Kids’ Party Planning for Halloween

Ghosts and goblins, witches and warlocks! Halloween is chock full of things that are ghastly and scary. But party planning for Halloween doesn’t have to be scary for you.

Make your Halloween party for the kiddies heaps of fun with these ideas for decorations, activities, snacks, and more.

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Halloween wouldn’t be the same without the tradition of dressing up in costumes and masks. Make it interesting by coming up with a unique theme that the kids and adults will enjoy participating in. Then build your decorations, treats, and take home party bags all with your chosen theme in mind. Choose something for younger children that is includes boys and girls, such as Pirates and Princesses, Wild Animals, Bugs and Butterflies, or Fantasy Dragons and Fairies. Older kids might appreciate something spectacularly scary, more along the lines of Monsters and Mummies, or Vampires and Werewolves.

Costumes

Ask guests to participate by dressing up as their favourite character to go along with whatever theme you choose. Keep it as simple or make it as outrageous as you want and let the kiddos have a good time with it. Think about what kind of a fun prize you can give out for the most creative costume! If you are having a themed party, make it so that the prize goes along with your special theme.

Decorations

Although black and orange may be considered the traditional colours for a frightful Halloween, it can be fun to include some greens, yellows, and purples in the mix as well. Table cloths, crepe paper, napkins, and balloons can all be purchased in festive fall or Halloween colours to brighten up the room.

Pumpkins

Pumpkins for Halloween serve double duty. They can be used as an activity and for decorations. These appropriately orange gourds immediately make folks think of fall and Halloween. Use them to decorate with, as an activity, or both.

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Since pumpkin carving can be messy (and dangerous!) for the children because of supervision needs, consider painting pumpkins as a simple party activity. For a fun alternative, try to get some of the mini pumpkins and gourds which are alternatives to the full sized pumpkins. A variety of shapes and sizes lets the imagination run wild!

Treats

Cupcakes and cookies with Halloween themes can easily be purchased at the market. Or, if you are feeling adventurous, make your own. Toppers can be as simple as a pumpkin candy or plastic spider ring. Cupcakes with white frosting with black dots for eyes and mouth turn into ghosts. Or white frosted cookies with black lines can easily by spider webs with little trouble.

For parents who prefer something along the healthier side may include apples (traditional fare for this time of year) covered in caramel, a yummy trail mix, or celery sticks topped with peanut butter and raisin “ants”.

Halloween Party Fun

Don’t forget to book your entertainment and venue as far in advance as possible in order to make sure the dates you prefer around the holiday are available. Inquire about special entertainment related to Halloween time or your chosen theme.

Halloween stands as the perfect time to host an imaginative party for kids and families to enjoy. Get started on planning the fun right now!