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Ideas For a Halloween Birthday Party
Have a Very Spooky Birthday!
You should definitely consider throwing a Halloween birthday party if you or a loved one is lucky enough to have a birthday near the end of October.
Halloween provides many great opportunities to throw a killer party. Make sure you take full advantage of everything this holiday has to offer!
Halloween Birthday Cakes
Sweet and Scary Treats
It wouldn't be a Halloween birthday party without a Halloween-themed birthday cake. I'm no professional cake-maker, but I can bake cakes from a mix, and that's all it takes for a basic Halloween cake!
- Dark-brown cake, such as devil's food or dark chocolate, prepared according to mix instructions
- White frosting, such as vanilla or cream cheese
- orange food coloring
- black food coloring
- Bake and cool your cake.
- Divide frosting into three batches (one large, two small). Mix orange food coloring into large batch to achieve desired orange shade. Mix black food coloring into one of the small batches. Leave the third batch white.
- Frost cake with orange food coloring.
- Place black and white batches of frosting is plastic baggies and cut off the corner. Use black frosting to create bats and spiders. Use white frosting to create ghosts, mummies, and eyes on the black creatures.
- Serve and enjoy!
The perfect candles for a Halloween birthday cake!
More Halloween Birthday Cakes - Nothing Says Yum Like Bats on a Cake
Decorating Your Halloween Birthday Cake - Skeletons Are In!
Another Beautiful Halloween Birthday Cake - Too Creepy to Eat?
Q: What Kind of Halloween-Themed Birthday Present Should I Give?
A: You don't want to go too overboard with your Halloween theme! If you're crafty, you can perhaps make something that is Halloween related. Otherwise, a "normal" gift will do just fine.
Halloween Birthday Party Wrapping Paper - Make Your Own
It can be difficult to find Halloween-themed wrapping paper to wrap birthday gifts in. It's worth it to check your local party or Halloween stores; they might have something you can use. Alternately, you can always find attractive fabrics this time of year that can act as reusable gift wrap. Alternately, you can get some white, orange, or black wrapping paper and adorn your present with Halloween-themed stickers.
These adorable Halloween stickers are great for decorating a present for a Halloween-themed birthday party.
Halloween Birthday Party Food
For the main course of your Halloween birthday party meal, why not try some pumpkin stew? The secret to this hearty vegetable, meat and bean stew is cooking it in a pumpkin for an hour before serving.
Here are some more great ideas for food to sever... er, I mean serve at your Halloween birthday party:
Halloween Birthday Reading - The Real Party Animals
What better way to celebrate your Halloween birthday than with a book about a birthday party for monsters?
- Candy spiders made out of licorice, chocolate, caramel, and pecans
- Worms in mud: cut an orange in half, scoop out the fruit, fill with prepared chocolate pudding, crushed Oreo cookies, and gummy worms
- Halloween fruit bites: a healthy snack that combines apples and peanuts to look like creepy open mouths
Halloween Birthday Party Drinks
Festive and Fun
A good Halloween birthday party needs to have good drinks.
You can make an easy punch by mixing pineapple juice, orange sherbet, and ginger ale. Throw in some raspberries to create the look of blood. Other great Halloween birthday party drinks include:
Q: What is the difference between a Halloween party and a Halloween birthday party?
A: Well, you get to blow out the candles and serve cake, for one thing. You also get to wrap presents in Halloween-themed gift packaging. It's basically just an added incentive to celebrate in a Halloween-y fashion!
Decorating Your Halloween Birthday
Just about any Halloween decorations will set the scene for a creepy-crawly birthday!
Halloween Birthday Party Music - Dance the Night Away
You'll want to make a great playlist of songs to play during your Halloween birthday party, such as...
- Monster Mash
- The Addams Family theme song
- The Ghostbusters theme song
- Season of the Witch
- and more!
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We're always looking for more spooky and wonderful ways to celebrate Halloween birthday parties.