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A Halloween Party for Kids

A Halloween Party for Kids


A Halloween party heightens the fun -- and everyone will have a great time!


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A Halloween party is the ultimate theme party, which makes it especially fun to plan.

A rollicking party can be a successful alternative to traditional trick-or-treating, or it can be held before Halloween to prolong the fun.

A Costume Party

Ask guests to come in costume, although suggest they leave scary masks at home. Gather some judges (siblings, neighbors, relatives) and have the kids march around or through the house.

Award as many prizes as you can: prettiest costume, silliest costume, most creative costume, scariest costume, most topical costume. Every child should get a prize, which can be a small candy bar or toy.

Take photographs of the kids and then plan to put together an online album or post them on Facebook for everyone to see. (Check first with other parents about posting photos online.)

A No-Costume Party

For a party held before Halloween night, you might want to specify "no costumes." Instead, devote the evening to games and appropriate activities.

Some ideas:

  • Let the kids paint each others or their own faces with colorful face paint.
  • Fill a large plastic tub with water and let them bob for apples.
  • Buy small pumpkins for decorating with markers, stickers and other art supplies.
  • Bake or buy cupcakes or cookies for decorating with white, orange, and black frosting, sprinkles and candy.
  • Wrap white string around sturdy furniture and built-in fixtures for spider webs. Let the children unravel them. Make as many "webs" as there are guests. Have a prize at the end of the web.
  • Give the kids balls of string and let them make their own webs for unraveling. (Remove breakable and valuable items from the area.)
  • Organize a treasure hunt with scary clues.
  • Organize a candy hunt.
A Haunted House
Even if you don't live in the Adam's Family mansion, you can turn your home into a haunted house. Little children are too young for these, but older ones usually love them.

Darken a room or blindfold the children one by one. Play spooky music on your iPod or stereo. Lead the kids through the "haunted house" while you weave a story about ghosts and goblins. (If a child is wary, don't make him tour the haunted house.)

Keep the props, sound effects, and story age appropriate. Young kids are easily frightened. Even older children can be spooked -- so keep an eye out for signs of upset.

Make sure the children exit from the haunted house into a brightly lit room filled with other children and laughter.

Some ideas:

  • Crepe paper or store-bought spider webs for cobwebs.
  • Crumbled newspaper on the floor for creaks and rustles.
  • A fan on low angled at feet for creepy chills.
  • A coconut for a skull.
  • Cold, watery thick spaghetti for brains or "guts."
  • Dried apricots for ears and noses.
  • A head of lettuce submerged in water for brains.
  • Peeled grapes for eyeballs.

Let the children examine the props once everyone has had a turn. This dispels any fright. They might want to re-use them and take their friends through the house again and again.

The purpose is to have lots of crazy, eerie fun. Boo!



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