Guising or trick or treating? That’s the big debate at Macb HQ this spooky season. We’re hyped for Halloween and have been practising carving our neeps since we got back from the summer holidays. To help you get ready for the big night, we’ve made a list of some of our fave Halloween tips (and Macb tricks) to make sure you have a braw night…
1. Frozen with terror
Keep your Macb cool with some spooky ice cubes. Add some plastic spiders to your ice-cube tray before you pop it in the freezer for some cool scares. Or make eyeball ice-cubes by layering lychee, grape and blueberry slices stacked up inside an ice-cube tray, fill it with water, stick it in the freezer and wait for what spooky surprise you have in store. Safety tip – don’t use either of these ice cubes in drinks you’re giving to very young children as the spiders and fruit could be a choking hazard.
2. Pumpkin, nice?
OK, we know it’s a Scottish tradition to carve neeps, not pumpkins, but a pumpkin gives you more space to get creative (and is a wee bit easier to hollow out and carve). Get some friends together for a pre-party pumpkin carving sesh and see who can come up with the most creative design. We’ll give bonus points to anyone who can carve a Macb bottle onto their pumpkin.
3. Don’t bottle it, upcycle it!
If you’re making your own costume – or need some last-minute accessories – a couple of empty Macb bottles might come in handy. Need a fake hook hand? Carefully cut off the bottom of an empty 1.5l Macb bottle, smooth the edges, make a hook out of tin foil, and secure it in the neck of the bottle then cover the bottle with foil. Your Captain Hook (or the scary bloke from that urban legend) look is complete.
Kids – and some adults – just love being grossed out. Introducing the “Boak-fest Buffet” (you may wish to give it a more appealing name if your friends are in any way classy) – a feast of horribly named snacks and scary serving suggestions. From pastry snakes to caramel ‘poisonous’ apples – the spooktacular snacks are endless! Easily make a ‘dirt sundae’ with some gummy worms and crushed oreos, or meringue ghosts – it’s Halloween, make things as silly or spooky as you like. There are loads of recipes and ideas online – and your little monsters will love helping you think of revolting new names for things.
5. Double, double toil and trouble…
Mixing up magical potions (or mocktails) can be fun for all ages – and with 6 fruity flavours to conjure up something different with, Macb can make a great base for fruity drinks. Mix your favourite drinks in a cauldron to make things suitably spooky and see who can come up with the most frightening name for their drink. We would call that a swamp mix. And last but not least, don’t forget to stock up on Macb for the ultimate in Halloween hydration. With 6 frighteningly fruity flavours to choose from, the thought of running out of Macb has to be scarier than a graveyard full of ghosts.