When your kids are young- Halloween is all about the party at school, the costume parade in town, and trick-or-treating for candy at dusk. But at some point, they become too big to spend the night going door-to-door begging for treats- and would rather enjoy Halloween as a celebration with their friends! If you are thinking of holding a party for your tween- here are 20 Halloween Party Ideas for Kids!
A Halloween party doesn't have to cost a lot of money or take a lot of time to set up. If your tween is creative and would like to prepare some fun Halloween-themed treats- that's great! (I'll share some easy ideas below.) But ordering in pizzas, making your own mini pizzas, or holding the party outside of a mealtime all work too!
Halloween Party Ideas for Kids: The Invitation
These cool party invites can be sent via text or email to party guests! You can download a blank version of this invitation for free at the bottom of this post!
Easy Halloween Party Decorations
It does not get any spookier than dripping words that glow in the dark under a black light! This is actually super easy to do- you can check out Wanda's post over on From House to Home to see how she painted the words on her front door using laundry detergent and then lit up the space with a black light to make the words glow!
Want something that is more fun and less creepy? These are tons of ideas for monster doors like this over on Good to Know!
Hanging spider webs throughout your entryway and into your house set the mood for what's ahead! Add a few spider window silhouettes (when you turn the light on in the room they glow to the outside), and hang these skeleton pics on your bathroom doors to let party guests know where to go!
Halloween Party Games and Activities
Halloween Photo Booth
Since all of the kids will be coming in costume- a Halloween photo booth is the perfect activity for your party! These adorable Halloween-themed photo booth accessories will have them all snapping selfies- especially if you use this metallic fringe curtain as your photo backdrop!
Zombie Tombstone Frame
Or another way to do your Halloween selfies is to have this awesome zombie photo frame prop !
Halloween Truth or Dare Game
Truth or Dare is a game that tweens love to play at parties and get-togethers with their friends. But when left on their own to come up with questions and dares- the game can sometimes run away from them- with questions getting more and more personal and dares becoming bolder to top the last dare that was offered. So a little guidance is helpful and welcomed! Which is why I think you'll love this Halloween Truth or Dare game for tweens!
Halloween Would You Rather Game
Another fun party game to play together is “Would You Rather?” which gets kids thinking and talking and laughing! You can see how to download the free printable game and how to set it up here!
Glow Necklace Pumpkin Ring Toss
Halloween-Themed Minute to Win It Games
Minute to Win It party games never get old! And it is so easy to take any of the dozens and dozens of games and make it Halloween-themed. Use orange frosted cookies for Face the Cookie, use glow in the dark ping pong balls and a black light for Junk in the Trunk, etc. You can see all of the Minute to Win It games we've used for our kids' parties here!
Easy Halloween Party Food and Drink
As I mentioned earlier- you can keep this party easy-peasy by ordering in some pizzas or skipping the meal altogether and just putting out some snacks and sweet treats. But if you'd like to make a few Halloween-themed treats- here are some great ones:
Poison Toffee Apples
These cool toffee apples from Simply Delicious Food are made with corn syrup and black food coloring- and make both a yummy treat as well as an excellent centerpiece for your table!
Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats
An easy and adorable idea from Big Bear's Wife!
Fanta Jack-O-Lantern Floats
Halloween Chex Mix
Pumpkin Sugar Cookies
Making these pumpkin shaped sugar cookies is a Halloween tradition in our house- and we love sharing them with friends!
Halloween Monkey Bread
You can stick plastic vampire fangs into almost any baked good- and poof! It's perfect for Halloween! Just like this monkey bread!
Skeleton Dessert Table
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Looking for Some More Fun Games for Tween Parties and Get-Togethers?
These are the tried and true games my kids love to play with their friends! Click on a pic to check it out over on Amazon!
Looking for Some More Fun Halloween Ideas?
Check out these posts!
- 10 Halloween Costumes for Tweens that Your Kids Will Love!
- 10 Awesome Halloween Costumes for Tweens You Can Make at Home!
I hope that I have convinced you with these Halloween Party Ideas for Kids- that throwing a Halloween party can be simple and easy for you!