Dry Ice: Easy DIY Halloween Decor

Having a Halloween bash and want to add a spooky touch to your holiday décor? We have the solution: Dry Ice! Let Noble Gas Solutions help you set the mood for your bash and add some fear into your party guests.

What is Dry Ice?dry ice pellets

Simply put, dry ice is the solidified form of carbon dioxide gas. Dry ice stays at an extremely low temperature of 109° F, making it a reliable cooling agent. Dry ice is non-toxic, completely dry and has no by product making it mess free! Where normal ice would melt into a puddle of water, dry ice sublimates into a gas form and releases into the air.

What makes dry ice so fun? When you accelerate dry ice’s sublimation process, it creates a thick vapor which makes for an eerie looking fog. The perfect extra touch you need to make your bash stand out from the rest!

Spooking your Party Guests with Dry Ice

So you finished decorating your house in preparation for the holiday this October, but is it enough? Sure, you’ve hung the usual spiders and cobwebs, maybe you even placed jack-o-lanterns at every entrance. By adding dry ice to the mix, you can make your ordinary décor really stand out from the rest. Here are just a few ideas that are easy enough to do at home that will make your party the best!

Don’t forget to proceed with caution when handling dry ice. Noble Gas Solutions recommends using safety goggles, tongs, and gloves when using dry ice products. Noble Gas Solutions does not recommend putting dry ice directly into any food or beverages due to its extremely low temperature. Before proceeding with any of the following ideas, read up on our Dry Ice Safety Tips to ensure proper handling and safety.

Smoking Jack-O-Lantern

What you will need:

Jack-O-lantern with dry ice fog effect

  • 1 Pumpkin
  • 1 Tall Cup
  • Carving Knife
  • Dry Ice Pellets
  • Warm Water
  • Protective Eyewear
  • Gloves and/or Tongs


  1. Choose a medium to large sized pumpkin, big enough to fit a tall cup inside
  2. Carve out a face in your pumpkin, have fun with it- make it spooky or funny!
  3. Clean out the inside of your pumpkin
  4. Fill a tall cup halfway with warm water – add salt to slow the temperature change once the dry ice is added
  5. Place your water cup inside the pumpkin
  6. Use tongs or thick gloves to place a couple of pellets in the cup of water
  7. Close the pumpkin to ensure all fog seeps through the openings in the jack-o-lantern’s face
  8. Stand back and watch your guests enjoy the picturesque fog seeping out of your spooky setting

Witch’s Brew Punch Bowl

What you will need:

  • 2 Clear Bowls, of slightly different sizes
  • Dry Ice Pellets
  • Warm Water
  • Punch, pick your flavor!
  • Protective Eyewear
  • Gloves and/or Tongs


  1. Mix your punch and add it into smaller bowl
  2. Pour warm water into the larger bowl – about 1/4 full depending on the size of your smaller bowl
  3. Add some dry ice pellets, with tongs and/or thick gloves, into the large water bowl once guests start arriving
  4. Place the punch bowl over your water bowl so it floats on the water – careful the water is now cold!
  5. Serve your spooky punch to your guests and watch them enjoy your drink and the cool effects
  6. Add more water, dry ice, and punch as needed