Halloween parties are so much fun! With fall colors and spooky décor, kids will be enthralled with all the little details you cook up! Halloween is on a Saturday this year, making it perfect for a party.
To get the party rolling, make up some invitations in the shape of pumpkins or gravestones (depending on how “scary” you plan to go). Decorate the pumpkin to look like a Jack O’ Lantern and on the back, write “Carve out some spooky time for a Halloween Party!” If choosing the gravestone, shade it in gray with colored pencil and write “Before you R.I.P… party with us at our Halloween Celebration!”
Setting the theme, visually, is an essential component of a Halloween Party! Outside, place Styrofoam tombstones with funny sayings like “I TOLD you I was sick!” Black and orange streamers, balloons, and pumpkin tableware will certainly enhance the ambiance.
To entertain your guests, start off with a costume contest, being sure to include awards for the funniest, most creative, spookiest, silliest, cutest, etc. Send them off to the Mad Scientist’s room set with low lights (to make it hard to see) and a little smoke (from a smoke machine, if you want). Have the Mad Scientist cooking up concoctions while bowls nearby are set up for the kid’s to feel and guess what they are! Peeled grapes = eyeballs, wet spaghetti = brains, hard-boiled eggs = kidneys. Be creative! The kids will think it is SO gross and SO cool! Other simple activities can include Pin the Wart on the Witch or telling ghost stories. Send ‘em home with a simple Halloween party favor, too.
Serve up Scary Face Pizzas, Wormy Dogs (slice hot dogs into thin strips and boil until curly), and simple sides such as fruits, veggie slices, and chips & dip.
Halloween is such a fun time and kids will totally get into the “spookiness” of it, so have a BOO-tiful time at your Halloween Party!