Are you having a Halloween Party for your kids? If you are, you might be thinking about what types of activities would be fun and festive for your guests. Maybe you are looking for some ideas for things to do with your kids to get in the Halloween spirit. Whatever the reason, I want to share some great ideas with you that I think will be fun for everyone!
Bobbing for apples is something I remember from Halloween parties when I was growing up. It is easy to set up and everyone has a blast trying to grab an apple with their mouth while blindfolded. There are many stores that have large bags or bushels of apples this time of year. Get enough for all your guests.
Then you can get a galvanized steel tub like this one from Behrens available on Amazon.com. Just fill the tub with water and add the apples. Get a tie or scarf you can use as a blindfold and you are all set. After the party, the tub can be used for many other things. Fill it with ice and use it as a drink cooler, planter, storage tub and more.
Decorating pumpkins is always fun and there are so many ways to do it. If you like the traditional carving, you can get special tools that will allow you to cut and carve even intricate designs using stencils and templates.
Walmart has many different kits and sets like the Home Logic Carve & Sponge Pumpkin Decorating Kit. This 20 piece carving kit has everything you need for picture-perfect Jack-O-Lanterns. Set includes scoopers, carvers, detailers, markers and pop-out carving stencils.
Another idea is to decorate the pumpkins with the Foam Pumpkin Decorating Kit. It has 26 pieces of self-stick foam to make four different faces like a cat, spider, bat and Boo design.
Paint is a great way to decorate pumpkins and allows kids to really show their creative flair. Cover a large table with newspaper or a drop cloth and let the fun begin!
Any craft paint will work, you can get a set of assorted colors like the Martha Stewart Acrylic Craft Paint Set. This set includes ten 2-oz colors of high-performance, premium acrylic paint. The paint is specially formulated for use on all surfaces. Pick up a large bag of paint brushes and have a pumpkin painting party!
Baking and decorating Halloween cookies is a great activity that is also delicious! Make a large batch of sugar cookie dough or for a shortcut, buy the pre-made dough, roll it out and use cookie cutters like the Wilton 7-Piece Halloween Cookie Cutter Set. This set will let you make spiders, pumpkins, spider webs, bats, cauldrons, coffins and tombstones.
Another great set is the Wilton 4-Piece Pumpkin-Shaped Cookie Cutter Set to make 4 different size pumpkin cookies.
The Wilton Halloween Mix Sprinkles have everything you need in one handy container. Top your cookies with black sugar crystals, orange sugar crystals, orange pumpkin decors, white ghost decors, multi-color sprinkles or nonpareils.
If you want something that is already baked and has everything you need in one box, check out the Chocolate Haunted House Cookie Kit. This kit includes pre-baked chocolate cookies, pre-made icings and decorating candies. All of these decorating supplies are available at Target.
I hope you found a bit of inspiration in these ideas. The best part of any activity is the great memories you make together.