Halloween Parties For Children

Food

  • Snack-O-Lanterns – Hollow out an orange, carve a jack-o-lantern face on one side and fill with fruit salad
  • Franken (cheese) fingers – Use mozzarella string cheese sticks to carve finger shapes and attach red or green pepper pieces (using a bit of cream cheese) for the finger nails.
  • Hot Dog Mummies – wrap thin strips of phyllo dough around a hot dog and bake.
  • Ginger Bread Skeleton Cookies – Use Halloween cookie cutters to make fun shapes and decorate.
  • Cupcakes with orange colored frosting
  • Fun size candy bars

Drinks

  • Rotten Apple Punch – Apple Cider with a few drops of red and blue food coloring. Serve with gummy worms.
  • Pumpkin Milkshakes – banana, orange juice, pumpkin puree and vanilla frozen yogurt.
  • Orange soda
  • Orange and grape soda mixed so it will appear black
  • Red punch with some dark red food coloring to make it look bloody-looking

Activities

  • Pin the tail on the cat
  • Pumpkin or other ghoulish piñata
  • Pumpkin Hunt: Hide the pumpkin somewhere in the house or outside and have the kids search for it. Winner gets to keep the pumpkin and receives extra candy
  • Harry Potter Scene It DVD Game
  • Noises in the Night: One child sits alone in a room near the door and one party guest at a time makes a howl. If the child in the room identifies the correct howler, he is released and the guest identified is the new child chosen to sit in the room.
  • Face Painting
  • Bobbing for apples
  • Mini-Pumpkin Decorating – Give the kids a bunch of stickers, finger paint, Mr Potato Head pieces, washable markers, or any other item that doesn’t involve cutting or sharp objects and let them decorate the mini-pumpkins.
  • Ghost Stories – Let the children tell each other ghost stories, and coordinate with a friend or neighbor to scream and pound on the window during the story telling.

Audio

  • Mix of Spongebob Squarepants
  • Spooky soundtracks from the web
  • Scooby Doo episodes playing in the background

Décor

  • Fake cobwebs on the ceiling
  • Automated scary witches
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