Make a bundt cake and frost
it in chocolate frosting. Decorate with palm trees and small
plastic dinosaurs: Before serving, take a pint of chocolate ice
cream and place over the hole in the center of the cake. Pour
strawberry syrup over it for volcano lava. Serve and enjoy!
Variation: Frost the cake white
and use vanilla ice cream for a different look.
Take two empty 2-liter bottles
and fill one about one third with water. Put the bottle openings
together, with the empty bottle upside down on top of the full
one. Place a 3/8 inch metal washer in the opening between the
two bottles and duct tape them together carefully.
When you're ready to make a
vortex, reverse the bottles so the full one is on top. Swirl
the top bottle in a circular motion until a spinning vortex begins
to form in the water. It will continue until all the water has
funneled through the washer and into the bottom bottle. Just
reverse the bottles to create another vortex.
Party Punch with Pizzazz
Mix up a batch of one of the
following party punches:
Smoldering Swamp Water
Mix equal parts Ice Cool Arctic
Green Apple flavor Kool-Aid with ginger ale, or try any green
beverage such as 7-UP.
Bubbling Love Potion
Mix equal parts cherry Kool-Aid
& ginger ale for a colorful and fizzy love potion drink.
Here's where the fun starts...
Place a piece of dry ice in
a sealed plastic container. Punch or cut holes in the container
lid. Before serving drop the container into the punch bowl for
a very cool effect!
Important: Always use caution
when handling dry ice! Use tongs or heavy gloves so it does not
touch bare skin as burn will result. Do not put the dry ice directly
in the punch; it should NOT be ingested.
Fill an unpowdered surgical
glove with water. Add green food coloring for a creepier look.
Securely twist tie the end and hang from a shelf in the freezer.
Once frozen, cut off the glove and float hand in your punch bowl
for a nice "touch"!
Take a cup of water and add
to it 1 Tbs. of borax (available in the laundry section of the
grocery store). Stir until completely dissolved. Take 1/4 cup
of white glue and 1/4 cup of water and mix thoroughly. In a ziploc
bag, add equal parts of the borax solution to equal parts of
the glue solution. A half cup of each will make a cup of slime.
Add a couple drops of green food coloring. Seal bag and knead
Karo brand corn syrup
Red and blue food coloring
Add some red food coloring to
the corn syrup, then just a drop or two of blue to get a more
realistic dark color. Milk will make the blood appear more opaque
and more realistic.
Note: This mixture is sticky
and can stain clothes.
These cool special effects are
perfect for a mad scientist party, a dinosaur party, a Halloween
party... just use your imagination and have fun! They add a unique
twist to any kids party and will make your child's special day
a truly memorable event!