“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble…”
October has arrived, the air is getting colder and we all know what that means… Halloween is here!
Halloween is undoubtedly one of the best times of the year. The sky turns misty and dark, the streets are full of candle lit pumpkins, and hot chocolate smells fill the air. It is a happy time of year, when kids are allowed to break all the rules, be crazy, and have some fun!
It has been a tough year, and children have missed out on so much with the pandemic. That’s why it is important to have a BIG celebration this Halloween!
The kids deserve it…. And, so do you.
I mean, who doesn’t want to dress up as a witch? Or, try out some vampire makeup? Life can get pretty repetitive and boring, so Halloween is the one time of the year when you can let go and create a whole different persona for the night!
To mark Halloween this year, why not throw your kids a devilishly good party?!
Halloween decoration ideas
The best way to transform your house for All Hallows’ Eve is to create a haunted mansion!
It is not only the movies that can make haunted houses come to live, you can make one yourself
Well, let’s take a look at some ways that you can create this ghostly delight for your little ones…
The best way to convince your children that they are at a house isn’t from the inside, it’s from the outside!
You kids and their friends spend most of their time inside their homes, or their friend’s home, and it can be hard to create the illusion if all they can see is bricks and windows…
So, you’ll need to start with the cemetery. Every iconic scary movie ever made has a creepy cemetery. And, what does every cemetery have?
You can make your own, or you can buy them. To make them, you will need lots of grey foam, a knife, and a pen. There are lots of tutorials online to help you make them!
3. Make Ghost Friends
Ghosts are a must for creating a haunted house. Plus, they are super simple to make! All you need is some old bed sheets and a pair of scissors.
And, you have your ghosts!
4. Place a Scarecrow Outside
A great way to scare your kids is to make a scarecrow for the hallway of your house. From a distance, they can really look like people and are guaranteed to keep the little ones on their toes!
Just like the ghosts and tombstones, you can also make scarecrows at home. If you add a pumpkin as a head, it can be quite an impressive addition to your haunted house!
5. Convert Parents to Zombies
Who doesn’t love zombies on Halloween? It’s one of the most popular Halloween outfits ever and it can make your haunted house even more spooky!
If you want to involve other parents, you can ask them to dress up as zombies and come to the party. If the kids are dressing up, why can’t you?!
6. Blood Hands
Now that we’ve covered most of the outside area, you’ll have to think about the inside…
This is an amazing activity to do with the whole family! You can take an afternoon on the weekend, or a few hours after school and decorate your whole house with scary, blood hands! And, it will make your haunted house stand out.
7. Eyes, eyes, eyes
Another way to make your house even creepier, is to attach plastic eyes all over the house. It will add a scary twist to going to the bathroom!
8. Spiders Everywhere
Spider webs are a simple way to cover lots of space in your house, and they make your house feel haunted. They really draw attention to all the other parts of the decoration, like the bloody hands and eyeballs. You can place them strategically around your house so that people can be guided towards all the other frightening details!
9. Fog Machine
You might not be able to completely transform your house into the cinematic experience you get at the cinema, because the average person doesn’t have the financial resources to make that possible…
However, there are some innovative ways to upgrade your haunted house that will really shock your guests. You can include a fog machine! It will be even better than the movies.
11. Sound Effects
To go with your fog machine, you can also use sound effects. There are endless amounts of free soundtracks online that will give your guests chills!
A haunted house is a wonderful way to host a unique Halloween party for your children, and most of the decorations can be handmade so you don’t need to drain the bank…
When you have decorated the haunted house, you will need to have a list of some party games to play when the kids arrive.
- Toilet Paper Mummy Halloween Game
- Pumpkin Balloon Game
- Pumpkin Patch Stomp
- Halloween Bingo
- Halloween Face Painting
- Halloween Charades
You can find more Halloween inspired games all over the internet, so you can use these suggestions, pick some more, or come up with your own!
After all the games have been played, your kids might be a little tired. To end the evening, you can design a haunted movie theatre in your house. For example, you can pick the bedroom, living room, or any other space you have and decorate it like a movie theatre.
A movie is the perfect way to end Halloween.
Here’s a list of Halloween movie favorites:
- Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone
- The Haunted Mansion
- Hocus Pocus
- Monster House
The only thing left to do is, pick a movie and prepare some popcorn!
That’s a wrap
Apart from all the preparations, we hope you have a great (and spooky) halloween party.
PartyWizz helps parents and party organisers easily book entertainment and key elements of a party online.
We pride ourselves in working with the best entertainers in each category – magicians, face painters, balloon modelers, princess parties, arts and crafts, and many more.
If you’re based in Ireland and you’re interested in hiring a kid’s entertainer you can place the booking directly through PartyWizz