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Bottles of 'boos'

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Spooky Halloween cocktails

Give your Halloween party guests a scare with these ghostly bottles of boos.

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Spooky Halloween cocktails

Give your Halloween party guests a scare with these ghostly bottles of boos.

Spooky Halloween cocktails

Create these creepy cocktails for Halloween by painting candy melt ghosts on the insides of glass bottles. Party guests will be aghast at how those frightening faces got in there. Don't forget to top them off with custom labels for a little extra giggle.

Bottles of "boos"

Ingredients and supplies:

  • Empty, widemouthed glass bottles (Starbucks Frappuccino bottles work well)
  • Washable marker
  • Black and white candy melts
  • Food-safe paintbrush
  • Straws
  • Bottle of boos labels (download and print PDF here)
  • White rum
  • Cola
  • Pina colada mix
  • Mountain Dew



Outline faces on bottles

With a washable marker, draw spooky faces on the front of your glass bottles for guidelines.

Spooky Halloween cocktails


Melt candy melts

Melt small amounts of black and white candy melts (separately) in the microwave until smooth.

Spooky Halloween cocktails


Paint faces inside bottles

Paint your spooky faces inside the glass bottles, using your guidelines on front. Remember, if you have white eyes with black circles, you will need to paint the white first, allow it to dry and then paint over it with black. The same applies if you have black eyes and want white circles.

Spooky Halloween cocktails


Let faces dry

After painting, lay the bottles flat on the counter to dry and harden. You can also speed up the process by putting them in the refrigerator. Be sure to wipe off the marker guidelines on the front of the bottles with a wet paper towel.

Spooky Halloween cocktails


Print out labels

Print and cut out labels. You can glue these to the tops of drinking straws or stick them on the front of your bottles.

Spooky Halloween cocktails


Fill bottles with cocktails

Fill your bottles with chilled, colored cocktails by using a ratio of 3:1 (three parts colored beverage to one part clear liquor). To make white bottles of boos, use pina colada mix with rum. To make black, use cola with rum. To make green, use Mountain Dew and vodka. Enjoy!

Spooky Halloween cocktails

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