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Making Your Child’s Halloween Party a Success

Have you thought about hosting a super fun child’s Halloween party this year?  Wondering if you can pull it off?  These are just the tips you need to make spooktacular fun for everyone.

Making Your Child's Halloween Party a Success

Making Your Child’s Halloween Party a Success 

The season has arrived, Halloween is just around the corner and with that comes the desire to throw a child’s Halloween party. Sure there will be ghosts and goblins, food decked out to look like body parts and brains, while children run happily around dressed up as their favorite creatures, super heroes or fairy tale characters. Ah, the joys of a child’s Halloween party!

As the parent you probably want to make this year’s child’s Halloween party a success and I am going to guide you through the process to ensure your child’s Halloween party is the most talked about party around.

Making Your Child's Halloween Party a Success

Halloween Party Invitations

It all starts with the planning of this Halloween party. Much thought must go into creating invites that entice your child’s friends to attend this fun party. Think creepy invites with ghosts, goblins and perhaps a mummy on the front with a clever invite wording. The words “Hang with us” on the front with details about your child’s Halloween party in addition to a creepy photo of a dark tree with bats hanging from it surely will catch the eyes of the invitees.  A great way to make sure your invitations are sent to everyone is using evite.  It’s the perfect way to plan a Halloween party and for everyone to communicate easily on the details.  It’s so easy and there are so many special features you can use as well.  

Making Your Child's Halloween Party a Success

Halloween Party Food

When thinking about how to throw your child’s Halloween party you will have to determine what food to serve, take into consideration any food allergies your child or their friends may have when planning your party banquet. You may want to serve a pumpkin shaped cheese ball along with bagel pizza bits that are decked out to look like spiders and maybe some blood bath punch. Get crafty and research various Halloween appetizers, snacks and meals online for more ideas. Kids love pizza and ordering a bunch of Papa Johns pizza will help you to save time and cleanup.  They always have great deals.  

Making Your Child's Halloween Party a Success

Halloween Costumes

Specify on the child’s Halloween party invites if costumes are required or not, consider going with a Halloween theme where each child must dress to the theme. Discuss with your child what they think will be a great Halloween costume theme when hosting their own Halloween party this year. If they love Star Wars you can find so many ideas at the Official Star Wars Costume store.  Children usually have a more creative mind and you want this party to be a success, so have your child participate in the planning stages.

Making Your Child's Halloween Party a Success

Halloween Decorations

Consider having a haunted walk that is age appropriate for your child’s Halloween party as this will most certainly make your child’s party a success. Nothing spooks children in a good way than a friendly Halloween ghostly walk around a safe, adult supervised area. When your child’s friends arrive they should be greeted with Halloween decorations that make them feel as if they are entering another realm. Have some fun using your average household items found in the attic or garage to decorate.

Making Your Child's Halloween Party a Success

Make it All About Fun

Sure there will be a lot of planning that goes into making your child’s Halloween party a success, but you can still focus on the fun aspect. The key is planning age appropriate fun and having conversations with your child as to what they envision their Halloween party to entail.  If your child’s Halloween party is going to be super spooky, make sure to note that within the Halloween invitations so there are no surprises for those attending.  This is a fun time of year.  Enjoy your child having fun and no matter what take a deep breath, relax, and don’t sweat the small stuff.