Magical Color Changing Drinks

D Day to Day with Holly J
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We had a Halloween Fall festival at our house last night with some youth from our church and I thought it would be fun to do something a little different with the drink. After surfing the web for ideas here is what I came up with:

Kids will stare wide-eyed as they watch clear water or soda transform into a vibrant color? must be magic!

What you?ll need: Plastic party cups, food coloring, ice, and any clear drink (I used Sprite, Fresca and Ginger Ale).

Place 2 to 3 drops of food coloring at the bottom of each party cup and let dry. Just before serving the drinks, fill each cup with ice to hide the food coloring. While each child watches, pour the drink over the ice, and the clear water or soda will ?magically? turn into a color as it fills their cup! Use different colors of food coloring so that the kids won?t know what color to expect from their ?magic? soda.

For another fun twist you could add a ?fortune telling? element to the drinks by assigning a meaning to each color and displaying the different meanings on a small sign near the soda. For example, purple = royalty, green = wealth, yellow = long life. Whichever color each guest?s soda turns also predicts their personal ?fortune.?  Enjoy! :)

Comments (26):


If the ice cubes were previously frozen with color, the surprise could last a lot longer as the ice melts and mixes.

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I llooovvvee it so fun and creative!!!! My kid and his friend love it soo much

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Awesome idea. Can't wait to try this at my daughters frozen birthday party..

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Im a MERP!!!!!! therfore you shall be my DERP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! har har har

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So cool! Can't wait to try this for my lil ones magical birthday party

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Thanks so much. I already have so many awesome ideas with this.

i cooked this recipe
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Can't wait to try this! Do u think apple juice will work?

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This is super fun. Going to use it as a shower game.

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Great idea...always looking to impress pre-teens!!

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Awesome definantly doing this at my party

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