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Halloween Party Tips for Kids will help you from decorating your home to games, here are ten tips for planning a spooktacular party.
As much as I love fancy dress, I also like to relax and party hard at home with my family. My tips will help you create the ultimate kid’s Halloween Party, which your adult guest will enjoy too.
Create your Halloween Party with my Halloween Party Tips for Kids. Enjoy!
#1. Choose Your Theme Wisely
This is the first thing you want to do is decide on the Halloween Theme you would like to create and build off that.
There are so many Halloween themes to choose from, you are sure to find one to meet your goulash needs.
For example, do you want to go with spider webs with black and orange décor? Or would you prefer a monster theme, witch fest along with a scary forest outside?
As you can see the possibilities are endless. But do remember you want the kids to have fun, not be frightened.
#2. Make Fun Invitations
Now that you have your cute little theme picked out, it’s time to get the invitations ready. Make your own and have fun with it.
You can include the kids as well to help. This will make it even more special. One thing you can do with the invitations is make them match your Halloween Theme.
You can make little candy gift bags to match as well. Kids love to make crafts, at least my grandchildren do.
#3A. Keep the Little Ones Engaged
If you’re hosting a Halloween party, there’s no better way to keep your guests engaged than by setting up some fun games and activities. Here are six ideas for games and activities that will help make your Halloween party memorable.
If you have children of different ages as I do, you can still have games that everyone can enjoy. Even the adults. Here are some fun games to consider for all ages…
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- Pin the Heart on Mr. Bones
- Halloween Bean Bag Toss Game
- Pin the Spider on The Web
- Pumpkin Decorations Halloween Crafts
- Halloween Bingo
- Halloween Party Favors
#4. Start and End Your Halloween Party
Now it’s time to decide what time you want the party to start and when you want it to end. If it’s just a party for the kids, younger ones may only last for a couple of hours and the older ones 3-4 hours.
Make sure to state the start and end times on the invitations so the parents will know what time to drop them off and pick them up.
Now for me and my family, we always have a start time, but then we end it when we get ready too. Which is usually longer than 2-4 hours. 🎃
#5. Baking Time
This is my favorite part besides the decorating. Depending on what and how much you are making, give yourself enough time to get your treats baked, decorated, and ready for the big day.
Baking your goodies, a couple of days ahead of time will take a lot of stress off you.
For me, I bake my cookies, especially if I decorate them, 2 days ahead of time. Then I will bake my cake the day before and decorate it.
I like to make cookies and then let my grandchildren come over and help me decorate them. They love it and so do I. If the family wants to help with baking goodies, let them!
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#6A. Decorate the House with Safety in Mind
Now that you have picked out a theme and got all your goodies baked and decorated, it’s time to get your Halloween decorating on.
But, before we get to the decorating part, here are some things to consider if you’re hosting a Halloween party for kids.
Make sure you keep safety in mind. Here are some things to consider when planning a spooky Halloween bash.
- Make sure there’s plenty of space for everyone to move around freely.
- Keep small children away from open flames, sharp objects, and other hazards.
- Have an adult always supervise young children.
#6B. Now that we have the safety issues covered it’s time to decorate!
I like to decorate a few days before the party. Give yourself plenty of time to get everything the way you want it.
Get your spooky juices flowing and turn your house into a Halloween Scene that is sure to please both you and your guest.
If you need some cute decorations and don’t want to make them yourself, check out your local Dollar Tree or Dollar General. They have cute stuff priced to fit any budget.
#7. Add Music to Your Theme
There’s nothing like adding a little music to your party to get things going. These songs are sure to get everyone dancing.
I recommend songs like “Monster Mash,” “Ghostbusters,” and “Thriller.” And of course, if you have an Alexa, you can ask her to play Halloween music for children.
#8. Serve Simple Snacks
No need to stress yourself out over the snacks, just keep it simple. Here are some ideas below:
- Monster Cupcakes-get these at your local Walmart to save time
- Cake Pops-get some your local bakery
- Halloween Cookies-pick some up at your local Walmart
- Sneak in some healthy snacks-Halloween monster mouth snacks, crunchie Halloween mummies, pumpkin party mix
#9. Time for Halloween Games
Now that the kids have eaten some treats how about some dancing to burn off some of the sugar highs? My little ones love to have dance contests and I bet yours would too.
After all, that dancing, sit down for a rest and play some board games like Halloween Bingo, do a craft like decorating some pumpkins, or watch a Halloween cartoon like “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.”
#10. Photo Time
Well, the party was a hit and things are winding down, now is the time to take photos to save the memories of time spent with family and friends.
Have your guest stand in front of some of the decorations as a backdrop for the pictures. Then you can have them developed and share them with family and friends.
Conclusion of 👻Halloween Party Tips for Kids🎃
Follow my 👻Halloween Party Tips for Kids🎃 and your mind will be at ease and help you stay organized while planning your Halloween Party.
I would love for you to share some of your pictures with me. It would be wonderful to see what you created.
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