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Halloween Party for Children

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Make a ghoulish party that your children will never forget. Planning a party for the kid’s is easy. Below are a few ideas and suggestions to help you on the way.

First off you will need to pick a date, time, place and theme, along with number of guests. Inviting guests by age is usually best. For example if your child is 8 years old invite 8 guests.

Theme Ideas:

Pumpkin Patch Party, Haunted Hoe Party(touch of the old west), Halloween Pumpkin Carving Party or even Family-Friendly Party.

Invitations:

Simply Spooky:

Supplies: computer & printer, computer paper, craft glue, precut green crafts-foam doorknob hanger, die cut letters spelling the word party, black craft foam, paper punch and small bat shapes

How to make:
1. In a word-processing or page layout program, print a clip-art haunted house silhouette in a size to fit on the doorknob hanger.
2. Print out the desired number of copies and cut out the shapes.
3. Print out the text for the invitation in a size that fits the hanger.
4. Use white crafts glue to adhere the text block to the back of the hanger.
5. To give dimension to the haunted house and lettering on the front of the invitation, punch eight to 10 dots from black crafts foam and glue to the back of the letters and the haunted house.
6. Then glue the letters, the house, and the bat to the doorknob hanger.

You can also print off Halloween invitations online for free. Some great sites for this are:

www.about.com
www.hershey.com
www.kidsturncentral.com

Decorations:

You can make or purchase the party favors, prizes and decorations. Below are some fun one’ to make.

Laboratory Specimen Jars:

Soak label off baby food jars. For fingers use shredded red cabbage. For brains hard boil some eggs, soak in tea and peel.

Operating Table:

You will need one plastic skeleton taken apart at the waist, plastic table cloth, spaghetti that is boiled and oiled,.
Lay skeleton on table and cover with plastic table cloth. Make a slit over the stomach area. Place the pan of spaghetti to resemble the guts. For heart area use anything that moves. Novelty shops sell hearts or teeth that move and vibrate.

Outdoor Decorations:

Make Tombstones from old plywood that is spray painted with black or silver. Paint in words.
ie: U R Next, Ted N Buried, Buried d’live

Food:

Witches Fingers: long chicken strips

Worm Casserole:
6 oz egg noodles and 8 oz spaghetti, cooked. Mix with 1 Tablespoon butter and 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese. Bake until melted. Sprinkle with bread crumbs (dirt) and bake until toasted.

Spider Sandwich:
Ingredients:
12 slices rye bread
2 cups tuna salad
48 pieces (3″) black string licorice
mayonnaise
24 slices pimiento stuffed green olive

Trim the crusts from the bread and cut the slices into ovals. Spread filling on half of the slices. Top each with 8 pieces of licorice for legs – four per side. Cover each with remaining slices of bread. Use the mayonnaise as glue to stick the olives on as eyes.

This recipe for Spider Sandwiches serves/makes 6

Petrifying Pizza:
Ingredients:
English Muffins, Pizza Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese, desired toppings

Split the English muffin in half. Cover each half with 1 tablespoon pizza sauce & 1 tablespoon cheese. Use the 1 olive, 1 pepperoni, 1 tomato, 1 mushroom, 1 pepper, & 1 onion to decorate each half. Bake at 350° until cheese is melted.

Fun Idea Suggestions

Mystery Boxes:

Boxes with lids with different “spooky” item in each one. Decorate boxes with spiders, pumpkins, et..

eyeballs used peeled grapes or oiled olives
fingers use hot dogs or cheese sticks
intestines use cold wet spaghetti
liver use half of a canned peach
teeth use unpopped popcorn

Mummy Wrap Game

Divide children into two teams. See which team can wrap their mummy in toilet paper the fastest.

Spider Web Game

Need ball of black yarn.

Children stand in a circle. A ball of yarn is thrown across to another child. The child holds on to a piece of the yarn and then throws the ball across to another child. Continue until a spider web is created.

There are a million and one ideas available for children’s Halloween parties. Just make sure you plan the party basics geared towards the children’s ages.

 

 

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