This Halloween we celebrated with a super duper Monster Bash. I was able to use the Halloween Candy Shop papers by Cupcake Cutie and Cute Monsters clip art by Baby Star Design to make various party elements like, party dots, food cards, snack boxes, banners and a door sign.
The party started off with the kids watching a fun Halloween movie. During the movie, they enjoyed treats and monster snacks from our dessert table.
After the movie, we had all the kids line up and play a balloon pop. Each balloon was filled with confetti and sent out a big explosion when they were popped!
With all the excitement of the balloon pop activity, it was time for the kids to settle down and eat. The kids had fun chowing down on really ‘gross’ food. We served ‘Monster Fingers’ (Chicken Fingers), ‘Ghoulish Guts’ (Macaroni & Pasta Sauce with Pepperoni) and ‘Creepy Eyeballs’ (Deviled Eggs). They got a real kick out of the food – especially the eyeballs!
Once everyone had a chance to eat, we set up a craft station where the kids could build their own monster!
There was also a photo booth set up with these adorable Monster Grins as props by JW Illustration.
Setting up a photo booth is a big party trend right now and such an easy thing to do. To make your own, simply use a sheet or sizable length of fabric and pin it to a wall or drape over a clothesline, garment rack (in our case) for your backdrop and add props and other items to dress it up and make it playful. Kids will love it!
The party wrapped up with everyone going home with a goody bag filled with Halloween stuffers and the monsters they made.
If aren’t having a party in your home and plan to go trick or treating this evening, be sure to be safe and follow these tips:
Be sure that all young children are accompanied by a responsible adult.
Wear reflective gear or glow sticks or carry a flash light.
Plan your route and select homes and streets that are well-lit.
Wear shoes that are comfortable and have your child wear an extra layer of clothing under their costume if you live in a cool area.
Costumes that drag on the ground can cause falls. Make sure that they are hemmed, taped or pinned properly to prevent a nasty spill.
Keep a bottle of water on hand, lots of walking tire kids out easily, keep them hydrated and on the move.
Check and inspect all candy and toss out wrapped candy and produce.
Go here for more tips on safe trick or treating!