Video:Host a Spooky Halloween Partywith Angela de Jong-Angelici
We'll show you how to throw a spooky Halloween party for kids, complete with scary snacks and fun-filled games.See Transcript
Transcript:Host a Spooky Halloween PartyHi, I'm Angela de Jong-Angelici for About.com Parenting. Halloween is a great holiday for kids. And planning a party should be spooky and fun.
Plan the Halloween Party for KidsTo plan a Halloween party for kids you need to sit down and write up a plan. Decide when and where you will host the party. Come up with a guest list. And make a budget.
Get Started with InvitationsTry to send out invitations at least 2 weeks in advance. Make sure and include the date, time, location, RSVP information and directions. And it must be a costume party, it is Halloween after all.
Halloween Party DecorationsAt any party, decorations will really set the theme. So for a Halloween party, its time to go all out and make your house look BOO-tiful. Start outside to help get your arriving guests into the Halloween spirit. Try some bale of hay, mums and pumpkins to make a nice display. It will make a great spot for taking pictures of your arriving monsters. And add some blow up yard decorations to really set the mood. Or this spooky guy coming out of the ground. And inside your home, you can go all out. Decorate tables and put items everywhere to help spook up your home. Frankie and this witches cauldron are great for filling with prizes and candy. Things hanging in doorways also add a nice touch.
What to Serve at a Halloween Party for KidsYour little ghosts and goblins will be in the mood for some gruesome snacks. Some great and easy ideas include worms and dirt, spiders, witches hats, cupcakes, graveyard brownies and crunchy monster brains. And you can also serve coffin sandwiches and slimy punch. Or make popcorn hands. You will need gloves, popcorn and candy corns. The kids can fill the gloves with candy and popcorn. They will love getting creative and it will keep them busy.
Kids Halloween Party Music and GamesMake sure and get some party tunes for your monster mash. Make up a CD of the greatest monster hits and spooky music. And plan to have some games and crafts set up for the kids to do. You can get craft supplies and set up tables for the kids to make their own goodie bags.
Try the Mummy Wrap Game for giggles and fun. Divide the kids into teams of two. Give each pair a roll of toilet paper. Let one child wrap the other child from head to toe in toilet paper. Make sure and tell the kids to avoid the face area and leave that part open. The first one to get mummified, wins.
Another fun game is a guessing game. Have some boxes and cut out holes for the kids to put their hands. Then label each box something gruesome and see if the kids can guess what the contents really are. Some examples are; put a plate of spaghetti and label it brains, a bowl of peeled grapes could be eyeballs, use jello for the heart, or candy corns for fingernails. Kids will have fun trying to guess what the items really are.
Halloween is a fun holiday and kids will love partying at this monster mash. To learn more, visit us on the web at parenting.about.com.
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