Jack-O-Lantern Floats: A Scary-good Halloween Party Treat

I just love Halloween kid activities that do double duty!

And this fun snack is one of those activities because it’s a cute Halloween craft and easy Halloween party food idea all rolled into one.

Image of orange ice cream float drink in Halloween cup

But the best part about this fun Halloween treat is that the kids can pretty much do everything themselves!

First, your kids will have a blast designing their own Jack-o-Lanterns on their cups. And then they’ll enjoy making and eating the yummy orange floats inside.

Keep reading to find out how you and your kids can make your own Jack-O-Lantern floats this Halloween.

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Supplies you’ll need:

  • Clear plastic cups
  • Black permanent maker
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Orange soda
  • Optional: decorative straws


  1. Draw a variety of Jack-o-lantern faces on the clear plastic cups with permanent marker.
  2. Place 1-2 heaping scoops of vanilla ice cream into each cup.
  3. Pour orange soda over the vanilla ice cream.

Poof! You’ve got a delicious Halloween treat.

To add more spooky fun to your Halloween party treats, use different flavored sodas for a variety of drinks — Green soda for “witches blood,” purple soda for “poisonous potion,” etc,.

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