Hocus Pocus 2 is being released to Disney+ on Sept 30 2022, just in time for spooky season. Here a few ideas to throw a Hocus Pocus viewing party. Make it family friendly for the kids or invite a couple of girlfriends over and make it a girls night!
Family Friendly Party
My family has been working through our Every Disney Movie Ever Made challenge. Hocus Pocus came up recently and here is what we made:
Make your family’s favourite ribs. We like a sweet and sticky sauce for our ribs, but use whatever sauce you prefer. The Instant Pot makes these extra tender and then we finished them off on the grill to add a little char. The most important part is cutting some of the meat off the bone to expose some of the bone. SO SPOOKY.
Who doesn’t love the classic cocktail franks. Throw these bad boys into the crockpot with all the ingredients and forget about them until you’re ready to serve. Splatter ketchup around the bowl to up the creep factor.
2 pkgs cocktail franks
1 can cranberry sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1 Tbsp grainy mustard
3 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
These are all about the presentation. The cauldrons are from Amazon; the link is listed below, or you can check at your local party city. Chop up some carrots, cucumbers and peppers and add some ranch or blue cheese dressing at the bottom.
Any punch would work for this but we did Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, lemon-lime soda and grenadine.
Girls Night In
I saw a Hocus Pocus Charcuterie board on Pinterest so I decided to make my own! I used Babybel and food markers for the Sanderson sister’s faces. Raspberries, blackberries and lemon peel for their hair and strawberry, pumpkin seeds and salami for their bodies. Get creative with what inspires you! The rest of the board consisted of various meats and cheeses with some chocolate eyeballs for affect. Another option I’ve seen is slicing Brie into three, and using that as the basis for their faces. It would be a little larger if you wanted their faces bigger.
Sanderson Sister Cocktails
My sister in laws and I decided to each create a cocktail that represented each Sister. We chose to use colour as our inspiration.
Winifred – Orange
- 2 oz orange juice (blood orange would be even better!)
- 1 oz Amaretto
- 4 oz Prosecco
Line the rim of a coup grass with orange sprinkles. Shake Amaretto and OJ in a shaker with ice, strain into rimmed glass. Garnish with orange peel.
Mary – Green
- 1 package green jello
- 1 cup vodka
- 1 cup boiling water
Add jello, vodka and boiling water. Pour into plastic shot glasses. Put in fridge until set. Top with cool whip or whipped cream.
For the witches hat: dip a chocolate kiss into whipped cream and then green sprinkles. Set on top of one half of an oreo.
Sarah – Purple
- 2oz Empress Gin (or soak regular gin in butterfly pea blossoms)
- 1 oz Blue Curacao
- 1 oz lemon juice
- soda water
- crushed ice
Fill glass with crushed ice and add the blue Curacao and layer on the empress gin and soda gently with a spoon to get the layers. Add the lemon juice and watch the magic happen.
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Notes on the purple drink: We did not have the Empress Gin so we used regular Gin with blue food colouring. This obviously did not work. There is an incredible chemical reaction that happens when you add acid to the butterfly pea blossoms. It changes from a deep purple to a light pink/purple. Empress Gin is from our part of the world: Victoria, British Columbia. If you cannot find it where you are try looking for the butterfly pea blossoms. David’s Tea carried a tea with this blossom. If you want to make a nonalcoholic version you could layer some blue Hawaiian punch, butterfly blossom tea, soda and lemon juice.
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Have a magical day
Erica, Heidi, Elisia and Danielle