Planning A Halloween Party? Why You Need Dry Ice

Halloween is one of the most popular times for people to purchase and use dry ice. The fog that dry ice releases when it reacts with liquid is a popular effect for Halloween parties and haunted houses. If you're planning a big Halloween blowout this year and you want to make the experience a memorable one for your guests, dry ice is a must-have on your supply list. Here's a look at a few different ways that you can use dry ice to take your Halloween party to the next level.

Spooky Jack O'Lantern Decor

Everybody's used to the traditional jack o'lanterns with candles inside that light up the face carved into the pumpkin. In fact, they have become such a common decoration as part of Halloween parties that most people look right past them. That can often feel like a total waste of your time and effort in creating this masterpiece.

If you want to make the most of your decor, consider incorporating dry ice with your jack o'lantern designs. If you place a tall glass in the center of the jack o'lantern instead of a candle, you can add water about halfway up the glass. Then, drop a small cube or two of dry ice in the water. The natural dry ice reaction will have your jack o'lanterns releasing foggy smoke that helps to contribute to the eerie Halloween feel.

Bubbling Cauldrons

No Halloween party or haunted house would be complete without at least one bubbling cauldron. After all, what else is the resident witch supposed to stir? If you want to make your cauldrons feel as realistic and creepy as possible, that's where dry ice comes in. Add some water to the cauldron, then periodically drop in a few cubes of dry ice to keep the mist producing. So long as there's mist rolling out of the cauldron, it'll look like you're really cooking up a witch's brew.

Foggy Drinks

Adding to the allure of your creepy celebration could be drinks that roll out layers of mist and fog. The easiest way to do this and still ensure that those drinks are safe is to opt for food-safe dry ice stirrers. These sticks are designed specifically for putting into cocktails and punches to create that foggy effect. Place a stick in each drink as you deliver them for the optimal effect.

These are a few of the best ways to use dry ice at your Halloween bash. Just make sure that you've got plenty of airflow in the areas where you're using it. Dry ice is carbon dioxide, so it can concentrate heavily in the air if you don't keep the fresh air flowing.