Have a Children Halloween Party

Have a children Halloween Party with Decorations

Do you plan to have a children's Halloween party to keep your children off the street? Well, buy at least one or two large pumpkins and carve them with scary faces and get some good candles to keep them lit throughout the night. Below area few possible face designs.

Also, there are many things you can use to decorate your home to give it that haunted atmosphere. While there are several decorations you can reasonably purchase, you can also use items you have around the house. For instance, you can use white sheets and be a little creative to make some ghosts.

Orange's Witch'e Brew Punch- Icy Hand

Of course, they have to have something to drink and an icy punch with a frozen hand is just a little scary.

To make the Icy Hand:

Take 2 (always good to have an extra hand) latex gloves, put them on and wash your hands with dish soap. Rinse well and turn the glove inside out so the just washed side is on the inside. Next, fill the gloves with water, tie the end and freeze. Once frozen remove the glove and you are good to go.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Serves 32

Ingredients:

  1. 1 package (6 ounces) orange gelatin
  2. 1/2 to 1 cup sugar
  3. 2 cups boiling water
  4. 1 can (46 ounces) apricot nectar
  5. 1 can (46 ounces) pineapple juice
  6. 3/4 cup lemon juice
  7. 4 liters ginger ale, chilled

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin and sugar in water. Stir in the apricot nectar, pineapple juice and l
  2. Lemon juice. Freeze in two 2-quart freezer containers. Remove from the freezer 2-3 hours before serving.
  3. Place contents of one container in a punch bowl; mash with potato masher. Stir in ginger ale just before serving. Repeat.

Halloween Decorations

Big Black Spider
Big Black Spider

Good Time Pumpkin

Easy Halloween Cupcakes

If you need tasty little goodies at the last minute for your children’s Halloween get-together or to bring to school for a Halloween party, here’s a recipe that will work well and will get you or the kid’s to the party on time.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package cupcake or cake mix
  • 1 container Ready-made Vanilla Frosting
  • Orange food coloring
  • 1 tube black or dark brown cake decorating gel

Directions:

Make cupcakes according to instructions on package. Mix vanilla frosting with orange food coloring and frost cupcakes. Decorate cupcakes with decorating gel to make spiders, webs, etc.

Makes 24 cupcakes.

Easy Halloween Cupcakes

Pumpkin Cupcakes with C"ream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1.2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 canned pure pumpkin

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. Line a 12 cup muffin pan or a 24 miniature pan baking cups.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt. Set aside.

  • In a separate bowl, stir together oil and sugar together. Whisk in eggs, and stir in vanilla extract.
  • Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and sit until its just combined.
  • Stir pumpkin into mixture and stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Spoon batter into lined muffin cups.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick stuck in center until it comes out clean, then completely cool on a wire rack. Less time will be needed if you are making the mini-cupcakes.
  • Let them sit for about 10 minutes, then remove them from pan to completely cool.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the cream cheese frosting.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups powered sugar
  • 8 oz. package of creamed cheese, softened
  • 4 tbsp. butter, softened.
  • 1 tsp, fresh lemon juice
  • Yellow and red food coloring

In a medium bowl, beat together frosting ingredients, except food coloring.

Add about 12 drops of yellow food coloring and 4 drops of red coloring and beat until the frosting turns orange.

You can top each cupcake with a piece of Halloween corn candy.


Activities and Games

If you have younger children at the party you will have to organize some special games and activities to give them a little structure or they will be running around the house in multiple directions. Amazon has numerous very reasonably priced games and there are several old games that you won't need much in preparation.

Bobbing for apples is still popular but costumes may get wet, as well as, costume makeup. You can also have them bit apples attached to strings.

Play the Monster Mash song and have them dance silently, then when you stop the music they have to immediately freeze in place.

If you have a nice evening you can set up any variety of relay races.

Try a skeleton scavenger hunt by using skeleton parts make from heavy paper or plastic pieces from a toy store. You can see if anyone finds enough pieces to assemble a full skeleton. Use candy for the winners of various games.

Older children like music and dancing and will have a good time without so much structure.

Summary

Adults at the party can wear costumes also just to add a little more fun to the festive activities. If you are acting like you are having a good time, then often younger children follow the lead of the adult in charge. The children will have precious memories from the party and you may be a little tired after the party, but you are creating memories with pictures and maybe a nice video to watch in future years as well. Have a children Halloween party this year!

© 2010 Pamela Oglesby

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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

Wow Pamela,

I wish I lived in your neighborhood at Halloween. If I did could I come to the party?

It looks like so much fun!!!!!!!!!


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Tom, Thanks for your comments. Of course, I have no small children so much of the hub was from years past and raising 3 boys.


partisan patriot 6 years ago

pamela

Watch out if Darth Vader shows up at your door; he's from the Obama Regime and he's not there for your cup cakes!


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DiamondRN 6 years ago from Charlotte, NC USA

It may be interesting to note that we didn't experience the levels of anticipation surrounding Halloween in Michigan and points North that we observed after arriving in North Carolina, Pamela.


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

Love the Icy Hand - it would be a great conversation piece for adult Halloween parties, too. Thanks for the directions, Pamela.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Patriot, I'll keep you advice in mind.

Daimod, Actually I saw so much in the way of decoration more outdoor decorations in NY than anywhere I've been in the fall. We don't get many kids at our door either but a lot of churches have parties for children. I guess it is different in different areas of the country. Thanks for the comment.

drbj, The glove is my favorite too and would be really funny at an adult party. Thanks for your comment.


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viking305 6 years ago from Ireland

A great hub on Halloween Party decorations. The photo of the pumpkin at the top is amazing. I can imagine how some of the smaller children would react to that.

The recipes are interesting. This is a comprehension hub for anyone wanting to learn about Halloween Party Decorations


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BevsPaper 6 years ago from Central Indiana

Love those cupcakes! Great ideas for a Halloween party for children.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

Good work, Pamela. You have very well presentation. Complete hub about Halloween decoration. I thought this made Halloween night more special. Thanks for share with us. Vote up as usual.

Prasetio


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Viking, Children love all the fun and I imagine the pumpkin would get some attention. Thanks for your comments.

BevsPaper, Thanks for your comments.

Prasetio, Thank you for your comments.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

You are great in putting all these tips together. I love it and your hub gave me some great ideas. Thank you.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Hello, I'm glad you liked the hub and may use some of the ideas. Thanks for your comments.


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JY3502 6 years ago from Florence, South Carolina

Loved the pumpkins. Too bad nowadays kids don't get to enjoy trick or treating the way we did as youngsters. It's way too dangerous for kids now because of predators and other creeps.


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Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

Awesome! I love the witches punch.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

JY, I agree. I loved to go out when I was young but around here a lot of churches have parties for children and we get very few trick or treaters. Thanks for your comments.

Wendy, That is pretty cool. Thanks for your comments.


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Loves To Read 6 years ago

As always Pam you write up a great hub. The recipes look great and i am sure that any special occasion would have been tremendous fun in your house and area.

This is the first time ever that i have seen real Halloween Pumpkins.Our supermarket was selling them for $35 each.

Love and Hugs.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Loves to Read, That is an expensive price for pumpkins. We usually find people selling them on the side of the road or at flea markets for a better price. Thank you for your comments.


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Halloween is such a fun time for kids and adults get to be kids as well. Thanks for the great childrens halloween party tips.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Katiem, I appreciate you comments.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Great info and always a fun time of year!


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Audry, Thanks for your comments.


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Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

Great and fun tips! Voted/rated


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Support Med, Thanks so much for your comment.

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