10 perfect ideas for a kids Halloween party

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Halloween is an exciting time of the year for children and adults alike. Of course your kids will want to find the perfect Halloween outfit, to help decorate the house and to start carving pumpkins. But they might also want to have a Halloween party this year. A Halloween party is a great way of inviting your kid’s friends over to have a fun night – that will be filled with laughter and joy.

Looking for ideas for a kids Halloween party? Look no further; we've got ten great ones to get you started for a fabulous family Halloween!

So if you are thinking about throwing a Halloween party this year, here are some spooktacular ideas that you can use to create a party that’s one to remember!

1. Send out invitations!

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To ensure that everyone can make it, create handmade invitations for your party! A fun first step in organising the night, you can include fun Halloween-themed puns alongside all of the necessary details. It’s also a fun way to get the kids involved and excited for the night!

2. Create spooky cupcakes 

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Baking and decorating cupcakes as a family is a fun pastime – especially when it comes to Halloween! Bring out your creativity and create devilishly delicious cupcakes that will not only taste delicious but will make the perfect addition to your snack table. A great idea for your party, you can decorate them any way that you want – from ghostly ghouls to happy pumpkins!

3. Make Halloween jam jars

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This is a fun and affordable way of adding a spooky touch to your driveway/doorstep. Gather together old jam jars (or simply purchase them from a website such as Amazon), get some tissue paper and purchase some artificial tea lights. You can then cut out shapes on the tissue paper – before sticking it to the glass. This will be a wonderful first impression for the kids coming to your Halloween party!

4. Make themed drinks 

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Make it feel like a real party with plastic cups and terrifying-looking drinks! A good way of doing this is by putting a few drops of food colouring into lemonade – you can either use green to make an alien drink or red to make it look like blood! For younger children, you could also use premade fruit juices that comes in different flavours.

5. Ensure everyone comes in a costume 

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When creating invitations for the Halloween party, make sure to mention that everyone should come in costume! When dressing up your own little ones, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to spend lots of money to get an amazing costume. Your kids will look great with handcrafted masks and costumes! 

6. Organise fun games to play

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Throughout the night, children will get bored if they haven’t got something to keep them entertained. This is the perfect opportunity to introduce a game, or two or three! Whether it’s inviting them to join in, in a game of Halloween-themed musical chairs, guessing how many sweets are in the jar or a game of apple-bobbing there are lots of creative and wallet-friendly options out there for you to enjoy!

7. Get crafty with your decorations!

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There are lots of fun Halloween craft decoration ideas that you can use in your home for your party! Whether it’s creating cobwebs out of bin bags, attaching witches hats to strings so that they float or turning string lights to either ghosts or cats, decorations will make the house feel even more spooky! 

8. Play fun music!

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It is Halloween after all. So ensure that you have a playlist going with all of the classic Halloween tunes – from Monster Mash to Ghostbusters! The kids will love the themed music, especially when it’s accompanied by fun treats and games. 

9. Make treat bags

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This fun and unique idea will add an extra spark of magic to your Halloween party. Treat bags are also quite easy to make – all it takes is some felt, paper and ribbon! Helping the children to remember the night forever, it’s an extraordinary addition to the night that they can bring home with them.

10. Carve lots of pumpkins!

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Now this might seem like a given and that it should be included in the decoration point, but we think this deserves a point of its own! Pumpkins are a Halloween staple and something that should be outside of your home every Halloween season. But with the party coming up, it’s a good idea to add an extra few to the outside of your house/garden! This will not only ramp up the theming but it will give you the chance to decorate them with different expressions!

Looking for ideas for a kids Halloween party? Look no further; we've got ten great ones to get you started for a fabulous family Halloween!

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21 Comments

  • These are really cool ideas for halloween. I will use this as an inspiration. I’m sure kids in the neighborhood will enjoy.

  • For sure kids will enjoy the party with these great ideas! It is a month left before Halloween so people need to do some preps to make things go well.

  • All this ideas are great, we used to have a neighbor that use to trow halloween parties and have moved so somebody needs to take over organizing the parties now and these are great ideas.

  • I love the ideas of Halloween musical chairs and themed drinks! The kids would absolutely love that. I’ll have to send this to a few of my friends that have kids. They’ll love these ideas and want to try them out. Thanks!

  • I loved the ideas of jam jars, spooky cupcakes and pumpkin carvings. Well though we do not celebrate Halloween in a grand way but I can use your ideas in the other festivals we have specially Diwali and Dussehra where we condemn evils and usher in peace in the world.

  • Great ideas for a Halloween party and time with kids. Walking around could be tiring for the little ones. These are some of the games and crafts that will keep them in the spirit of a holiday and preoccupied.

  • Reading your post makes me even more giddy for Halloween. I especially like the jam jars on the front lawn it gives off a cool eery vibe.

  • As a child, Halloween was always my favorite holiday and I want my son to have similar memories. These are great places to start! Love the jam jars.

  • There always seems to be one or two kids who arrive without a costume on so we always kept a box of our old costumes near the door for them to choose from for the party. Many times we sent them home in what they picked out so they could wear it Trick or Treating.

  • We really don’t ready for such occasion since we believe they are bad examples for us and the children but hopefully we can lessen doing it from time to time. Just being honest here.

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