6 Tips for Creating a Charming Halloween Bar

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Sugar and Charm teamed up with Pottery Barn to share some our 6 tips for creating a charming Halloween bar for your home parties! From drinks to decor, we’ve got you covered!

Red cocktail with blackberries and a Halloween skull.

We teamed up with Pottery Barn to share some our 6 tips for creating a charming Halloween bar for your home parties! This was a pretty exciting collaboration because we love Pottery Barn and have for so many years! We jumped at the opportunity to work with them!

top down shot of cocktail on halloween bar

Also, you can find the recipe for these delicious Halloween cocktails on their charming blog, Inside & Out! Below are a few of my tips for creating a charming, yet spooky Halloween bar!

How To Make A Charming Halloween Bar – Step By Step

  • Choose a theme or color scheme.
  • Give guests a few different drink options.
  • Have a flower arrangement on the bar.
  • Have a few snacks for guests.
  • Create a DIY drinks section for guests to use.
shot of halloween bar

Choose Your Theme Or Color Scheme For Your Halloween Bar

Choose a theme or color scheme, then stick with and run with that! A theme allows you to have a cohesive plan for how your party will look. You can keep life simple, by choosing a couple of bold colors. For this, we loved all of the skeleton items from Pottery Barn, so we went with those and then did a black and dark berry color scheme. Love how it turned out!

shot of skeleton decoration

Giving Your Guests A Few Different Halloween Cocktail Options.

We made a berry smash, blueberry martini, wine and a skull coffee shot! How cool are those skull shot glasses? Find ALL of the recipes for these yummy cocktails HERE or click on each cocktail photo to take you directly to the recipe!

shot of smoking cocktail

Flower Arrangement For You Halloween Bar

Order or make an arrangement of flowers for the bar. There is nothing better than gorgeous florals on a bar! It’s an instant centerpiece! A flower arrangement really elevates things and adds a charming vibe to proceedings!

Floral centerpiece on the hallloween bar

Halloween Snacks!

Have a few snacks placed out to nibble on. Keep it simple and mess free. A cheese plate, berries, almonds, charcuterie, chips, etc. Also, having some water nearby is a good thing too, ha!

top down shot of cheese board on the halloween bar

Dry Ice At Your Halloween Bar

Use dry ice, but use it with caution. It looks gorgeous in Halloween drinks, but cannot be consumed. It needs to melt before anyone drinks it and never use your bare hands to handle it! If you don’t feel comfortable using it in drinks, then just place some in decanters for decoration to create a smoking bar.

shot of cauldron with dry in it

Create A DIY Cocktail Section At Your Halloween Bar

Depending on the casualness of the party, have spirits, mixers, cocktail shakers, jiggers, stir sticks, and napkins out, so guests can make their own! Perfect if you want to mingle with your guests instead of mixing drinks!

shot of cocktails

Tips For Your Halloween Bar

  • Keep your theme and color scheme simple, so it’s easier to tie in your decor.
  • Make sure you have a good amount of ice on hand.
  • Make sure you have prepped a good amount of garnish for your cocktails
  • Use dry ice for added flair!
shot of skull glasses on the halloween bar
shot of a cocktail in a glass

Halloween Cocktails

How to Make Candy Corn Vodka Shots

Purple Gin and Tonic

Smoking Blueberry Martini

Red Sangria Recipe

Jolly Rancher Punch

Black Sangria Recipe

close up of floral arrangement

Check Out These Other Great Halloween Ideas

Our Favorite Halloween Decor and Entertaining Items

How To Make The Perfect Halloween Meat and Cheese Board

Easy Halloween Skull Planter

A Charming and Vintage Halloween Party

Halloween Bar on a Budget

10 Charming Halloween Ideas

Our Favorite Halloween Decorations

Beetlejuice Cocktail by Bread Booze and Bacon

Bloody Martini Halloween Cocktail Recipe by Weekend Craft

wide shot of skull glasses on a the halloween bar

If you have made this Halloween Bar, or any other project on my blog, then please rate it and let me know how it turned out in the comments below! You can also FOLLOW ME on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM and PINTEREST to see more delicious, healthy, family friendly food!

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6 thoughts on “6 Tips for Creating a Charming Halloween Bar”

  1. I love the look of these Halloween glasses and such! This is a place that I would love to try out, I love themed things and haven’t seen a themed cocktail bar before. Now, so long as the drinks are as good as the decor, then the business would probably last a long time.

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