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HALLOWEEN PUNCH BOWL FX


Halloween Recipes - Glowing Halloween Punch BowlHalloween punch and the punch bowl its served in can be as much a decoration as it is a treat for your guests. We came up with this idea to add a very spooky effect to the way our Halloween punch is displayed.

It does require that you have a clear punch bowl so that the light will shine up through the punch, but it looks great. For ours we used the "Skeleton Party Punch Bowl Set" because its clear, has matching cups and ladle, and looks great for Halloween with its creepy skulls.

Halloween Recipes - Pumpkin LightTo create this effect we use a Pumpkin Light. These great lights come in two different versions. The first is the "Amazing Rainbow Pumpkin Light" that can display seven different colors or be set to rotate between them all.

The second version is the "Artificial Candle Pumpkin Light" that flickers just like candle. Both versions of the Pumpkin Light measure approximately 3-3/4 inches in diameter including the on/off button and are 7/8 inch tall.

Halloween Recipes - Glowing Halloween Punch BowlUnfortunately, the rim on the base of most punch bowls is usually not deep and/or wide enough to hold a Pumpkin Light and still remain stable enough for the punch bowl to sit on.

To deal with this problem we built a simple base for the punch bowl to rest on and hold the light using a 11-7/8 inch diameter by 7/8 inch tall white Styrofoam floral disc. These are available at most craft stores, floral shops and some department stores that have a craft section.

Halloween Recipes - Glowing Halloween Punch BowlThe first thing we need to do was to cut a hole in the center of the Styrofoam floral disc to hold the Pumpkin Light unit. We found that the easiest way was to use an 11.5 ounce coffee can with the right inside diameter and press out the hole, just make sure the end you use does not have an inner lip or it will not cut through the Styrofoam correctly.

Just place the open end of the coffee can on top of the disc in the very center as shown in the picture to the right and push down until it presses out a hole in the disc.

Halloween Recipes - Glowing Halloween Punch BowlNext, we paint the Styrofoam disc with gloss black silk flower spray paint. We used gloss black so that it would reflect some of the light emitted by the Pumpkin Light. Don't use regular spray paint as contains acetone and will melt the Styrofoam.

Be sure to cover the disc with enough paint so that the light won't shine through the Styrofoam. If you want to add some extra decoration to the base you can sprinkle a small amount of glitter over the disc before the paint dries. Let the paint dry for a day before using.

Halloween Recipes - Glowing Halloween Punch BowlSet the punch bowl base on your serving table and place the type of Pumpkin Light you are going to use to illuminate your punch into the hole in the center of the base with the desired special effect switched on. Now, mix up your favorite Halloween punch recipe in your punch bowl and set it on top of the base directly over the Pumpkin Light for a really eerie special effect that will amaze and impress your guests.
 

Below are some of our favorite combinations

Pumpkin Punch
What can we say about the color orange, its the official color of Halloween. To create a beautiful and mysterious effect of twinkling lights shining through the punch j
ust mix up enough orange flavored Kool-Aid to fill your punch bowl. For orange colored punch we like to use the "Artificial Candle Pumpkin Light" that flickers like a real candle. Be sure to place the punch bowl directly over the Pumpkin Light. You can't see it in the pictures, but the light is twinkling through the punch!

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Vampire Punch
For a bright blood like and very sinister looking punch
just mix up enough cherry flavored Kool-Aid for your punch bowl and place an "Amazing Rainbow Pumpkin Light" set to the color red in the hole of the base to illuminate the punch from below. Place the punch bowl directly over the Pumpkin Light.

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Zombie Punch
Green colored punch looks really ghoulish, particularly when its glowing. Just mix up enough lemon-lime flavored Kool-Aid for your punch bowl
and use an "Amazing Rainbow Pumpkin Light" set to the color green. Place the punch bowl directly over the Pumpkin Light.

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Witches Brew Punch
Yellow colored punch has the advantage of transmitting most colors well. Just mix up a batch of Lemonade flavored Kool-Aid for your punch bowl.
For yellow colored punch we like to use the "Amazing Rainbow Pumpkin Light" set to rotate between all seven colors for a very eerie effect. You can't see it in the pictures, but the light is slowly changes colors through the punch!

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