Throwing a Family Friendly Halloween Party

It’s spooky season! We know that every year when fall rolls around, many of us create our October bucket lists: visit a pumpkin patch, watch Halloween movies, visit a haunted house, and throw a Halloween party. But if you’ve never thrown a spooky event before, where do you start? Now that Halloween is right around the corner, here are some tips, tricks, and treats to planning the best Halloween party for your family. 

Festive Invitations

One of the most fun parts of planning a seasonal party is creating festive invitations. But since this is a kid-friendly party with your family, get your kids involved! Work together to create fun and creative party invites and let your kids decide which Halloween characters, colors, and icons you want to represent. You can take a look at fun ideas here. After you create the invitations, you can mail them out, or you and your kids can hand-deliver them to friends and family while wearing your Halloween costumes to get in the spirit from the start!

Spooky Decorations

Next up: the decorations! If you’re throwing a Halloween party and you want to surprise your kids, then you can check out our post all about how to create the spookiest haunted house that your family will love. But another fun idea is to get your whole family involved and create some adorable spooky decorations together. This post shares some awesome crafts like toilet paper roll bats, Q-tip skeletons, paper plate ghosts and more fun decor ideas that your kids will love making for the party. Remember that the decorations are what will make your party spooky but not so scary. No tricks and only treats here!

Themed Food

What would a seasonal party be without some ghoulish grub? Put on your festive fall apron and get ready to cook up some themed Halloween party food that’s easy, delicious, and totally photo-worthy. This list of Halloween snack recipes is perfect for parties that take place at any time of day for all ages, and your kids can even help you with the cooking! Don’t worry — these snacks aren’t difficult or time consuming, so you can create them the day of your event or even the day before in no time at all.

Happy Haunted Games

No party is complete without some games, and all ages can enjoy having fun at the spooky soiree you’re throwing this season. A costume contest is always a go-to at any Halloween party, but why not take your event to the next level and host a haunted Olympics? Games like a haunted scavenger hunt, balloon stomp (with orange balloons to mimic a pumpkin patch), a pumpkin carving or decorating contest, and a witch hat ring toss are definite crowd pleasers that all ages can have fun with. Check out this list of awesome Halloween party games!

This post is intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as professional advice. The point of view and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of Realty Executives International. This post was written by Bailee Abell. Bailee Abell is a writer born and raised in California. A graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara, she loves reading classic literature, sipping warm beverages, and visiting theme parks every chance she gets. Find her at

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