Awesome ice cube trays for your next party

The Daily Meal
(Photo by: ThinkGeek.com)

(Photo by: ThinkGeek.com)

There's no easier way to spice up your drink than with uniquely shaped ice cubes.

As the icicles melt away outside, our drinks are looking a bit forlorn — the days of spiced cocktails, hot chocolate, and warming drinks are coming to an end as we look forward to the ice-cold drinks of spring and summer. And the best way to jazz up your iced drinks, whether a mocktail or cocktail, is with a fun shaped ice cube.

What we're loving are the quirky, cool, and often hilarious ice cube trays that keep us feeling young and fresh. More often than not, you'll find an ice cube tray to meet every personality. Food lover? Try a fish-bone ice cube. Music lover? Freeze an hip-hop-homage ice cube (dollar signs and all).

Star Wars junkie? A whiskey sphere that replicates the Death Star. Pick your poison, there's an ice cube for all. And while we're sure we'd love a Jaws-inspired shark fin looming in our vodka cranberries, these ice cubes are just as much for kids' delight as well. After all, why eat alphabet soup when you can slurp on alphabet ice cubes? 

A little bit of ice can transform your drink from a dud to something fun, so toss out the whiskey rocks (after all, your Scotch needs a bit of water anyways) and try something new.


For you Star Wars fans out there. (Pictured above left) :

Star Wars Death Star Ice Cube Silicone Tray

Drink to Try It In: A good whiskey or Scotch will last you through your marathons of Star Wars movies on a Saturday night. But it can go into your PG-rated drinks too, especially while throwing a Star Wars-themed kid's birthday party.

$10, thinkgeek.com

Fish-Bone Ice Cubes

(Photo: Beep Bee)

For the food lovers out there.

Fish-Bone Ice Cubes

Drink to Try It In: A light summer cocktail will go best with your seafood dishes. Try the Summer Sipper cocktail or the Summer Skies cocktail, to let your little fish swim.

$8, beepbee.com



(See also: High tech kitchen products)



Hip-Hop Ice Cubes

(Photo by: Cool Stuff Express)

For all of your blinged out needs.

Hip-Hop Ice Cubes

Drink to Try It In: If we thought you could add ice to Cristal champagne, we'd tell you to drink like the rappers — but since that's frowned upon, we'll take a gin and tonic instead.

$7.50, coolstuffexpress.com







Ice Invaders Ice Cubes

(Photo by: stupid.com)

To make your drink that much more, er, intimidating.

Ice Invaders Ice Cubes

Drink to Try It In: Let your little guys attack the carbonation in a simple soda or a gin and tonic. We're sure these guys are bound to be a hit with your outrageous kids' birthday parties, too.

Add them to a simple birthday party punch and let your kids fight over them.

$6.50, stupid.com



Spherical Ice Cubes

(Photo by: MoMA)

For the classic cocktails and spirits drinkers.

Spherical Ice Cubes

Drink to Try it In: For the whiskey and Scotch drinkers who are sick of whiskey cubes; watch this big guy melt away as your fears melt away, too.

You can never go wrong with a big ice sphere with five classic whiskey cocktails.

$18, moma.org




Octopus Ice Cubes

(Photo by: Kikkerland)

For pretending that you're drinking in the deep, blue sea.

Octopus Ice Cubes

Drink to Try It In: Anything tiki and tropical — a big guy like this would do well in a Scorpion Bowl, or the Grand Cherry Tiki cocktail.

$9, amazon.com





Pac-Man Ice Cubes

(Photo by: Paladone Products)

For those feeling a little nostalgic for the days of pinball.

Pac-Man Ice Cubes

Drink to Try It In: Any throwback to the '80s and '90s (may we recommend a sought-after Surge?). 

$12, amazon.com





Shark Fin Ice Cubes

(Photo by: nog)

For those hoping to inspire a Jaws-like fear into their party guests.

Shark Fin Ice Cubes

Drink to Try It In: If you want to be really gruesome, a red-tinged drink might do the trick: try the updated Vodka Cranberry recipe, for a unique twist.

$8, amazon.com


Click here to see More Awesome Ice Cube Trays



More from The Daily Meal:

What You Didn’t Know About Bottled Water

25-Year-Old Loses Teeth Thanks to Too Much Soda

52 Wines for 2013

Sorry you didn't like this comment. Please provide a reason below.

Are you sure?
Rating failed. Try again.
Request failed. Try again.
We will promote constructive and witty comments to the top, so everyone sees them!
Sorry, we can’t load comments right now. Try again.

    Recommended for You

    • Fox News’ Alan Colmes Dies at 66 After ‘Brief Illness’

      Fox News contributor and commentator Alan Colmes has died after a brief illness. He was 66.

      People
    • Call Her Hot Mama June! Honey Boo Boo and Pumpkin Talk About Their Mom’s Journey from 460 Lbs. to a Size 4

      Mama June Shannon may just need to change her name to Hot Mama June. After undergoing weight loss surgery, the matriarch of the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo family will reveal her new body on the reality TV screen in WE tv’s new docu-dramedy Mama June: From Not to Hot. But first, her daughters Alana (known better to fans as “Honey Boo Boo”) and Lauryn (AKA “Pumpkin”) stopped by Entertainment Tonight to explain how their mother went from 460 lbs. to a size 4. “She had gastric sleeve back in May of 2015, and then she slowly started losing weight, and the reason she got the gastric sleeve was because she hit a plateau — she couldn’t lose any weight,” Pumpkin explained of her mom’s surgery to make her stomach smaller.

      People
    • California's punishing rain creates rare spectacle

      First the rain, now the drain. California’s punishing rain this month has flooded neighborhoods and triggered evacuations. It has also pushed Lake Berryessa in Napa County way beyond capacity, pouring water into its bathtub-like drain. It’s the first time that’s happened in 11 years, reports CBS News correspondent Mireya Villarreal. “Back in October, we were essentially half-full,” said Roland Sanford, general manager of the Solano County Water Agency. “This is the first time that the lake has been so low, and filled-up and spilled in one year.” What looks calm at the top of the “Morning Glory Spillway” looks like a raging torrent at the bottom. The spillway is located 200 feet from the Monticello

      CBS News q
    • Off-Duty Cop Fires Shot During Scuffle With Boy, 13, Sparking Widespread Outrage

      Video of the confrontation encouraged hundreds to swarm Anaheim, Calif., streets.

      Inside Edition
    • Ivanka Trump Wore a $325 Coat From Her Own Company to Visit the Supreme Court (11 photos)

      Ivanka Trump might have stepped down from her fashion label, but that doesn’t mean her style game has suffered. Now that the 35-year-old daughter of President Donald Trump  has relocated to Washington, D.C., she’s often spotted in on-trend looks in her daily appearances from the White House to the Capitol Building (and the Trump Hotel too). From everyday work looks to extravagant gowns for upscale events, the first daughter’s outfits are generally always sophisticated and refined. Recently, the mother-of-three shared an image alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and her father wearing a sleek black dress — an sleek option she often sticks with. On the same day, the three participated in a discussion on women in business, a platform the 35-year-old mother is passionate about, and helped to launch The Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders. Check out some of her most recent looks. Slideshow: Melania Trump Style File  Read More:  Lara Trump Says She’s on #TeamIvanka With Tank Top Related:  Ivanka Trump Supporters Are Boycotting Nordstrom: #BuyIvanka Let’s keep in touch! Follow Yahoo Style + Beauty on   Facebook ,  Twitter ,  Instagram , and  Pinterest .

      Yahoo Style
    • Ask Amy: My ex-wife won’t talk, even when our kid was in crisis

      DEAR AMY: My former wife and I divorced after 26 years of marriage. She has refused to communicate with me. We have twins in their late 20s — a daughter and a son. Although neither is married, each wants to eventually get married, and so I anticipate weddings. Our son graduates law school this spring. He may feel awkward about having both his parents attend his graduation. Last year, he went through a terrible crisis — the death of one of his best friends. It was terribly hard on him, yet his mom never talked to me about how we might help him. Such occasions — a grief-stricken child, and a grown child’s life event — call for parents to come together. I want to talk with my former wife about the

      MercuryNews.com q
    • How Jesse Jackson Jr. collects $138,400 a year from the federal government

      Records from former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s divorce case show how he has been able to collect hefty benefit checks from the federal government after serving time in prison for looting hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign fund. Most of that — about $100,000 — is workers' compensation and tax-free, according to Chicago attorney Barry Schatz, who is representing Jackson in his divorce proceeding. The rest of Jackson's benefits are Social Security Disability Insurance payments, some of which may be taxable, Schatz said. The payments flow to Jackson because he has bipolar disorder and depression — the issues that led to an extended leave from Congress in 2012 — and those conditions have been exacerbated by a "very difficult, contentious divorce" from former Chicago Ald.

      Chicago Tribune q
    • This drone video perfectly captures the dread of falling into an abyss

      There's just something about big, deep voids that strike fear in the deepest reaches of the human brain. Black holes and whirlpools are great examples of this, as is the Glory Hole Spillway in Napa, California. A massive hole in Lake Berryessa helps regulate an overflow of water at the lake's dam, and when a recent spat of wet weather caused the spillway to overflow for the first time, one intrepid drone pilot decided to see just how close he could get. The answer: too close. Starting at an altitude of 1,000 feet, drone pilot David B navigated his drone slowly downwards, perfectly in line with the Glory Hole. Everything was going smoothly, and you can even see a different drone checking out the hole prior to David B's attempt, but then things got a little dicey. "When I lowered the drone into the Glory Hole it became unstable and almost crashed into the side," he says. Luckily, he was able to make a last second ascent before the drone actually came in contact with the rushing water. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMLulzPZBC0 The video is awesome, but it's not the only glimpse of the watery abyss that was filmed that day. Local news station Lake Berryessa News was able to capture its own look at the spillway in action, and got mighty close to the danger zone as well. I might have gone with a slightly different choice of musical accompaniment — maybe Waterfalls by TLC — but the video is mighty impressive nonetheless. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxOOnKL265I

      BGR News
    • Off-duty LAPD officer fires weapon during confrontation with teens in Anaheim

      An off-duty Los Angeles police officer fired his weapon outside his Anaheim home during an altercation with two juveniles.

      KABC – Los Angeles
    • Alan Colmes Dies: Liberal Half Of Fox News’ ‘Hannity & Colmes’ Was 66

      Alan Colmes, the cable news and radio commentator who, as half of Fox News’ early and long-running Hannity & Colmes was the network’s go-to voice for a more liberal viewpoint, is dead following a brief illness at the age of 66. Colmes death was announced on Fox News in a segment narrated by Hannity, who called Colmes “one of the nicest, kindest and most generous people.” Fox News confirmed his death. A statement on Colmes’ website says he is survived by wife Jocelyn Elise…

      Deadline
    • Mama June’s Weight Loss Surgeries Revealed -- How She Went From 460 Pounds to a Size 4

      How Mama June got down from 460 pounds to a reported size 4.

      Entertainment Tonight
    • Fit Mom Tammy Hembrow Shares a Photo of Her Loose Belly Skin Post-Baby

      Australian fitness trainer and mom-of-two Tammy Hembrow bounced back to having a flat tummy just weeks after giving birth to her second child, but she recently shared a photo that shows that her stomach isn’t perfect — and she’s totally fine with that. On Saturday, Hembrow posted a mirror selfie on Instagram that shows her holding her baby while wearing a crop top and gray leggings.

      People
    • Teen charged with lying about being raped by college football players

      Two college football players who were suspended from their team last year and saw their scholarships revoked after rape accusations have been cleared by police after authorities say their accuser recanted her story. Nikki Yovino, 18, of South Setauket, NY, has been charged with second-degree falsely reporting an incident and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence in connection to an incident at a Sacred Heart University football party in October, the Connecticut Post reports. When pressed about inconsistencies in her original statement, Yovino admitted that she made up the rape allegations against the two football players in hopes of gaining sympathy from another man — a prospective boyfriend, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Police said Yovino told them on Oct. 15 at a hospital where they responded for a sexual assault complaint that she attended a Sacred Heart football club party the night before at a house on Lakeside Drive in Bridgeport.

      New York Post q
    • Conservative provocateur James O'Keefe says he plans to leak 'hundreds of hours of tape' in CNN exposé

      Conservative provocateur James O'Keefe said Tuesday that he plans to release "hundreds of hours...

      Business Insider
    • Papa John's stock crashes and it may all be because of the NFL

      Better sales. Better stock price. Not Papa John's.

      The Street q
    • Utah Teens Allegedly Left 14-Year-Old for Dead After Shooting Her in the Head and Robbing Her

      Two Utah teens were charged Tuesday with the attempted murder of a 14-year-old girl who police said was shot in the back of the head, robbed and then left for dead last week. The 16-year-old boys, who were arrested over the weekend, are charged with one count each of first-degree felony attempted aggravated murder and aggravated robbery and four counts each of second-degree felony obstructing justice. The two teen suspects allegedly lured their victim to a dry canal bed in Smithfield, Utah, under the guise of selling her a knife, according to charging documents obtained by PEOPLE.

      People
    • Meghan Markle To Quit Acting To Move To London, Report Says

      The "Suits" actress has already met with Prince William and Kate Middleton but is yet to be introduced to Queen Elizabeth II.

      International Business Times
    • What poison could have killed Kim's brother?

      The assassination of the North Korean leader's half-brother saw Kim Jong-Nam collapse shortly after two women shoved a cloth in his face. A. I don't know of a toxin powerful enough to act by penetrating the skin that would kill so quickly.

      AFP
    • President Trump's popularity is 'sinking like a rock,' new poll shows

      The latest Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday revealed Americans have a pretty bleak impression of their new commander-in-chief. President Trump earned his lowest net approval rating since he took office, with just 38 percent approving of the job he's done so far and 55 percent of Americans disapproving. Americans didn't rate Trump's "personal qualities" much better: 55 percent said Trump "is not honest." 55 percent said he lacks "good leadership skills." 63 percent said he is "not level-headed." 60 percent said he "does not share their values." In what might be the biggest blow to Trump, the poll also found that Americans trust the media — which Trump recently declared the "enemy

      The Week q
    • Here's how much money you should have saved at every age

      By age 30, you should have the equivalent of your salary saved.

      CNBC