenadine (I get this at my grocery store on the pop aisle) to make my Shirley's.  Although ... the real recipe calls for ginger ale and grenadine.

Don't sweat it though!  Any drink will work.  What really matters is adding the wax fangs!  That's what the kids will love.  And beware!  They probably will try and eat dinner with their fangs in!  When it becomes too overwhelming and you're ready to crack ... put your fangs in and join in on the FUN!

Now for all of you milk drinkers out there (my hubby ONLY drinks milk at dinner) just add a couple of drops of food coloring to the milk!  To make it more interesting you could throw in some ice cubes.  Of course it will taste the same ... but it will have you wondering!

Cheers!  To Bone Appetit and More Bone Appetit ... my favorite stamp sets this month!

Happy Paper Crafting!


My Supply List for this Project:

  • T3216  Bone Appetit
  • T3217  More Bone Appetit
  • T2795  Trick or Treaters
  • T2804  Fancy Curls
  • V841  Miss Moxie SWIC
  • F306  Cloud Scissors
  • D89  Pop Dots
  • Adhesive
  • D701  Giga Scalloped Circle Punch
  • D74  Mega Circle Punch
  • C151  Transcendence Embossing Powder
  • TT220  Noir Palette Ink
  • Heat Tool
  • F464  Stardust Clear Gelly Pen
  • Copic Markers
  • Prismacolor Pencils
  • Black Sharpie Marker
  • Stipple Brush
  • V215  Black Cardstock
  • Magnet Sheets
  • Metal Tin

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