Letting the kids go trick-or-treating outdoors might be dangerous, especially now that the crime rates are getting high. To keep the kids safe, why not conduct an indoor Halloween party for them and all their friends? In addition, encourage them to participate in the preparation of a Halloween party to keep them busy.
Since the kids will be deciding who will join the party, ask them to help you print or make the invitations. It will be best to make the invitation creative and not just the usual printed invitations. You can make invitations shaped like bats, cats, ghosts, or spiders. You can even use small figurines as invitations. Making them will surely take a lot of time, so it will be better to ask the kids’ assistance.
Decorations need not be very scary, especially if the party will be for the kids. They might end up not enjoying the party because of the disturbing images they’ll see. You can just cut out Halloween characters using Halloween stencils. If you are planning to purchase ready-to-use decorations, allow the kids to choose the items they want. Remember to Include the staples like fake cobwebs and Jack-o-lanterns.
Games will surely be the highlight of the party. Think of unique and creative party games that the kids will definitely enjoy. Don’t forget to include a Halloween treasure hunt in the list. Encourage the kids to suggest games that they want for the party.
The kids will surely get hungry after participating in the party games, especially in the Halloween treasure hunt. Find Halloween recipes that the kids will love. Find recipes of easy-to-prepare snacks to save a lot of time and effort. Include fun-shaped cookies, cupcakes, and candies in your list. Food preparing is definitely time-consuming. Ask the kids to wrap the candies for example, or put icing and sprinkles on top of the cupcakes. Such simple food preparation tasks are always enjoyed by children. It is also one way of teaching them cooking skills.
Prepare giveaways for every kid who will attend the party. Prepare bags of candies, or a small basket of Halloween pastries. Ask the kids to prepare the goodies to save time. Kids will definitely volunteer to do the task when they see the bags of treats, Make special prizes for the Halloween treasure hunt and for those who had special participation during the party—e.g. best treasure hunter award, best dressed, or most participative kid award.
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