The Let the Ghoul Times Roll party was a black-light extravaganza, and I wanted everything to look great under regular light, and under the eerie glow of UV light.
One way I did this was by using antique Vaseline glass serving dishes; Vaseline glass reacts to black light and glows a fabulous green color.
But whenever possible, I wanted the food to glow, too. I've already written about using tonic water (which contains quinine, and glows a brilliant blue under black light) to help food glow. But for the Ectoplasmic Pudding, I opted for a flavor kids would find more appealing. Cherry flavored liquid vitamin B (which glows and orangish-yellow under black light) to the rescue!
I used cheesecake pudding mix. I wanted something without food coloring that might interfere with my glowing additives (learned that the hard way with my Haunted Portrait Gallery experiments). Plus, the liquid vitamin B is cherry flavored, and cherry cheesecake is always a good idea!
I simply filled my Vaseline glass sherbet dishes with cheesecake pudding, squirted a dropper full of vitamin B on top, and gently swirled it in with a toothpick.
This would be a lot of fun for an alien/space themed party, too. What kid wouldn't be delighted by eating glowing food? And getting a few extra vitamins in them at the same time? Bonus!