Finding creative ideas to keep the kids happy and entertained is a must. Consider hosting a too-cute-to-spook bracelet making halloween party to celebrate the fall season.
Create an Eye-Catching Party Backdrop
Halloween themed balloons, garlands and standard balloons in coordinating colors set the stage to a fun party. You can add extra spookiness by incorporating stretchy spider webs and spiders.
Add a Statement Decor Piece
An acrylic chandelier completes the look by adding a touch of whimsy and glam to your halloween party set up.
Set up a Not-So-Spooky Tablescape
Mix and match halloween themed supplies to create a festive set up. Incorporate elements, such as spiders, velvet pumpkins to complement your tablescape.
Plan a Fun Bracelet Making Activity
Halloween bracelet making is a wonderful party activity the kids at any age will fully enjoy. If your child is younger than five years old, the activity needs close monitoring due to the beads being a choking hazard.
Tools and Supplies:
- wooden colorful beads in different shapes and sizes
- letter beads
- elastic cord
Depending on the size of your wrist, plan your sequence of beads. Add beads to the elastic cord. Measure the beads on the cord around your wrist. You do not want them too loose or too big. Once you get the beads and size set on the elastic cord, cut the cord leaving at least 3-4″ on either side to tie the knot. To make it easier for the kids. Attach one end of the elastic cord to the table using a piece of tape.
Bake and Decorate Party Treats
Keep it simple with homemade cupcakes in matching baking cups and pre-iced sugar cookies the kids can decorate using melted chocolate, a brush, candies and sprinkles to create the cutest ghost cookies.
The Best Sugar Cookie (No Chill)
Yield about 35, 3-4″ cookies
- 2 ½ sticks unsalted butter, room temp
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 cup all purpose flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp fine salt
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add in the egg, egg yolk & vanilla. Beat until well combined.
- In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder & salt.
- Add half of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and gently mix on low speed. Add the remainder of the flour mixture and mix until just combined scraping the sides and bottom of your bowl. Do not over mix.
- To roll out the dough, start with about ¼ of the dough and roll out on a lightly floured surface.
- Roll to a ¼ inch thickness. Cut using your desired cookie cutters. Use an offset spatula to lift the cookies off the surface and place the cookies on the prepared tray.
- Bake for 11-13 minutes. The cookies are done when they are barely golden brown on the edges.
- Allow to cool on the pan for 5 minutes and transfer to a baking rack to finish cooling.
- Ice cookies with tinted royal icing. Allow them to dry.
Decorate the cookies
Melt white chocolate following packaging instructions. Drop a dollop of chocolate on top of your iced cookies. Using a brush with round edges, create your ghost. Add small candies for the eyes and jimmy sprinkles for the mouth. Add star sprinkles to your cookie using melted chocolate.
All about the memories
Whether you choose to throw a party or visit the pumpkin patch, Halloween is the perfect season to create memories with your kids. Make it memorable.
Concept, styling & photography: Andressa Hara of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party
Tableware, balloons and garlands: Bon Party Studio & Co
Acrylic Chandelier: Hey Girl Decor