OK, so you’ve decided to throw a Halloween cocktail party. Now it’s time to come up with some creepy cocktails to add to the festivities. I’ve got a few ghoulish selections. Offer them all, or make it easier on yourself and choose one as your signature Halloween party drink.
Cheers and boo!
Wolf Bite A.K.A. Zombie Bite
Banned for years, absinthe, once the favorite drink of the bohemian crowd in Paris, is now widely available. The anise-flavored spirit still offers a bit of mystery, making it ideal for the scariest night of the year.
1 oz. Lucid absinthe
1 oz. Midori melon liqueur
1 oz. lemon-lime soda
1.5 oz. pineapple juice
Drizzle of grenadine
In a cocktail shaker add Lucid Absinthe, Midori melon liqueur, pineapple juice and ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a two-ounce shot glass. Splash lemon-lime soda on top and a drizzle of grenadine.
2 oz. SKYY Infusions Blood Orange vodka
1 oz. lime juice
1 oz. peach puree
1/2 oz. hibiscus
If you’ve got a metal door, this is the easiest method. The magnet comes as two powerful disks — one rests on the inside of a glass pane and the other on the outside. Or, if you’re using it on a door without glass, simply stick one of the magnets on the outside of the metal door and hang your wreath. The hook holds a wreath that weighs up to about six pounds. And while you once only found chrome magnets, you now can buy them in colors, including black and white. The magnets are available in most hardware stores and at The Container Store.
Wreath Pro Adjustable Hanger
This clear polycarbonate hook system, with a slim, invisible design, allows you to easily hang just about any wreath from doors and windows.
This creepy little skeleton pirate will set you back
When you think of decorating your fireplace, it’s often Christmas that gets first billing. But, this year, consider dressing up the focal point of your home for Halloween. You can take it in any spooky direction your imagination wanders. There is one caveat, however. If you plan on lighting a fire, keep the decorations away from the flames.
This moody look comes from Home Depot and Johnny Love. If you want to know how you can replicate some of these creepy ideas, click here.
For these ghostly portraits, simply find interesting faces online, print them out and glue them to black construction paper or cardboard that’s been spray painted black or silver.
No one said that eerie couldn’t be contemporary and sleek. Right?
You can start with this black lace cobweb mantel scarf from Party City, then take it from there.
I love this fireplace overflowing with carved pumpkins and candles. So easy to create. If you’ve got young children and pets in the house, consider
This year marks the fifty-first anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death but, look around, it’s as if she never left.
Since the platinum blonde’s death, the Marilyn persona has morphed into a branding bombshell, fronting booze and perfume to cosmetics and even Marilyn Monroe spas and nail boutiques. And via her estate, Marilyn now has her own Twitter account boasting more than 164,000 followers. She’s also on Pinterest. (Please follow me, Marilyn. I have a board devoted to you.)