Invitations have been sent out, decorations have been bought, the costumes are ready and your kids are as excited as all get out. Your hosting a Halloween party! Halloween parties are more than just costumes and spooky decorations, your guest need to be entertained. Planning activities for your Halloween party can be tricky, but there are many games that can make your party fun and exciting.
It’s never a bad idea to spend some money on party favors and supplies to get your party going. However, there are plenty of ways to make sure you make your money back. For example, on the invitation you can make it clear you are charging $5-$10 dollars at the door to cover the cost of food and drinks. Or you can have everyone bring a platter of food or a bottle of liquor of their choice to lessen the load of supplies you have to get. Either way, you should not have to empty your pockets in order to throw a good party. Friends should be more than willing to chip in since you’re hosting.
You could offer a trick-or-treat open house in your own home. Provide a cozy and safe place for the neighborhood children and their parents to gather on Halloween. Planning the festivities can be simple with everyone’s help.
Halloween decorations for a dorm can always include window decals or decorative stickers with a Halloween theme to them. You can buy these at the dollar store or at your local craft store at a reasonable price.
A kids’ Halloween party is not complete without fun halloween to keep the kids moving and entertained. For years, traditional Halloween songs have been passed down from generation to generation. We continue to enjoy classics, like Monster Mash, Flying Purple People Eater, and Adam’s Family TV Theme, but there are always new songs that you can add to your Halloween Song list for kids.
Purple People Eaters – Sheb Wooley: A novelty song from 1958 that has stood the test of time for over fifty years now. It actually reached #1 on the Billboard charts and is a favorite every Halloween. The song was inspired by the child of a friend of the singer/songwriter, Sheb Wooley. It’s about how a strange monster, described as a “one-eyed, one-horned flying purple people eater”, descends to earth because it wants to be in a rock ‘n’ roll band. The music video is definitely dated, but certainly not this classic Halloween song.
These are just a few of the thematic party games you could create to go along with your Halloween bash! Think of your favorite game and create a holiday twist.