How to Throw a Spooktacular Halloween Party

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Make Halloween 2017 SPOOKTACULAR!


It’s hard to believe that it’s time to think about making Halloween plans. Where did the year go? We are planning to have a SPOOKTACULAR Halloween with a collection of delicious products from Sparkling ICE, Carrington Farms, My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream, The Little Kernel Popcorn, Welch’s Fruit Snacks, Explore Cuisine, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, and Investigation Discovery Wine Club.

Take the hard part out of finding the perfect party foods and drinks by including a few of these fall favorites that we received. Add in some fun decorations and your party is set to be a hit! All of the following products and recipes are great for kids or adults. Please note that the alcohol can be swapped out for a non-alcoholic alternative.

Happy Halloween!


Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

butternut squash soup

Upgrade your favorite fall soup dish to a Roasted Butternut Squash Soup! Served in a hollowed-out pumpkin, it’s sure to be a hit with the adults and the kiddos. This recipe includes the addition of Carrington Farms Garlic Coconut Cooking Oil. This is the perfect alternative to traditional cooking oils. It stays as a liquid and contains MCTs (the good stuff!). It’s also a natural energy source with a higher smoke point than most oils. Add delicious flavor with the garlic (featured) or with rosemary, coconut & avocado, or go with unflavored. Available at Walmart, Publix and online at


Carrington Coconut Cooking Oil

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Enjoy Fall with a delicious Roasted Butternut Squash Soup served in a pumpkin!

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  • 1 Butternut Squash (Cut into 1" Pieces)
  • 2 Carrots (Large, Diced)
  • 1 Onion (Medium, Diced)
  • 2 tbsp Carrington Farms Coconut Cooking Oil (Garlic)
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • 3 cups Vegetable Broth
  • Salt (To Taste)
  • Pepper (To Taste)
  1. Toss vegetables in coconut cooking oil and roast on cookie sheet for about 45 minutes or until tender.

  2. Put roasted vegetables into a soup pot and add coconut milk and vegetable broth, simmer until everything is warm.

  3. While simmering take a potato masher and mash up the veggies.

  4. Once everything is warm, transfer to a blender or vitamix and blend until smooth.

  5. Transfer back to pot and simmer for 20 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Serve in a hollowed pumpkin for added decoration! 

Black Bean Spaghetti with AFRAID-O Sauce


Black Bean Spaghetti with AFRAID-O Sauce

Spook your guests with a delicious (and healthy!) Black Bean Spaghetti with AFRAID-O Sauce from Explore Cuisine! This traditional spaghetti-alternative is made with only one ingredient – organic black beans. They are vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO and made with 100% organic ingredients. Explore Cuisine is available to purchase at Publix and online at

Explore Cuisine Black Bean Spaghetti

Black Bean Spaghetti with AFRAID-O Sauce

Serve your guests a SPOOKTACULAR plate of Black Bean Spaghetti with AFRAID-O Sauce!

  • 1 box Explore Cuisine Black Bean Spaghetti (cooked + drained)
  • 1 jar alfredo sauce
  • 1 jar marinara sauce
  • Basil (fresh)
  • 8 white carrots (optional)
  1. Peel 8 white carrots then carve with small knife into finger-bone shape. Steam until al dente. Set aside.

  2. Heat the sauces in separate saucepans over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

  3. Place warm Explore Cuisine black bean spaghetti on serving plate.

  4. Ladle alfredo sauce over the center of the spaghetti.

  5. Arrange carrot phalanges over the sauce.

  6. Splatter marinara sauce over the entire dish, in a gruesome manner.

  7. Garnish with basil.

Peachy Halloween Mini Cupcakes

Peach Nectarine Cupcakes

With 20+ flavors to choose from, Sparkling Ice is a must-have for your guests – young and old – this year! This light and refreshing beverage contains Zero Calories, Zero Carbs, is Gluten-Free, and Sodium-Free. Bake up some peachy Halloween mini cupcakes with Sparkling Ice Peach Nectarine or enjoy the excellent soda-alternative on its own! You can find Sparkling Ice at your favorite retailer nationwide.


Sparkling Ice

Peachy Halloween Mini Cupcakes

A peachy Halloween mini cupcake that is delicious for all ages!

  • 1 bottle Sparkling Ice Peach Nectarine (divided)
  • 1 box classic yellow cake mix, 15.25 oz. box
  • 3 eggs (large)
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • Candy Corn
  • Icing
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare mini cupcake pan with paper liners.

  2. Add 1 cup Sparkling Ice Peach Nectarine to large mixing bowl with cake mix, eggs and oil. Beat starting on low speed and then moving to medium speed for 2 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring remaining 9 ounces of Sparkling Ice Peach Nectarine to boil and reduce liquid to a 1/4 cup. Chill to cool.

  4. Pour Cake batter into cupcake papers. Fill to ¾ full.

  5. Bake for about 10 minutes, until cake tester or pick comes out clean.

  6. Promptly remove cupcakes to a cooling rack and allow to cool.

  7. Ice cupcakes and garnish each with a candy corn.

Sugarsnake Cocktail

With 20+ flavors to choose from, Sparkling Ice is a must-have for your guests – young and old – this year! This light and refreshing beverage contains Zero Calories, Zero Carbs, is Gluten-Free, and Sodium-Free. This spooktacular Sugarsnake Cocktail will make all of your ghosts and ghouls say oooh and aaah when you create this drink with Sparkling Ice Kiwi Strawberry and a sugar snake with Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry. You can find Sparkling Ice at your favorite retailer nationwide.


Sugarsnake Cocktail

Make your guests oooh and aaah over your spooktacular cocktails with the Sugarsnake!

  • 1 part Wicked White Whiskey
  • 2 parts Sparkling Ice Kiwi Strawberry
  • Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry
  • Granulated White Sugar
  • Kiwi slices
  1. Reduce 1 cup of Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry with 2 tablespoons of white sugar into thick syrup – drizzle over both interior & exterior of cocktail glass. 

  2. Add 1 part white whiskey and 2 parts Sparkling Ice Kiwi Strawberry.

  3. Garnish with 2 kiwi “eyes”.


Bruce Cost Ginger Ale

Bruce Cost Ginger AleJust in time for Halloween, you can find Bruce Cost Ginger Ale in refreshing flavors such as Blood Orange, Pomegranate, and Original that are great on their own or mixed into a cocktail. Each bottle is made from 100% fresh ginger that you can actually SEE in the bottle and is naturally-sweetned with pure cane sugar. Bruce Cost Ginger Ale is available at The Fresh Market, Cost Plus World Market and online at BevMo! and


Investigation Discovery Wine Club

Investigation Discovery Wine Club

Celebrate with a fun, collectible, and deliciously mysterious ID themed wines from Investigation Discovery Wine Club. The club offers a 6-bottle and 12-bottle membership complete with collectible bottles and delivered right to your door! Enjoy the 2016 “The Perfect Accomplice” Sauvignon Blanc, or 2015 “A Wine To Remember” Red Blend – perfect names for Halloween! Available for purchase online at

Welch’s Mixed Fruit Halloween Fruit Snacks

Welch’s Mixed Fruit Halloween Fruit Snacks Welch’s Halloween Fruit Snacks feature fun shapes for Halloween including a Bat, Witch, Ghost, Haunted Castle, and a Jack ‘o Lantern. They are perfect for trick or treating, lunchboxes or parties. Parents can rest easy knowing the snacks are made with REAL Fruit, are Fat-Free, Gluten-Free, and contains No Preservatives. Available for purchase at Walgreens, Walmart & Target for a limited time.

The Little Kernel Sweet and Salty Popcorn

The Little Kernel Sweet and Salty Popcorn

It’s not a party without popcorn! Serve the newest popcorn brand on the market, The Little Kernel “Miniature” Popcorn at your Halloween party this year! It’s a delicious “miniature” popcorn that all of your guest can enjoy. The Little Kernel is popped with 100% pure olive oil, is Gluten-free, non-GMO, dairy-free, kosher and certified whole grain. Available online at

My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream

My/Mo Mochi Ice CreamChoose My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream as a snack to set up at the party table this season! These treats are pop-able, portable, deliciously satisfying & low-calorie – all wrapped in a delectable rice dough. And even better, they’re only 110 calories. Flavors include Double Chocolate, Cookies & Cream, Sweet Mango, and more. Available at Publix, The Fresh Market and more!


Which snacks/drinks do you want to include for your SPOOKTACULAR Halloween party?

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