Spruce up your Halloween party or Haunted House this year with a block of dry ice from KT Dry Ice Service Los Angeles.  Dry ice can change the atmosphere of your party by providing bubbling drinks and misty spookiness.   Here are some fun concoctions for Halloween.  Make sure to use safely and follow all guidelines carefully.

Witches Brew

gummywormsFill a plastic cauldron with:
½ gallon of grape juice
1 can of pineapple juice
½ can of extra pulpy OJ.
Mix all the juices together

Use a pair of tongs to add a few pieces of Dry Ice into the mix.  Your Halloween libation quickly becomes a scary witches brew.
Add some gummy worms into your brew for creepy effect.

Here are some variations for adults.
Substitute the juice with ginger ale or club soda, add alcohol and drop in some glow sticks to make your brew glow.

The Wizards Potion

rootbeerHome Made Root Beer
Homemade root beer is a great drink for a Halloween party.
Here’s how you do it.
Pour one gallon of water in a large container.
Add two cups of sugar.
Add one ounce of root beer extract (you can find this at most grocery stores)
Let the sugar dissolve in the water.
Add two pounds of dry ice
(break them into small chunks and use tongs to put them in)
As soon as the dry ice becomes carbonized the drink is ready to serve.
You will have yourself a bubbling mixture of Root Beer that will make a delicious
Potion for any Halloween party.

Vampire Blood

What’s Halloween without a little vampire blood?  Make a delicious creepy drink for your guests to enjoy.

vampirebloodHere’s what you need:
One can of Hawaiian punch
One liter of ginger ale
A half-gallon of sherbet  (if you want it thicker with some additional sweetness)
For adults you can add a little alcohol to your brew for a Halloween punch.
Place pieces of dry ice under the table to create a smoky, spooky effect.
If there are dogs or children around make sure you keep the dry ice out of reach.

Ghostly Fog

cauldronMake a creepy Halloween cemetery or spook up your bar area with some dry ice ghostly fog. You will need 5 to 10 pounds of Dry Ice. Add it into 4 to 8 gallons of hot water. This will make lots of fog depending upon the temperature of the water and the size of the pieces of Dry Ice. Hotter water will make more fog. Use a small fan to help blow the ghostly fog. The hot water will keep the fog going for about 15 minutes.  If you want it to last longer use a hot plate to keep the water warm.  Fill your cauldron as high as possible and the fog will flow over the sides. Make sure your creepy concoction is in an area where a little spilling is ok.  The bubbling concoction may spill over the sides depending on how high your water is.

Smoking Pumpkin

smokinpumpkinWant to make a spooky pumpkin?  After you’ve carved your pumpkin add a small container of hot water inside the pumpkin.  Add a few small pieces of dry ice and watch the fog flow out of the pumpkin’s eyes, nose and mouth.  Keep the top off for

added effect.  Add a few glow sticks to make your pumpkin look even spookier.

 Safety First

Always use safety when handling and storing dry ice.  Here are some tips to follow to make sure your Halloween is safe and fun.

Don’t handle dry ice with your bare hands as it can cause burns to the skin.
Use tongs, gloves or a cloth when handling.

Don’t put dry ice directly into your mouth.
This can result in burns to your tongue.

Never keep dry ice in a sealed container.

Always provide ventilation as dry ice releases heavy carbon dioxide and can cause suffocation if breathed in for an extended period of time.