With Halloween fast approaching, you might be wondering what to plan for your kids. The thing about this time of year is that it can be stressful to arrange such a party. But, if you need to organize one for your children, don’t worry!
Believe it or not, Halloween parties for kids aren’t as hard (or expensive) to do as you might think. If you’re unsure what to do next, let me help you.
The following are some fantastic kids Halloween party ideas. They’ll give you the inspiration you need to get started. And the hope that organizing your own party isn’t a nightmare! Check out these ideas:
Stocking up on party essentials
Let’s face it. No-one wants to go to a Halloween party if there is no food and drink available! That’s why the first thing you need to do is stock up on those essential party ingredients.
Thinking about food, you should select snack options that are both inexpensive and delicious. Be sure to check with parents if their kids have any special dietary requirements. For instance, some children might have intolerances or allergies to some ingredients.
When it comes to drinks, it makes sense to have a supply of water available. Depending on the ages of the children, milk and sugar-free drinks are good choices.
If you’re feeling creative, you could make some ghoulish food and drinks. For instance, banana ghosts and gingerbread skeletons are yummy snacks. And what about a bowl of popcorn with some witch fingers poking out the top?
Getting your children costumes
No Halloween party is complete without guests dressing up in some devilish costumes! Of course, if you’ve got very young children, you don’t want them to dress in anything too scary.
If you’re planning a party for older kids, you can obviously have more freedom with costume ideas.
It’s worth mentioning that your kids don’t need to dress up in typical Halloween costumes. So, if you thought you were restricted to ghost, Dracula or Frankenstein outfits, think again!
The world is your oyster when it comes to costume ideas for children. If one of your kids wants to dress up as a dinosaur, for example, sites like onlydinosaurs.com are great for inspiration; you can even take it to the next level and build an entire realistic dinosaur museum-like playground.
Maybe another of your children wants to dress up as a giant sandwich? It’s their party, so encourage them to get creative with their costume ideas. The only downside is you have to go and buy them!
Decorating your home with a spooky selection of props
No Halloween party is complete without decorations. Here is your time to shine if you want to go all-out on your Halloween themed kids party!
In my experience, things like witch lanterns and window and door decorations really set the scene.
Once the partygoers enter your home, you can wow them with a selection of amazing props! Things like tombstones, spider webs, and hanging ghosts are a few decoration examples.
If your party is for older kids and teenagers, you could use even spookier props! How about an animated prowling werewolf that howls as you walk past it? Or a cackling witch on a broom, ready to cast a spell on any nearby child?
As you can see, there is so much you can do when it comes to Halloween props. Head over to frightprops.com for some more examples to scare your party guests!
Plan some ghoulish party games
So far, you know you need to get food, drink, and decorations sorted out. But, what are you planning for party games? You do have some game ideas, right?
Well, if you don’t, the good news is that I’m here to help you today! Fun is the keyword when organizing Halloween parties for children. So, let’s make sure that everyone gets entertained and has lots of fun!
Here is a selection of Halloween games you might want to consider for your party:
Pass the pumpkin
Here is a game that is exactly like pass the parcel, but with one slight difference. The kids pass around a pumpkin! Have them pass it to each other in a circle.
One activity idea is to let the kids carve a pumpkin to take home with them. Be sure to give them pumpkin carving tools and not knives for obvious reasons. Oh, and it goes without saying that they should be supervised too!
Wrap the mummy
Kids can wrap one of their fellow guests up in toilet or wrapping paper.
Kids have to find some ghost lollipops hidden around a specific area of your home. Once they’ve got them all, they must spell out a spooky word with letters on those lollipops!