I’ll admit, I never really got into Halloween until I had kids. As a kid myself, it was really all about the candy. How soon can we start trick-or-treating. How long can I keep going?
I don’t really remember ever caring what my costume was—which is good because if it wasn’t in the family costume box then it wasn’t happening.
But now that I’m an adult, dressing up is fun because it’s fun for our kids ... and I get three bags of trick-or-treat candy, not just one. (Ha!)
We’ve been pirates (with our own parrot).
The Frozen Family (never mind Spiderman, getting 4 out of 5 onboard is considered a great success).
And StarWars (the SWAT woman was a character cut out of Episode 7—duh):
However this year, I’m afraid the family theme is over unless anyone out there can thread together a theme for what my kids want to be: An eyeball, a ninja AND a pirate (not a combo, an actual costume change halfway through trick-or-treating), and a unicorn with a broken leg.
Yeah, it’s over.
BUT, that doesn’t squash my holiday spirits. There’s still plenty of fun to be had around Halloween, including this cocktail I found and slightly adapted from Self Proclaimed Foodie. She calls it The Vampire, I called it The Werewolf, everyone is calling it tasty.
Here’s how to make a big batch that serves 24:
The Werewolf Cocktail
· 20 oz Vodka
· 10 oz Amaretto
· 10 oz Orange Juice (I used “with pulp” because that’s what I had and it added a spooky vibe to the drink)
· 30 oz Club Soda
• 24 oz Raspberries —Fresh or frozen (I used frozen, about 5 bags)
· 24 Plastic Syringes —I found packs of six for $7 at Party City.