Halloween Party Hostess Gift Ideas

Attending a Halloween party and not sure what to bring?  Below you will find my picks at a variety of price points.

Halloween Gifts

1. Set of 2 Bat Dishes $7.95 : CrateandBarrel.com

Fill them with candy corn and wrap with cellophane!

2. Pumpkin Placeholders for $3.95 each: CrateandBarrel.com

Your hostess can use them for Thanksgiving too!

3. Bewitched Chardonnay $20

4. Homemade decorated cookies made with these cookie cutters: Wilton.com

5. Crystal Head Vodka  $46.99

 

The Perfect Moscow Mule

The Perfect Moscow Mule

Earlier this month, we hosted our Olympics Around-the-World party as the host country of Russia. I did all sorts of research for what our signature drink should be and came up with the obvious: Vodka.  Since that was a bit hardcore for the afternoon, we integrated it into the popular Moscow Mule.  Over the past several months, I have been fiddling with the recipe a bit and I think I finally figured out the perfect one!

Moscow Mule

1/2 ounce lime juice – Must be real limes! Key limes are my personal favorite.

2 ounces of Vodka – Pick your favorite!

5 ounces of Ginger Beer – There are a few good brands, but our favorite is Crabbie’s.

Mint – for garnish

Copper Mug – If you don’t have copper mugs, a chilled glass is a fair alternative. Our mugs are from Crate&Barrel. I love how sleek they are!

Ice

Since we were making a big batch, we mixed 12 servings of lime juice and vodka in a pitcher for easy serving (if you do this, just make sure to stir it up before serving). Add the lime juice and vodka mixture to a mug full of ice. Top off with 5 ounces of ginger beer. Stir and garnish with a couple sprigs of mint, a lime wedge, and your favorite straw. Enjoy!