It's Time To Get Spooky Again!
Whether it's for adults or children, scroll down the page for our top Halloween tips, ideas, and FAQs for you to safely enjoy an evening of fun and frolics.
Dry Ice Fun For Adults
Take your Halloween party to the next level with the dazzling fog effect of dry ice and our exclusive dry ice drinkware shown below.
Our dry ice drinkware is the only safe to use drinkware on the market that uses dry ice with beverages.
1. The Smoking Shot Glass
This a great way to have a round of shots with friends. Neat spirits such as vodka, tequila, irish whiskey, etc give the best fog effect, and you will also find it increases the aroma of your chosen shot.
2. The Smoking Dry Ice Container
for Pitchers & Punchbowls
Ideal for adding to a drinks pitcher or punchbowl when you are ready to serve drinks. As the Chill Ice is safely contained, you can pour / ladel your drinks without the worry of any ice pieces getting in the served drink. This is a great effect when serving drinks at a Halloween party.
3. The Smoking Dry Ice Bucket Kit
What better way to bring a bottle of champagne or wine to your table full of guests at Halloween than having a smoking ice bucket!
Drinkware Products and Chill Ice are available at our customer service counter
Dry Ice Fun For Kids
Witches Brew / Smoking Cauldron
Always a great one to spellbind and entertain the kids. You can pick up a plastic witches cauldron at a party supply or dollar store.
If you just want to use it for the 'bubbling witches brew' effect then all you do is fill it half full with hot water and scoop in a cup of the dry ice pellets. Make sure you've got your camera handy before adding the dry ice so you can capture people's expressions!
This will produce the cascading fog effect for 2-3 minutes. After that, it's just a case of replacing the hot water and dry ice every time you want to create the spooky witches brew effect.
The Smoking Drinks Pitcher (Or Punchbowl)
Always a great one to mesmerize the kids. Like the cauldron above, you can pick up a pitcher or punchbowl at a party supply or dollar store.
Fill the pitcher with a non carbonated juice or beverage (avoid pure orange juice and milk based drinks unless you want very a messy bubble effect) and drop an ice container in when ready to serve.
The Smoking Jack-O-Lantern
This is another favorite and takes the jack-o-lantern concept a stage further by using dry ice to produce the spooky fog effects.
Make sure you get a big enough pumpkin, so when you carve it out there is enough space to place a bowl of hot water inside it. You then add dry ice pellets to the bowl of warm water to create the effect. Ideally, put your pumpkin on a stand or table so the fog can flow down to get the best effect.
Five Essential Dry Ice Safety Tips At Halloween
# 1 - Never leave dry ice unattended around children
#2 - Do not touch dry ice with bare hands
Use insulated gloves, a scoop, or tongs
#3 - Do not put dry ice in your mouth or attempt to eat it
#4 - Always store dry ice in a well ventilated area
#5 - When transporting dry ice in your car, make sure there is a supply of fresh air coming into the vehicle (open a window slightly)
What type of dry ice should I buy?
If you want to make a spooky smoke effect, and are not using it for drinks, we recommend buying our dry ice pellets as pictured below. They are easy to handle and produce great effects for smoking pumpkins, cauldrons, etc.
For using our dry ice drinkware, there is only one safe ice available and that is called 'Chill Ice'. It is a special sized dry ice pellet which fits through the safety valve and in the ice chamber on all of our drinkware products. Trying to use other sized dry ice pellets will cause damage to the drinkware products and potentially make them unsafe.
How much dry ice do I need?
5kg of dry ice pellets will allow you to make fog effects for a couple of hours. 15kg of pellets will allow you to make fog effects from late afternoon for the younger trick or treaters, and carry you through until late evening for the older trick or treaters and any party fog effects you may want. The best thing to do is plan out the effects you want to during the afternoon / evening and we can recommend the amount of dry ice you need when you come in to pick up.
When should I purchase and pick up my dry ice?
We recommend picking the dry ice up on the day of your party / event, and if possible a couple of hours before you want to start using it.
What do I store the dry ice in once I've picked it up?
A chest cooler (as pictured below) is ideal to store dry ice. Styrofoam coolers work well too and we have a large selection for sale at our customer service counter. Don't put it in the fridge or freezer as the temperature and air flow will make the dry ice sublimate faster. Always store dry ice in a well ventilated area.
What should I do with any leftover dry ice?
Leave any leftover dry ice in its storage container with the lid on in a well ventilated area and it will naturally sublimate away over a day or two.
Is there anything I need on hand to use the dry ice safely?
Dry ice is extremely cold (-78 C) and should be handled with care. It can cause frostbite on bare skin. Always use insulated gloves, tongs, or a scoop to pick up dry ice pellets. Please check out our FAQ / Tips page HERE for more information.