Glow in the Dark Skeleton Juice

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Spooky glow in the dark drinks are the perfect addition to your fall festivities this year!  They’re easy to make and all of the little ghouls in your life will love them!

Glow in the Dark Skeleton Juice is a fun and spooky mocktail to enjoy this Halloween! Easy to make using simple ingredients like grenadine, lemon lime soda and tonic water, these drinks are ‘spook’tacularly delicious too!

Halloween parties are so fun! With a little bit of creativity, your next Halloween bash (or even your Halloween Dinner) can go from fun to frightfully fantastic in no time! I love to host Halloween parties and the best ones are where your guests get into the party spirit too!

We set the mood with black lights and cobwebs and of course bowls full of yummy grabbable snacks!

This year, Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups Skulls Fun-Size have an awesome new spooky Skull shape and of course they’re filled with Butterfinger crispety, crunchety, peanut-buttery flavor.  We also love to grab Jumbo Variety Bags of Butterfinger, Nestlé Crunch, Baby Ruth, SweeTARTS, Nerds, & Laffy Taffy for parties and for our little Trick or Treaters! You can find these Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups Skulls Fun-Size at major retailers nationwide!

It’s the little things that can make your party extra special. This Glow in the Dark Skeleton Juice is simple to make and what makes extra fun is the ghastly straw and the fact that it glows in the dark!

The straw is sinisterly simple to make! We simply adhere Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups Skulls Fun-Size to straws with melted chocolate and allow to cool!

Next decorate clear bottles with eerie stickers and fill with grenadine, ice and tonic water mixed with lemon lime soda. Add in the sinister straw, flip on your black light and you have an unearthly cool party drink!

Win A Prize Pack to Create Your Own Glow in the Dark Drinks!

If you love these drinks as much as I do, you’ll be excited to know that one lucky reader is going to win a prize pack filled with the essentials to recreate these Glow in the Dark Skeleton juice drinks with Butterfinger Skull straws! To enter to win, Tweet these spooky glow in the dark drinks to your friends on Twitter and be sure to include the hashtag #ButterfingerSkullsWithPennies so we can find your entry! The winner will be selected on October 16, 2017!

Have fun this Halloween and incorporate Glow in the Dark Skeleton Juice into your party menu! Your family and guests will absolutely love your creepy concoction!

Why Does This Drink Glow?

What makes this Glow in the Dark Skeleton Juice glow mysteriously in the dark?

Tonic water is the creepy culprit! Tonic water contains quinine which makes the it fluoresce a bright blue when an ultraviolet black light is applied to it. What a neat way to make your party spine-chillingly fun!

While you’re at it, you can make lots of other great glowing snacks for Halloween!

Glow in the Dark Skeleton Juice

More Glow in the Dark Halloween Treats & Eats

Just add in a black light for some inexpensive fun! In addition to glow in the dark stickers, and bright fluorescent decorations you can actually make your food glow too!

  • Add tonic water to a gelatin dessert or even your punch bowl.
  • Create a scary salad using cooking oil (glows yellow) or olive oil (glows orange) in the dressing.
  • Ketchup (glows a dull yellow) is a fun condiment to have on hand for spooky sliders.
  • Any recipe with milk (glows yellow) would be spine chillingly cool too! Milkshakes will not only give your guests brain freeze but be hair-raising as well!

Glow in the Dark Skeleton Juice

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  • 1 tablespoon grenadine
  • 2 parts clear lemon lime soda
  • 1 part tonic water
  • ice


  • milk chocolate candy melts
  • Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups Skulls Fun-Size
  • clear straws
  • black light
  • bottles
  • stickers


Skeleton Straws

  1. Adhere skeleton stickers to bottles/glasses if using.  Set aside.
  2. Microwave 1/2 cup candy melts according to package directions. Transfer to small sandwich bag.  Snip a small corner off of the sandwich bag.
  3. Pipe a line of candy melts on the back of a Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups Skull. Attach the clear straw (ensuring you leave 1″ or so for sipping). Repeat with remaining straws. Refrigerate 5 minutes.
  4. Once set, pipe additional candy melts on the top/sides of the straw to hold in place.  Refrigerate 5 minutes.

Skeleton Juice

  1. Pour grenadine in the bottom of your bottle or glass.
  2. Fill glass with ice.
  3. Combine tonic water and lemon lime soda. Slowly and gently pour over the ice without disturbing the grenadine at the bottom.
  4. Add skeleton straws and turn on the black light.

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Perfect Halloween Party ideas:

  • Send out a spooky Halloween invitation! I love to print out the details of the party such as times, where to park, etc. all with a spooky theme. You can make paper look old by dabbing strong tea on the paper and allowing it to dry. Once it is dry you can print the invite on the paper, then crumple it up tearing the edges or even burning the edges.
  • Cool and spooky Halloween music! Music totally sets the tone of your party. Create a music mix that you know your guests will love.
  • Decorations! Take a bit of time and decorate your yard and house, your guests will totally appreciate it!
  • Games or crafts! Especially if you have little ones at your party, having some type of game or craft is a great idea! Having an activity helps keep the party interesting, fun and can be a super ice-breaker if you have guests who are not familiar with each other.
  • Have prizes for your games and don’t forget a prize for best costume!
  • Sinisterly super food and drinks are a must for a great party! And one easy and delicious drink that both adults and kids alike will love is this Glow in the Dark Skeleton Juice!  It is such a fun addition to your party!

Giveaway ends October 16th at 11:59pm est. This giveaway is sponsored by Nestle.  Winner will be randomly selected via Random Line Picker.  The winner will be contacted using information provided during entry and announced on this blog post.  Information collected is solely for contacting winners and will not be used otherwise.  The winner will have will have 72 hours to claim their prize or the prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be selected. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Pinterest or any other social media avenues. When entering this giveaway, participants release and indemnify Facebook from all liability.  USA only.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nestlé. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Spooky glow in the dark drinks are the perfect addition to your fall festivities this year!  They're easy to make and all of the little ghouls in your life will love them!
Spooky glow in the dark drinks are the perfect addition to your fall festivities this year!  They're easy to make and all of the little ghouls in your life will love them!

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Holly Nilsson

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

16 comments on “Glow in the Dark Skeleton Juice”

  1. What a fun idea! I usually make a whole Halloween themed meal, and will definitely be using this recipe for the drinks!

    Rating: 5
  2. Oh my gosh these are great on so many levels! I love how you attached the candy! I love how this glows, and I love how easy you’ve made these.

  3. What a fun idea for Halloween party treats! Thanks for the list of other foods that glow, too!

  4. Oh wow! That is a such a creepy and delightful juice. This would make the Halloween party so much fun. Love your tips on all the glow in the dark ingredients.

  5. These look like fun! What a festive treat for Halloween!

  6. These would be so much fun for the kids! Perfect for a Halloween Party. Saving for later.

    Rating: 5
  7. These are SO fun for Halloween! I’d love to make these for a party. Love them (and always a big fan of chocolate)!

  8. What a spooky take on Halloween candy! This would be so much fun for a Haunted House or Halloween party!

  9. What a great Halloween party treat! Kids will be all over this juice! Probably the adults too, come to think of it. I better make a double batch!

    Rating: 5

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