i'm not hosting a party this year, but i will definitely be handing these off to my friend who is. these stirrers are the perfect way to halloween-ify any simple cocktail. and since they take just a few minutes to make, you have plenty of time no matter how big your party is.
supplies: bamboo skewers, styrofoam balls, cheesecloth and white thread.
1. stick the pointy end of the skewer into the styrofoam ball
2. cut a piece of the cheesecloth, fold 2 or 3 times, center and drape over the ball
3. tie your thread around the bottom of the ball and you're done!
the cutest right? i was thinking of ways you could use these as drink markers too. you can add little letter charms from the jewelry section of the craft store, dye your cheesecloth different colors, or go subtle and use different color string to tie around the "neck" of the ghost.
shorter glasses? no problem. use scissors or wire cutters to trim the bottom to size.
and if you need some cocktail ideas to use these in, i shared a pumpkin tequila toddy yesterday, a coconut kahlua cocktail last week, or browse through the archives here!