This is how to host the best Halloween party
Want to host the best Halloween party in your neighbourhood?
Sounds like you need a plan.
Don’t worry, we’ve come up with a few great suggestions at Taxing Nannies, treat your little horrors to a fangtastic time this All Hallows’ Eve, our spine-tingling tips should leave you trembling with excitement.
This is what to do:
1. Draw up a ghoulish guest list
2. Turn your home into a house of horrors
3. Dress up for the occasion
4. Be a devil and get fully into the swing of things.
5. Make devil’s punch
6. How about finger food?
7. Play party games
Let’s break that down a little…
Have a clear idea of how many children will be attending the party. The guest list is your guide. It’ll help you work out how much food and drink you require and should make party planning a little easier.
Write the guest list and send out invites. A quirky idea is to create innovative invites. Rolls of pretend parchment support the Halloween party theme.
Dress the setting
Have a little fun turning your home into Dracula’s den. It could be a witch’s cave or Frankenstein’s castle for the day. Spend time dressing the venue for the party.
Ask the children to get involved. Remember to run this by the children’s parents first if you’re a nanny left in charge of the preparations.
The inside and the outside of the property are ready to dress with fake cobwebs, spiders and bats, get creative and turn the home into a house of horror.
Don’t forget the pumpkins
Carve pumpkins into jack lanterns and place tealight candles inside.
All you do is cut the top off…
Scoop it out…
And carve a face in the front…
Looks good doesn’t it?
Find the ideal outfit
For starters look for children’s Halloween costumes. Mini vampire, werewolf, goblins or ghouls are just some of the options to choose. Let the children pick and choose their own costumes.
Dress as the devil, become a mummy for the evening or how about making a simple skeleton costume? You’ll love it and the children in your care will have tons of fun too.
Food and drink
Plan party food and drink for a Halloween celebration and this is where you can really unleash your imagination.
Don’t limit your options to pumpkin soup…
Bat biscuits, cobweb cupcakes and pumpkin punch are just a handful of suggestions you could try. The internet is littered with fun and creative Halloween food suggestions, look for gory finger dips online.
A children’s party wouldn’t be the same without a few games. Give them a Halloween theme. Try monster musical chairs, pass the zombie parcel or pin the tail on the devil.
You could hire a live entertainer or arrange a little disco. Keep children entertained and they’ll have a brilliant time.
One more thing…