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halloween party for the kids

Posted by on Oct. 17, 2008 at 8:23 PM
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ok so i am having a Halloween party for my friends and families children.  its going to be from 1pm-3pm ...this is what i have planned so far.

guessing game... how many candy corn in the jar.

parade around the yard then have the parents vote on best halloween costume.

make a craft ... ghost lollipops. simple and edible! lol

as for a game... im not sure... so any ideas will be great! thanks!

and there will be snacks and drinks for the kids.

so do you think this is enough? or is it too much? the children will range from ages 8 months to 10 years. any ideas will be greatly appreciated :) thanks!

 

 

 

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by on Oct. 17, 2008 at 8:23 PM
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mom22tumblebugs
by on Oct. 17, 2008 at 8:29 PM

Wrap up like a mummy using TP. Bigger kids can help the little kids. Then send them out side to race around the house. Big kids 3-5 times, little kids one, adjust according to age. Burns off energy

Read a book, like "Hallow-wiener" sold at barnes and noble.

sjc0858
by on Oct. 17, 2008 at 8:38 PM

OUR PLAYGROUP IS HAVING A HALLOWEEN PARTY FOR THE KIDS!

I am in chrge of Mummy bowling.I purchased a cheap plastic set and wrapped each pin with Athletic tape. I used a sharpie for the eyes. It was fun to make and they are sooooo cute!!

We are having each child bring a small pumpkin to paint and will have a pinata for them to hit.

Also, we are going to have a ghost hunt. There are little ghosts with prizes that they will search for.

Are you going to make Halloween themed food and or drink?


luvinfamof4
by on Oct. 17, 2008 at 10:47 PM

yes i will be making halloween theme snacks... i found some cute ideas on the family fun website. do you know of any others ?

by the way... great ideas both of you :) thanks

Quoting sjc0858:

OUR PLAYGROUP IS HAVING A HALLOWEEN PARTY FOR THE KIDS!

I am in chrge of Mummy bowling.I purchased a cheap plastic set and wrapped each pin with Athletic tape. I used a sharpie for the eyes. It was fun to make and they are sooooo cute!!

We are having each child bring a small pumpkin to paint and will have a pinata for them to hit.

Also, we are going to have a ghost hunt. There are little ghosts with prizes that they will search for.

Are you going to make Halloween themed food and or drink?

 


fall

sjc0858
by on Oct. 18, 2008 at 7:37 AM


Quoting luvinfamof4:

yes i will be making halloween theme snacks... i found some cute ideas on the family fun website. do you know of any others ?

by the way... great ideas both of you :) thanks

You may already know about these but just in case....

I like to make punch with monster hands. For the hands I use surgical gloves (non latex) and fill them with water...I put a few drops of green food coloring in each one. Then I lay them on a cookie sheet and freeze them. Let them float in the punch bowl!

Mummy dogs are fun...just hot dogs with bread sticks wrapped around them to look like mummy's...you can use little capers for eyes or diced up green olives.

You guys will have so much fun! I love having these kinds of parties!

keargo806
by on Oct. 18, 2008 at 9:25 AM

i saw a real cute halloween snack in a parent magazine. the made jackolanterns out of oranges and filled them up with  jello.

it looke really cute and yummy.

luvinfamof4
by on Oct. 19, 2008 at 8:45 PM

do you have a description on how to do this...sounds pretty neat  :)

Quoting keargo806:

i saw a real cute halloween snack in a parent magazine. the made jackolanterns out of oranges and filled them up with  jello.

it looke really cute and yummy.


fall

princesstp
by on Oct. 19, 2008 at 11:38 PM
what about a candy or pumpkin hunt or a few pinatas filled wth cand 3 or so...kids always get excited about pinatas
honeyj2
by on Oct. 20, 2008 at 12:24 AM

Pumpkin toss- simply toss a hula hoop around a pumpkin

keargo806
by on Oct. 20, 2008 at 8:35 AM

they cut the top of the orange off to make a bowl shape. they probably went around the inside with a spoon or knife to hollow it out. and then cut a pumkin face in it. use it as a bowl to put jello in it. 

Quoting luvinfamof4:

do you have a description on how to do this...sounds pretty neat  :)

Quoting keargo806:

i saw a real cute halloween snack in a parent magazine. the made tjackolanterns out of oranges and filled them up with  jello.

it looke really cute and yummy.

 


MommaHubbard
by on Oct. 20, 2008 at 11:02 AM
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One treat you could do (and you guys could possibly make this at the party too) is make mini carmel apples. Here is the simplest recipe I found from FamilyFun:

Mini Caramel Apples

 
Bite-size versions of the fall fair treat, these tiny "caramel" apples are a great party snack.

Mini Caramel Apples
4-inch lollipop sticks
Melon baller
Granny Smith apples (one apple makes about 8 mini apples)
Butterscotch or peanut butter chips
Chopped nuts, nonpareils, sprinkles, shredded coconut (optional)
Small paper candy cups
Step 1
First, cut the lollipop sticks in half at an angle (the pointy end will go into the apple pieces easier). With the melon baller, scoop little balls out of the apple. Each ball should have a section of apple peel. Push half of a lollipop stick into the peel of each ball. Pat the apple pieces dry.

Step 2
Melt the chips according to the package directions. Dip and swirl the mini apples in the melted chips, then roll the apples in nuts, sprinkles, nonpareils, or coconut, if desired. Place the mini apples in paper candy cups to set.

Or from Little Birdie Secrets:

mini caramel apples



My kids will eat anything with sprinkles. So when we told them we were making apples with sprinkles, they were sold. Better yet, we told them they could help. Hooray for fruit! (My husband just commented that it is no longer fruit if you wrap it in caramel and dip it in sugar.) Whatever. The hit of the Halloween party was our mini caramel apple activity.
We found this idea in the September issue of Family Fun Magazine.
Theirs turned out a little neater than ours, but I'm sure ours tasted just as good! I couldn't stop eating them! Their site has lots of fun Halloween recipes, costumes, and party ideas--check it out!

We made a few changes to their recipe that we thought made it easier. Here's our quick tutorial for these adorable mini caramel apples.

What you'll need:

* 2-3 large apples
*Melon baller
*Caramel apple wraps (we found these at Walmart--they're sheets of caramel that you wrap around the apple instead of trying to dip them)
*Sprinkles, nuts, coconuts, or any other toppings you want
*Toothpicks

1. Use the melon baller to cut small, round pieces out of your apples. Try to include the skin on each one so they look like real caramel apples when you're done. Insert a toothpick into the skin-side of each one.


Each apple made at least 8 mini apples. Holy apples!


2. Cut the caramel wrap sheets into small squares. Wrap them around the mini apples. Try to touch them as little as possible--the heat from your hands makes them hard to handle!


Okay, so some of them look pretty funny, but they still tasted great!


4. Gather your toppings.


5. Dip your apples! The wrap instructions say to microwave them for 15-20 seconds, but after handling them they were sticky enough to hold our toppings, so we skipped that step.


6. Eat and enjoy!
 
We are making these for the kid's school Halloween party!
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