Don't be scared - Spooky parties are fun!
It’s never too early to start thinking about throwing a Halloween Party.
Along with this collection of fun scary party ideas, Party Kit 'n Kaboodle's collection of Spooky Party products have a bit of everything that you will need.
Take a look and see the spooktacular ideas we have!
This theme is not just for Halloween- use it for Friday 13th parties too or just any time you feel like being spooky!
To lure your guests, you will need invitations:
These Coffin Invitations in a Box are deliciously ghoulish:
Next, set the scene with a spine-chilling assortment of decorations to really add to the mood to your haunted house:
Halloween Spider Pinata
Here are some simple Spooky Party Food ideas which your guests will find divinely delicious:
Kids love them!
1. Buy some cheese sticks for ‘fingers’.
2. Get a green pepper and cut bits up for the finger nails.
3. Use a little cream cheese to stick the finger nails on to the fingers.
4. With the back of a knife or a fork make creases on the fingers to make ‘joints’.
Have these spooky-looking snacks any time of year.
All you do really is spoon the pizza sauce on the English muffins and making the mummy faces with the cheese and vegetables or fruit
Sultanas for eye
Red or green peppers cheese slices
Heat the oven to 180 C 350° F.
Toast the underside of each muffin first.
For each mummy, spread a tablespoon of pizza sauce onto half of an English muffin
Put thin olive slices or sultanas in place for eyes and add round slices of green onion or if you refer bits of red or green pepper for pupils
Lay strips of cheese across the muffin for the mummy’s wrappings.
Bake for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the muffin is toasty.
For each spider you will need:
2 round crackers or plain biscuits
2 teaspoons smooth peanut butter or cheese spread
8 small pretzel sticks
With the peanut butter or cheese spread, make a cracker sandwich.
Push eight pretzel "legs" into the filling.
With 2 dabs of cheese spread put two raisin "eyes" on top.
You will need:
Small sausages or cheerios' cut up into ‘toe sizes’
Small 15 cms soft tortilla wraps
Ketchup and some toothpicks
1. Cook the sausages
2. Cut a small wedge shape at the end of each sausage to make a toenail shape.
3. Cut the tortillas into strips about 9 cms long and 2 cms wide. Throw away the ends.
4. Roll each piece of sausage in a tortilla strip and secure with a toothpick.
5. Fill the toenails with ketchup.
6. Take the toothpicks out before serving.
Spread pre-baked cupcakes with a frosting that you like.
Decorate with gummy worms, lolly spiders…or anything spooky
Just love to bake?
Get your guests to dress up & play some Spooky Games.......
(Don't forget to award some prizes, such as Party Kit 'n Kaboodle's Spooky Costume Trophies!)
The Secret Chamber Game
This is a game of tag, where you choose one kid to be the monster. the other kids are witches and wizards. Tell all the kids that the Secret Chamber has been opened and an evil monster has been let loose! Once the monster touches a witches or wizard he petrifies them and they must freeze. Petrified players can only be freed by the unfrozen players when tagged by them. Once a player is frozen three times they then remain permanently petrified. The last player to avoid being petrified is the winner!
The Mad Scientist and his Treasure Box Game
The kids pretend they are in a mad scientist's scary laboratory. You can dress up in a white lab coat, wear a freaky wig or gel your hair!
You will need a cardboard box with a hole (not too large) cut out in the front for the children to put their hand through.
Place different foods in bowls in the box one at time and the children have to guess what they are....jelly can be a liver, tinned skinless tomatoes or peeled grapes can feel like eyeballs, cooked spaghetti feels horribly like intestines, peanut shells or dry pasta shapes crushed are toenails, cooked cold cauliflower feels like soggy brains. Get the idea?! The kids will be squealing!
Pin the Bone on the Skeleton Game
Taken from the classic Pin the Tail on the Donkey using a skeleton instead. You can buy a cardboard skeleton or make your own... but leave off one arm or leg. See who can pin it in the right place after being blindfolded!
Of course, your guests will need some gifts to take away as an eerie memento of their spooky party experience. Loot Bags filled with chillingly good devilish treasures will make them scream with joy.
Coffin Shaped Gift Bag
Glow in the Dark Eyeball Tattoos
Some Spooky Craft ideas
Make a Scary Snake
1. Cut out a length of paper about 40 cm x 3 cm.
2. Slightly round off one end of the paper strip for the snake’s head.
3. Cut the other end to a point for the tail.
4. Glue on eyes and a forked tongue from coloured paper scraps or material
5. Decorate the body of the snake with anything bright.
6. Finish the Scary Snake by folding the entire length of the snake’s body into an accordion fold. Kids love them!