This Halloween, you might not want to take the kids out trick-or-treating. Perhaps they’re too young to thoroughly enjoy it or you’re not sure whether it’d be a pleasant experience. It might even just be that you’re anticipating the same type of heavy downpour that always occurs when you want to do something with the kids. So, if staying home and having a Halloween party for the little ones is on the cards, how do you go about it?
As with all parties, this one only has to be as expensive as you want to make it. You don’t have to snap up the premium decorations that the major shops are offering – instead, make it cheap, cheerful and creepy with packs of fake scary spiders and hanging bat decorations. For one night only, they’re pretty economical and it’ll really get the kids into the Halloween spirit.
Don’t Forget the Slime
No Halloween party this year would be the same without slime toys. It’s the go-to toy this year and, luckily, it’s just the right thing for the spooky holiday. Variety is the slime of life (see what we did there?), so we’ve got glowing creepy slime and unicorn poo putty to suit all kids. If they’re feeling brave, they might even enjoy zombie brain slime!
Remember the Treats
If you’re not taking the kids out trick-or-treating, you probably won’t get away with not giving them some of the treats they’ve missed out on. One good thing about hosting a party at home, though, is that you have more control over what’s put into their metaphorical basket – plus, you can add other elements into the mix. Make treats the rewards for winning Halloween games, and choose mini bags above the larger bags that sometimes get thrown into the trick-or-treating baskets.
And the Tricks
A good party always has a surprise on hand, and Halloween’s surprise should be creepier than normal. Without scaring the kids, think of something that could spook them but won’t spook them too much! For instance, a simple piece of string attached to a rubber creepy crawly could cause all sorts of fun, plus it’s cheap and simple to achieve. Alternatively, for the short, sharp shock, why not invest in some slime throwers and cause a little carnage?
Above all, remember that it’s a party and that it has to suit the age group of kids you’re inviting. This could be tricky if there are different age groups involved, although separate rooms and different activities might work. Some kids may prefer to sit and work on a Scooby Doo puzzle, while others might be more interested in zombie slime. A Halloween party is just like any other party at home – full of small people with their own likes and dislikes. But, as it’s Halloween, you might be able to have a bit of fun with them too – just send them home without slime in their hair.
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