- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Mix of Spongebob Squarepants
- Spooky soundtracks from the web
- Scooby Doo episodes playing in the background
- Fake cobwebs on the ceiling
- Automated scary witches