ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Ideas For A Scary Halloween Block Party!

Updated on October 6, 2014

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 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!!

Fun Ways to Stay in Sight!

Glow in the dark wands
Glow in the dark wands | Source
Reflective Halloween Safety Patches
Reflective Halloween Safety Patches | Source

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.

Easy Halloween Cakes & Cupcakes
Easy Halloween Cakes & Cupcakes | Source

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!

Scary Music

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

Grrrrrr...Me Hungry

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!'s something to get you in a "foul" mood for Halloween! Watch & Enjoy!

Comments--Please Do Comment!!

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • stayingalivemoma profile imageAUTHOR

      Valerie Washington 

      6 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

      Thanks Dee!! Halloween is nothing like when I was a kid!

    • Dee aka Nonna profile image

      Dee aka Nonna 

      6 years ago

      Hey, I love your hub. I found you when you left comment for me (and thank you very much). Halloween is not one of my favorites because for several years when my kids were growing up you always had to check the candy, etc for pins and glass, etc.because there were many evil people trying to hurt children. That took some of the joy away. Half the fun is eating candy as you walk along.

      Your ideas are wonderful and safe. My grandchildren's aunt live in a neighbor that will do neighbor parties with each house being resposible for something different. I think one year they had a judging contest for the most original and creative costume. The kids had a ball.

    • RussellLHuey profile image


      7 years ago

      That's cool. Love the pic.

    • ktrapp profile image

      Kristin Trapp 

      7 years ago from Illinois

      I love the idea of a halloween block party. The food looks especially disgusting which makes it just perfect for this occasion!

      My daughter often wanted to be a witch too. One year she dressed as a witch for a pre-school party with green on her face and all, and I remember one of the other mother's asking which child was mine. When I pointed to her, she said, "Oh, I can see the resemblance." It really cracked me up and I couldn't help but to laugh even though I knew she was embarrassed. Thanks for reminding me of that!

      Voted up and awesome.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)