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How to Throw Your Kids a Spooktacular Halloween Party

October 27, 2017

Halloween is a day of entertaining tricks, delicious treats and ghostly costumes. Throwing a Halloween party is a great way to ensure a “spooktacular” time for your kids and their friends!

  1. Ghoulish Decor

Decorations are a must have for your child’s Halloween party!

Get some pumpkins, spider webs, lights and bats to “spookify” your home.

You can either make your own decorations or purchase at any store. Stores like Party City, Target, Wal Mart and Jo Ann’s Fabrics carry an array of halloween decor, candy and treats.

 

  • Have an outdoor pumpkin patch
  • Create a graveyard with tombstones, cobwebs and  zombies
  • Place halloween colored lights around your shrubs, bushes and trees
  • Hang bats on the ceiling
  • Decorate your home like Walt Disney World’s Haunted Mansion
  • Have a strobe light or smoke machine to create a Halloween vibe

 

2. Treats that are good to eat

Trick-or-treat, give me something good to eat!

Halloween is all about the treats. It’s important to serve some ghoulish delight treats to your party guests. Instead of purchasing treats from stores, why not make your own?

Be creative with your party treats:

More Halloween treats here

*Make sure that your child’s guests have no food allergies before baking with nut products.

 

3. Frightful and Delightful Games

We have the food and decorations, now what? Roll out the toilet paper and let’s play some Halloween games!

Classic games like “wrap the mummy” or Halloween trivia are always a hit at any Halloween party.

 

  • Wrap the Mummy instructions
  • Halloween Trivia
  • Halloween Feel Box instructions
  • Guess How Many Candy Corn
  • Pumpkin Carving

More Halloween games

 

   5. Graveyard Hit Music

Do you have Halloween music on your playlist? There are a lot of tunes that are perfect for any Halloween bash.

Classic Halloween tunes include:

  • Monster Mash
  • Purple People Eater
  • Thriller
  • Grim Grinning Ghosts
  • Time Warp
  • Witch Doctor
  • This is Halloween
  • I Put a Spell On You
  • Ghostbusters

 

Halloween playlist

 

4. Reel out some Movies

During your party, you might want to have some Halloween movies playing in the background. Since this is your child’s Halloween party, here are some family friendly Halloween films:

  • Hocus Pocus
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Halloweentown
  • Casper
  • Spooky Buddies
  • Twitches

 

5. Costumes

Halloween is all about dressing up and having fun! You can either have a Halloween theme party where your guests dress as your theme or just have a generic costume party. Don’t forget to have a costume contest with categories!

Categories for your costume contest can include:

  • Most Scary
  • Most Original
  • Most Cute
  • Most Creative
  • Most Funny
  • Best Group
  • Best Overall

You can purchase costume contest prizes here

 

 

What are your must-haves for your Halloween party?

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

 

 

 

By Carmela Cavallo

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