Quick and easy Halloween Party Ideas for Children

Halloween is one of my favourite days of the year, I can spend weeks, sometimes months beforehand preparing my costume and on the odd occasion a party. This year I’ll be helping to throw a children’s party so I thought I’d bring you my 3 favourite ideas for a Children’s Halloween party.

Although the focus is on the end result the preparation can be enjoyable for kids, so I encourage you to use this as a guideline only, get the kids involved and most importantly have fun.

 

Spooky Hand Party Favours

See Video Below for step by step guide!

Spooky hand party favours are a great way to dish out the treats at a kids party. To create the favours you will need some plastic or latex gloves, but make sure you give these gloves a good wash out before filling them with anything edible.  Warning Most rubber gloves come with a light dusting of powder on the inside to help you get them on easily, not something you want the little ones to eat.

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These favours are super simple to make and you can dress them up or fill them up with whatever you like. I’ve gone for a filling of popcorn and rainbow drops and slipped a few sweets on the top for decoration.

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Use a piece of string to secure the top of the glove and remember to keep the knot simple so the kids can open it up. I also like to have a bit of fun with them, I personally like my Spooky Hands to be Manicured

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If you want to see a step by step video on how I make the Spooky Hand Party Favours, check out the video below:

 

Pin The Bow on the Witch

This is a fun twist on the classic children’s party game Pin the tail on the Donkey. The witch was really fun to make and took minimal materials, all I used was crepe and tissue paper, sticky tape, scissors and a glue stick.

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The most difficult shape to cut out was the torso of the witch, I folded the black paper in half when cutting it so that no matter how it came out, at least it would be symmetrical.

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Next I cut the witches hat out and attached some green paper for a hat ribbon.

IMG_2405 I lightly taped sheets of crepe paper to the wall to start building the witch up, if you don’t want to use sticky tape then you can use Blu-Tack.

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To attach the witch to the sheet of paper on the wall I used a glue stick but if you prefer you can use sticky tape or glue dots.

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For the hair I used strips of tissue paper which I curled by running the paper over the the edge of some scissors. I glued each individual piece of tissue paper under the hat until the hair had some volume.

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The skirt consists of 2 layers. For the bottom layer I used a few pieces of crumpled peach tissue paper, for the top layer I used 3 sheets of black tissue paper (layered on the top and folded in on the sides).

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For each of the tights I used 2 strips of black crepe paper with small pieces of pink glued on top.

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The bow is really easy to make when it’s made up in separate parts. Once the pieces are layered on top of each other use a small piece of tissue paper on the front to pinch the bow together.

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As we all know the aim of the original game is for the blind-folded child to stick the tail on to the donkey, in this case we will stick the bow to a part of the witch, I chose the belt.

To stick the bow to the witch I used Blu-Tack, however you can use sticky tape or both.  In hindsight I would use both.  I would stick Blu-Tack to the bow and a large piece of sticky tape to the belt, reason being, when removing the bow from the belt there is less chance of the witch being torn.

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And there you have it, it’s such a pretty thing to have up that you won’t mind leaving it up for a few days after Halloween.

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Rice Crispy Pumpkins

Really easy to make and I think these look brilliant.

For this recipe you will need:

  • 120g Rice Krispies
  • 30g butter
  • 200g marshmallows
  • Cadbury Flake for stalks (I used 3 and had leftover pieces)
  • Orange food colouring (I didn’t have any orange so I used red and yellow)

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If you’re using red and yellow food colouring, mix them together until you get the desired orange colour

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IMG_2444 Cut the Flake chocolates bars into half-inch pieces for the pumpkin stalks.

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Warning! Be careful they don’t fall in your mouth

Next, melt the butter in a pan on a low heat

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Add the marshmallows and cook gently until they’re completely melted and blended, stir continuously.

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Add the food colouring and stir until it’s all mixed in

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Take off the heat and immediately pour over the rice krispies, gently stir until they’re all coated

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Once the mixture has cooled enough for you to handle it, start rolling out pumpkin shapes making sure you poke a hole in the top to put the stalk.

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After half an hour they should have cooled and hardened enough to enjoy

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There you have it, some fun, quick and easy ideas which will enhance any Halloween Party.

Have a Happy Halloween people!

Check out the video below to see how I created all 3 party favours!

Why not suggest your Halloween Party Ideas in the comments below.

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