Bourbon is the quintessential fall spirit. There’s something about the leaves changing color, the crisp, cold air, and a slightly sweet bourbon cocktail in your hand to signal fall has arrived. Enjoy any one of the 23 Bourbon Cocktails below – just in time for Thanksgiving.
- Spaghetti – Dress child in red sweatshirt and sweatpants. Drape four 25-inch lenghth of quarter-inch polyethylene tubing around the sweatshirt, hot-gluing every couple of inches to secure. For meatball hat, cover small plastic foam balls with red modeling compound, like Model Magic, making the finish bumpy like a meatball. When dry, use brown acrylic paint to accent the meatballs. Hot glue meatballs to a red baseball cap.
- Table for One – Cut a hole in the top of a large box for child’s head and hot glue on a tablecloth, also with a hole in it. Attach place settings, napkins, play food, even a real baguette! For a centerpiece, try gluing a bunch of silk flowers on a hat for the child to wear.
- Birthday Present – Find the largest birthday gift bag you can, and cut the bottom out. Attach string to use as shoulder straps, or try reusing the existing handles by untying and reattaching them in the opposite direction. Glue tons of colored tissue paper on the inside of the bag so it sticks out around the top, and lastly, create an elaborate ribbon bow on top of your child’s head.
- Bunch of Grapes – Dress your child in all purple or all green, and either safety pin or hot glue matching balloons all over them to resemble a bunch of grapes. Make sure to have it fuller at the top for a more realistic image.
- Bag of Jellybeans – Dress your child all in white. Use a large clear plastic trash bag and cut holes for legs and arms. Blow up a bunch of small colorful balloons and stuff them into the bag. Close the bag with clear packing tape and a pretty red ribbon “twist tie” around your child’s neck, being careful to give plenty of breathing room! Can be made into a gumball machine with red sweats and by wearing a sign around neck saying “Gum 5 Cents.”
- Tin Man – Dress your child all in gray. Paint face and hands with silver spray paint. Add a silver funnel on top of his head.
- Got Milk? Ad – Paint a milk mustache on your child using zinc oxide. Have your child carry an empty milk carton and wear a white t-shirt with the words “Got Milk?” written in large black letters.
- Basket of Laundry – Cut the base out of a laundry basket and have your child step into the basket. Either hold the basket, or make “suspenders” to hold it in place.
Drape several articles of clothing on your child’s arms, tummy, neck etc.
- Bathtub – Cut the base out of a plastic tub, have your child step in and either hold tub or make “suspenders”. As a base for the suds, use polyester fiberfill. Decorate with white balloons blown up to various sizes and string balloons twisted and wrapped as the smaller bubbles. Attach a rubber ducky to tub and have your child wear a shower cap.
- Oreo Cookie – Dress child all in white. Using black posterboard, cut out two circles large enough to cover the area from your child’s shoulders to his or her knees. Decorate and attach over your child’s shoulders. Iced sugar cookies or chocolate chip would also work wonderfully.