Kid friendly halloween party?!

Question: Kid friendly halloween party?
I am throwing a Children's Halloween party. Mostly they are 2-6 year olds, I need ideas on decoration theme, food/menu, and other meat ideas like prized for games and costume contest etc. Help... so far i am thinking friendly pumpkins, moonwalk, hot dogs?? something the kids will remember is what my goal is! I have found these cute little haunted house boxes, for treats/candys


Throw some hay around the yard and hide treats/toys in there and have them dive in!

Make a scarecrow for the party

Take a larger size pumpkin and decorate it with food for the face: olives for eyes, either a long carrot nose or a nose made from garlic, green pepper ears (cut a slice and arrange it on there), red pepper for the lips...white tic tac candies for the teeth.....decorate head with either string licorice or cut the top off a pineapple and nail that on there>>>throw a lei around his neck and have a sign "Happy Hawaii-een" if using the pineapple top. (Nail the food pieces into the pumpkin)

Find a broken tree branch (skinny one) and tie it to a railing or post and drape Halloween lights all over it.

Play "Sweep the Balloon": had kids a broom and object is to sweep a balloon across the floor to the finish line.

Twist orange and black and yellow streamers around the room and across the ceiling...have them hang loose in doorways

Make simple ghosts>>take a cotton ball, wrap a white kleenex around it, tie it around the cotton ball with string or thread--then take a black marker and make 2 dots for eyes and 1 dot for the mouth (you can string a bunch of these together, hang from that "tree" or simply place on the food table).

Play songs like "Monster Mash" and "Flying Purple People Eater" and "Witch Doctor" to get them dancing
Here's a link to a long list of kid-friendly music where you can listen in>>>…

Prizes can be coloring books or reading books, a new toothbrush for all the treats!

Some additional food ideas:....WITCHES' FINGERS

Chicken Tenders
Shake n' Bake Mix


Cut each of the chicken tenders in half the long way to make them long and skinny. Then simply follow the instructions on the Shake n' Bake box and cook each of the chicken tenders as directed. Then the chicken is done, serve with ranch dip, ketchup, or barbeque sauce for dipping.

You can also try to get a few veggies into them by putting some out cut up veggies with the chicken.


Melt some chocolate chips in the microwave. Add chow mein noodles and mix until the noodles are well-coated. Place them by tablespoon full on wax paper and chill for at least 8 hours.

Have a spook-tacular party ;D

You will find some great Halloween party foods here, including Black Cat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes, Minty Monster Mousse Cups, Chocolate Witch Hats, etc.…

You could probably have the kids help with one of the easier recipes and I think they would love that. There is also a link on that page which as some good e-books about pumpkin painting, etc.

Have a fun party!

I did one of those one year and I did a treasure hunt. The kids loved it. Also we did a "haunted room" thing where it was dark and we had bowls of jello, grapes, cooked spaghetti, etc. and pretended they were dead people's body parts. That might not work for the age group you're talking about but it'd be memorable, lol. For decoration I'd just use orange and black streamers all over the place..maybe some balloons. You could do bobbing for apples.

I was going to suggest what Caroline did. A treasure hunt would be fun for everyone!

Spooky Sugar Cookies

2 cups margarine or butter
2 1/4 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
6 cups flour
3/4 tsp salt
4 Tbsp milk (can use water)

Divide dough in half (or sixths). Only add milk or water if the dough is too dry. Chill 1 hour. Roll out half of dough 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 375F/190C for 12 minutes. These can be frosted. Makes about 5-6 dozen standard-sized cookie cutter shapes.
Sneaky Slices with Golden Goo

sliced apples
purchased caramel dipping sauce (not ice cream topping)

A spin on a traditional Halloween treat of caramel apples without all the mess! Cut the apples into slices if not already. Vivid blood-red apple skins against the snow-white apple flesh look fabulous on a Halloween table, with the caramel "golden goo" ready in a bowl for dipping.

Shapely Sandwiches

sliced bread of your choice
sandwich filling of your choice
condiments of your choice
Halloween cookie cutters

Make your sandwiches however you'd like, but try to have ingredients that will stick together and not fall apart after the sandwiches have been cut. The metal cookie cutters work best, since not all the plastic ones are as tall to cut through all the bread and fillings.

Mummy Dogs
1 (11 oz) can refrigerated breadstick dough
2 slices cheddar cheese, quartered (optional)
8 hot dogs
black mustard seeds

Instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. If desired, place one cheddar cheese slice on your hot dog. Then wrap each dog to look like a mummy, leaving a open area for the eyes.

3. Cut two tiny slits in the exposed hot dog and insert two black mustard seeds for eyes. If you'd like to give your mummies entire faces, you can cut a little slit for a mouth, which will gape open a bit during cooking.

4. Place mummy dogs on an ungreased baking sheet and bake around 15 minutes, until golden.

5. Serve with plenty of ketchup and mustard and listen to the kids rave about having such Halloween recipes fun.

Monster Freeze
Play the song Moster mash and when song stops they have to freeze (play with it a lot) and the person left is the winner

Pumpkin Bowling
Choose smallish pumpkins with short stems (depending on the ages of your party guests). Set up 1- or 2-liter plastic bottles and tape off a starting line for an instant bowling alley. Fill the bottles with a bit of sand or rice if they topple over too easily. You can also have kids decorate the bottles with stickers, markers, and other art materials.

Musical Pumpkins
Cut pumpkin shapes from construction paper and arrange them on the floor; kids must move from pumpkin to pumpkin while music plays, just like in musical chairs. To keep kids from being excluded, allow them to share pumpkins as you remove a pumpkin for each round. By the end of the game, all the kids have to squeeze onto one spot. For variety, you could also use spider webs, tombstones, or witchy cauldrons for targets.

Orange and black streamers and tablecloths
Pumpinks of course
Cheap non scary cut outs
Balloons that they can take as a favor after party

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