Unlike an adult Halloween party, hosting a Halloween party for kids calls for less-scary Halloween decorations like happy pumpkins, playful-looking bats, and spiders, streamers and banners – all in bright and exciting Halloween colors. Here are some clever and unique Halloween party ideas for kids that will help you throw the most amazing Halloween party of the year.
Halloween Party Ideas for Kids: The Mantel
Decorate your Halloween mantel with trendy marquee lights that spell “BOO”. Next, prop a Halloween witch or two on your mantel. You can use the same geometric pumpkins, orange and purple spheres, and faux cobwebs. A Halloween mantel scarf that looks like upside down witches’ hats is an adorable way to finish off this area of the room.
Halloween Party Ideas for Kids: The Table
Next, decorate your table with creative and fun Halloween decorations and food that the kids will get a kick out of. Use a faux orange silk tablecloth and black lace runner with bats, and then choose kid-friendly food and decorations. Use a tabletop spooky Halloween tree with orange lights and a few more orange and purple spheres to add some light. Edible specimen jars may look like the last thing you’d want to eat, but the kids will be delighted when they learn they are edible…and quite tasty. Sandwiches shaped like bats are easy to make and are sure to be a hit.
We all know kids love sweet treats…and isn’t that what Halloween is all about? Create skull eggs by painting old plastic Easter eggs and filling them with red jelly beans. Dipped Oreos with scary faces on them and orange and purple Halloween cupcakes are also sure to go over well. Try using DIY Halloween decorations for a unique touch. We have several Halloween printables that can be used for a variety of decorations. Choose from bats, ghosts, spiders, pumpkins, and spooky green eyes. We dressed up the straws by gluing bat and ghost cutouts to the top. You can also use the same stencils as cupcake toppers. And finally, weave some burlap string through our DIY Halloween cutouts to create some cute and festive garland for the table.
Halloween Party Ideas for Kids: The Finishing Touches
Instead of using life-sized spooky characters like we did for our adult Halloween party, use Halloween decorations metal sculpture of the Peanuts gang dressed for trick-or-treating, toting orange bags for collecting candy. Then add a lighted jack-o’-lantern Halloween pumpkin decoration wearing a witch hat. Both of these can be used indoors and out. Choosing multi-purpose Halloween decorations is always smart. You can set them on your porch or in your yard when the party is over to delight neighbors and trick-or-treaters.
And finally, using a template from our free Halloween printables, drape a DIY Halloween banner that reads “Happy Halloween” down the staircase. Use some black Halloween garland behind it to make the orange banner really pop.