It’s all very well having your Horrifying Halloween look nailed down, and the food conquered by your own evil genius – but once the Trick or Treating is over and done, how do you keep them kids amused? We asked pals of the blog and favourite party gear creators – like, E.V.E.R. – My Little Day, for their Chic Halloween Party ideas. I shall put you in their very capable hands now…
Halloween is just around the corner… BOO! We are gearing up for the big day, and think it’s only fair that we share our scary secrets with you. The most crucial element of any party is the theme, the goal of the party. This time we are lucky, in that the theme has been thrust upon us! Kids love stories, and parties enable us, as parents, to bring such stories alive, finding the fun in fear at Halloween, through colour and geometric patterns, and of course, scary spiders, bats and ghosts! Sticking to a theme with regard to your activities and decorations brings structure to the party (and makes it look pretty great too!)
Workshop activities are an absolute must for Halloween parties. For example, we did a monster costume workshop, which was an idea that we pinched from Coralie Stoll, where kids can make their own spooky costumes with big brown bags, some glue, scissors, crayons, and imagination!
Sticking with the Halloween theme, we often like to incorporate a DIY element into our parties. To make the most of Halloween colours, two-toned balloons are a great idea for brightening up your celebration. This idea was inspired by the charming blog that is: A subtle revelry. The idea is to paint balloons (essential to any party at My Little Day) to make them two tones of Halloween colours.
Cakes are at the heart of birthday parties, and why not continue this for Halloween, with an appropriately orange carrot cake! If you are looking for something slightly faster and easier, why not bake spooky shortbread with our Halloween cookie cutters? A great idea is to combine this with another activity while the shortbread are in the oven.
We like to make party bags, so that the kids can take their shortbread home. As it’s Halloween, we decorated the bags with the Djeco Artist’ik monster kit. The kids pick a shape, the adult throws the dice and, depending on the result, says: 6 ears, 5 arms, 3 noses, 1 foot… The kids will draw the most frightening (and funny) monsters, and once the bags are finished, the shortbread will be ready! As a final freaky touch, try putting eyes sprinkles on the shortbread.
The best tip, however, is to keep it simple when planning a party for your child. After all, a party is not the time to be stressed! With a clear theme, and therefore a clear idea of colours, patterns, activities, food and decorations, Halloween will be more of a treat than a trick!
So people, thanks to the lovely geniuses at My Little Day your Halloween ‘do’ will rock! Get busy…