Halloween is just around the corner. The little ones are obviously excited to celebrate their Halloween party, wear spooky costumes and some Peekaboo! So, make sure you do all the party planning well in advance so that you don’t let your kids down. You can, any day, hire a great party planner to help you ease the pressure. Besides, if you are creative and wish to make the party uniquely creepy then here are a bunch of simple and budget-friendly ideas to set up a Halloween party for your kids.
1. Spooky Looking Invites
Generate the fun-vibe from the beginning and the best way to do this is making some “spooky-looking” invites. Use your art and craft skills to design theme-based invites, perhaps in the shape of the famous Halloween pumpkin (jack-o’-lantern) or a Dracula.
2. Halloween Decorations
The most important thing that will make your party look like it’s a Halloween party, is the way you decorate the venue. Mesmerize your guests with some handmade, creative decor that will set the Halloween mood right. Some eerie ceiling hangings, helium balloons with spooky drawings on it, ghoulish strands of fairy lights or Halloween wall stickers and your party is all decked up. All this can be made at home. Let your kids lend a hand to help you prepare and decorate the place. Don’t forget the main attraction – Halloween Pumpkin ((jack-o’-lantern).
3. Halloween Party Games
Keep your kids engrossed in games. This way, they will also have some activity and enjoy the party to the fullest. You can organise games like Wrap the Mummy where a player wraps his/her partner with a roll of toilet paper and the group which finishes first wins the game. Another fun game would be Pin the Nose where the player is blindfolded and must walk up to the wall to pin the nose of a ghost or funky character traced out onto a cardboard. In case you want to keep it simple, you can organise board games like Scrabble or Ludo. Setting up a Halloween-themed photo booth with spooky props would also be a great plan.
What is a Halloween party without an appropriate costume? If you’re good with the needle and thread, you can stitch an apt Halloween costume for your little ones. If not, you can always go and hit the store to purchase the top-trending Halloween costumes this season. From Zombies to Dracula’s, you can make your children enact anyone they desire. However, keep in mind that this is a “kids party” and make sure that you mention in the invites, not to show up in an extremely scary Halloween get-up that would freak out the other kids.
5. Monstrous Treats
This is something creative! Instead of having the standard candies and munchies, make it a little more twisted and monstrous this time. Some unique ideas of monstrous treats are marshmallow collection of frightful friends, customized Halloween cupcakes, Halloween pumpkin cookies and a lot more. These Halloween treats are sure to delight your little ones.
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6. Art & Craft Activities
Kids love drawing! It would be great to indulge your little goblins in art and craft activities where they can put forth their creativity. Give the kids a Halloween theme to draw their favourite character. Taking it to a higher level, they can go ahead with paper folding to make creative craft items. Paper, scissors, glue, crayons and stickers - everything their creative minds could desire to let those imaginations run wild.
7. A bit of Creepy Music
Music is the life of the party. Add the Halloween buzz with a little bit of creepy-themed music. You can have the music playing in the backdrop as the kids play or you can arrange for a dance session where your little monsters can dance away to the Halloween tracks. If you have plans for organising a grand Halloween party then you should consider hiring a professional DJ for some great music, a mix of creepy and fun music, to end the party on a good note.
8. Goody Bags
Make sure you send your guests with a smile and a bag of goodies and treats, just to thank them for making it to the party. Halloween-themed goody bags would be a perfect giveaway to the kids, something they could store with them as a memory. Drop some chocolates, cookies and candies along with a “Thank You” card.
You are now ready to plan a fantastic Halloween party for your kids. No doubt they will enjoy it, but they will cherish the fun they had, forever. Nothing is more pleasant than seeing the little monsters running around, playing and having fun. Make this spooky little Halloween party an amazing one, keeping in mind not to make it extremely scary for the kids.