Having A Halloween Party For Kids
It can be enjoyable as well as challenging organizing a children’s Halloween party. There are a number of things that must be planned for ahead of time, and at the same time there are many things that can go wrong. In addition to that, we are talking about making plans for a spooky Halloween party for little people with attention spans that are about as long as candles wick. Parties like this can quickly run out of control with the kids getting rambunctious as they attempt to live out the character they are dressed up as.
While it is a good idea to exert some control, you would do well to remember that after all this is a kid’s party and the iron hand of control is just too much. Nevertheless, there are several ways that you can have the audience listening to you. One method is to keep them busy participating in party games. There are lots of party games that can be organized to capture the attention of all attendees.
Have you ever heard of Mummy Wrap? Well, it is sure to be a hit with the kids. Just like the name implies, this game involves wrapping a player in mummy wraps, but in this case that means toilet paper. This is an easy game. First form small groups with the kids and get them to assign a person to wrap. When you give the cue, the group begins wrapping the toilet paper around the mummy from head to toe. The group with the fastest time is the winner.
Some Halloween games are simply variations of other party games. Freeze dance and Halloween musical chairs are just two. Just about everyone knows these, and you can be as creative as you like with the chairs. It’s easy to get the kids into the Halloween spirit by decorating the chairs to look like tombstones or adding cobwebs to dark colored chairs.
For the music just find some Halloween music on the Internet or from a local record store. You can even get the kids to dance like monsters or ghouls. The one that does the best monster dance gets a prize.
Don’t forget that your game winners will be expecting prizes. Don’t forget to have some handy to give away. What this will do is encourage their participation in all the games.
We’ve got some great party game prizes that you can be sure will delight the crowds.
Building a scarecrow game is another popular one for the kids. In this one, the kids get in groups and make scarecrows using old clothes, pillow cases, cardboard, newspapers, markers, adhesives or tape. Be sure to get out the old clothes to use for this. The kids will enjoy doing something they have seen in books and on TV.
A Halloween candy hunt is another creative idea that is a lot like having an Easter egg hunt. Make sure to hide them well before the party and hope the kids don’t discover where the hiding places are before time to play.
Just before the party is over, have a scary story time by asking a friend or one of the party guests to tell the kids a story. Just don’t make the story too frightening.
There are tons of other ghoulish Halloween ideas that you can work with. The thing you don’t want to forget is that this is the kid’s fun day and you should help them have as much fun as possible.
Halloween Party Treats
When it is time to throw a Halloween party, one very important ingredient is the food. Remember, no one will be sitting down to a fancy meal, so make sure you have finger foods all ready and waiting for them to dip in.
To make this, you will need to have on hand some Ritz crackers, pretzel sticks, Hershey kisses, and a tube of red and a tube of white cake frosting. Spread a cracker with peanut butter and place 4 pretzels in it sticking out like a spider’s legs. place another cracker on top the cover it with cake frosting.
This one is for vegetarians, and you will need some spinach cream, carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions and radishes. Place the spinach in the fridge to cool for 30 minutes which is about how long it will take to wash and prepare the other vegetables. Use a paper towel to dry the lettuce and cut the others into small pieces. Place all this into a bowl and cover it with the spinach cream.
The ingredients for this one are ground beef, turkey, catsup, carrots, onions, uncooked spaghetti noodles, raisins, spaghetti sauce, salt, pepper and oatmeal. Start preparations by cutting the carrots into horizontal slices to use for the mouse ears. A few vertical cuts will form the basis for the mouse’s tail. Once this is done, steam them until they are crisp tender.
Combine the rest of the ingredients to form the basis for meatloaf and shaping it into a mouse before placing in the oven to bake. Bake for about 45 minutes and after allowing it to cool just a bit cut slits in which to place the tail and ears. Use the uncooked spaghetti noodles to make the mouse’s nose by breaking it into small pieces and sticking it in at the right spot. Pour up the spaghetti sauce and serve to guests.
Use the contents of the pumpkin you carved as the first ingredient and add to that eggs, sugar, all purpose flour, oil, baking soda, salt, baking powder, nuts, raisins and cinnamon.
Mix the eggs and sugar together with a mixer or food processor until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Turn it into lightly greased and floured cake molds and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Let cool slightly and then remove from the molds and stack together. Use orange colored frosting to top this with and serve.
Every party needs refreshments and these go right along with the Halloween theme. You’ll need chocolate syrup, club soda and chocolate chip ice cream. Allow the ice cream to sit out long enough to make it easy to scoop and then put it into glasses about halfway full. Next pour over that 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup. Last but not least, top it with club soda, stirring with a spoon. An unwrapped tootsie roll along with a straw will finish it off.
There are lots of Halloween foods that can be served at the party, and though the names may sound gross, just remember what went into each. You will serve a hearty meal and your guests will have tons of fun.