Organizing a Halloween Party for Kids

by Elen Stone
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Halloween is often a Favorite Holiday for children. The candies, the costumes and all of the festivities make it a beloved time of year for many. Part of that fun includes a Halloween party for kids or adults.


Creating Party Fun for your Amazing Children

One of the TOP Holiday for kids is Halloween!

Time to have fun and organize great parties for our children and their friends!

If it is your turn to play host this year, here is a look at some of the things to consider while you are planning this kids’ event.

The better prepared you are, the more likely everything will go smoothly and the children will have a lot of fun.



Who is coming?

Before you can really start the party planning, you need to know how big this kids’ event is going to be.

Some parents invite only their kid’s best friends, while others make it a party for the entire class.

How many you would like to invite is totally up to you, but it is helpful to have a number in mind before you start buying Halloween candy and favors.

Costume contest

A great way to pass some time during the party, as well as encourage everyone to come in costume, is to have a Halloween Outfits contest.

If you are hosting a party for younger kids, you will want to make sure that you have enough categories so that everyone wins a prize and be happy.

Scariest costume, funniest costume, most creative costume, best animal costume, etc. can all be categories for the contest.

If you have the time, you can have party goers nominate and vote for the different categories.

Find some fun Halloween favors to hand out as prizes, or you can create your own medals or award ribbons.

Face painting

If you have a little artistic talent, face painting is another fun activity for a Halloween party.

Brush up on drawing ghosts, pumpkins, black cats, and witches, and you will be good to go.

This can be a great way for kids to participate if they didn’t come in costume, or just a way to have fun.

You might forewarn parents ahead of time that you are going to be doing face painting so that your little witches

don’t come in already coated in green face paint and warts.



Treat bag/bucket decorating

For a craft idea, you can have kids decorate their own bags or buckets to use that evening for trick-or-treating.

You can purchase inexpensive bags or buckets for the children to decorate with paints or by gluing Halloween decorations to them.

Check your local craft store for inexpensive Halloween themed items to use.

Food, drink, and atmosphere

Food and drink are a part of any party, and Halloween is no exception.

Of course, you will want to make things spooky. Consider decorating cookies or

cupcakes with Halloween themes, serving punch with floating spiders, or trying out any other creepy Halloween recipes you have on file.

To set the mood, try dimming the lights. Orange and black streamers and balloons can give the room a festive air.

If you want to have a very spooky night use a fog machine too.

You can also hang fake spider webbing and put up tombstones if you want a creepier feel. Find some Halloween music or scary noises to play in the background as well or .

With a little creativity and planning, you can create a Halloween party that your kids will always remember.

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