How to Throw the Ultimate Kids’ Halloween Party
The key moment of every Halloween is trick-or-treating under costumes while increasing your candy collection. These are the favorite for the youngest and the parents. Teens are not so easily animated, and to plan their parties you are going to need ingenuity. Your child is now feeling all grown up and your party game needs to be taken up a notch. But no matter how old your kids are, there are a few key steps all hosts need to take to make the best Halloween party ever.
Friends in costumes
The first thing you need to have is a full guest list, and not just an estimated number of children and adults you will have in your home. This will help you decide if you are hosting children or a kid-friendly party.
To ensure everyone is in the right mood for your party, send invitations with a theme that fits your party. Remember to write not just the address and the starting time of your party, but also what they can expect (masks required, food drinks and games included, each guest can bring their favorite spooky dish, etc.). In case you want, you can also write when your party is expected to be over. Each guest that RSVP attending needs to provide you with a list of possible food and other allergies you need to be aware of before preparing any party food and decorations.
You will use the guest list when planning all the other things related to the party, such as food and drink quantities, and appropriate games. Remember that some uninvited guests can always show up so prepare some spare food, gifts, and activities for them.
Horror-cute party essentials
Let your imagination run wild and make your home as interesting as possible. Involve your children in decorating, and if they want, you can include some of their friends too. In case you have some valuable items or irreplaceable decorations in your home, store them away. You can also choose a special theme for your party, such as a vampire house, a witch’s cave, Hogwarts… Choosing a theme will help you with choosing food and drinks, games, your costumes, and house decorations.
False candles give the space some mystique, especially if they are the only light source. You can arrange them all over the house, group them in candlesticks, or put them in pumpkins around the premises. You can make cobwebs by tearing and chopping large pieces of gauze. Don’t forget to replace some of the bulbs with colored ones to make the atmosphere as interesting as possible. It is also important to check your sound system and playlists because there is no party without music.
Spooky tricks and tasty treats
Choose a themed drink and develop an interesting story around it – pour the drink into children’s cauldrons and arrange candles all around them. Make it your signature drink at the party. Tell a spooky story about how it was made. If children are small, tell them that this special potion will give them strength and courage against anything that frightens them on Halloween night.
Serve the food on spider-decorated trays and tables. Buy caterpillar and teeth shaped candy, and order a pumpkin-looking cake. We do recommend you serve some healthy Halloween snacks next to all that candy. To your feast add a bloody cherry pie topped with red fruit dressing, finger-shaped biscuits, and syringes filled with cherry juice that looks like blood. You can also serve mummies made of hot dogs that are wrapped in puff pastry, with mustard eyes.
Create ultimate fun
To avoid your guest sneaking out of the party for the round of trick-or-treating around the neighborhood, plan some fun games. Offer children a few options so that they are not forced to participate in a game they don’t like. You can organize arts and crafts table in one corner of the room and some more peaceful Halloween games in the other. A smart photo printer can also be used for arts and crafts souvenirs. Arrange louder games in the next room so that the children who participate in them don’t disturb the others.