Tim Burton's cult-classic beetlejuice can be a difficult look to master (especially if you want to err on the side of colorfully cute rather than full on zombie-esque), but by skipping the moldy skin and using face paints and makeup instead, you'll avoid
Halloween creepy party punch, freeze water in a surgical glove for a scary ice cube. I've always liked this idea. You can also fill the glove with the punch so the ice doesn't water it down. Note: make sure NOT to use the powdered gloves.