Halloween is such a fun time to get everyone round for a spooky Halloween party as you can go as crazy as you want with the food and decor! Be inspired to host your very own party with our Hauntingly Good Halloween Party Ideas for Kids (sure to please the young and old!).
We love Halloween in our house – the kids get dressed up and head out trick or treating with friends and neighbours, and once they have filled their goody bags, it is usually back to our house for a Halloween party for the kids(young and old!).
For younger kids, heading out trick or treating on Halloween night can often be scary, so a party at home can be the perfect way for them to enjoy the fun, without the fright!
Preparations should start a few weeks in advance of the big day. We decorate the house with all the scary goods we can find and have a few Halloween crafting sessions to get in the Halloween spirit! Don’t forget your pumpkin!
We’ve lots of ideas here:
- 5 Spookishly Simple Halloween Crafts
- 10 Fun Halloween Crafts for Kids
- 10 Devilishly Delightful Halloween Decorations
- 15 Simple but Not Scary Halloween Crafts for Toddlers
- 10 Enchantingly Easy Pumpkin Designs
- Create your own Pumpkin – perfect for younger kids
- 30 Fangastically Fun Halloween Projects for Kids
The night before we get to work on preparations for the big day by creating a slithering snake doormat and preparing our frozen hand for our Halloween Punch and spider ice cubes! All these, and more, can be found on our Halloween Hacks article.
For Halloween this year, why not unleash your creative side and make your own homemade Halloween costumes – the kids will love getting involved in their outfits, and you will save yourself some money too (have you seen the price of those shop bought costumes?!)
Halloween Food & Drink
- Banana Ghosts
- Mandarin Pumpkins
- Mummy juice boxes
- Carrot-Finger Witches Hands
- Peanut Fright Fngers!
- Ghost Cookies
- Spooky Eyed Buns
- Barm Brack – with ring of course!
- Ghostly Bites.
- Witches Broomsticks
- Spooky Punch
For these goodies and more ideas, see:
- 15 Tempting Halloween Party Food Ideas for Little Monsters
- 10 Ghoulishly Great Halloween Drinks for Kids
- Healthy Halloween Snacks for Kids
- Horribly Hair Raising Bake Sale
- 11 Easy Halloween Cookie Recipes for Kids
- 10 Spookily Easy Halloween Recipes for Kids
- 12 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes for the Family this Halloween
Halloween Party Games
The old Halloween party games are always the best. We love
- Bobbing for apples
- Apple on a String
- Grape tumble
- Dress the Mummy
- Zombie Says
- Monster Style Dance off
Find instructions on how to play these Halloween games and many more on our 20 Halloween Party Games Party article. If you have young kids, they might prefer these 12 Not So Scary Halloween Party Games.
Have you any great Halloween Party Tips? Please share them in the comments box below.