Happy Halloween! If you’re thinking about planning a neighborhood gathering, Halloween is the perfect occasion! We held a Neighborhood Halloween party last year. The only requirement at our party was laughter and a costume (parents too!)
Here are some ideas of how you can have a spooktacular party.
Set up stations. Our first station: Easy Crafts. We used Dollar store foam self-adhesive stickers and let the kids create their own pumpkins. This was great for all ages and really don’t need a lot of supervision.
Our second station was pin the nose on the pumpkin. For this you will need a large poster board pumpkin, a nose (we used tape on the backside), and a blindfold. The kids loved this activity.
Our next station was a marshmallow toss! This silly game was another easy one for all ages. You will need large marshmallows (Meijer has big pumpkins marshmallows right now) and a plastic pumpkin to toss them in. Have kids stand varying distances away from the pumpkin and toss the marshmallows in.
The next station was a hit with everyone – decorating ghoulish apples. We wanted a healthier snack and what better than an apple? Of course the kids put gummy worms, candy corns, M&Ms and red rope licorice on them! Not as healthy in the end, but yummy and fun!
Our fourth station was face painting. This one requires an adult, face paint and a little creativity.
The grand finale of our Halloween party was a short Halloween cartoon. We choose “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.” This 30 minute show gave the adults a chance to clean up so we didn’t leave the host with a mess.
How will your family celebrate Halloween? Do you have a party? Do you dress up? Share your ideas with our grkids family.