What We Love Right Now: October 13, 2010: Spook-tacular Halloween Parties Ideas

October 13, 2010 by admin  
Filed under Girl Talk, Party Planning

Having a fun and spooky little party for Halloween is a great way to celebrate the day. Enjoy a gathering with just your kiddos or invite a few friends. We have a  few ideas to get you started so every little goblin will have a boo-tiful time at your party!

1) Party Invitations

If you plan on inviting friends of the family to your party you’ll want to send a cute invitation with all the details. Here are a few of our top picks:

charlie brown

Super cute invitation featuring some of your favorite Peanut characters, available at Hallmark.

apples

Don’t forget to bob for apples! This invitation is very festive (and great for a fall birthday party too!), polkadotparty.com.

invitationbox This card is very halloween-y! Available at invitationbox.com.

2)Favors and Decorations

Blacks, purples, and oranges are of course the classic colors for Halloween decorating. Get creative and let your kids help you make decorations with some tagboard, construction paper, glitter glue and other craft supplies. One of our favorite online party suppliers is birthdayinabox.com. They really have some of the cutest partyware, favors, and decorations. All of the following items are available from their site. For these and more visit birthdayinabox.com.

Cutest Cat Straw Ever!

Cutest Cat Straw Ever!

Jack-O-Lantern Cup

Jack-O-Lantern Cup

A haunted gingerbread house makes a great centerpiece!

A haunted gingerbread house makes a great centerpiece!

3) Crafts and Games

If little ones will be at the party you’ll need a few things planned to entertain them. As a craft you can let them finger paint on some miniature puppets. Kids love to have their face painted and a pumpkin or ghost on a chubby cheek will be a welcomed added accessory. We also love these cute little bags that were featured in Country Living. A few brown paper bags, some decals and crayons and each child will have their own personal treat sack!

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You can create a game of pin the nose on the jack-o-lantern with a posterboard and some black construction paper noses. Fill a jar with candy corn and let each child guess how many candies are in the jar. The winner with the closest estimate can get a small prize or a stamp on the hand and all the candy can be shared with the party guests. Play a round of pass the pumpkin (kind of like hot potato). Play some music and whoever has the pumpkin in their hand when the music stops sits out. The last child holding the pumpkin wins!

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