Spooky Halloween Punch Recipes and Drink Ideas for Kids

Spooky Halloween punch recipes for kids.
Spooky Halloween punch recipes for kids.

A Graveyard Smash: Kid-Friendly Halloween Drinks

Getting ready for a ghoulish affair? Make your party one to remember with one of these spooky Halloween punch recipes and drink ideas. Learn how to make:

  • Black Halloween Punch: orange and grape drink mix and ginger ale
  • Severed Floating Hand: a delightfully spooky ice cube you can add to any drink
  • Bloody Bug Halloween Punch: frozen strawberries, lemonade concentrate, Sprite, raisins, and blueberries
  • Witch's Brew Punch: spices, cider, orange juice concentrate, and ginger ale
  • Green Ghoulade Punch: lemonade concentrate, Sprite, Gatorade, and whipped cream
  • Ghastly Garnishes: snacks and candies you can use to garnish any drink

Feel free to post other ideas for festive drinks and how these drinks turned out for you in the comment section below.

Halloween Punch Recipes

1. Black Halloween Punch

Spooky Black Halloween Punch mixes orange and grape drink mix with ginger ale.
Spooky Black Halloween Punch mixes orange and grape drink mix with ginger ale.

Ingredients:

  • 0.25 oz grape unsweetened drink mix
  • 0.25 oz orange unsweetened drink mix
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 liter ginger ale
  • 3 quarts cold water

Directions:

  1. Combine grape drink mix, orange drink mix, and sugar in a large punch bowl. Mix well.
  2. Refrigerate until chilled.
  3. Add chilled ginger ale before serving.

You can also add food coloring before freezing for spookier treat. Green, purple, or black all make excellent choices. The combined colors make a spooky treat for kids and adults. Finally add the frozen hand (recipe below) to the punch bowl for a horrifying effect. Enjoy your frightening punch!

Severed Floating Hand

Steps for making a frozen severed hand to float in your punch.
Steps for making a frozen severed hand to float in your punch.

This severed floating hand makes for delightfully spooky ice cube you can float a punch bowl with any of these recipes.

Supplies:

  • Non-latex gloves or disposable gloves. You can get these at your local pharmacy or the cleaning section of your grocery store.
  • Rubber band

Directions:

  1. Wash the glove and fill it with water.
  2. Seal the glove with a rubber band and freeze until hard. It takes about 24 hours.
  3. Dip the frozen hand in warm water and peel off the glove.

You can also get creative by playing around with food coloring or juice. You can use red for a bloody hand or green for a Frankenstein effect. If you are adding anything for color, be sure to do so before freezing the hand.

2. Bloody Bug Halloween Punch

Bloody Bug Punch combines frozen strawberries, lemonade concentrate, Sprite, and fruit for a deliciously pulpy effect.
Bloody Bug Punch combines frozen strawberries, lemonade concentrate, Sprite, and fruit for a deliciously pulpy effect.

Ingredients:

  • 24 oz frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 6 oz frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 1 quart Sprite
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup blueberries

Directions:

  1. Add the thawed strawberries to a large bowl. Begin mashing them with a fork to create the "blood."
  2. Now add the lemonade concentrate and Sprite and mix well.
  3. Divide the raisins and blueberries into four tall glasses—these will be your "bugs."
  4. Pour the punch liquid into each glass and watch the bloody bugs rise to the top. This is a great recipe for kids.

Note: If you are making this punch hours ahead of time, mix your strawberries and lemonade concentrate and leave the mixture in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Add the Sprite immediately before serving and stir well. If you add the Sprite too early, it will lose some of its carbonation.

3. Witch's Brew Punch

Witch's brew punch combines spices, cider, orange juice concentrate, and ginger ale for an eerily layered drink.
Witch's brew punch combines spices, cider, orange juice concentrate, and ginger ale for an eerily layered drink.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 2 quarts cider
  • 2 six-ounce cans orange juice concentrate (these are in the frozen section)
  • 1 quart ginger ale

Directions:

  1. Add cider, cinnamon, allspice, sugar in a saucepan. Mix them over a low flame until the sugar dissolves.
  2. If you have made the drink ahead of time, store the cider mixture in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Add the chilled ginger ale before serving.
  3. You can add gummy snake candies to each glass for an extra-festive effect.

4. Green Ghoulade Punch

Green Ghoulade is Gatorade with lemonade concentrate, Sprite, and whipped cream—all things the kids are sure to enjoy.
Green Ghoulade is Gatorade with lemonade concentrate, Sprite, and whipped cream—all things the kids are sure to enjoy.

Ingredients:

  • 2 six-ounce cans lemonade frozen concentrate, thawed
  • 3 cups Sprite
  • 3.5 cups Gatorade
  • Whipped cream for topping
  • Green food coloring

Directions:

  • Add the lemonade, Gatorade, and Sprite to a large bowl and stir well.
  • Add few drops of food coloring until you get your desired shade of green.
  • Add ice and a small scoop of whipped cream in each glass. Your ghoulade is ready to drink.

Ghastly Garnishes

Depending on the garnish, you can place these on the edge of your glass, skewer them on sticks you prop inside of each cup, or place them on a napkin beside each drink. Hopefully this gives you some sinister ideas:

  • Owl eyes: baby marshmallows
  • Cat eyes: jelly beans
  • Butterfly wings: Fritos
  • Earthworms: gummy worms or cheese curls
  • Bat bones: pretzels
  • Colored flies: M&Ms
  • Chicken toenails: candy corn

You can also freeze candy garnishes so that they're sticking partway out of juice ice cubes. When you add these to your punch, it will seem as though it's seething with worms—or whatever type of candy you are using. The video below demonstrates one way of making these frozen garnishes.

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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

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Soso 2 years ago

I use kool-aid instead for the spooky recipe.


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

These Halloween punch ideas are so creative and would be awesome for a Halloween party! Thank you for sharing :)


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itsmonkeyboy 4 years ago from London, UK

Some great ideas for drinks! Something for everyone it would appear. I'm definitely thinking about the Witches Brew. Thank you for sharing the recipes.

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