Loves a Party!
to host the perfect children's Monster Mash Bash? Well, look no
further. Herein lie some party tips that'll turn your Halloween
party into a scary funfest. They're cheap and easy to create.
remember three things when planning your party: Decorations.
and orange should be the color theme. But don't go overboard.
Too much of a good thing can turn into a bad thing. Add a few
lighting effects and some scary twists and you've got the
makings of a successful party.
and lots of black and orange crepe paper. Twist it. Crinkle it.
Hang it from the ceiling.
Lighting should be dim enough for the kids to see shadows along
A few blinking lights strategically placed will certainly be
scary. * Blue or black low-watt light bulbs create a dark cloud
Scatter leaves on the floor for a haunted atmosphere. Have a few
small fans blowing so the leaves "dance" around the
Dangle black cardboard bats (they're easy to make) from the
plastic spiders from the ceiling.
Pumpkins. Pumpkins. Pumpkins. All sizes and shapes. Use them to
decorate the food table. Use them as prizes for games. Have the
children color them, paint them, carve them (with supervision),
and take them home. Nothing says Halloween like a good patch of
helium balloons and cover them with lightweight white material.
With a black marker color in two spots for eyes and you'll have
floating ghosts. Boo!
tradition of Halloween, you'll want to keep it sweet, sweet and
sweeter. Be sure to try one of the following:
cauldron full of "witch's brew." Begin with a mixture
of your favorite fruit juices and add chunks of fruit. Kids will
Serve the brew in a "cauldron." Take any large bucket
and wrap it in black paper. Use a large stick (yes, a stick from
the woods) to stir the mixture.
Place bowls of dry ice around the brew and as it evaporates a
cloud will surround the area.
Serve cupcakes and cookies with black and orange frosting.
* As a
centerpiece for your table, have a Halloween sheet cake. Yum!
Candy, candy and lots of candy. Bowls of candy corn, black and
orange jelly beans, and black and orange M&M's are sure to
satisfy any sweet tooth.
the traditional bobbing for apples.
about pizza? Every child loves it and it's only a phone call
don't forget apple cider to wash down the delicious food. It's
part of Halloween's history.
you've got the decorations and the food ready, all you need to
do is add the sound effects. Nothing too loud but something that
fits the Halloween spirit.
Every time you pass by a window, make sure you look out and howl
at the moon. Guaranteed to get the kids giggling and howling
Popular songs such as "Ghostbusters," "Time
Warp" and the theme from "The Addams Family" are
to your nearby record store and buy special effects CDs that
have all your favorite Halloween sounds - creaking doors,
slamming windows, breaking windows, and screams.
don't forget one of our favorite Halloween songs: Bobby
"Boris" Picket & The Cript Kickers' "Monster
Mash." Be the first to start a monster dance and watch the
little ones transform themselves into a dancing frenzy!