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How to Plan a Kid’s Halloween Party

Since COVID arrived, less families participate in trick or treating..which is understandable. 2020 was my first year as a parent and I didn’t want the year to go by without celebrating this spooky holiday! So I decided to have a Halloween party that my friends could safely enjoy with their kids and babies. Below are the super easy and affordable games I created along with snacks that all the adults and kids enjoyed!

Affordable & Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids / Babies

When it comes to throwing parties for kids, it’s best to have things for all ages to enjoy. I always make sure to have a mixture of crafts and games set-up throughout the house. 

When it comes to parties, I love to find ways to save money. I knew there were going to be a few babies at the party so I wanted to have a sensory game they could enjoy as well.


What You Need: 

  • witch potion kit (click pictures for Amazon link)
  • assorted glitter
  • assorted food color
  • stir sticks, I used cake pop sticks
  • empty 2 oz cups
  • funnel, water

*I created an instruction sheet that mentions to pour water in a clear cup, add glitter, food color, and use a funnel to pour your potion into a bottle. Then you decorate your bottle with a sticker and charm! Although this was a blast, it was very messy. Adult supervision is required since children tend to over pour, spill things, and some of the GLASS potion bottles ended up breaking.  

Purpose: For children to create a secret witch potion and decorate the bottle with a spooky accessories. 


What You Need: 

  • plain white pumpkins
  • paint brushes
  • assorted paint
  • cups of water

Purpose: For kids to let their creativity flow and decorate a pumpkin with paint


What You Need: 

  • face mask stencils
  • paint brushes
  • cups of water
  • mirror
  • wipes or makeup remover wipes

Purpose: For adults to use the stencils and paint to create a design on their child’s face

What You Need: 

  • candy corn sticket kit (click picture for Amazon link)
  • assorted stickers
  • assorted rhinestones

Purpose: For toddlers to decorate their favorite candy corn monster

What You Need: 

  • foam monster kit (click picture for Amazon link)
  • glue stick
  • googly eyes

Purpose: For toddlers to decorate their favorite foam monster face.

Affordable Halloween Games for Babies and Toddlers


What You Need: 

  • 2 ziploc bags
  • painters tape
  • different color paint bottles

*Carefully squeeze large amounts of paint into a ziploc bag. Seal the bag shut. Place the bag on a tile/hardwood floor and secure the outside edges with tape. 

Purpose: For babies to use their fingers to paint mess free.


What You Need: 

  • ziploc bags
  • different monsters printed on a paper
  • googly eyes
  • hair gel (any color)
  • painters tape

*Tape down printed monster paper on a table or floor. Place googly eyes and squeeze hair gel inside ziploc bag. Close bag and make sure there’s no air bubbles. Tape down bag over the monster paper. 

Purpose: To move the eyes onto the different monsters. (mess free)


What You Need: 

  • 10 small pumpkins, two different colors
  • a string a rope
  • tape

*Create a 9 square grid with your string and tape down on a table. 

Purpose: 2 player game to play tic-tac-toe with pumpkins to get 3 in a row.


What You Need: 

  • paper plates, popsicle sticks
  • assorted washable paint colors
  • paint brushes, markers
  • cup with clean water
  • assorted construction paper
  • safety scissors, glue/glue sticks

Purpose: For kids to create halloween inspired characters on a paper plate so they can wear it as a mask. 


What You Need:

  • paper plates
  • plastic knives
  • assorted sprinkles
  • sugar cookies
  • assorted cookie icing flavors
  • seran wrap

Purpose: for kids to decorate their own cookies. If you make plates ahead of time this will reduce the mess of sprinkles everywhere and it’s more sanitary for everyone to have their own set of sprinkles.


((Note: the game pictured was purchased from the link at end of page. Below is how you can make your own))

What You Need:

  • 6 empty cans
  • 3 bean bags, or balls
  • halloween decorated paper
  • tape

*wrap paper around the cans and use tape to secure it

Purpose: to stand back and try to knock down the cans 


What You Need:

If using printer: create 12 large pumpkins with 6 different jack-o-lantern faces on MS word, print on card stock paper and cut it out. 

If using paper plates: paint plates orange and wait for paint to dry. Draw jack-o-lantern faces with a sharpie. Glue pieces of green construction paper on top of the plate.

Purpose: To flip over pumpkins to get two of a kind.


What You Need: 

  • small cones
  • 2 rings

Purpose: To stand back and toss rings onto the cones


What You Need

  • 1 large pumpkin, knife
  • kids golf club, balls

*Remove inside of pumpkin. Carve out eyes and a large mouth that the balls can fit into.

Purpose: To try to make it into the Jack-o-lanterns mouth with the golf balls.

Party Snacks for Kids & Adults

Food is one of the most important things for a party! Below are the yummy treats I served!

  • White chocolate covered pretzels (used orange food coloring and green m&ms)
  • Cinnamon sugar bats (used tortillas and baked them in the oven)
  • Frankenstein cups (used vanilla pudding cups, green food coloring, and crushed oreo cookies)
  • Mandarin orange cups (hot glue green pipe cleaner for the stem)
  • Ghost suckers (covered tootsie pops with a napkin)
  • Nuggets, chicken flautas, pizza bites, ham/turkey sliders
  • Baby apple sauce packets & crackers

Must Have Party Supplies!

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