Before you know it, Halloween will be here and it's my favourite celebration of the year! (very big smile on my face right here) It’s a long-standing tradition that we all love very much in our house and it has huge importance for us as a pagan family. Times have changed since we were children, though. In today’s world, most parents and grandparents would rather their children didn’t go knocking on random houses because let's face it, the streets are no longer safe. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
The perfect alternative is to hold a Halloween party for the little ones.
You can host a great party either inside or outside in the garden. Kit the house out with fake creepy crawlies and other Halloween decorations that will make it a spooky for them and their friends. Before doing anything, you must first make sure that the home is safe for children as keeping your eyes on multiple kids is far harder than one and when it's other people's children it's imperative. After you’ve taken care of the safety, you should decorate it with the Halloween designs of your choice. The spookier the better!
Even if the home is safe ahead of the party, you should ask for more adult help. Even if your own family can’t make it, you can get them to ask other parents to lend a hand. It’s the least they can do in return for you arranging the party. Why not make some adult gruesome cocktails to help them calm their nerves from all of the scary ghosts.
One of the most fulfilling parts of Halloween is dressing up. Children love dressing up for big occasions. Treating them to one of the best kids Halloween costumes will instantly heighten their excitement. On a personal note, you don’t have to go crazy. Nonetheless, getting into the spirit with Dracula teeth or other accessories will help the kids to enjoy themselves.
Your son or daughter should take care of the guest list as they will have a better knowledge of this aspect. This removes one load off your mind, but you must give clear instructions on numbers. You don’t want to find yourself looking after 25 kids when the home can only handle 12.Music is another important feature of any kids’ party. You should use the opportunity to mix Halloween classics with pop music and other songs that will resonate with the children. Creating an online playlist is easy. Alternatively, you could just buy a CD.
For children, Halloween signals an excuse to eat lots of sweeties. You could, with the other parents, take them Trick or Treating with adult supervision. Otherwise, you should place a few bowls of treats around the room.If you’re feeling extra creative, you could always fashion items into Halloween themed treats. These recipes should give you some great ideas. The treats can also be used as prizes for games.
Every party for children needs fun activities. There are a number of games you can play. Bobbing for apples is a Halloween favourite, but you can also do generic games like musical chairs and pass the parcel. If you don’t mind the floor getting a little messy, you could also hold a pumpkin carving competition. Once again, though, safety is imperative.
Halloween is a special time of the year for all children, and a party will add an extra sense of enjoyment for everyone involved.