It’s almost Halloween and instead of braving the cold to go Trick or Treating why don’t you throw a Halloween party?
Follow our simple steps to the best Halloween party ever!
Step 1: Invitations
You could send a text message or set up a Facebook event to invite your friends or you could make some pretty awesome invitations.
This is the perfect chance to get the children involved and keep them entertained.
Keep it simple with a pumpkin shaped invitation. Draw a pumpkin onto orange card or paper and cut it out, decorate the front and write the invitation on the back. If they want to jazz it up just had glitter!
We rather like this Bag O’Bones printable from Mr Printables.
We also have our own free printable invitations for you. Just click, print, fold and add your details.
Click here to download.
Step 2: Decorations
Once you have invited everyone it’s time to think about your decorations, the spookier the better!
You have to have at least one carved pumpkin, maybe even two (or three). Don’t worry if you are not that good at free hand carving there are plenty of templates online. Visit the www.pumpkinlady.com for great tips and over 700 free templates. Make sure you stay safe this year and don’t use real candles you can get great LED ones from the shops.
Rust and Sunshine have a great idea for glowing eyes that you can put in your bushes.
You can’t beat some Halloween bunting around your home. We love this free printable Trick or Treat banner from Ella Claire, this Black & Orange Halloween banner from The Celebration Shoppe and this free Vintage Halloween Banner from craftaholics anonymous.
Get the children to make Halloween paper chains with strips of orange and black paper and of course make sure you cover the house in spiders.
Step 3: Food
This you can have a lot of fun with. Pinterest has 100’s of spooky food ideas for you to choose from.
Our favourites are:
Bowl of Jelly Worms from Instructables. They are so easy to make.
Pizza Spider Webs from Frugal Coupon Living.
Sausage Mummy Dippers from BBC Good Food
Spider Web Cupcakes from Mum in the Madhouse
Quesadilla Mummies from Kids Activities Blog
Step 4: Entertainment
You have the food and decorations sorted and now it’s time to party!
Set up a Halloween playlist before the party starts, you can set up a free account with Spotify and you are all ready for the usual musical bumps and statues.
Traditional Halloween games include bobbing for apples or the mummy game (you need lots of toilet roll for this!)
For something a little different you could set up a Halloween photo booth. Capturing Joy has a great selection of free printable Halloween props.
If you are having a party with younger children they make like to do some Halloween colouring. Print off these colouring sheets from Mommy GaGa.
All you have to do now is choose your Halloween costume and have fun!