Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween parties make a great alternative to trick-or treating. For an incredible, well-put together Halloween party, it’s best to make arrangements well in advance. Here’s some party planning tips for a terrifyingly good time.

Send out Invitations

Get your party invitations out 2-3 weeks before the party. To avoid any confusion, clearly state instructions about themes, costumes, and when the party ends.

Have Adult Supervision

For children, adult supervision is necessary for safety reasons as well as preventing any property damage. Adults can help with the party and enforce rules, while the guests have fun.

Have a Camera Ready

Take pictures and arrange them in a photo album to show your guests after the party. Another idea is to have someone take Polaroid pictures of each guest as they arrive. Give everyone their picture as they leave your party in remembrance of the occasion.

Have a Backup Plan

If you’re planning your party outdoors, be prepared for inclement weather. Have other arrangements ready at a moments notice.

Decoration

Spookify the place, hang shredded black garbage bags in entrance ways and old torn sheets in windows to make your party room look decrepit and abandoned. Shredded black garbage bags make great tablecloths too — just roll everything up in the bags after the party and toss in the garbage. In addition, cover the party food table with a black or orange tablecloth and a selection of scary items such as plastic bugs, rats, and skulls.

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Supply Food and Candy

And plenty of it. What’s a party without goodies? Try dressing up your food to look like gross things such as eyeballs, body parts, etc. Make the punch look like blood.

Hand out Party Favors

Don’t let the kids leave empty handed. Hand out gifts to game contest winners and make up some party favor bags with Halloween candy.

Games

it is a great way to break the ice, especially when all of your guests don’t know each other! Ideas include costume contest, pumpkin decorating contest, play musical Caps (similar to musical chairs, but guest pass around hats) and more.

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Top 5 Things To Do With Your Kids

We are getting busier and busier – they don’t call it ‘the rat race’ for nothing. It can be hard to have a work/life balance, and many families can make it work and still find time to spend time with the ones closest to you. How ever many minutes you can spare, be assured that it’s worth it! Focus on turning those minutes into memorable moments, instead of worrying about how many minutes you can spend with your children each day. Parents often compensate for having such a small quantity of time by scheduling “quality time.” Here are some ideas to get you going.

1) Play like your favourite sports star and contest the kids in a little friendly competition. Basketball, soccer or rugby with your kids is good for the heart in more ways than one!

2) Who remembers the hours on the trampoline, perfecting your flips or the frowned-upon double-bouncing? Trampolines provide you and your children with endless fun, all while offering exercise and valuable outdoor time with very little maintenance.

3) Making bread with loved ones is memorable and delicious! Bake from scratch or with an easy all-in-one breadmaker. Spend time while teaching those life skills that will serve them well when they’re older.

4) It’s a hot day but the beach is not convenient? Splash around without the sand and get a classic plastic or inflatable pool for your backyard. Problem solved.

Blue Swim Centre Pool £14.98 @ John Lewis

5) Do you love to entertain and have a BBQ with family? Make the most of your outdoor area with a BBQ and sit outside right until late evening, making the most of the balmy weather.

So slow down and make some time to spend with your kids. Create some fun memories that you won’t forget!

Top 10 Kids’s Party Cake/Decoration ideas

You need to plan and celebrate your child’s birthday – but where do you start?

Here are ProductSaver’s top ideas for party cakes and decorations, to start those ideas flowing. Decorating for a birthday party can be simple, even with an elaborate theme. Some of these tips may be helpful to pull off the big day.

1. Fabulous recipe for Microwave play dough, no more stirring stiff dough, just mix, microwave and let it cool. Each child gets to take home a cute little package of play dough – complete with labels made with the same Rainbow design as the invitations.

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2. Give your horse-mad daughter a birthday surprise with this deliciously pretty My Little Pony birthday cake.

My Little Pony birthday cake

3. Kid Halloween Party Ideas

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4. Cute color combo for girls party.

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5. Kids’ rainbow treats. Kids love colour of all shapes and sizes!

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6. Kit Kat birthday cake

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7. Bunny decoration

8. Boys party cake

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9. LEGO cake

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10. Cowboy parties are a great theme for an outdoor party.

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So there you have it, we hope we provided some inspiration!