I haven’t always been a big halloween person but my littlest guy is a lover of all things ‘smooky’ as he calls them. So it was the perfect year to throw a halloween themed party for the kids. I wanted it to be a bit creepy but definitely not scary and I think we pulled it off. We used blue and pink to help keep it colourful and fun and not too scary.
I hung these bat garlands across the room and added cobwebs to the windows and chairs. I used my Cricut to cut out pink spiders that I arranged on the wall in a line creepily walking up the wall. I used tall birch trees in the corners and draped them with more cobwebs and spiders. My favourite 5 foot skeletons sat on both the end chairs just waiting to party.
I draped the table in cobwebs and a black netting down the middle. I added all the creepy objects I could think of: black roses, tiny white pumpkins, black and gray rats, even a bowl of black snakes and a few black crows.
I used my Cricut to cut out blue spiderwebs to act as a sort of placemat and printed other small items to act like confetti around the table and keep it playful – the word boo, blue bats, glitter stars, a pumpkin for each plate and a cute white ghost. I finished the place settings off with a sparkly bat napkin and cute wood cutlery with playful black doodles on each piece. Each kid got a glass drink bottle fitted with a paper straw with a playful bat attached.
The food was so much fun to create. First up, my daughter loves cheesies so these skeleton shaped ones were the perfect snack food to add – festive and a kid fav! I placed them in a cauldron shaped bowl and added a skeleton arm as a spoon.
Next I got some basic doughnuts and added candy eyes, vampire teeth and a bit of blood icing for a fun monster treat.
Popcorn is a favourite around here too… I added some eyeballs to the bowl to make it instantly spooky.
I then did some classic cheese string ghosts and orange jack-o-lanterns for a healthy addition – I just drew the faces on with a marker… so easy! The Rice Krispie treats were my favourite snack – I just added candy eyes and drew a variety of mouths on them… I think they turned out so cute.
My little guy specifically requested a chocolate bat cake… he thinks every party needs a cake and I cant really argue with that. I found this cake at my local grocery store – how perfect right?! It was exactly what he asked for! The spiderweb cake stand was a great find too!
I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween! I think we need to make this Halloween party an annual thing… it was so much fun!
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