What are your favorite Halloween Party Ideas? Please post them below.
For home a #10 can of Nacho Cheese Concentrate is about $6 and generic corn chips can be found on sale. Use the slow cooker and let your kids and friends have all the nachos they want. If you have a place you can take a short off road ride, the kids love riding in the back of a pickup truck. Wrapping each other mummystyle with toilet paper is fun. Put some Macarena or Chicken Dance Music on before their TP falls off. Get pictures. Have those pumpkin trash bags available for them to fill after the Toilet Paper Mummy activity. Pick marbles out of a bowl of cold pasta. Relay race with candy corn on a plastic spoon, use a dab of glue for little ones. Bob for apples! (08/30/2005)
My sister has thrown several Halloween parties (not Halloween night, but in the same week) for her kids down through the years. She said that none were as frightening and spooky for the kids, as the one where she served a red punch with frozen dark grapes (told the kids they were "eyeballs") and also, a black kool-aid served from a plastic black cauldron with dry ice (it put off an eerie steam), along with other Halloween goodies and treats.
It was an outside party, complete with decorations. She ran an extension cord out to keep the crockpot of chili warm. Served everything in paper cups, bowls (for easy cleanup).
They had several outside games as well as a maze, they'd pre-made through the nearby forest, it was guided by some of the parents (so no one could get lost). Fun had by all, both children and attending parents as well. She had many compliments.
Editor's Note: I couldn't find one for Black Kool-Aid but here's one for "Ghoul-Ade":
One of the things that a local school did during their fall party was put up a wall (just out of cardboard) and made fishing poles out of sticks and strings. The kids put the string behind the wall as if they were fishing and someone behind the wall put a small toy or candy on the line. Kids of all ages loved it.
Also they had a duckie pickup, where the kids pick up the duckie and get the prize that is listed on bottom but they used apples instead of duckies and floated them in a tub of water.
Try clothes pin in a bottle, dunking for apples, and pin the hat on the witch. Hope your Halloween is fun.
By Linda from Gretna, LA
1st Float small 2-3 inch orange pumpkins and use them for a "duck pond" idea with small prizes on the bottom.
2nd Use a large black witches pot to "go fishin'" with a magnet on a fishing pole.
I had a Halloween party last year and about 50 small plastic pumpkins from a Michales craft store. They cost about .25 each. I placed the pumpkins through out the back yard and had the kids gather them up. Just like an Easter egg hunt but with pumpkins. Kids had a great time. We did it over and over. (09/28/2005)
To make black KoolAid: Mix together one package of orange KoolAid and one package of grape Koolaid per package instructions. The result is black KoolAid. (09/29/2005)
By Karen in NH
I'm a big Halloween person. I love it. I'm only 13 but I can throw some good parties! Every year, I have a Halloween/birthday party and we decorate my basement with many props.(jack o lanterns, skulls, spider webs, wall designers, the grim reaper, and bats!) If you screw in purple lightbulbs in the ceiling, it gives the rooms a spooky effect! Also black and orange lights look pretty cool also! Candy corn, and eatable gummy body parts are also very fun and festive! Having costumes be participant in your party give it a theme for extra fun! (costume contests) Another fun idea that goes over well is having someone sit outside of your house(dressed like a scare crow) and then scare people as they come to the door! My last suggestion is to play Halloween music, from the classic movies, or just new mixes! (:_* (08/01/2007)
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