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Spooky Fun: How to Throw a Kids Halloween Party!

Spooky Fun: How to Throw a Kids Halloween Party!

Halloween is a time of enchantment and excitement for kids, and what better way to celebrate than by hosting a spooktacular Halloween party? With a little creativity and a dash of magic, you can create a memorable gathering that your young guests will remember for years to come. Whether you’re the room parent and throwing this party for your child’s school class or just want to be the fun parent and throw the party at home, these ideas are JUST what you need to host the perfect kids Halloween party!


In this blog post, we'll share some fantastic ideas to make your kids' Halloween party a bewitching success. Get ready for mummy bowling, Oreo spiders, beaded witches' brooms, and MORE!

1. Mummy Bowling: Unwrap the Fun!

Mummy bowling is a thrilling game that combines the spookiness of mummies with the excitement of knocking down pins. Here's how to set it up:




- Materials Needed:

  - Empty, clean soda or water bottles

  - White crepe paper or gauze

  - Googly eyes

  - Glue


- How to Play:

  1. Wrap each bottle with white crepe paper or gauze to create the mummy's bandages.
  2. Glue googly eyes onto the cans.
  3. Arrange the mummy pins in a bowling alley formation.
  4. Give the kids a soft ball (like a foam or beach ball, I used an orange one to stick with the Halloween theme) and let them take turns rolling it to knock down the mummies.
  5. Optional: award prizes for the most mummies knocked down and watch as your little mummies have a blast!


2. Oreo Spiders: A Deliciously Creepy Treat!

Every good Halloween party needs a treat and these Oreo spiders are the perfect combination of sweet and spooky. Here's how to make these delectable treats:



- Materials Needed:

  - Oreo cookies

  - Pretzel sticks

  - Candy eyes OR Mini M&Ms

  - Candy corn

  - Chocolate frosting


- How to Make:

  1. Carefully separate the Oreo cookies, leaving the cream intact on one side. (depending on the age of the kids making these it may be best to have this done beforehand)
  2. Break pretzel sticks in half and insert eight pieces into the cream filling to create spider legs—4 on each side.
  3. Place the other half of the Oreo cookie on top, gently pressing to secure the legs.
  4. Use just the top of the candy corn (orange and white) to make spider teeth, stick them on with chocolate frosting.
  5. Use chocolate frosting to attach two candy eyes or mini M&Ms to complete the spider.
  6. Let the Oreo spiders set, and then serve them to your little goblins.


3. Beaded Witches' Broom: Crafty Magic in the Making!

Let the kids get creative with a fun craft activity – making beaded witches' brooms! Bonus: this is a GREAT fine motor activity.



- Materials Needed:

  - Yellow construction paper (cut into 2x3-inch strips)

  - Scissors

  - Brown pipe cleaners

  - Assorted colorful beads

  - Craft glue or stapler


- How to Create:

  1. Give each child a strip of yellow construction paper.
  2. Have them make small cuts into the strip to make the bristles of the broom.
  3. Make a knot at the top of the pipe cleaner to keep the beads on.
  4. Thread colorful beads onto the pipe cleaner.
  5. Attach the construction paper bristles to the pipe cleaner, either with a stapler or glue.
  6. Allow the brooms to dry. Then, watch as your little witches fly off on their magical adventures!


4. Paper Candy Corn People: Sweet and Spooky Decorations!

Get crafty with paper candy corn people to decorate your party space:



- Materials Needed:

  - Strips of construction paper (yellow, orange, and white)

  - Googly eyes

  - Glue stick

  - Markers

  - Black construction paper

  - Candy corn print (here)


- How to Make:

  1. Cut yellow, orange, and white paper into small squares, depending on time you may want to prep this before.
  2. Glue the strips of paper onto the candy corn print, yellow at the bottom, orange in the middle, and white at top.
  3. Take 4 strips of orange paper and accordion fold them.
  4. Decorate your candy corn person with googly eyes and arms.
  5. Glue your candy corn person to a black construction paper so it stands out.
  6. Hang them around the party area for a fun and festive touch.


5. Candy Corn STEM Challenge: A Sweet Scientific Quest!

Turn candy corn into a STEM adventure that's both educational and tasty:



- Materials Needed:

  - Candy corn (this is easier if you use the larger pumpkin candy corn)

  - Toothpicks


- How to Challenge:

  1. Provide kids with candy corn and toothpicks.
  2. Challenge them to build the tallest candy corn tower or the strongest candy corn bridge.
  3. Encourage them to experiment with different structures and learn about stability while having a sweet time.


6. Halloween Bingo: A Spine-Tingling Game!

 Add an extra layer of excitement to your party with Halloween Bingo:


- Materials Needed:

  - Halloween-themed Bingo cards and markers (download here)

  - Prizes for the winners 

- How to Play:

  1. Hand out Bingo cards and markers to each child.
  2. Use Halloween-themed images, such as pumpkins, ghosts, and witches, on the Bingo cards.
  3. Call out the images, and have the kids place a marker on the corresponding image if it appears on their cards.
  4. Award prizes to the first child who gets Bingo!


With mummy bowling, Oreo spiders, beaded witches' brooms, paper candy corn people, a candy corn STEM challenge and Halloween Bingo your kids' Halloween party is sure to be an unforgettable adventure. Decorate your space with jack-o'-lanterns, cobwebs, and other eerie decorations to set the spooky mood. Also keep some fun, Halloween music going in the background. Pro-tip: to keep the party moving have a timer set at each station. You can do this by pausing the music when it’s time to change stations. Most importantly, have a spook-tacular time celebrating Halloween with your little monsters and witches, making memories that will last a lifetime! Happy haunting!


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