Halloween is a family-favorite holiday and throwing a Halloween party for kids can be awesome! Most of the families celebrate the occasion to the fullest by decorating their homes and joining house parties. The occasion’s spooky nature and its connection to ghosts have made it very popular among kids too. With October 31 approaching fast, your kids might have asked you to arrange for a Halloween-themed party for their friends. Check out these tips to throw a great Halloween party for your kids.
Tips for Throwing a Creative Halloween Party for Kids
Go for Selective Halloween Invitations
If you do not keep the invitation list short, you will have to spend more time cleaning the mess than enjoying the party. Hosting a large number of young party revelers can be a real pain in the back. So, cut the guest list to a convenient number and arrange for something creative to keep the kids busy. It will be a win-win situation for both of you.
Halloween Party Kids: Homemade Invitation Cards
Allow your kids to make the invitation cards. It will keep them busy and they will be happy too to help you in arranging the party. Tell them to use their creative skill to come up with ideas about the party and the invitations. The invitations can be made and sent days before the party. Kids can make owl-, candy-, or any bird-shaped invitation cards. They can also draw pictures of bats, spiders, skulls, or jack-o’-lanterns on the cards.
Halloween Party for Kids Decorations Ideas
Think from your kids’ perspective while it comes to decorating the home for the party. Take their advices too if needed. You have to consider their age too because a party for 4-5 year olds will be different from the one arranged for 8-11 year olds.
A life-size singing zombie can stand at the front porch to welcome the guests. Combine some handmade goodies with some spooky displays like bubbling cauldrons, big spider webs, flying bats, etc. Be careful about using real burning candles, especially you are going to host a houseful of children. It will be safe to use battery-operated candles.
A themed party can also be a perfect option to celebrate Halloween. It can be a scary-themed party full with zombies, ghosts, and ghouls or a friendly jack-o’-lantern party. However, do not stuff the house with scary things if your guests are very young.
Halloween Party for Kids and Food Items
The food items should be delicious and attractive enough to please the eye and tongue of the kids. With a little bit extra effort, you can make Halloween-themed sweet and baked items. Pirate-themed cakes, cupcakes with spider-shaped topping, and drinks served on bat-imprinted glasses can make the little revelers interested about the foods. Add some fruits and veggies to the menu too so that your little guests do not have to go home on a sugar high. Add spook appeal to them to tempt the kids. Keep the healthy items on the outermost edges of the dining table so that the kids have to pass them to get access to the sugary snacks at the center of the table.
Use these children Halloween party tips will help your kids enjoy the holiday ahead! Looking for more Halloween ideas? Look to Stagetecture for treats, party ideas, decorations and more in our Halloween Ideas section of Stagetecture.