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Posted on Jun 25, 2014

How to Have the Best Halloween Bar Ever

How to Have the Best Halloween Bar Ever

Here at BuyCostumes.com, it’s never too early to start thinking about Halloween, and it’s just not Halloween without a Halloween party! We’ve built this cemetery themed wine bar to help you get some inspiration of your own come October 31st.

Keep on reading for Halloween drink recipes, decorating tips, and more!

Cemetery Wine Bar decor available at BuyCostumes.com

Fake tombstones aren’t just for the backyard. Bring some inside and haunt your house big-time! We have plenty of varieties, so it’s easy to create a unique appearance.  Around the base, we added some fake moss to make everything blend together a little – you can find it at just about any craft store. A few disembodied hands to hold wine bottles are a nice touch.

Cemetery Wine Bar decor available at BuyCostumes.com

These battery powered lanterns are an amazing addition to any Halloween party. They look old and creepy, but they’re actually really bright. Throw a party in the dark with a few of these lanterns, some other decorative Halloween lights, and a fog machine, and your friends will be talking about your party for years to come.

Cemetery Wine Bar decor available at BuyCostumes.com

Add some joke labels to your bottles if you like puns as much as we do – Coroner Extra, Cursed Light, Bloodweiser… you get the idea.

Cemetery Wine Bar decor available at BuyCostumes.com

These rubber rats are the kind of small details that can take any set of Halloween decoration from good to great. Add in some fake spider webs and spiders for an even better effect!

Cemetery Wine Bar decor available at BuyCostumes.com

With the decorations set, all that’s left to take care of are the drinks themselves. A legit bar setup is ideal, but you don’t need one at all. We created ours simply by setting up a black table with plenty of decorations and glasses for the wine (blood red, of course). Mad scientist test tubes function as shot glasses.

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Add these two Halloween cocktails to your bartending arsenal to have a spooky good time behind the bar:

Blue Witches Brew (pictured)

  • Pour 1 oz. Vodka, 1 oz. Triple Sec, and 1 oz. Blue Curacao along with the juice of one Lime into a shaker over cracked ice
  • Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass, rimmed with black sugar

Vampire’s Elixir

  • Dress the inside and rim of a chilled martini glass with strawberry syrup
  • Combine 1½ oz. Raspberry Vodka, ¾ oz. White Chocolate Liqueur, and 1 oz. Half and Half in a shaker over ice
  • Shake and strain into martini glass; garnish with vampire teeth

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Of course, every bar needs snacks, too! Here’s how you can make your own spooky hummus pumpkin: simply scoop a generous amount of hummus onto a serving plate, and cover with finely shredded carrots. A small bit of green onion or celery makes the perfect pumpkin stem. Serve with your favorite tortilla or pita chips and let the guests carve it up!

To make the mummy veggie dip seen above, it’s the same principle – just form some thick, cheese-based dip into the vague mummy shape. To get the cloth bound and bandaged look, pipe out a thin layer of cream cheese with a pastry bag and leaf tip. Lightly finish with pepper to taste, and serve with fresh cut veggies.

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Click inside this graphic to Shop This Look and get the essentials. What do you think of our Cemetery Bar setup? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter @BuyCostumes! Be sure to also check out our Pinterest boards for more Halloween party ideas and inspiration.


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