Now that I had my Drippy Pastel Pumpkins, it’s time to get the #creepycute2015 party started!
The first thing I needed to do was get some more decorations. I went to the 99cent store, Daiso, JoAnn’s Fabrics, and Target to pick up a few ghoulie goodies. Now, as we know, most of the decorations out there at this time of year are pretty creepy. Don’t let that… scare you… (pun intended, lol). Just look for great shapes and forms because with a little spray paint magic… Creepy cuteness happens! As with the pumpkins, make sure you prime everything with a matt white primer first.
I even played around with doing some gradations for an extra dose of kawaii.
So with decorations done, it was time to party. Tula came over and we set up the tables.
You can’t have a party without a good amount of treats right? I made some purple cupcakes and used a combination of aqua frosting and lavender cookie frosting. I added candy eyeballs and ring bats. And then of course you need lots of gummies and candy!
Next up was to add some fang-tastic libations. We made some pastel cream soda, using a similar recipe from here. Basically just pour a little colored soda (we used grape) into a tall glass, add some club soda, and then a good splash of heavy cream. We added a little piece of dry ice and some fun black and white straws for extra creepy cool factor. (The checkerboard straw has a toothpick bat inserted in the top that we picked up at Michaels)
A NOTE ABOUT DRY ICE: When handling dry ice, make sure you use gloves and tongs. Don’t touch it with your bare hands. Most importantly do not drink or consume the actual piece of dry ice. Wait until it dissolves. That stuff is so cold, you can seriously harm someone if the piece comes in contact with lips or worse, swallows it. However, because dry ice is so dense, it usually will sink to the bottom of a glass and it dissolves fairly quickly. Once it’s dissolved, its safe to drink. As a precaution, just tell your guests to wait until the dry ice has dissolved. Here is a great link to more info about using dry ice in drinks.
Tula crafted some scary sweet and sophisticated lavender martini cocktails. She found a great recipe here (just scroll down a little to the “Sierra Madre Lavender Martini) You could also do a simple quick version by just adding some purple food coloring to the alcohol. We topped it off with gummy eyeball “olives” as garnish.
With all the goodies in place, it’s time to party!
Creep It Real y’all! Happy Halloween!!