How to Throw a Last Minute Halloween Party for Your Kids While Sticking to Your Budget

 

You know, It's not too late to plan a super fun and thrilling Halloween Party for your kids and fellow moms! What better way to create some close connections and friendships than to host an easy {and cheap} Halloween Party?? The treats, costumes, gory games and spooky stories will create a Halloween party that will be one of the most exciting parties of the year!

You know, It’s not too late to plan a super fun and thrilling Halloween Party for your kids and fellow moms! What better way to create some close connections and friendships than to host an easy {and cheap} Halloween Party?? The treats, costumes, gory games and spooky stories will create a Halloween party that will be one of the most exciting parties of the year!

1. Reach out to several of your mom friends and ask if they’d like to help put this shindig on. If finances are tight for you and your friends, you could ask each mom to bring a yummy treat and a game to play. Maybe use a free

online sign up system so each mom is bringing something different. 

2. Pick a date and start inviting now. No need for fancy invites…use Facebook or a text.

3. Plan out the details of the party. The dollar stores would be the perfect place to purchase orange, black or purple plastic tablecloths, paper plates and napkins. Most of the craft stores are having killer sales right now on all of their Halloween items so utilize their sales and coupons to purchase spider webs, spiders and pumpkins. Have your kids create hanging ghosts with white trashcan liners, stuffed with tissue paper and ribbon, create their own pumpkin crafts…just get creative!

4. Keep the kids entertained with fun and easy games, crafts and contests.

You know, It's not too late to plan a super fun and thrilling Halloween Party for your kids and fellow moms! What better way to create some close connections and friendships than to host an easy {and cheap} Halloween Party?? The treats, costumes, gory games and spooky stories will create a Halloween party that will be one of the most exciting parties of the year!

 

Check out this post on How Not to Ruin Your Child’s Halloween!

 

Here’s a few Halloween party game favorites to get you started:

  • Decorate Your Own Pumpkin: Purchase an assortment of crafts and mini pumpkins to have the kids decorate.
  • Apple or Pumpkin Relay: Groups compete to pass an apple or mini pumpkin under their chin kid-to-kid without making use of any hands. In case it drops, start over. Or try to balance the mini pumpkin on your head and rush to the finish line.
  • Pumpkin Stomp: Add a piece of candy inside an orange balloon then blow them up. When you say go, the kids will stomp on the balloons until they pop to receive their candy treats.
  • Paper Plate Jack O Lanterns: A little orange acrylic paint and black construction paper cut-outs make for a fun and art project!
  • Bobbing for Apples: Oldie but goodie!
  • Guess the Number: Offer a door prize for the guest who correctly guesses (or comes the closest to guessing) the number of candy corns (or any other Halloween related item) in the bowl.
  • Pumpkin Bowling: Using rolls of toilet paper or paper towel rolls stacked up (decorate the front with spooky eyes to look like a ghost) as your pins and a plastic pumpkin as your bowling ball.
  • A Spider Web Obstacle Course: Using white streamers, weave and attach it all around an area in your backyard or hallway. Add little plastic spiders to it. Have your guests navigate through the web without breaking any of the streamers.
  • Find the Eyeball in the Haystack: Break up some hay into a box or container and place one sticky eyeball inside. The kids have to search all around in there to find the gross eye. You could also add other items for them to discover but they only win if they find the eyeball.
  • Toad Toss: Toss plastic toads into black plastic witches cauldron’s. See how many you can toss into the cauldron for a delicious Witches Brew within 15 seconds.
  • Toilet Paper Mummy Races: Create a relay-race to make a mummy by wrapping their partner in toilet paper.
  • Blindfolds and Pins: Pin the nose on the pumpkin, the bow tie to the skeleton, nose to the witch or spider to the web. Lots of choices!
  • A Witch’s Kitchen: You’ll need a blindfold and multiple bowls or paper plates for this activity plus a little prep time! Monster Teeth – Corn Kernels, Witch Tongues – Banana’s cut in half and then sliced the long way, Witch Fingers – Carrot Sticks, Eyeballs – Peeled Grapes or Olives, Brains – Cooked Spaghetti…just to get you started!
  • Pumpkin Ring Toss: Use glow in the dark plastic necklaces to toss onto the stems of your pumpkins.
  • Spider Races: Use straws and lightweight plastic spiders to create this racing game for the kids. Set the spiders up on a line on a hard surface, give each kid a straw and go! Time to blow the spiders to the finish line!
  • Eyeball and Spoon Race: Use wooden spoons and creepy eyeballs to see who can race to the finish line without dropping their eyeball.

 

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You know, It's not too late to plan a super fun and thrilling Halloween Party for your kids and fellow moms! What better way to create some close connections and friendships than to host an easy {and cheap} Halloween Party?? The treats, costumes, gory games and spooky stories will create a Halloween party that will be one of the most exciting parties of the year!

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7 comments

  1. I love the idea of the spiders web assault course. This is fun for both children and adults. Each year I hold a Halloween party for my kids. I always use Facebook for invites as it is so easy to do and costs nothing. An old time favourite is musical statues, but when the children stop they have to pull a scary face.
    Have a great Halloween!

  2. My son really enjoys a party but with so many friends, it is really hard to keep the costs down but still keep it as a special event. However some of these ideas for throwing a Halloween party, I absolutely love. I love the idea of candy in a balloon and the toilet paper mummy races as well as the others you suggested. I will be adding those to the games I already have planned. Thank you.

  3. I can not believe that Halloween is nearly upon us again. Where does the time go. As a new single mom, I am wanting to make my sons Halloween even more special. He has been struggling ever since his Dad left. We have already arranged a Halloween party and invited some of his friends but I have been stuck for some activities. I love the idea of pinning the nose to the pumpkin and the toad toss.

    1. I’m sorry to hear he recently left, Katie. That’s tough, for both of you! It’s awesome that you’re keeping things as normal as you can and filling him with lasting fun memories. Best wishes with your party!

  4. Happy Halloween!
    I love these created ideas for how to stick to a budget but still throw a really nice Halloween party. I need to go out to the shops and get some mini pumpkins as I love the idea of the children decorating them. I also love the bobbing for apples. It brings back so many nice memories.

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