Activity Ideas for a Kids Halloween Party
Set the ThemePick a theme for your party, such as a haunted house theme, a vampire theme, or another Halloween-related theme. The theme will help you pull the party together, and will make planning the details super easy.
Of course, movies just aren't the same without popcorn and treats, so make sure you have plenty of bowls of popcorn, candy corn and other treats available.
Decorate PumpkinsTis the season for pumpkin decorating. Guests can either bring their own pumpkin to decorate (you supply the carving tools, templates, markers, etc.) or you can provide the pumpkins for all. If you're not comfortable with the idea of tweens using pumpkin carving tools, provide plenty of craft materials such as felt, yarn, glitter, fun foam, markers and paint for your guests to use to decorate their pumpkins.
When the children have finished their masterpieces, take a picture of each guest with their Jack-O-Lanterns. Give the children their pictures as a keepsake of the Kids Halloween Party.
Play A GameTweens aren't so old that they don't appreciate a good game. Try these Halloween games at your Kids Halloween Party.
Cover the tray with a cloth so the children can't see the objects. Give each child a scrap of paper and a pencil, and place the tray before them. Remove the cloth. Allow the children to look at the items on the tray for about 30 seconds, then cover the tray. The children have 20 seconds to write down as many items as they can remember. The one who remembers the most, wins.
Make a Halloween SnackTweens need their food, and while it's always fun to munch, it's just as much fun to make something yourself. Create a Halloween Trail Mix snacking station, with bowls of pretzels, popcorn, candy and other ingredients. Give the tweens a plastic stadium cup to fill with the ingredients of their choice.
Or, bake a few dozen cupcakes and let the children turn them into Halloween Jack-O-Lantern cupcakes. Use orange and green frosting for the pumpkin and its top, and black licorice and black jelly beans for the face. Once the cupcakes are decorated, let the children feast.
Conduct a Costume ContestCostumes are what makes Halloween so much fun, and it wouldn't be a Kids Halloween party without a costume contest. Make sure guests arrive wearing their best Halloween costumes and then conduct a judging contest. Offer prizes for the most colorful costume, the funniest costume, the silliest, etc. You can even offer prizes to the winners.