Pick Your Poison Prosecco Bar (+ DIY Halloween Party Ideas!)

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When it comes to Halloween party ideas, I like to keep it fun, festive, and easy! This Pick Your Poison Prosecco bar is the perfect way to display cocktails and party food for your adults-only Halloween party. With a mix-your-own drink station fit for a crowd and Halloween shot recipes like the Vampire Bite, this BOO-zy party will be the hit of the season!

Looking for more seasonal party ideas? Your friends and family will love our Santa’s Little Helper cocktail recipe , Halloween Smore’s recipe using leftover candy, and our Monster Mash Brownie Mix Hack.

halloween cocktail bar

Prosecco has been my go-to drink for years, whether it’s sipping it poolside with friends or toasting flutes of it on New Years. Seems only natural that I’d find a way to weave it into Halloween too with this spooky Pick Your Poison Prosecco bar. In addition to the cocktail mixers, the Vampire Bite shots in test tubes are my new favorite and super easy to make. Plus, it’s a two-fer: this spooky yet chic Prosecco bar doubles as your Halloween decorations!

How to Set Up A Prosecco Bar

cocktail mixer station

Your guests will have a blast mixing their own Prosecco concoctions! My favorite brand is La Marca but any type will work. Have a bunch of Prosecco bottles chilled in the fridge and bring them out a few at a time so they don’t get too warm. I placed in a bucket of ice to be on the safe side.

prosecco bar

Now for the fun part! Add your mixers to various sized flasks and beakers. I found these at Michaels if you can believe it, but you can also buy authentic scientific beakers as well. Everything looks put together gathered on a tray.

beakers with juice

You can label each beaker, or make the mixing of unknown juices part of the fun.

Such a clever Halloween party idea-- a Pick Your Poison Prosecco bar! Includes ideas for spooky decorations and a recipe for Vampire Bite halloween shots too!

orange juice in glass bottle

The mixers I used for the Prosecco were:

  • orange juice
  • peach nectar
  • pomegranate juice
  • cranberry juice
  • Ocean Spray has a line of Mocktail mixers, I used the pink one 🙂

    beakers with juice

We found these fun skull cocktail picks and added raspberries and blueberries. A Pyrex cup of rosemary stems made for yummy stirrers as well.

rasberries and blueberries

halloween cocktail

Vampire Bite Shot Recipe

Another quick and spooky cocktail I whipped up was the Vampire Bite. They’re simply mini Bloody Marys in test tubes, aren’t they fun?! To make: set out a shallow dish filled with water and a small bowl with a mixture of salt and paprika inside. First I dipped the test tube into the water, and then rimmed with the salt/paprika mix and placed in the test tube stand.

test tube with salt rim

test tube rim

Then, I mixed premade Bloody Mary mix with vodka and poured into each test tube using a funnel.

test tube shots

It took all of 5 minutes to make, but it’s like WOAH. And super delicious!

bloody mary shots

DIY Halloween Decorations

To set the stage, I draped my octopus canvases with a black dyed cheesecloth I picked up at my local supermarket’s Halloween section.  You can use regular cheesecloth too, it’ll look just as creepy… though the octopus peeking through kinda does add to it, right?

cheesecloth halloween decoration

Then, I laid a buffalo plaid tablecloth over the top of my sideboard (I purchased mine at Michaels, but here’s a similar black and white buffalo plaid runner— for me, I love having linens I can reuse from season to season, that tablecloth is just as pretty at Christmas time.)

halloween party bar area

Next to the sideboard, I placed our gold bar cart. Mine is was a HomeGoods score, but this gold mirrored bar cart is similar. It was the perfect spot to hold the wine glasses and a few decor pieces from our Halloween decoration stash, like that thrift store oil I spray painted black a few years ago.

gold bar cart

halloween beverages on bar cart

black owl

 To make easy DIY glasses, I decorated plastic wine glasses with Halloween stickers. I’ve seen wineglasses for $49 / set with gold skulls, but you can hack them by using gold skull stickers instead.

Halloween wine glass

Halloween wine glass

On top of the buffet, I layered items I already had either in my Halloween bin or from around the house. An old alarm clock:

black alarm clock

A tarnished silver goblet topped with a pumpkin:

silver goblet and pumpkin

A framed chalkboard you can use throughout the year, with ‘Pick Your Poison’ scrawled on it:

chalkboard sign

Faux mercury glass skull on a snakeskin tray (weird, I already had both in my home):

mercury glass skull

And of course, FAIRY LIGHTS! They make everything better, we use them for every. single. party.

Halloween wine glass

I didn’t focus much on food, but these blue corn tortilla chips fit the theme nicely with zero effort on my part.

blue corn tortilla chips in bowl

How to Make a Halloween Floral Arrangement

Perhaps my favorite part of the entire thing (okay, let’s be real, aside from the Prosecco) was the ‘spooky chic’ Halloween floral arrangement. Most well-balanced floral arrangements have three things: something tall, something for the middle, and something that drapes down. So I scouted out faux florals in those styles at Michaels and came up with this:

Halloween floral arrangment

We found half of the items in the Halloween section and the rest in the regular faux flower section. So be sure to check out both if you’re browsing for ideas! We loved this color combo but you can go more traditional with black/orange, or extra ‘Hot Topic’ with black/red, or super purple or all green or whatever floats your Halloween boat. I like that we can reuse the purple/green pieces during the spring.

halloween floral arrangement

Since it’s in a clear vase, the filler mattered too. These plastic skulls are super creepy and cool! We got those at Michaels too, but if you don’t have one nearby here’s a similar version.

halloween floral arrangement

All in all, it turned out al’ight. Now I just need my friends to come on over to help me finish off these Halloween cocktails (y’all know who you are, get on over here!)

Halloween party cocktail bar

halloween party with shots


Cheers to a Halloween party full of fun and ‘BOOs’ for you and your friends!

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