Fuzz loves Halloween. It’s her favorite holiday and she talks about it all year long. Her birthday was back in August and this year I said she must choose between having either a birthday party or a Halloween party. She chose Halloween and now I have to step up and start planning!
Halloween falls on a Wednesday, which is great because it leaves the previous weekend open for partying. After all, having a party on Halloween night can sometimes interfere with trick-or-treating and we take that seriously here.
I’ve been flipping through my collection of Taste of Home Halloween ideas and pointing to pictures of things I think Fuzz might like – gloves filled with popcorn, mousse filled chocolate Oreo ice cream cones made into witch hats and the ever popular pumpkin cake made with two Bundt cakes. Fuzz vetoed everything and said she wanted to serve hotdogs, chips and cupcakes which she’s decorated herself.
We’ve found a few interesting games. My favorite game ideas are
1. Pin the Stem on the Pumpkin: Blindfold the children and have them stick a paper stem on a big cut-out paper pumpkin which you’ve hung on the wall. Child who gets the stem closest to where it should go wins the prize.
2. Mummy Wrap: Break children up into teams of 2. Give each team a roll of toilet paper and say Go! One team member wraps the other team member from neck to to (no head) in toilet paper to make a mummy. First team that finishes wins.
3. Charades: Write character (witch/scarecrow/cat) on piece of paper. Put papers in a plastic pumpkin. Have one child draw a piece of paper and act out what the paper is (aka, charades).
4. Guess the Ghost: Send all the kids except for one into a separate room. Cover one of them with a blanket and bring them out into a room to meet the child who has been deemed “Guesser”. The “guesser” tries to guess who the ghost is. She gets XX number of tries and a point for each try. After guessing, the ghost child becomes the Guesser and the previous Guesser goes into the holding room with the other kids. In the end, the kid with the fewest points (fewest number of guesses) wins. Todd doesn’t like this game because he thinks the kids in the holding room will get bored.
These are my favorite game ideas so far. If you have any favorites, let me know. This is our first real night-time Halloween party and I’m nervous.