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Midsummer Scream 2022

Come join us on our trip to Midsummer Scream 2022 where we interviewed fellow members of the Samhain Society and shared our experiences as parents of two young children attending year five of this Halloween Horror convention located in Long Beach, California.


Midsummer Scream 2022 Sips & Spirits


Midsummer Scream 2022 Highlights

We go over our Midsummer Scream experience in full detail in the episode, but to summarize it in a few words; it was a scream! We got to hang out with some amazing people, shop with super cool vendors and get the hype for Halloween season started. We love thinking of Midsummer Scream as the Halloween Season kick-off party; getting to gather in one place where everyone is coming together to celebrate their love and passion for the spookiest time of the year. Final Point? We LOVED meeting Mr. He and have our fingers crossed to snag him next year for a little interview for the podcast!

What’s on the menu?

This cocktail uses candy corn simple syrup and bourbon whiskey to aid in surviving the summer months until Halloween season officially arrives.

Mix up the All Hallow’s Summer

All Hallow’s Summer Recipe

Find the recipe here!

Ingredient Inspiration

  • Winchester Bourbon Whiskey to pair off with the candy corn syrup.
  • Candy Corn simple syrup for Halloween flavors & color.
  • Lime & tangerines bring brightness to flavor while toning down the sweetness from the candy corn.
  • Cinnamon stick ties in all flavors on aroma palette.

Haunting with the Samhain Society at Midsummer Scream

We had such a fun time mixing up cocktails, playing “Would you rather” and pulling cryptid cocktails with our friends of the Samhain Society. As a treat, we brought all the ingredients needed to make the All Hallow’s Summer cocktail and invited them to play a round of Would You Rather. Following that, everyone pulled a card from the Clash of the Cryptids deck to help us decide which creatures will be featured in our upcoming episodes.

Please be sure to check out the many amazing members of the Samhain Society! They all have big plans for the upcoming spooky season and we feel that everyone part of this boo crew is worth following.

Midsummer Scream 2022 with Mike (All Hallow's Geek) & Misty
  • All Hallow’s Geek
    • @allhallowsgeek & @mistywilton
    • Mike puts the Geek back in Eek while Misty works from behind the scenes to support Mike. Mike’s website serves as news outlet that keeps you up-to-date on all things pop-culture, horror and Halloween.
Midsummer Scream 2022 with Lori from Ghoul at Heart
  • Ghoul at Heart
    • @ghoul.at.heart
    • Lori is bringing you all the creepy recipes your little dark heart could desire. We did not have a chance to properly interview Lori on the concourse since one or both of us was off to something whenever we ran into each other, but we did get to say hi and wanted to be sure to shout her out.
Midsummer Scream 2022 with Miranda of Spooky Little Hlalloween
  • Spooky Little Halloween
    • @spookylittlehalloween
    • Blogging 365 days out of the year about Halloween, Miranda is the spooky glue that brings and holds us together. She does a little bit of everything on her blog from party planning to DIYs to recipes to even running a book club and publishing a Halloween magazine for the second year in a row!
Midsummer Scream 2022 with Ghouls Night In's hosts, Midge Munster and Penny Snark
  • Ghouls Night In
    • @ghoulsnightinpod
    • Hosts Penny and Midge are your best ghoulfriends who get cozy with you chatting all things spooky. We’ve shouted out Ghouls Night In a couple of times on our podcast as they share our love of cryptids.
  • Midge Munster
    • @midgemunster
    • One of our favorite glamour ghouls, Midge loves to bring the campy, kooky, glamourous and spooky to you through her YouTube channel complete with Halloween collections, baking fails and decor masterpieces.
  • Penny Snark
    • @pennysnark
    • We adore Penny’s sense of fashion, humor and love for the macabre. Always ready to drop the most interesting of creepy facts, Penny can be found through her refreshed website where she brings her eccentric beauty to the world.
Midsummer Scream 2022 with Bianca of Spooky Melanin Magic
  • Spooky Melanin Magic
    • @spookymelaninmagic
    • Bianca is bringing you spooky itineraries and Halloween bucket lists to satisfy your supernatural wanderlusts. She will be expanding into her love of the paranormal and travel on her blog and social media.
Midsummer Scream 2022 with James of That Halloween Bro
  • That Halloween Bro
    • @thathalloweenbro
    • Party planning connoisseur and DIY master, if James doesn’t pull you in with his amazing home displays, his reels will have your sides in stitches, but also feeling completely seen as a Halloweenophile.
Midsummer Scream 2022 with Andrew and Devin of Your Best Halloween Ever
  • Your Best Halloween Ever
    • @yourbesthalloweenever
    • Andrew and Devin are bringing you all the treats and tricks every Halloween from costumes to recipes to beautiful short stories that capture the essence of the season. Their goal? To make this Halloween your best one ever!

What about the next cryptid?

But what is the next cryptid & cocktail episode going to feature? Each of our friends pulled a different cryptid card whose footage we decided to feature when each episode drops. The guess who to our next cryptid episode will release when we resume on August 18th.

Sips & Spirits will return with our regular episodes
on August 18th, 2022!

Keep an eye on our Instagram to keep up to date with further information and announcements!

Last Call

We didn’t get to catch everyone we wanted to, but we hope you’ll play along with our special Midsummer Scream 2022 “Would You Rather?”.

Would you rather encounter a non-corporal being such as a ghost or a corporal entity like a cryptid?

Close Your Tab

Thank you so much for joining us around the bar. We hope you’ll stay tuned for even more spooky sips very soon.

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