Kids love to dress up as their favorite characters at Halloween, but these days you might not feel comfortable letting them out and about to go Trick or Treating. Why not do something a little different this year and let your kids invite their friends over for a Halloween Party? They can all get dressed up and enjoy some spooky fun in the safety of your home.
Here are some ideas for party games and Halloween craft activities to keep them entertained.
Halloween Party Games
1. The not so spooky Halloween parade
The little ones will want to show off their costumes so put on some mussy and have the kids put on a Halloween costume parade. Get them to do their best dance moves to the music and ensure the adults whoop, cheer, and look suitable spooked!
2. The Trick or Treat bonanza
Cut up some paper strips and on half of them write the word “treat”, on the others write out a number of tricks, such as “hop on one leg”, “growl like a lion” or “sing their favourite song”. Put all of the paper pieces into a hat or a pillowcase and hide some sweets and candies around the room. At the party ask each child to draw a piece of paper from the hat. They then have to perform the trick or search for the treats.
Halloween Craft Ideas
When the kids have run off all their energy on the party games have them sit around the table for some quiet craft time. Here are some ideas to get you started:
1. Not so spooky Halloween mask making
Have a supply of white paper plates, glue, ribbons, felt pens and other craft items ready and ask the kids to make their own masks. They can design them to be as fun or as spooky as they like. When everyone is done with their creations pierce a hole in each side of the plate and attach a piece of elastic so the kids can wear their masks, and pose for a group photograph!
2. The great Halloween loot collection
Kids love to take loot bags home from parties so let them decorate their own bags. You’ll need the same craft supplies as for the mask making, but this time they’ll need brown paper bags to decorate. When the decorating is complete let the children go back to playing and fill the loot bags with candy and Halloween themed treats, when the party is over they can take their loot bags home.
Source: Clare Swindlehurst