HPHADD (Halloween Party Hosts Against Drunk Driving)

As always, when you're hosting a party during which people could be imbibing heavily, it's a good idea to have cab-company numbers on hand -- or at least make sure that everyone has designated-driver arrangements.

Halloween Party Drinks for Adults

We're big fans of the signature cocktail idea -- and Halloween is prime time to try out bizarre new drinks. If you want to keep things uncomplicated, though, you can serve orange or blood-colored cocktails (screwdrivers, say, or classic Bloody Marys) and offer black licorice sticks as stirrers. Or drop a few candy corns into simple yet elegant orange martinis. But if you want to get really creative, again, the sky's the limit. Here are some ideas:

  • Stuff peeled radishes with pimiento olive halves, drop into ice cube trays and freeze into eyeball ice cubes.
  • Freeze cranberry juice in plastic gloves, then cut off the gloves before dropping "hands" into punch bowls filled with your libation of choice.
  • Garnish drinks with plastic doll parts, vampire teeth or eyeball-esque peeled grapes.

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