Leave the Gore at the Door for a Kid Friendly Halloween!
March 28, 2011
Ask any kid what their favorite holiday is and the answer is bound to be Halloween, which is why it’s important to make Halloween extra special and memorable for children. Before the big day, throw your kids a Halloween party to make the holiday twice as fun!
Have your kids choose fun and colorful invitations for their party. They’ll probably pick something along the lines of the Halloween squares, cat and pumpkin or Halloween ghosts invites. Include a sticky foot or a spider ring with each invitation to get to kids excited for the party.
Decorations and Supplies
Keep in mind that this is a children’s party, so it’s best to stay away from the really spooky decorations. If you want to throw a scary, gory party, read tips on how to throw a grown-up Halloween party.
Set up a kit of Halloween lawn signs in your front yard. The ghosts and skeletons are playful enough that they won’t scare the little ones. For a traditional Halloween feeling, hang black and orange decorations, like pennant banner and bunting, around the outside of your house.
If the party is taking place after the sun goes down, hang pumpkin lantern lights along your porch for a holiday glow.
Get your kids involved in the decorating by having them place Halloween glitter clings and wacky Jack O’ Lantern cutouts on the windows. You can also have them help you set up a friendly ghost door cover on your front door.
Lastly, hang a personalized Halloween banner in one of your front windows. Customize it to say something like ‘Welcome to Connor’s Monster Mash Bash!’
Even though the decorations shouldn’t be too scary, they should be tons of fun! Spread green glow spider webs throughout your entire house. Change most of the light bulbs in your home to black light bulbs. Not only will the spider webs glow, but so will anyone wearing light colors! If there’s an area of your house missing a little glow, add black tinsel with orange LED lights and Jack O’ Lantern Lumi-Loons!
Don’t neglect the ceiling. Letting pumpkin swirls and glitter danglers suspend from the ceiling will help fill the room and will add excitement to your party room.
For a perfect finishing touch of décor that is also tons of fun for the kids, place a Jack O’ Lantern bubble machine out for all to see.
Lay an orange striped table cover over a large table. The vinyl material is perfect for a children’s party because it makes cleaning up a breeze. Create a place setting of paper plates, napkins and plastic ware for each child. Add a little fun to the table décor by using the pumpkin table decoration kit and sprinkling some Halloween confetti all over.
Serve Halloween inspired snack foods and veggies at the party. Try these recipes for hot dog mummies, carrot finger-food and mini witch’s brooms.
Even though kids are easily entertained, they get bored quickly. Make sure to plan lots of activities to keep the little gremlins busy.
The invitations should clearly state that your party is a costume party. From animals and clowns to witches and vampires, we have tons of adorable children’s costumes that are perfect for all ages. We even have props, wigs, masks and hats to complete any ensemble!
Find a decent artist and set up a face painting booth. Use face paint and glitter to paint on finishing touches to each child’s costume.
So far this party is lacking candy, which is the most important part of Halloween. Get a witch or Jack O’ Lanter piñata and fill it with delicious candy. Don’t forget the bat and mask!
If you still have some time left, pop in a Halloween party CD and play a game of freeze dance. With songs like Monster Mash and Purple People Eater, this CD is great for kids.
Every kid wants to leave a party with a loot bag, so don’t disappoint. Fill a pumpkin pale with fun goodies like light up rings, wax lips and Halloween tattoos. Include a few pieces of candy like lolli pops and candy bracelets, but go easy. They’ll each have more than enough sweet treats in the days to come! Happy Halloween!