Easy Halloween Party Ideas For A Spooky Season

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Need some easy Halloween party ideas to kick off the spookiest season of the year? We know a few that you can achieve with things you already own, including glow-in-the-dark cocktails! Did you know that tonic water glows under black light? This easy Halloween party idea will serve your guests "radioactive" drinks, and all you need is a black light, clear alcohol (gin or vodka), cups, limes, and tonic.

Another easy Halloween party idea involves good old Jell-O and the glowing qualities of tonic water. Choose a Jell-O color in the green/blue family, and stay away from the red variety. The jelly acts as a kind of filter to the fluorescence, so red Jell-O would result in a very dim glow — and nobody wants that.

You may wonder what makes it glow. Simple: Tonic water contains quinine, which is naturally fluorescent.

Get the full how-to recipes here! You can buy black lights at Maplin or on Amazon. You can likely find them at other places, too.

Get into the spirit and spookiness of Halloween by dressing up your store-bought treats, drinks, and more!