HALLOWEEN PARTY TIPS, TRICKS, AND TREATS

Halloween is one of my grandkid’s favorite holidays.  They enjoy every aspect of it, and especially when they get to have, or go to a Halloween party. 
Halloween Party Tips,Tricks and Treats for a fun filled Halloween for kids of all ages.

I want to share some of our ideas on having a “spook-tacular” party. 

We have 14 grandchildren of various ages so ideas on a Halloween party will be different depending on the age group. 

The younger children want to wear their favorite costumes, play games, win prizes and eat Halloween themed foods. Here are some of their favorites.

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Decorated Sugar Cookies
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Halloween Chex Mix
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Mini Monster Burgers
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Halloween Candy Cups
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Spooky Fun-Due

They are great at helping me make the foods.  

Halloween Party Tips,Tricks and Treats for a fun filled Halloween for kids of all ages.Making Cookie Trays.Halloween Party Tips,Tricks and Treats for a fun filled Halloween for kids of all ages.

 

Halloween Party Tips,Tricks and Treats for a fun filled Halloween for kids of all ages.Making candy cups with such care.Halloween Party Tips,Tricks and Treats for a fun filled Halloween for kids of all ages.

Bologna or lunchmeat sandwiches.

Halloween Party Tips,Tricks and Treats for a fun filled Halloween for kids of all ages.Grilled Cheese sandwiches cut out with cookie cutters.

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Two of my  teenage granddaughters are going to have a Halloween party this year so I had them to come over and tell me what they have planned for their parties. 

One lives in the city and they have a large building in their backyard. For her party, they are not wearing costumes. They will play basketball, dance, and eat foods like pepperoni rolls, chips, cookies, some hot dips, a veggie tray and maybe tacos in a bag.

My other granddaughter lives in the country, and her Halloween party plans are a little different.  The party will be an outside party in their large covered picnic shelter. They will have a bon fire and roast hot dogs and marshmallows.  They will also be having chips, dips, and Halloween cookies.  The guests are wearing costumes and they will be going on a hayride.  

TIPS:

My top advice would be to let the children be involved in the planning, decorating, and making food.  They get so excited and the party will go much smoother.  They do have great ideas.

Plan a theme.  It can be simple, such as a general Halloween, or more specific such as a certain Disney movie, or a country theme with a hayride.

Halloween Party Tips,Tricks and Treats for a fun filled Halloween for kids of all ages.Halloween Party Tips,Tricks and Treats for a fun filled Halloween for kids of all ages.Decorate your party area. It can be outside, a basement, garage, kitchen or family room.  I always use inexpensive decorations from The Dollar Tree to do this. 

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 Make it safe.  If the guests are coming in costume, be aware of any fire or falling hazards.  

Check with guests and parents for food allergies and prepare menu with this in mind.  Have enough adult help and chaperones.

I always like to give the guests a little favor to take home.  These cute and easy to make cupcake/candy bags are perfect.halloween, halloween party, candy bags

 

TRICKS:

Plan activities to keep the guests entertained.  Some ones we have done with the younger children are pumpkin painting,  a scavenger hunt in our yard,  a treasure hunt, and a mummy wrap game using toilet paper. 

Our home is on several acres of land and in past years we did a ride on a hay wagon through the woods.  We did decorate the woods but not too scary.  

halloween, halloween decorating, dollar storeI hope that by sharing some of our party activities,  I have given you some helpful ideas.

Happy Halloween!

5 thoughts on “HALLOWEEN PARTY TIPS, TRICKS, AND TREATS”

  1. What a great party. I can’t believe how much work you put into it; your grandchildren are very fortunate to have such a special grandma! I’m especially impressed with those beautifully decorated cookies. You have a great group of little helpers and I’m sure their little fingers enjoyed some nibbling along the way!

    1. Thank you Teresa, you are always so kind! Wish we could share some of our goodies together. Wouldn’t it be fun to meet and have tea and goodies with our group.

  2. I love revisiting your seasonal parties! Such great ideas – although the little blonde pumpkins you have helping really take the spotlight away!
    My family Halloween party is this Friday. We’re playing Bingo and munching away on some treats I hope I have time to put together!
    PS You may have tried to “scare” us with that witch at the end of your post, but sorry, dear! She’s just beautiful! 🙂 You didn’t fool us!

    1. Aww you are so sweet!!! This was an old post because it seemed to cover everything that I would say again. The decorating this year is just a little different and we added some new foods. My grandkids were in from out of town last weekend so we did things earlier this year. YOU are the queen of parties.

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