Ideas For A Scary Halloween Block Party!
Meet Your Neighbors!!
I can remember every year asking my daughters what they wanted to be for Halloween. It was always one of two things; a witch or a princess. Over the years, they added some variations to it; a punk rock witch, a good witch (which to me is like a princess) purple stockings and wig one year; green stockings and wig the next...you get the idea.
Anyway, they are all grown up now (in theory) so I went on a quest to try to find some really cool things to do on Halloween. One great way to celebrate this "holiday" is to have a "Front Lawn Halloween Block Party" for your neighborhood. It's a great way to meet your neighbors, plus the kids in your neighborhood will think that you're way cool!
So, Stayingalivemoma has put together some cool decorations for your yard that you can check out; also, some great ideas on food and candy for your guests.
You obviously want a pretty large folding table or two folding tables. Decorate your tables with orange and black tablecloths or black and white. Set up some spooky Halloween props for your yard, there are some picture ideas below. You can get things like these from Halloween novelty stores or order them online.
Your yard props will vary in price, but just remember that this is an investment. You can reuse them every Halloween....and the whole neighborhood will anxiously be awaiting your Halloween Party each year!!
Spooky Halloween Table Decorations
Fun Ways to Stay in Sight!
Candy Bags and Giveaways for Your Scary Crowd
Halloween, to me, is really for kids, but I need to let you all know that I am guilty of dressing up for Halloween well into my adulthood! That being said, you should have some gift/candy bags for your little trick-or-treaters; both young and old.
In the spirit of safety, Glow-in-the-dark necklaces or wands are a great giveaway and also promotes more visibility of small children in the dark. You can go to virtually any dollar store and buy these. I would suggest you go to their online website so that you can order them in bulk and have it shipped to you in time for your party.
Treats and "Finger" Food, Get It?
Now, you can't have the trick without the treat. Every year, millions of kids wander about their neighborhood looking for tasty treats. It is quite clear that they will be getting candy, but why not get a little creative on your bags?
Alright, you definitely want to include some candy, but throw in stuff like granola bars, gum, pretzels....all of these you can get relatively cheap at any warehouse club if you belong to one, or (my favorite) the dollar store! Yes, you can buy individually wrapped candy, and gum at the dollar store.
You should also check for outstanding sales at your neighborhood grocery store. Alternatively, if you are a cook and don't mind cooking you can make things like cookies, brownies or cupcakes.
Get creative and have fun with it!
Keeping with the theme, Halloween music is a must-have. You can buy Halloween music cd's or, in the spirit of saving money, you could get a blank cd and make your own scary cd with MP3 downloads.
Boo-Tastic Music; You Know...For Effect
Now, if you really want to be the talk of the 'hood, you can have other foods out there such as hot dogs or maybe grill some burgers, make some sandwiches, chips and dip..whatever you'd like. Neighbors may even want to bring a dish!
I hope your Halloween party is a smashing success and that you are the start of something new in your neighborhood...don't forget to dress up!
Now....here's something to get you in a "foul" mood for Halloween! Watch & Enjoy!
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