Hall-Ole-Ween: Halloween Party Ideas

It's not hard to host a spook-tacular Halloween party. These are just a few ideas on how to decorate your space, make some scrumptious treats, and have a good time this Halloween!

Music

  • A party can’t happen if there isn’t any music. Here are a few of my favorite spooky songs:

    • "This is Halloween" by Marilyn Manson

    • "Monster Mash" by Bobby Pickett

    • "I Want Candy" by Bow Wow

Decorations

Balloons

  • There are so many things you could do with a balloon. I love the simple idea of getting some orange and white balloons and creating ghost faces and jack-o-lantern faces on them.

 

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Iced Hands

  • Grab some plastic disposable gloves and put water in it. Then tie off the end and stick it your freezer overnight. When you have your party, add these creepy hands into your punch bowl to scare your guests.

Spiderweb (Using Trash Bags!)

Food

Pumpkin Patch Dirt Cups

  • To make these delicious dessert, you need some pudding, crushed Oreos, candy pumpkins and some cups. Mix in the chocolate pudding and the Oreo crumbs in the clear cup to make the “dirt.” Add the pumpkin candies on top and put some gummy worms to finish it off.

Halloween Floats

  • This simple beverage take less than 30 seconds to make. Grab some orange flavored drink such as Crush or Fanta and add some vanilla ice cream to make this frightening drink.

Halloween Bark

  • It’s a bit early for holiday bark, but it’s the perfect time for some scary bark. All you have to do is melt some chocolate and pour it onto some wax lined baking sheet. Quickly add your favorite candies such as M&M’s, candy eyes, candy corn, Kit Kats, etc. into the melted chocolate. Pop it in your freezer for a couple hours and it’s ready to eat!

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Activities

Movies

  • Playing a movie is always a go to option for me whenever I have party. I can’t watch horror films whatsoever so these are a few kid-friendly Halloween films ideas:

    • It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

    • Hocus Pocus

    • Hotel Transylvania

    • Twitches (fave throwback movie!)

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Costume Contest

  • Nothing is better than the classic Halloween costume contest. I love getting creative with costumes and it’s always fun to see what other people dress up as. One year I dressed up using my Twister mat and spinner and I won! This is when you get to show off your creativity! You could also make some skeleton trophies too. Directions on how to make them are here: https://www.makeit-loveit.com/costume-award-trophies-for-your-halloween-party/

Pumpkin Ring Toss

  • This simple game only requires some pumpkins and some glow-in-the-dark rings so it will be a super quick and easy game to set up and take down. When you’re done with the pumpkins, pumpkin smashing could be a fun post Halloween game.

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Slime

  • If you haven’t heard about the slime craze that’s going around, well you’ll definitely hear about it during this Halloween season. This kid-friendly experiment requires gallons of Elmer’s glue, water, and sodium tetraborate and is very fun activity to do at your Halloween party.