How to Throw a Party for Your Kid with a Halloween Theme
Halloween is a time of the year where you can wear costumes of your favorite character or animal and join in on the frightfully fun festivities. If you have children, it’s even more important to make your kid’s Halloween party experience memorable. In this blog post, we will talk about how to throw a perfect party for your kid with a Halloween theme.
There are many ways to approach Halloween. There’s the usual trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, and ghost stories around a campfire, costume contest, Halloween games, or watching scary movies together. But what if you want something more interesting and so much fun for your kids? Here are some fun ideas on how to have a perfect backyard Halloween party with your kids!
Here are some quick tips you can use to plan a perfect Halloween party for your kid:
Choose A Theme That Your Kid Likes
This is the first thing you need to do before planning a Halloween party, choose a Halloween party theme that your kid likes! If your kid loves mummies then why not go with a mummy Halloween theme? Or if your kid is into superheroes then you can go with the Halloween superhero theme.
Plan A Small Outdoor Halloween Party For Your Kid
If your kids have a lot of friends, don’t plan a big Halloween party for them as most Halloween party ideas require large space and resources to pull off. Instead plan a small Halloween party such as a Halloween carnival or Halloween dinner. This way all the invited children will have more fun at home than they would if they were in a hall with hundred other children that they often never see before Halloween parties start!
Get The Kids Involved In The Planning And Decorating Process Of The Halloween Party
If you just leave Halloween party planning in your kids’ hands, they will have a lot more fun. So be sure to involve them as much as you can since Halloween is their day too! This also means letting them invite their friends so the Halloween party doesn’t turn out to be a family event.
Decorate With Halloween Party Decorations
As Halloween is about ghosts and other spooky things then Halloween decorations are a must at Halloween-themed parties especially if the hall isn’t decorated with Halloween lights and Halloween glowing items. Make sure that there are lots of Halloween centerpieces for tables, let’s not forget orange balloons, also colorful Halloween tissue paper bunches, Halloween table skirts, and Halloween party napkins too.
Get The Kids To Dress Up For Halloween Party
For a Halloween party, it’s fun to dress up for Halloween so make sure you let the kids dress up in Halloween costumes that they like. This will be one of the highlights of a Halloween-themed party as children love dressing up!
Just bear in mind that not all Halloween costume ideas are appropriate for Halloween parties so choose your child’s Halloween costume carefully based on age group. If there are any other themes or activities that you want to include with this Halloween party then feel free to do so but make sure all basic needs are taken care of first.
Halloween Costumes Decorations: Haunted House Decor
Party decorations are the most important part of any party. So that Halloween is not an exception, Halloween party decorations are essential at every Halloween celebration.
Because Halloween has become one of the most popular holidays in America, it’s very common to see many people decorating their homes with Halloween-inspired items for decoration purposes.
Start with the outside of your house and make passers-by think there are ghosts lurking inside. If that doesn’t scare them enough, then sneak up on them with creepy window stickers or Halloween yard art!
Be the most (and scariest) cutting-edge children on the block with decorations that will deceive any visitor into thinking they’ve stumbled into a genuine scary mansion! Before you’ve even started thinking about the interior, put some scary window decals on your home to announce it’s ready for Halloween.
Why not choose some genuinely spine-chilling statements written in red? Perhaps choose some glow-in-the-dark pumpkins that are covered with black construction paper to cast an eerie light? After that, cover your front door with a spooky covering to greet trick-or-treaters with an unpleasant welcome! After your visitors have arrived, surprise them with a fantastic hanging bat in the hallway or a bone-chilling holographic skeleton.
“Gore” Effect for Halloween: Give Your Party Guests the Horror They Came For!
Do you want to give your Halloween party guests a “gore” effect this year? Red dripping from the table is sure to make it seem like they are in a horror movie. You can use red sealing wax sticks (specifically for glue guns) or red hot glue sticks to create drips red. You can use this on glasses, utensils, and even candle holders.
You can also add some cute skull face candy dispensers to the table setting for a little something extra. To make them, spray paint all of the egg boxes white inside and out and let them dry completely. Glue the toilet paper facings to the egg using a thin layer of sticky glue and press down the pieces firmly since the egg is spherical.
Throw a Spooky Party at Home – Victorian Style
You don’t have to be a ghost stuck in an attic to pull off a spooky party this Halloween, but it does help. A few well-placed decorations and some friends who are willing to go all out on costumes can really add that extra level of terror that will make your home haunt the most memorable event for miles around.
A Victorian-style party theme is always a good choice because you get so many opportunities for creepy detail from the waist up without having to overdo anything. A few well-placed decorations and lots of dark colors will get you that perfect spooky vibe.
A Victorian costume for the upper body is a must to really pull it all together, like billowing black silk or lace with ornate jewelry to match. Pour some dark red wine (maybe even “blood”) and put on the greatest hits from this sad epoch; Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” would be an excellent choice.
You may decorate your table with tiny bats or a fall-themed DIY wreath. To build the wreath, start with long thin grass on both ends of the crescent you’re creating to indicate the end. Fasten the rings to the cake with a hot glue gun.
Fill in the space between the dried flowers with a combination of all the dried blossoms, including grasses and long, thin shapes. For added security, secure everything with a little bit of hot glue. Attach a ribbon around the top or just hang it on a hook near your door or wall to finish off the wreath.
Long and Short Monster Fingers: A Frankenstein Treat
Frankenstein is one of the most iconic monsters in history. His creation was a result of an experiment gone wrong, and he has lived on as an image for all things spooky. It’s easy to see why his story would make for such delicious Halloween treats!
If you want to be original this year with your monster finger recipe, these are perfect for you. They’re made with breadstick dough instead of pizza dough, which gives them that Frankenstein look (plus they taste great too!)
Halloween Party Food
No Halloween-themed party would be complete without a spooky spread that will allow your guests to eat, drink, and be scary! Grab some frighteningly funky containers such as patterned snack baskets, and fill them with some savory nibbles and sweet goodies.
When it comes to drinks, serve up some punch in novelty skull-shaped goblets and matching shot glasses! Or perhaps tumblers are more your style. Don’t forget to deliver some tricks with your treats by serving them up in some spine-chillingly fun skull print plates.
Halloween Cupcakes with a Twist: Chocolate Pumpkin Witch Cupcakes
You’ll be delighted by these chocolate pumpkin witch cupcakes made from scratch. They are so much better than store-bought treats because they’re made with high-quality ingredients like dark cocoa, whole wheat flour, pure vanilla extract, espresso powder, organic canned pumpkin puree – not to mention all of the other yummy spices. The frosting is also homemade and loaded with hazelnuts for an extra dose of protein while still tasting sweet and creamy.
Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake Bars: Take Fall to Another Level
This recipe will take your fall to another level with pumpkin caramel cheesecake bars that ooze with flavor! All you need to do is whip up a graham cracker crust, some fluffy cheesecake filling, top it off with streusel topping and bake until gooey perfection. These bars are so good they’ll leave you begging for an extra slice!
Fun and Exciting Games for a Halloween Theme Party
If you’re throwing Halloween-themed party favors for your child or friend this year, it can be difficult to come up with Halloween-themed games that will make an impact on their guests. Do you want something that is fun and exciting, but also allows the children to have a lot of time for socializing with their friends?
If so, then hosting a Halloween theme party may be just what you are looking for! There are many Halloween games that can be played at parties. Below we have compiled some Halloween theme game ideas for kids alike.
Scaring the Crap Out of Your Friends at a Haunted House Party
Do you have some friends who are just a little too scared to watch horror movies on their own? If so, then a haunted house party might be the perfect way for them to enjoy Halloween. This is an idea that has been around for centuries, and it’s easy to put on your very own haunted house party.
Hire a Halloween bouncy castle for your kid’s Halloween party and have it set up in one corner of your house so that it becomes an instant haunted house! Serve hallowed snacks such as ghostly chips, pumpkin pudding cups along with tasty treats like the mummy dogs mentioned above or witch fingers. You can also decorate your front yard with black lights and Halloween glow sticks and Halloween black cat cutouts and let the kids run around.
Nightmare On Your Street
Nightmare On Your Street is a combination of a block party, bar crawl, and Halloween festivities. On All Hallows’ Eve, assign a different Halloween activity or game to each home on your block—including making caramel apples and spooky cocktails, sharing ghost stories, decorating pumpkins, and, of course, a costume contest—and have a wickedly good time going house-to-house.
Yes, this idea will need a little more work and organization, but it will also be five or six or seven times more fun ideas than the others. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Caramel apples: Pour some salted caramel into martini glasses and stick a lollipop stick in the center of each one. Freeze them for at least an hour, so the sticks stay upright, then serve. For easier dipping, use paper cups and straws as dippers.
Treat jar: Get a cute container (we suggest something with a big opening), fill it with candy and stickers, and let partygoers write their names on blank labels and stick them to themselves as they go from home to home. It’s like an adult trick-or-treat bag! You can also do this with other small treats—mini boxes tissues or Fortune Cookies filled with personalized messages, for example.
Trick or Treat bags: Have a supply of orange paper bags on hand so guests can grab one to hold their treats as they go from house to house—and don’t forget to have plenty of candy at each stop.
Mummy Sack Race
What do you get when you combine an old-school sack race, with some white crepe paper? The Mummy Sack Race! This is a great game to have around for Halloween parties. It’s also the perfect way to keep the kids entertained while they are waiting for their next round of trick-or-treating.
It’s really easy to set up too. Just cut off strips of white crepe paper and wrap them around everyone’s legs before they start racing. Whoever crosses the finish line first without any rips in their paper wins!
Eyeball Pong: The Fun New Way to Play Beer Pong
We’ve got the perfect game for the Halloween kid’s party: Eyeball Pong! This game plays like beer pong (just without the alcohol, of course). Kids will take turns bouncing “eyeballs” on the table to get them into the cups. If there are three eyeballs in one cup and someone bounces an eye into that cup, they win instantly!
It may sound easy but it can be quite hard because kids have no control over where their ball goes when they bounce it. The best thing about this game is that kids can play with each other rather than against each other which makes it less competitive.
The Classic Game That Never Gets Old: Guessing the Candy
This is a classic game that never gets old and you can adjust it according to how many people will be attending your kid’s like a great Halloween party game. If you’re planning on inviting over 30 kids then you will need to prepare at least 60 pieces of candy and divide them into two piles, one for each team to take your trick or treat experience to the next level.
Similar to Pin the Tail on the pumpkin, this game will make use of numbers written on the back of each piece of candy. The goal is simple: take turns guessing which number corresponds to which piece of candy until all pieces have been found or every kid has guessed 5 times (whichever comes first). You can allow as many guesses as possible but keep track of the score anyway because when the game is over you might have to award a prize or two according to your score.