Halloween Party Ideas Kids Will Absolutely Love
As the days get shorter, and the nights get longer, and pumpkin-spiced lattes make their return, it can only mean one thing: Halloween is just around the corner!
Halloween is a wonderful time to get together and celebrate autumn. For many parents, Halloween is also a time to get creative. What can they do to make their child’s Halloween party the best ever?
Here are some of our top tips for throwing a successful Halloween party for kids!
IT'S ALL IN THE BOO!TIFUL DECOR DETAILS
Simplicity is key. A great way to get kids excited about the party is to choose a fun yet simple theme, and as we all know, kids enjoy simple (think: kid enjoying the box more than the toy).
Our general approach to design is to pick a focal point / main theme and build out from there. In keeping with this concept, why not try out an impressive black & orange balloon garland as your main attraction – a motif you can capture on your invitations too.
Your balloon garland setup can also serve as a backdrop for taking photos. For some added fun, gather some photo props to use during your photo shoot sessions or have the kids craft their own props (more on that later) - makes for an excellent party activity and keeps them busy! Once you’ve captured the party guests on camera, you can share these beloved spooktacular memories with your guests after the party via thank you cards that coordinate with your invitation.
For your food table decor, we can help you create quirky and fun signage, to lead your guests to devour delicious grub. We found some great ideass to get the creative juices going from this Instacart article. For example: “spook-etti” for spaghetti, “bat wings” for chicken wings, and witches brew (a blend of ginger ale, pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, and lime sherbet).
BUILD A GOBLIN STATION FOR FOOD & DRINKS!
Create a menu that works for the time of day of your party – consider whether your guests would have munched on lunch just before arriving. Simple appetizers are a great way to take the stress out of hosting such as these delicious ideas featured in Delish: Ghost Pizza Bagels, Mummy Hot Dogs, Strawberry Ghosts, Cheesy Witch Brooms, Pumpkin Deviled Eggs, Pumpkin Pie Dip, Mummy Meatballs, Jack O' Lantern Quesadillas, eek!
For your hydration station, include juice pouches and water but also incorporate a specialty drink such as this Hocus Pocus Potion Ice Cream Float by In Fine Taste.
TRICK-OR-TREAT YOUR GUESTS WITH GAMES & ACTIVITIES
Halloween-inspired games are a great way to get the party started from Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toe to a Halloween Freeze Dance. We found some great ideas in Good Housekeeping's 60 Halloween game ideas for kids. It's also a great idea to include some kid-friendly crafts such as this paper plate pumpkin wreath, black cat wreath, paper bag monster puppets and Halloween paper lanterns that can double as photo shoot props for the balloon garland backdrop mentioned earlier.
You may also want to hire entertainment to engage the tiny minions! A simple Google search for “kids Halloween character for hire” in your area is a great place to start. Hiring a magician is another fun option.
Last but certainly not the least, a finale to a great party is having a pinata (Halloween themed of course). Can't think of a more fun way for the kids to score some Halloween candy treats!
TYING IT ALL TOGETHER WITH HALLOWEEN PARTY STATIONERY
We hope the ideas presented above have you excited about throwing your best Halloween party yet! Paper goods are our jam and all of the stationery suggestions mentioned above - invitations, food and drink signage, thank you cards and more - can be taken care of here at Honey Be-Merry. Do reach out so we can get this party started!
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