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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 kids 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!

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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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

Fun kids Halloween party ideas!
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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 

Fun kids Halloween party ideas!
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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 

Fun kids Halloween party ideas!
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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

Fun kids Halloween party ideas!
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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!

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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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 kids 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!

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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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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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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Elizabeth O

Saturday 5th of October 2019

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

Agnes Vazhure

Wednesday 2nd of October 2019

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.

Arun Dahiya

Friday 27th of September 2019

Great ideas. Going to carve pumpkins, spooky cakes, decorations and drinks.

Patricia M.

Thursday 26th of September 2019

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.


Wednesday 25th of September 2019

What great tips! I hope to plan a halloween party for my kids and their friends this year!

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