Halloween is almost here and you have been tasked with hosting the neighborhood Halloween party. Don’t panic! We have you covered with these 15 themed party ideas and 5 spooky snacks for a fun Halloween kids’ party.
Halloween Themed Parties
1) Scavenger Hunt
Host a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt. Hide Halloween-themed items around the house or yard and have the kids search for them. Be sure to hide enough that every kid gets the chance to find something. You may also want to form teams to add even more fun.
2) Make It A Race
Host a Halloween relay race. Divide the kids into teams and have them race against each other while completing Halloween-themed tasks.
3) Costume Contest
Host a Halloween costume contest. Have the kids show off their Halloween costumes and vote on the best ones. You can make this more fun by creating different themes based on age groups.
4) Dance, Dance, Dance
Host a Halloween dance party. Put on some spooky tunes and let the kids dance their socks off. This may be more fun for older kids than for younger ones. Get the kids involved by asking them to help with a fun playlist.
5) Get Crafty
Host a Halloween craft time. Get creative with some Halloween crafts like making ghosts out of tissue paper or decorating pumpkins with paint or markers. If you have older kids, enlist their help in maintaining a sense of order with the younger kids.
6) Movie Night
Host a Halloween movie marathon. Pop some popcorn and settle in for a marathon of Halloween movies like Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas, or It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
7) One Word, Two Syllables
Host Halloween-themed charades. Acting out Halloween characters or scenes is always a fun time. Have the older kids help you come up with the clues. This is also a great one for creating family teams.
8) Let’s Bake
Host a Halloween baking party. Get in the kitchen and bake some Halloween-themed treats like spiderweb cookies or monster cupcakes. Enlist the kids to help in decorating the goodies. Take it a step further by selling these items in a bake sale benefiting the local school.
9) Trivia Night
Host a Halloween trivia party. Test the kids’ knowledge of all things Halloween with a fun trivia game.
10) Game Night
Who doesn’t love a game night? Host a Halloween-themed board game night. Break out some Halloween-themed board games like Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate or Monopoly: Nightmare Before Christmas Edition.
11) Let’s Sing
Host a Halloween Karaoke party. Sing your heart out to Halloween classics like “Monster Mash” or “Thriller.”
12) Capture It
Set up a Halloween photo booth for the kids to stop in as they are trick or treating. Be sure to have lots of Halloween props and goodies.
13) Blinding Them With Science
Host a Halloween science experiment party. Do some spooky science experiments like making magic potions or testing out different types of slime.
14) Party Like A Pirate
Host a Halloween treasure hunt. Hide Halloween treats around the house or yard, create treasure maps, and have the kids search for the loot.
15) Little Witches Tea
Have the kids dress up as witches to celebrate the holiday season. Serve fun creepy snacks and Halloween-flavored tea like pumpkin spice or apple cinnamon.
Halloween Themed Snacks
Is it even a party without Halloween-themed snacks? Here are our five favorite snack ideas for your Halloween party.
1) Mummy Dogs
Simply take hot dogs, wrap them in pre-made croissant dough, and bake. Add ketchup for the eyes.
2) Witch Finger Cookies
This is a Halloween classic. Create cookie dough in the shape of fingers and add green food coloring for an extra eerie effect.
3) Candy Corn Bark
Melt white chocolate and pour it into a glass dish. Add candy corn and let it set. Once set, break into pieces and enjoy.
4) Monster Mouths
Slice apples and add peanut butter or almond butter to create the mouth. For the teeth, use mini marshmallows or white chocolate chips.
5) Spider Eggs
Hard-boil some eggs and carefully peel them so that they are mostly white. Cut a small slit in the top and insert a green olive for the spider’s body. For the legs, use black olives.
These are just a few ideas to get you started. Be sure to have plenty of Halloween candy on hand for when the kiddos come knocking. Happy Halloween!