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Subject: Halloween Party For KIds
Date Posted: 9/21/2007 5:54 PM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2007
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I have been drafted to be in charge of my homeowners association's Haloween party for the kids in the neighborhood!  I have no children and no idea how many kids or what their ages are...

I thought since it is October 20th to do a craft night and have snacks, crafts and maybe a hayride???  Your suggestions are needed!!


I thought about having the kids make their own goody bags out of pillowcases with paints, stamps, glitter, etc...

Any ideas about cheap fun crafts for kids or quick games other than bobbing for apples??  Suggestions for snacks?






Date Posted: 9/24/2007 10:36 AM ET
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Our friends always do a halloween party/get together and one of the activities they do for the kids is they buy candy/cheap halloween goodies (stuff you might put in a pinata) and a bale of hay.   They break open the hay (outside of course) and hid all the goodies inside and then let the kids go find it all.

Pillsbury has those monthy cookbooks that you can find in the checkout asles for Halloween this month.  There were lots of cute snack ideas in it for parties. 

Check out www.familyfun.com  they always have great ideas as well.

good luck

Date Posted: 9/27/2007 4:56 PM ET
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I have a Halloween party every year. some of the games include: Bobbing for apples. I put a golden dollar in one apple. Another is tie up donuts, spray with whipped cream and without using hands, they have to eat. First one done is winner. Screaming contest, costume contest. The one thing the kids just love is anyone without a costume gets one put or painted on them by the kids. I ususally have around 40-50 kids each year. I have a tour of terror outside and lots of music inside. Believe it or not the little ones love to dance. Every year it gets bigger and bigger with ages ranging from 2-17. I just thought of another game we play. Get a plastic skull and play hot potato. That's a popular one. Lots of food never hurts either. Good luck and have fun!!! CindyM
Date Posted: 10/18/2007 8:43 PM ET
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How about the feely bowls or boxes

pumpkin gut for guts

chalk for bones

grapes for eyeballs

pretty much anything goes. you can also offer face painting enlist to neighborhood preteens or teens for this we were just at a pumkin patch today and they used cookie cutters dipped in paint for the out lines

scavenger hunts are good

you can convert practically any game to fit the theme pin the tail on the donkey ---pin the nose on the pumpkin

good luck and have fun


oh yea kids love the glow sticks or glow necklaces


Date Posted: 10/19/2007 10:16 PM ET
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Thanks, fellow readers, I am in the midst of our party... we are trying the following: