Looking for some easy party ideas for a kids’ Halloween party? Never fear! We have tips to help you be the ghostess with the mostess when planning a spooktacular Halloween party this year!
Pick a date, time and place
The date of your party can be any day in October, so pick what works best for you and your family. Take it easy on yourself and plan for a time that doesn’t require a full meal. Snacks and treats are more fun anyway. And the place? If it’s too much trouble, guests don’t have to haunt your house! Try outside in the back yard or in the garage. For an alternative, consider a country club, local park facility or neighborhood clubhouse.
Create a ghost list
Ask your son or daughter whom they’d like to invite. Consider friends from school, neighbors and teammates. Be sensitive and sensible.
Select a theme
Most children aren’t crazy about the scary side of Halloween, so make it about dressing up or carving pumpkins. Don’t forget to have your mirrorless camera from Buydig.com ready to capture shots of these theme ideas:
- Monster Mash – Have the kids dress up as monsters. They can choose movie or TV monsters, or make up their own!
- Pumpkin Patch Party – The kids will have a blast decorating, carving and playing games with pumpkins. Just remember, safety first! Depending on age, the kids can draw designs and the adults can cut.
- Superheroes by Night – Each child can dress as their favorite superhero. Let their imaginations run wild!
Not into themes? Make colors the theme for your Halloween party:
- Black and orange
- Red, black and white
- Purple and neon green
- Orange, white and purple
- Witch Piñata – They’ll love taking a swing if it means candy and prizes!
- Corn hole – Customize a set in orange, white and black for the older children to play.
- Pumpkin toss – Score points by tossing ping-pong balls through a cardboard mural.
- Costume Contest – Don’t forget to give the winner a trophy!
- Bobbing for Apples (on a String)– This one’s a classic.
- Hot Potato – This simple activity only requires a spud and a stereo.
- Sweeping Pumpkins Relay – Have a blast trying to sweep a pumpkin down the driveway and back in teams.
- Flashlight Tag – Grab flashlights and some glow-in-the-dark wearables for this twist on traditional tag.
Create a menu with these wicked good ideas:
- Make white chocolate boo-nana pops. Cut bananas in half, add a popsicle stick to each, dip in white chocolate, add chocolate chip eyes and freeze.
- Use a black permanent marker to draw pumpkin faces on mandarin oranges.
- Create hot dog mummies from hot dogs wrapped with thinly-sliced crescent roll dough. Bake in your Cuisinart Convection Oven from Buydig.com, then add eyes with either ketchup or mustard.
- Serve up Jack O’ Lantern floats made with orange soda and vanilla ice cream.
- Make green potion using green punch, pineapple juice and ginger ale.
It’s important to say “fang” you for coming when your ghosts are leaving. A great way to do this is to offer them a party favor. Some kid favorites include: bubbles, wearables (necklaces, sunglasses, hats, leis, masks, etc.), personalized notepads and crayons. As an added bonus, have the kids decorate their own favor bag as an activity.
Have fun and enjoy the time with your child and his or her friends.