There are few things cuter than little ones running around in costumes, so of course you’ll want to bring them all together for a Halloween Party! If you are hosting a party soon here are 5 great tips to help you make the most of the celebrations.
1. Inviting the Little Ghosts and Goblins
Invitations to a Halloween party can be very simple. Use classic Halloween cut-outs, like pumpkins or ghosts, as your basic invitation. I love these little bat invitations if your child is “hosting” the party.
Don’t forget to include whether or not it is a costume party and give parents some information on what to expect at the party. If you will be doing messy games or crafts, they may want to bring extra clothes for their child.
2. Keep Your Décor Spooky, Not Scary
Toddlers, preschoolers and many young elementary aged children can be easily scared, even from decorations. Keep your décor age appropriate by using pumpkins and silly characters, rather than scary ones.
Also, use decorations that serve a dual purpose – decorated bowls that hold food or painted pumpkins that the kids can take home with them!
3. Hold the Tricks…Serve Them Treats
Halloween-themed treats are my favorite, and the options are endless! Just remember to balance sweet treats with some healthy options. Some of my favorites are witches’ hat cookies, hot dog mummies, and mummy-fied juice boxes! You can also use Halloween themed cookie-cutters to make cut-out sand-“witches”!
4. No More Bobbing for Apples!
What is a party with out some party games? This year, forego bobbing for apples and guessing what “creepy” items are in the bowl as those can be difficult for smaller children.
Instead, try pumpkin bowling with a small pumpkin and ghostly-toilet paper rolls or pin the tail on the Fraidy Cat or the Stem on the Pumpkin!
5. Keep It Crafty
Halloween crafts are a great way to let your little ghosts and goblins express their creativity and create something fun.. You can find a wide array of Halloween crafts for kids of any age.
With a little paint and bare feet or hands, you can create footprint witches, handprint spiders, and footprint ghosts. Let them paint their own “jack-o-laterns” on mini pumpkins, or decorate their own Trick-or-Treat bags to be used on Halloween night!
Always remember, whether you are picking out decorations or planning your party games or crafts, keep them tailored toward the age group of your guests. Lean toward the fun and friendly side of spooky, rather than the scary.
If you’re looking for more ideas for your Halloween Party, visit our Halloween Fun board on Pinterest where we’ve been pinning all sorts of family friendly Halloween ideas!