Want to throw a Halloween Party, but not sure where to start? Read my top tips for organising a Halloween Party that kids will love!
Halloween Party Tableware
Keep it simple. You don’t need to spend a fortune on decorations. You can buy cheap paper plates, cups and straws. Orange and Black work well for a Halloween theme.
Drip candle wax down the edges of an empty wine bottle, then push the candle into the neck of the bottle.
Use Halloween table confetti to decorate the table.
Make Halloween Party Decorations
Get the children involved in making decorations. Here are some simple ideas for you to try.
- I love these pumpkin decorating ideas. They’re split into ideas that are suitable for different age groups.
- Cut pairs of eyes in cardboard toilet rolls, snap a glow stick to put inside and position them in your hedge for when it gets dark.
- Bin bag spiders webs.
- Paper plate spider webs. Cut small slits around the edge of the paper plate, or use a hole punch to make holes around the edge. Tape a piece of wool to the back of the plate. Then start weaving the wool across the front of the plate, hooking it through the slits/poking it through the holes, so that you get a spiders web effect across the plate. You could add a fake spider to it too.
Halloween Party Food
Wrap lollipops in tissue to create Halloween Lollipop ghosts
Or how about these frozen chocolate covered banana ghosts? You could dip them in yoghurt instead for a healthier alternative.
Mini fruit pumpkins – Cut pumpkin features into orange skins and fill them with berries.
Halloween cheesy breadstick skeleton bones
Skeleton biscuits – Make gingerbread men using a cutter and use white icing to draw on skeleton bones.
Sensory Halloween Party Games
Halloween is a great opportunity for some sensory fun!
- Make Frozen Hands filled with spooky surprises, for the children to dig out of the ice.
- Dye Cooked Spaghetti, add some Halloween objects to it and get the children to dig their hands into it to find them.
- Play Guess the Halloween Horrors: Children are blindfolded, or items are put in boxes and they have to guess what the Halloween horrors really are. This works really well if you make up a story beforehand about a witches brew, or a mad scientist For example, “I saw a haunted house the other night and decided to sneak inside to have a look. A wicked witch was there making a witches brew. As I walked closer she disappeared in a puff of smoke, but left behind her ingredients. In this box are some eyeballs… ” You can use any ingredients you can think of but here are some ideas:
- Eye balls – grapes with the skin peeled off
- Hands – rubber gloves filled with flour
- Spiders legs – pipe cleaners
- Worms – Cold cooked spaghetti
Halloween Party Activities
- Go on a Scavenger Hunt, where the children have to collect a list of items. If you’re going out trick or treating you could create a Scavenger List for different Halloween decorations or costumes you have to spot.
- Create a Spiders Web around your house that children have to follow, or navigate through to find clues/a prize. Just wrap wool or string around chairs, tables, door handles etc.
- Giant Spiders web painting – Put a black piece of paper into a paddling pool. Put a ball in white paint and then work together to tip the paddling pool backwards and forwards to paint a spiders web.
Halloween Party Crafts
- You could buy a Halloween Party Box. It includes everything you need to run a Halloween Party, from invitations to activities, equipment to themed party game ideas and even thank you notelets. It’s a perfect hassle free solution. They’re available in boxes for up to 6 or 8 children. If you’re having a larger party, please get in touch for a quote.
- If you don’t want a full party box and are just inviting over a few of your child’s friends, you could buy Squidgydoodle Spooky Art Craft Boxes for the children to enjoy. Each box includes 4 activities and everything you need. It even includes ingredients to make some spooky slime!
- Or if you just want one quick activity for the children to do, you could buy Monster Puppet kits for each child.
I hope you have a great time. Don’t forget to share your photos, tagging @squidgydoodle I’d love to see them.