From recipes to games and decorations, here’s everything you need to throw the ultimate kids’ Halloween party
Halloween party decorations
If you’re hosting a kids’ Halloween party, go easy on the fake blood and try using playful decorations instead, such as bunting, balloons, pumpkins, lights and fake cobwebs.
There are hundreds of decorations you can purchase, or even make at home yourself – here are just a few ideas to get you started…
Welcome guests to your haunted house on Halloween with this specially designed doormat – simply add your own surname to personalise.
This super lightweight paper lantern makes a cute and simple decoration for any Halloween party – hang it up in a porch or doorway for your guests to admire as they walk in.
Made from recyclable paper, these colourful straws are the perfect accompaniment to your spooky Halloween-themed mocktails.
This white cobweb can be used to decorate tables, windows and more. There’s a few plastic spiders included too to really give your guests chills!
Available in both a skull and pumpkin design, this glittery garland can be hung around your home ready for a brilliantly scary Halloween bash.
Let trick or treaters know exactly what’s in store when they arrive at your door, with this reversible ghost-themed decoration.
These orange-foiled bat paper napkins are perfect for a spectacular Halloween feast. Each pack contains 20 napkins.
Happy Halloween Paper Bunting Decoration, £2.50
Halloween party recipes
Once you’ve decked the halls with the deadliest of décor, it’s time to take to the kitchen and whip up the spookiest spread possible!
Get your little horrors to assist you with these delicious creations from family food expert and bestselling author Annabel Karmel – you can also find more Halloween-themed recipes here.
Spooky stuffed peppers
Halloween isn’t just about pumpkins! Get creative and have fun carving out spooky faces into orange peppers, then pack them with all kinds of delicious fillings.
Ghoulish ghost pizza
Fuel up for a night of trick or treating with this flavoursome dinnertime snack – cut mozzarella into ghostly shapes or invent your own Halloween-themed toppings!
These tasty biscuits are so easy to make, and are the perfect companion to a warm glass of chocolate milk on a cold night.
Halloween party games
No party is complete without an activity or two, and with Halloween all it takes is a little imagination. Go traditional with a spot of apple bobbing, or why not get inventive and create your own game from scratch? There’s plenty of options out there to buy, too.
Encourage your guests to get artistic with a spot of pumpkin painting. You could even reward a prize for the most impressive-looking creation!
What you’ll need: An acrylic painting set with brushes (Acrylic paint 24 set, £11.99, Amazon).
Apple bobbing is simple – all you need is a big bucket or bowl full of water, a few crunchy apples, and some willing participants! Be sure to put some towels on the floor to prevent your floors from getting damp.
This easy-to-play activity invites your guests to knock down as many cups or cans as possible, by throwing a small ball.
What you’ll need: A pack of white plastic cups (Disposable white plastic cups, £3.41, Amazon).
Decorate white plastic cups with black marker pens to turn them into ghosts, or purchase spooky Halloween-themed beakers to give your game a ghoulish twist (Haunted House Jumbo Halloween beaker, £1.99, Amazon).