7 Ghoulish Tips on How to Throw a Kids' Halloween Party

Published 03 September 2021 at 16:40

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7 Ghoulish Tips on How to Throw a Kids' Halloween Party

Halloween is coming and pretty soon trick-or-treaters will be walk the earth, transformed into scary creatures as they knock on doors for sweets and goodies. Halloween first originated in Celtic-speaking countries, later spread to North America and now it is fast gaining popularity in Singapore. As a trusted family resource in Singapore, who better to ask for ideas for throwing an outstandingly creepy Halloween party? Whether you are hosting a kids' Halloween costume house party, attending haunted attractions or going trick-or-treating, we've got you a plethora of exceptional Halloween party ideas. With tips on everything from spooky-cute invitations, decorations and pumpkin carving to impressively scary costumes and freaky surprises, prepare for a night full of blood curdling entertainment! Waw ha ha!!

Theming and Invitations

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First things first! A carefully curated theme makes any Halloween bash. Let your kids' imagination run wild with ghoulish ideas that will have your little ghosts and ghouls screaming with delight. Harry Potter, wicked witches and vampires or a murder mystery party? Or maybe you fancy throwing a scary clown and carnival party?

Once you've chosen a theme, it's time to think about the size of the guest list and pick the matching invitations. Fill in all the gory details of your Halloween party and invite friends in advance, preferably at the beginning of October. Advance planning makes it easier for other parents to dress-up their monsters and get them into character.

Halloween Decorations

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Halloween is an ideal opportunity to get creative. If you have an hour to spare, there is nothing to beat homemade decorations, and you won't need to break the bank either. Plus, if you get the kids to work on some elements you will free up more of the day for other party preparations. No one expects you to recreate the set from a horror movie in your front garden. Just a few small touches can make all the difference. First impressions count! A super scary front door, a classic Halloween pumpkin jack-o'-lantern, lights, scary signs and cobwebs crawling with giant dangling spiders will immediately get your guests in a party mood.

For a less-mess option, children's party venues for a scarily ambitious Halloween bash are the perfect alternative. Normally they offer entertainers, spooky decorations, terrifying props, creepy costumes and, of course, super fun activities to keep children overexcited.

Getting Creative This Halloween

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The Haunted Mansion and its inhabitants are waiting for the markers that can strike life into them! The Halloween-themed silicone coloring mats offer endless fun and give full rein to the imagination! Want to find out how will Dracula look like with a yellow mantle? Give it a try! Give a witch a red cat, color a purple skeleton, make blue jack-o-lantern's - it’s all up to you and your creativity! Do you want to try other color variations? There’s no need to worry, clean a mat with a wet wipe and the mat is ready for the new coloring!    

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Halloween Fancy Costumes & Accessories

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Whether you are heading out to trick or treating or hosting your very own Halloween party, you should make your choice from a ready-made outfit or a homemade costume. Long gone are the days of dressing up as a humble pumpkin and these days the possibilities are endless. Once you have chosen a character for your little monster, we would recommend you to make your way to the Halloween costume shops, where you will find everything you need to complete the look. They are certain to make your hair stand on end and make your kid's Halloween downright blood curdling.

Food and Drink

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A few spooky snacks and terrifying sweet treats are a must on fright night. Why not impress the kid's friends and their parents with your creativity. Simply pick up Halloween party food recipes to keep all ages happy and have lots of fun with kids in the kitchen. They can get involved with making cupcakes or biscuits and learn about different ingredients when designing the scary creatures on top.

Your little Draculas can quench a deadly thirst with kid-friendly Halloween punch or ghoulish squash of cranberry juice, lemonade and fresh lime. Don't forget to serve your drinks and food with matching Halloween tablecloths, cups, centrepieces, bowls and themed accessories.

Halloween Games and Activities

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A kids’ Halloween party wouldn't be complete without funny games. A great source of entertainment for kids of all ages is going trick or treating. Take your kids out in small groups as this is one of the safest ways to approach this activity in a big city. If you don't fancy traipsing up and down the street knocking on strangers' doors, you can organise a trick-or-treat treasure hunt in your own house. Hide sweets around the room or garden if you have one, turn down the light and get the little guests to hunt them out with torches.

Another twist on a Halloween classic is apple bobbing. You will need some plastic sheets on the floor, two washing up bowls and plenty of tea towels or kitchen paper. Fill the bowls with water, place some apples afloat, and tell the kids to fish out the fruit using only their mouths.

Halloween charades with scary book and movie titles is a fun party game that kids and adults of all ages will enjoy too.

Halloween Science Experiments

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How about a witchy laboratory or pumpkin lava lamps to capture kids' interest and imagination during the party? There are so many spectacularly spooky activities with a ghost and monster theme for young scientists! Opt for some Halloween-inspired scientific resource packs with a series of children's science experiments. They normally contain details of what you will need along with step-by-step instructions on how to carry it out.

Pumpkin Trick-or-Treat Buckets

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You've planned the party. You've got an original costume for your little monster. You've even got an outfit for yourself. And all you need to complete the spooky looks is the funny orange trick-or-treat buckets with the happily smiling pumpkin for the little ones to carry all their sweet treasures home safely. Fill these creepy containers with confectionary and use them as an alternative to party bags.

By Anna Liashchenko

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