It’s that time of the season again, where ghouls and goblins are out to play and trick-or-treaters are staying up late past their bedtime. If you’re invested in providing a safe place for your little ghosts and witches to play dress up, look no further. Here’s a handy guide on how to throw a kid friendly Halloween party this year. Prepare for a spooktacular event.

Spooky Halloween home decor this season. Decorate your home's exterior accordingly.
Halloween Houses from 6sqft

Age Demographic

Whenever you’re planning a fun event for kids, keep in mind what age groups you’re dealing with. A party for five-year-olds will look a lot different than a party for ten-year-olds. So be it pin the tail on the donkey or bobbing for apples, adjust accordingly to ensure that everyone will have some fun this year.

Celebrate Halloween with age appropriate decor
Trick or Treaters at Playbuzz

Room for Activities

There are many fun ways to celebrate the spooky season. From traditional apple bobbing to more modern haunted mansion tours, you can find something that the whole party will enjoy. Here are just a few examples of what you can do on a dark and stormy night.

  • Scavenger hunt
  • Costume contest
  • Wordsearch
  • Arts and crafts
  • Pumpkin carving
  • Handprint bats
  • Corn maze
  • Hayride
  • Apple cider
  • Apple pie
  • Pumpkin pie
  • Watch a scary movie
  • Roast pumpkin seeds
  • Hop in a pile of leaves
Great ways to celebrate the Holiday!
Home Exterior on Halloween from ABC

Frightening Food

There are a few easy recipes that you can throw together quickly for your ghoulish guests. Namely, ghostly pizza bagels can be done with just a little cheese, sauce, and mini-bagels. Alternatively, pigs in a blanket can be modified with an almond chip as a toenail, making them a terrifying treat. Add blood red ketchup for dip. And finally, wash that down with a scary icee slushie. All you need is 1 can frozen lemonade mix concentrate, 2 tbsp. packaged lemon gelatin mix, 1 tbsp. granulated sugar, and fill the blender the rest of the way up with ice. Blend and serve immediately.

Spice up the Halloween goodness with great recipies.
Haunted Kitchen from Food Network

Themed Parties

"It's as much fun to scare as to be scared." -Vincent Price

One can never go wrong with a theme. So this Halloween season, depending on how old the kiddies are, prepare a themed party. If you’re looking for inspiration, perhaps the list below can help:

  • Vampires
  • Nightmare before Christmas
  • Harry Potter
  • Frankenweenie
  • Costume party
  • Greek/Roman Mythology
  • Zombies
  • Zombie celebrities
  • Willy Wonka
  • Haunted house
  • Carnival
  • Mad Science
  • Superhero
  • Pirates
Add a whole other layer to the costumed gig with a thematic party.
Jolly Jack-o-Lanterns at wicKED


It’s Halloween again, so have fun decorating the home. If you’re going for the classic traditional look, there’s no amount of fake spider webs and paper decor that can be too much. Alternatively, if you’re an aspiring young do it yourselfer, feel free to craft your own creepy machinations for a party. Ghost candles, paper mache crafts, and lawn style graveyards can all be completed quickly and with minimal effort. DIY Halloween decor is the way to go.

Make this Halloween truly spooktacular and create the ultimate playground for your favorite little monsters. Just take the time to sort out the age group, theme, food, activities, and decor for the most memorable night this October. Nothing quite beats a smile on your children’s face this Halloween.

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