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- August 27, 2003 at 11:54 am #253099
Halloween Party Ideas
For years children were able to celebrate Halloween in the
traditional way of going for house to house saying “Trick or Treat”.
Knowing that there would always be a treat. However times have
changed, in many areas it is no longer to practice this tradition.
With the loss of one tradition, makes room for a new one. Well ok may
be not new, but more common………the halloween party.
the party may be only a couple of hours long or a over night slumber
first any party worth going to must have munches! here are some ideas
to get you started:
liver toss – just like the old game “bean bag toss” only using liver.
decorate a large mixing bowl or bucket as a witch’s cauldron. then
have kids toss the liver (thawed beef liver, well rinsed) into the
how many words can you make from the word “halloween”? this simple
game can be played individually or in pairs. give everyone paper and
pencil. allow a limited amount of time. who ever has the most words
wins. if you would like a pre-printed sheet: 2 per sheet or 1 per
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Lil Ghosts – This is a handy little craft project for younger kids,
or make some ahead of time as favors.
Each ghost will require one Tootise Pop (sucker), 1 white kleenex,
and a small rubber band or twist tie.
Drape kleenex over sucker, place rubber band or twist tie directly
under the candy. This will make the head. Using a black marker draw
Halloween Bingo – Make your own bingo cards using halloween pictures.
I have made a small version for younger kids. You may wish to print
on card stock, however regular paper will work. You will need to
print one copy of “Chips” these will be placed in a container to
Each card sheet has four cards, “print page” will give you all four,
on two pages. Set 1 – Set 2 – Set 3 – Set 4
Treats ‘n Guts – Fill a large container with something disgusting
like spaghetti, jello…. Place candies in zip lock sandwich bags and
bury in spaghetti. Turn off lights and have the kids dig for their
OR buy little plastic prizes and place directly in container.
Pass Along Jack – Using small plastic Jack-o-lanterns, or a
Line up in teams. The first person in each team is given a Jack-o-
lantern to place
under his chin. He must pass it to the next in line but neither may
use his hands. The first team to get it all the way to the last
person is the winner. If the Jack-o-lantern is dropped , just pick
it up and continue from there.
Little Piggies – Spread a pile of wrapped candy on a table or large
tray. Give each child a container (small bag, bowl, paper cup).
Giving the children only a set time (like 30 seconds) Each child is
to get as much candy in their container as they can, with out using
their hands. when time is up the one with the most pieces wins.
however every one gets to keep what they got.
pin the nose on jack – played just like “pin the tail on the
donkey” . before the party draw a jack-o-lantern (minus the nose)
on a piece of poster board. hang on wall. cut one nose for each
child. just before the child plays have him/her write their name on
their nose. then place a piece of double stick tape on back.
mummy wrap – break into teams of three. have two member s of each
team on one side of the room and the other member across the room.
give each pair a roll of white bath tissue. when the game starts
one member must wrap the other too look like a mummy. the person must
be totally covered expect for eyes. once the person is wrapped, the
must walk like a mummy across the room to their team member. then
the other team member must carefully unwrap the mummy. now the one
who was the mummy must now wrap the other person using the same
tissue. again once wrapped, that person walks across the room. the
the one waiting must repeat the process. the first time to have all
three mummies walk wins.
the haunted room – great place for the kid to sleep if you are brave
enough to be having a slumber party,
cover windows with blankets, garbage bags or foil to block light.
cover furniture with cheap black fabric. this serves two purposes:
one it looks cool and most important it protects the furniture!
floating ghosts – cover helium filled balloons with pieces of white
cloth. old sheets are great! draw eyes with black marker.
also do ghosts by simply using white balloons and drawing the face
directly on them. use little pumpkins for weights.
wax paper ghosts – pull off a large piece of wax paper, bunch up
into a ball. tear off two to three more pieces, drape over first
piece, tie with string, yarn, rubber band… under ball. this will
make the head. draw eyes with black marker. hang from ceiling with
spider webs – pull cotton batting apart and drape across furniture
and hang in door ways. attach little plastic spiders.
fog – place dry ice in a container of warm water. rectangle flower
boxed are great, because of their shape and size. simply set on floor
next to the wall. warning keep small children away from ice.
dead body – stuff old paints and shirt, place in lying position on a
drip cloth or piece of plastic. place a hat over the top of shirt,
giving allusion of it being placed over a face. fill bowls with
assortment of fake guts. open shirt and place bowl inside exposing
contents, rip open holes in other places of clothing and do same, for
a extra touch garnish with ketchup.
a big long dog bone ( femur)
cold raw wieners – break off ends
beef liver, kidneys, heart, tongue
food and munches
brain soup – make some “matzo ball soup” or “chicken and dumplings”
and add green food
witch’s brew punch – mix cranberry juice, frozen orange juice (with
pulp), and ginger ale. add green and blue food coloring until color
becomes a disgusting gray color.
or make some orange juice (with pulp) and add coloring.
ice for the punch – fill rubber gloves with colored water or fruit
juice. tie shut and freeze. gently remove glove and place hand in
punch. don’t worry if finger breaks off, just toss in the punch too.
(it will give it that “special touch”.)
or you could always use the traditional dry ice. great for special
healthy eyeballs – take hard boiled eggs, remove shell and cut
lengthwise. scoop out yolk, and fill hole with whipped cream cheese.
use an olive with pimento for pupil. for the “bloodshot” look
decorate with red food coloring and a toothpick.
brain salad – make green jello, add red food coloring until the
desired color, add tiny fruit pieces. if you don’t happen to have
a “brain” mold in the cabinet, you can make one. use a mixing bowl
for the stand, shape heavy duty foil into desired shape. place in
bowl, will with jello.
witches hats – you will need a keebler¨ fudge striped cookie (or
similar), a hershey kiss and orange decorator icing for each hat.
turn cookie upside down so that the chocolate side is up. use the
orange decorator icing to pipe around the hole in the center. place
an unwrapped kiss on the icing circle. finish by piping around the
base of the kiss and drawing a little bow.
cheap pumpkin halloween costume
orange pumpkin leaf bag
brown or green tights or stirrup pants
green turtle neck shirt
green felt to make plant leaves
green or brown ribbon to tie up bag
newspaper for stuffing
cut two small holes on bottom of the pumpkin leaf bag (big enough to
put your legs through).
after putting on your turtleneck shirt and tights, step into the big
pumpkin bag. use the crumpled up newspaper to stuff around your
tummy. i pulled the bag to my shoulders and taped it on the shoulders
so that my arms were loose then loosely tied a bow (using the ribbon)
to gather the top of bag. cut three large green felt leaves and hot
glue together to make hat. cut two small holes in felt to run ribbon
through. tie under chin and have fun!
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