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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!

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    • stayingalivemoma profile image

      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

      RussellLHuey 6 years ago

      That's cool. Love the pic.

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      Kristin Trapp 6 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.