The Adult Halloween Party
Given that Halloween is slowly but surely creeping up on us I thought I might share with you some of my favorite DIY ideas for this years Halloween!
First let’s start off with the grown up version of Halloween.
Here is my idea for my costume this year…
Isn’t it an awesome costume?
And a grown up party wouldn’t be complete with out some decorations and treat ideas…
Raspberry or strawberry jello with vodka! Be sure to get syringes with NO needles and that have caps to keep the jello in!
Half and hollow out some pumpkins to hold spray painted black drink bottles on ice! Don’t forget to keep the seeds and reserve the pumpkin to make the next treat…
Drunken Pumpkin Pies
8 mini graham cracker crusts
1 envelop Knox gelatin
1 cup of water + ¼ cup for later
1/3 cup of canned pumpkin
¼ cup of granulated sugar
¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice
½ cup of vodka
½ tbsp. heavy cream
2 tbsp butterscotch schnapps
Whipped cream topping
Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in saucepan and let sit for a few minutes.
Heat over low heat while stirring until gelatin is dissolved.
Add the pumpkin, sugar and spice and continue stirring on low heat until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is smooth.
Remove from heat and cool for 30 minutes.
Combine liquors, ¼ cup water and cream in a bowl.
Whisk in the pumpkin mixture and pour into piecrusts.
Chill and serve with whipped cream!
Make your friends squeamish! (Just looking at this makes me nauseous, both Alex and I really dislike worms but mostly their smell thankfully this will smell sweet and will be oh so fun to make…note the sarcasm in my voice…)
Squirmy Wormy Jello Shots
2 packs (3 oz)
Raspberry jello 1 pkg unflavored gelatin (for extra firmness)
3/4 cup whipping cream
21/2 cups boiling water
1 /2 cup vodka
15 drops green food coloring
100 flexible straws (or enough to fill your container)
Tall container (1 quart or 1 liter carton of milk)
Combine gelatin in bowl and add boiling water.
Let it cool to lukewarm and then add the vodka, whipping cream and 15 drops green food coloring.
Gather your straws (don’t forget to flex them out) and put them in the container. It’s important that the straws have a tight fit so the jello stays in the straws. For this reason, a 1 liter carton may be better; you will probably get longer worms since there is a tighter fit. If you have a bigger container, a rubber band around the straws is helpful. Or you could just add more straws to fill the container.
Add the gelatin mixture to the straw-filled container and let it set until firm.
*Now serve to your favorite girly girl friends! GO!*
Now these are a spin on the famous cocktail weenie….
Cocktail weenies, ketchup and cooked onion give a whole new meaning to the term finger foods…
* Eden is home sick today and sitting beside me. She is a girly girl and I just showed her the photos and she said
“Ewwww, ewwww!! Mom, don’t make those…”
Stay tuned for the family friendly version in the upcoming weeks!