18 Sep How to Host the Best Halloween Party for Kids
Halloween parties can be as simple or as elaborate as it can be. It all depends on your imagination and the effort that you will exert in planning and executing one, especially for your kids. However, most of the time, it is harder to impress kids when it comes to Halloween parties compared to adults. Go overboard and endure the possibilities of having frightened kids ready to run away from your party or be too slack with the preparations and result to having bored guests sleeping on your couch. Stimulating the senses and entertaining kids, especially during Halloween, can be really tricky.
From the hanging witch decorations on your lawn to the sight and taste of your chocolate cupcakes, Halloween parties for kids is indeed a celebration that should be experienced by the senses – seeing, touching, hearing, smelling, and tasting to be able to be considered a successful and the best Halloween party possible for kids.
The best tip you should consider when planning a Halloween party for kids is to lean on the creative and amazing aspects, rather than the frightening. Kids, especially the younger ones, have a hard time distinguishing between reality and fantasy, so playing in between is the safe path to take.
Here are some ideas you can try to create a successful Halloween party for kids.
Use simple, classic decorations
Instead of ghouls in your yard, it would be better to have ghosts with smiles on their faces, cartoonish spiders on your windows and dining tables, candy corns and bright orange pumpkins with happy faces rather than scary, bloody monsters on your venues.
Stimulate their creativity
To make the party more interesting and entertaining for your little guests, offer hands-on activities as games for the party. Have children do craft or paint cookies with flavored icings. You can also allow them to experience face painting by having a professional available during the party to draw cute colors on their faces, or you can allow them to do the face painting themselves.
Entertain them with delicious treats
Stimulate their sense of smell by having cotton balls dipped in scented oils placed around the venue. You can also bake apples during the party to offer them later on after a game or children activity. Kids would definitely love the scent of the baking apple pie while playing and enjoying games at your party. You can also have Halloween-themed treats like pumpkin shaped sandwiches, cookies shaped like cats served with the all-time favorite chocolate. However, keep the sweets in check because kids can become too hyperactive with too much sweets or some might end up having toothaches.
When entertaining kids, especially in a Halloween party, allow them to enjoy free time to explore and spend time with other kids as well as time to do scheduled activities like games and DIY crafts. Doing so makes them feel more comfortable during the whole celebration.