Celebrate Halloween with a fun and spooky party. Keep the scare factor low for younger children, but gear it up for older children. Vist our sister site Halloween Kid Fun for more Halloween fun.
Make invitations in the shape of jack-o-lantern, ghost, spider or tombstone. If delivering the invitation, instead of mailing, attach a plastic spider and fake cob webs. Askguests to wear costumes. More Invitation ideas and tips!
Decorate with balloon ghosts (balloons covered with white cloth, netting or garbage bags), cardboard or plastic skeletons and spider webs. Play a music CD of scary sounds or Halloween songs. More Decoration ideas and tips!
Games & Activities
Play pin the wart on the witch, hot pumpkin (like hot potato, but with small pumpkin), hoola hoop toss (toss hoops over large pumpkins or jack-o'-lanterns) and bean bag ghost (paint ghost shape on large box and cut out holes for mouth and eyes). Have a gross out box - put pudding in a plastic bag (a heart), potato chips (scabs), dried apricots (ears), peeled grapes (eye balls), tapioca (frog eggs) inside a box for kids to feel. Rell or read scary stories (pass around props to trigger ideas). Do neighborhood trick-or-treating or a costume parade around block (set-up a few neighbors with candy or favor items to distribute if it's not Halloween Night). Have a Halloween pinata. More Games & Activities!
Arts & Crafts
Decorate trick-or-treat bags and small pumpkins with markers, stickers and glitter glue. Make modeling clay monsters and goblins and pipecleaner spiders. More Arts & Crafts ideas!
Serve spaghetti, salad (serve dressing in carved out pumpkin), cream cheese stuffed olives (eyeballs), bread sticks. Decorate cupcakes with plastic spiders or gummy candy worms. Make spider web brownie (draw spiral on pan of brownies or individual brownies with white icing and pull tooth pick through design to create web effect, garnish with gummy candy spider or plastic spider). Or make a Haunted House cake, Worm cupcakes, Jack-o-Lantern Cake or Spider cupcakes. Serve red fruit punch in a caldron. More Fun Food ideas!
Fill favor bags with stickers, temporary tattoos, glow sticks or mini flashlights and vampire teeth. More Party Favor ideas!
Check out Halloween Kid Fun, FamilyFun Costume Ideas, Halloween coloring pages, Halloween word search, Halloween clip art and Halloween craft ideas for inspiration. Visit the Kids' Party Fun Directory for party places, entertainment, and rentals in your area. Similar parties include Magic and Wizards. More Party Themes!