Halloween is a fantastic time for parties and we like having a casual drink at a party to unwind with our friends as much as the next person. We also understand, however, that not everyone in our lives drinks, and we don’t think it’s fair that they should miss out on novelty themed beverage ideas just because they don’t drink alcohol! That’s why we’ve had our eyes peeled for fun non-alcoholic Halloween drink ideas that we might make at our big Halloween bash.
Just in case you love the idea of having non-alcoholic options set out in the themed drink department for your guests just as much as we did, here’s a list of the coolest recipes we’ve come across in our search so far!
1. Monster gut punch
Do you live somewhere that’s actually quite warm in the fall, meaning you don’t have to think about your guests getting cold at your Halloween party? Then you’re the perfect person to be serving blended ice drinks, especially ones as cool as these! Check out how Giggles Galore made this light pink drink with iced chunks to look like guts and garnished with a similarly coloured gummy worm that looks a bit more like an intestine here.
2. Peeps, Nerds, and Sprite
If you’re going to throw a party on a holiday that’s all about candy, would you rather make something that really makes good use of that? Then we have a feeling you’ll get a real kick out of the way A Girl and A Glue Gun combined candy and sprite to make the ultimate spooky drink for sugar lovers.
3. Caramel apple cider
Perhaps your Halloween party is a bit more of a low key gathering and you’re looking for something slightly less based in sugar and more filled with classic fall flavours? Then we’d suggest taking a look at how Pastry Affair made these delicious caramel apple ciders with a whipped cream topping, just to really make it a treat.
4. Blood orange virgin martini
Just because a type of mixed drink would usually have a splash of alcohol in it doesn’t mean that you can’t skip that part in favour of making an equally delicious beverage using everything else! That’s what Culinary Ginger did here in order to create a delicious blood orange flavoured “martini” that’s decorated creatively to look like something a vampire might drink.
5. Candy corn punch
We’ve always loved candy corn because it’s got great texture, a lovely sweet flavour, and a fantastic colour scheme, so we’re sure it’ll come as no surprise to you, then, that we fell in love with this awesome candy corn punch the moment we saw it! High Heels and Grills guides you step by step through the ingredients and the process of making it hold its colour like layers.
6. Rock candy mocktail
Sweetness is clearly a big running theme here, but there’s possibly no sweeter idea on the whole list than this fantastic rock candy mocktail outlined in detail by A Beautiful Mess. Besides having great colour and a lot of sweet flavour, it’s always just a neat spooky effect to look down at your drink and see that it’s got something texture stuck right in the middle!
7. Magic potion punch
Perhaps you’re just looking for something delicious with a lot of fizz because you know how much your kids adore pop and this is the one time of year where you don’t really mind how much of it they drink? In that case, making your own custom flavoured fizzy drink that’s a little different than the regular pops they can get all year round might be a fun idea! Check out how Bitz n’ Giggles made this fizzing “magic potion”.
Just in case we really caught your attention when we started talking about novelty drinks that are a little more fall and a little less purposely spooky but you’ve never really liked apple cider, here’s an amazingly rich butter beer recipe for you to try thanks to Pastry Affair! We’re also totally into the idea of using this recipe to throw a specifically Harry Potter themed Halloween party, since our kids are obsessive “Potterheads”.
9. Pumpkin butterbeer hot chocolate
Are you still rather intrigued by the idea of making these Halloween-y drinks that are a little more than pop mixtures, and you think it would be a bonus if the drink was warm, since Halloween where you live is very chilly indeed? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Half Baked Harvest made this fantastic pumpkin butter beer hot chocolate!
10. Ghost milkshakes
Maybe you’re not actually looking for something you’d classically serve at a party because you’d really just like to make your kids a funny treat to surprise them with when they get home from school on Halloween night? Then perhaps you’d get along better with the way A Beautiful Mess very simply customized some mason jars filled with vanilla milkshake so that they look like ghosts!
11. Gummy worm punch
Are you still convince that your family and friends would get the most excited about some kind of pop and candy combination, since that’s not really something they’ll enjoy throughout the rest of the year, but you’d like something simple enough for the kids to actually help you make? in that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Bitz n’ Giggles made this delicious gummy worm punch! Let the kids drop the worms in to their hearts’ content.
12. Witch’s brew punch
Maybe you adore this whole “candy drink” idea but you know your little ones or the people in your friend circle aren’t actually the biggest fans of sparkling drinks? Then maybe a simple still punch that packs a lot of flavour would be preferable! We’d suggest taking a look at how The Ktchn made this witch’s brew punch that’s got just as much candy, just without the bubbles.
13. Bloody Shirley Temples
What if we told you that you could make a classic beverage with a taste you already know your kids adore but present it in a way at your party that’s a lot more awesome and spooky then usual? If that sounds ideal to you, then we think you simply must take a look at how This Grandma is Fun made these “bloody” Shirley Temples with an awesome interactive element!
14. Vampire mocktail
Perhaps you’re basically obsessed with the needle and blood vial concept we just showed you above, but you’d rather make something fruity tasting than just a classic Shirley Temple? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Self Proclaimed Foodie made these vampire mocktails that are almost too gross to be true as you squeeze the syringe.
15. Cemetery slime punch
Now, we know we’ve talked a lot about novelty drinks that have a big “ew” factor on this list, but we think we just might have saved the best for last! Take a look at how HGTV made this “cemetery slime” punch that’s the colour of muddy water and filled with gummy worms and other sweet creepy crawlies. We know it tastes delicious in reality, but we’re almost scared to take a sip!