Decorations, Games and Food For The Best Halloween Party
With Fall just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to write a post about an awesome Halloween-inspired birthday party we had last year for T. We set the scene, made the treats, planned the games, and went all out. It was SO fun.
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Setting the scene for a super spooky Halloween bash.
We covered the front door with a DO NOT ENTER cover and purchased a cover for the doorbell which tried to “bite” your hand when you rang the bell. We ran spider web over the table (filled with spiders of course), hung up creepy Grim Reapers and ghosts, and placed crime scene tape around the back of the house. We shredded some black garbage bags and covered the windows and hung up banners.
Then we prepared several Halloween treats.
- Rice Krispie’s Ghosts
- Mummy Hot Dogs – Hot Dogs wrapped in biscuit dough with poppy seed eyes.
- Coffin Brownies
- Candy Apples
- Spooky Cupcakes
- Zombie Punch: We added a frozen hand we had made by freezing a rubber glove full of blue Gatorade.
- Treat Cups for the guests
We also played a lot of Halloween games.
- Spooky Pictionary: We put several Halloween-related things in a witch’s cauldron such as a black cat, zombie, bat, witch broom, etc., and had the kids each take a turn drawing. The one who selected the witch’s broom got a special prize because I was the witch and it was my cauldron 🙂
- Wrap a Mummy: We purchased 24 rolls of toilet paper and paired the kids and a few adults for more fun. One person was to be wrapped by the other. We set the timer for 90 seconds and they were off. The one who ended up the best wrapped and looked the most realistic won a special prize.
- Guess What The Witch Is Cooking: We filled several different cauldrons with different things such as frozen grapes which we called eyeballs, red jello with rubber roaches in it, cold spaghetti, and so on. We blindfolded the kids and let them guess.
- Zombie Tag: We had earlier marked off a section of the yard with Crime Scene Tape. We let the birthday boy be the zombie first. We put on scary gloves and a mask with the eyes covered with black tape. The goal was for him to touch everyone effectively knocking them out of the game until it was just him and one remaining victim. Kind of like Marco Polo – when he made a zombie groan they had to moan back. They had a blast.
- Bobbing for Apples: We had so much fun with this one from my childhood. We just filled a giant toy bin with water, loaded up the apples and they were off.
- Coffin Pinata: Finally we purchased a Coffin Pinata and they had a ball whacking at it.
- Guess How Many: We also filled a jar with candy corn and had them guess how many were in there. The winner kept the jar.
Here is a copy of the invite. We just made our own but you can order some super cute ones online too. We burnt the edges of these and printed them on coffee-stained paper. They came out very spooky indeed.
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