Kids Halloween Party Ideas

Themes, recipes, games and more ideas for a kid-friendly Halloween bash

Throwing a kids Halloween party this year? These ideas for everything from decorating to fun Halloween recipes to party themes will make the holiday fun for the whole family.

  • 01 of 10

    Trick Out Your Front Door

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    What better way to get into the spirit of Halloween than by decorating your front entrance in savvy, spooky style? Check out these fun ideas for Halloween entryways and enlist the kids to help create a ghoulish greeting design for guests to enjoy. 

  • 02 of 10

    Host a Halloween Party for Kids

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    Need ideas for a kid-friendly Halloween party? How about hosting a pumpkin-carving contest? Or a trick-or-treat sack-making bash? You'll find tips for those and other Halloween party themes here.

  • 03 of 10

    Homemade Halloween

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    These easy Halloween cupcake toppers are a simple, budget-friendly way to decorate treats. Megan Cooley

    These DIY cupcake toppers are easy to make and the idea can be applied to birthdays and other holidays.Find out how to make them, and other homemade Halloween crafts you can make for a kids' party.

  • 04 of 10

    Halloween Party Games

    Witch party games for kids
    Christine Gauvreau

    Need ways to entertain the ghosts and goblins? These Halloween party games are arranged by theme and include witch, scarecrow, ghost, skeleton and zombie games. 

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  • 05 of 10

    Haunted House Party Theme

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    Turn your home into a haunted house for your Halloween party. Get ideas for spooky decor, lighting, food, fun and more.

    Not sure you want to haunt your house for Halloween? Try one of these themes instead: 

    Want something less creepy, but still seasonal? How about a pumpkin party theme or scarecrow-themed bash?

  • 06 of 10

    Trunk or Treat Theme Ideas

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    Thanks to the popularity of trunk or treat events everywhere, even your car can get dressed up in cool Halloween fashion. If you're participating in one of these candy-distributing events and looking for ideas for decorating your vehicle, check out these fun and creative designs. And if you don't know of such an event in your area, these awesome themes might just inspire you to organize a trunk or treat party of your own!

  • 07 of 10

    How to Organize a Halloween Carnival for School

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    Want to celebrate Halloween at school, but don't want to interfere with academics during the day? Host a Halloween carnival at school during the evening, providing a safe and fun way for kids to celebrate the holiday. Megan Cooley

    The Halloween carnival is one of the biggest, annual school events. If you're on the planning committee, check out these tips on organizing the event, as well as ideas for games kids can play, food to serve and more.

  • 08 of 10

    Easy Ghost Cookies

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    Looking for easy Halloween cookies to make? These semi-homemade ghost cookies are quick and cute. Megan Cooley

    Need a last-minute cookie idea for Halloween? These semi-homemade ghost cookies are cute and easy to make.

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  • 09 of 10

    Make a Skull Cheese Ball Appetizer

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    Christine Gauvreau

    Serve this fun Halloween party food for kids. It's simple to make using your favorite cheese ball recipe, and will look super creepy on your Halloween snack table. 

  • 10 of 10

    Throw a Halloween Treat-Making Party

    Christine Gauvreau

    Before you give out those treats, gather the kids and some of their friends to come over and help make them. Get help packaging those goodies for the classroom and trick-or-treaters. In exchange for their help, the kids get to enjoy a little party and, of course, take home a treat bag or two of their own.  

Edited by Christine Gauvreau