With Halloween approaching soon, many parties will call for stepping up the punch bowl and drinks. Here are a couple of ideas for where to buy dry ice and how to use it for Halloween parties.
Purchasing and Handling Dry Ice
Dry ice is basically frozen carbon dioxide (CO2), the gas we exhale when breathing. With a slab of it, you can convert a punch bowl into a bubbling, foggy cauldron or make a smoky cocktail. In addition to your local ice retailers and ice cream shops, you can buy dry ice online with Dry Ice Corp! It’s vital to note that you should place them at least 5 days ahead of the requested ship date for Halloween orders. For more information regarding dry ice ordering for your events and pricing, click here.
Moreover, this frozen carbon dioxide is perfectly safe in your drink, but don’t touch it because it’s so cold. If you directly touch it for more than a second or two, it will burn your skin. Instead, use insulated gloves or tongs for safe handling. If you position a chunk of dry ice into a punch bowl, make sure to keep an eye on it because the piece will get smaller. You’ll also need to refresh the bowl every 25 minutes to maintain the foggy effect. Overall, consider using about 2 pounds of dry ice hourly regarding Halloween parties.
Spooky Ideas with Dry Ice
On the other hand, you can maintain the dry ice out of the bowl and still receive a smoky effect with a double bowl method. Do this by setting the punch bowl inside a significant bowl or cauldron and placing the dry ice and water inside the larger bowl. As a result, smoke will rise over the sides and across the bowl during your Halloween parties.
You can even save some of the dry ice for a jack-o-lantern. For this, place a bowl of water with glow sticks in the center of the carved-out pumpkin and drop some dry ice pellets in. Furthermore, dry ice pellets sink, so you can create an adult cauldron cocktail during Halloween parties by placing a pellet of dry ice on the bottom of a glass, covering it up with regular ice, and then pouring the drink.
Order Your Dry Ice Online Today!
Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice and related products in the Northeastern United States. Our ice is fresh and delivered right to your doorstep. We are happy to help you determine the best way to ship your goods, whether you have a huge number of cookies or a single pie, and help you select the perfect amount of dry ice for the job. Give us a call at (201) 767-3200, or contact us online for a quote. To connect with us online, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.