The secret to the glowing drinks is tonic water (diet tonic water works too). It contains quinine, and quinine is photochemical reactive. That means it glows blueish white when exposed to a blacklight.
Gin and Tonics were a staple for our bar, but they are bitter. Other great options are Blue Curacao and tonic, vodka and tonic and the Mind Eraser with tonic instead of soda (Vodka, Kahlua and tonic).
To decorate I covered the wall behind the bar with a Halloween scene setter and those inexpensive streachy spiderwebs.
I picked up decanters and clear glass pitchers from the local thrift store, and made sticky labels for the containers. (a la Martha Stewart - Cyanide Soda Label, Elixir of Doom Gin Label, Toxic Tonic Label, Black Death Vodka Label).
If you are looking for more fun ideas for your Halloween party check out these links -
- Halloween Party Ideas from Party411.com
- Dead Rock Star Halloween Theme Party (perfect for a glowing bar)
- How to make Jello Shot Syringes
- Find the perfect Halloween Costume