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Unique Ideas for a Fun Halloween Party
You’ve spent time making a Halloween costume that’s going to be worn only for a few hours, or worse, hidden under a thick coat if the weather does not cooperate. If you want people to see your creation and have fun at the same time, why not throw a scary Halloween party to extend the Halloween season? Below are some ideas for a fun Halloween party which you and your kids can enjoy.
Practice Trick or Treat Party
While kids love the idea of trick or treating, most of the little ones don’t really know how to trick or treat. To solve this in a fun and educational way, you can set up a mock neighborhood inside your house days before Halloween itself. Ask your neighbors and their kids to join you in this exercise.
Borrow indoor playhouses or use large cardboard boxes to create the different ‘houses’ in the neighborhood. Have older children stay in these ‘houses’ and facilitate the giving away of candies and prizes. Guide the young kids around these ‘houses’. Make them knock on the door and practice saying “trick or treat” and “thank you” afterwards.
Be sure to have some refreshments during this exercise to heighten the party atmosphere.
Pumpkin Carving Party
Pumpkin carving is a tradition which you can share with the other families in your neighborhood. Invite them to your house and remind them to bring their own pumpkins and carving tools. Since pumpkin carving can be messy, see to it that you work outside or in your garage. If you have to work inside your house, make sure that the floors are covered.
As people start designing their pumpkins, go around with a baking sheet and collect the seeds so you can toast them as party treats later on. Once all the pumpkins are carved, you can display them together and choose the best one as a winner.
If you are planning to have this kind of party, stick with the harvest theme for your decorations. Make a scarecrow and use hay for seating. Food, on the other hand, can comprise of pumpkin doughnuts, pumpkin pies, etc.
Trick or Treat Bag Making
To avoid last minute trick or treat bag hunting, why not gather your neighbors together to have a trick or treat bag making party? This way you won’t have to use an empty pillowcase as a trick or treat bag come Halloween time.
One way you can add creativity to your trick or treat bag making session is to use a pre-made bag where the kids’ snacks will be placed in. Once they are done eating, you can then announce that they can design the bags their food came in with as their very own trick or treat bags. Be sure to prepare the necessary supplies needed to make the kids’ trick or treat bags pretty.
Food suggestions for this type of party include tuna sandwiches, pretzel sticks, and barbecue sandwiches. Putting some glow sticks underneath the fruit punch bowl will also get you the oohs and aahs from admiring kids.
With these party ideas, your Halloween will surely be something extraordinary for this year.