Halloween is a fun holiday for children. It is also a great time to have a Halloween party. Try keeping things simple, by inviting a small number of kids. Five kids will make a great party and keep things less hectic. When planning a children’s Halloween party, the first thing you need to do is sit down and make a guest list. Then you need some invitations to give out. Have the party giver make home made invitations. Grab some construction paper, markers, glue, glitter and scissors. Fold a piece of construction paper in half. Then cut out small pumpkins, bats, witches hats etc. Glue them on the outside of the card. Write your guests name in glue and use glitter to highlight it. Then using markers, write the date, time and place on the inside of the card. You can buy matching Halloween plates, cups and napkins at department stores, dollar stores or any party outlet store. Use orange, white and black streamer and balloons to decorate. Make your own pumpkins, witch’s, bats and other Halloween decorations and hang them up. You can also purchase inexpensive Halloween decorations at most dollar stores. For food and drinks try keeping it simple. Most kids on Halloween are very excited, so you don’t want to fill them up on too much sugar.
Finger foods are a great idea. Pizza rolls, bagel bites and finger sandwiches are great ideas. Here is a recipe for some great bite sized healthy wraps. The ingredients you will need are:
1/4 cup light cream cheese
2 tablespoons shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
2 oval wraps
2 slices of turkey or ham
1 cup of shredded lettuce, tomatoes and carrots.
Cooking directions: Put the cream cheese and cheddar cheese in a small bowl and mix them together. Then spread the cream cheese mixture onto the wraps. Top each with a ham or turkey slice or both. Then top the wrap with the vegetables. Roll up the wraps and cut them into finger food size. This recipe makes four servings.
For drinks make some orange punch. Grab a punch bowl, pour orange punch into it. Then garnish the punch with thin slices of oranges, pineapples and bananas. Put out bowls of fresh vegetables and fruit. For games have several small gifts for winners. Have a costume contest and a dance contest. Some popular Halloween party activities are bobbing for apples, balloon toss and musical chairs. Have a pumpkin hunt. Find the smallest pumpkins or buy small plastic ones. Hide them all over your yard. Then give each child a pumpkin plastic bucket to put their pumpkins in. Who ever finds the most pumpkins wins a prize. Some great party gifts are small bags of candy, Halloween coloring books and small pumpkin ornaments.