I’m so excited to share a fun kids Halloween party with you today that I put together!
Halloween is such a fun time of the year, but it can be tricky pulling off a Halloween party for kids that’s a little bit spooky but not too scary that it will give them nightmares.
Today I’ll be sharing lots of creative ideas on how to create a fun and memorable Halloween party for the little ones.
I went shopping and bought almost everything you’ll see at my party at World Market (I know, surprise, surprise).
The biggest vocal point of this kids Halloween table (and my favorite part!) were the spooky black tree branches.
These were SO easy and didn’t cost me a thing!
To make them, I went out into my back yard and cut two large branches off our pomegranite tree.
I looked for thick branches that had lots of twisty, gnarled branches that were big enough to make a statement, but small enough to fit into the house and not hit the ceiling.
I spray painted each branch with black spray paint, then placed them inside two black urns that I already had.
To hold the branches in place, I first put them inside styrofoam, then filled my urns with big rocks that I gathered from our landscaping outside.
They worked perfectly to hold those heavy branches in place.
We decorate Christmas trees with ornaments, so why not decorate black tree branches with treat boxes for the kiddos?
I found these adorable square Halloween trinket boxes that I just couldn’t resist.
I knew they would make perfect Halloween party favors, and thought it would be fun to hang them up in the tree branches for the kids.
I looped and hot glued a small piece of black ribbon onto the top back of each of the boxes, and then filled each box with a special treat.
Have you heard of the Jelly Belly BeanBoozled Game?
If you haven’t, I can almost guarantee that your child has!
It’s a fun game where you spin the wheel and eat the jelly bean that the spinner lands on.
Each colorful jelly beans comes in two different flavors- the yummy flavor, or the disgusting one that comes in flavors like rotten egg, booger, stinky socks, and more.
I filled each favor box with these jelly beans.
The fun part is that you never know what you’re going to get.
Plus, it’s great to see the reactions of everyone when they eat a terrible-tasting flavored jelly bean!
On the tree I also added an adorable Halloween garland that I bought.
It’s made from black and orange burlap with black and orange glitter letters.
It already came with twine loops at the end, so I hung it from both ends of my Halloween trees.
I also added some cute felt Halloween clips that matched the favor boxes perfectly, and added more color and fun to the trees.
At the center of the table sat our very own Mr. Bones on black and gray tablecloths covered with black gauze fabric.
Mr. Bones had in his lap two of the cutest Halloween vintage style containers that I stacked on top of each other.
These are my new favorite Halloween decorations!
I love their vintage classic look and their cute grins.
Each one was filled to the top with gummy candy corns.
The containers originally came with a thin handle, but I removed them so that I could stack them and make them taller.
They’re too cute!!
I bought another cute Halloween garland from World Market, but instead of hanging it, I used the pieces in a few different creative ways.
First, I took some of the characters that came in the kit and glued them onto some black popcorn boxes.
Those characters turned my boring plain boxes into customized Halloween boxes that looked great!
They also matched the hanging Halloween favor boxes and clips that I hung in the trees.
I filled each bag with some colorful tortilla chips.
I also took some of the smaller shapes from the garland kit and hot glued them onto lollipop sticks.
These sticks were put into store-bought cupcakes as cupcake holders, then placed into black and white baking cups.
Instant adorable Halloween cupcakes with no baking required!
The last way that I used pieces of the garland set was in the Halloween tree branches.
See those black and orange tassels?
Those were from the set too, which was a great buy since I got to use the pieces in 3 different ways!
You can’t have a Halloween party without candy apples, and these poison toffee apples were absolutely stunning!
Their surface was so smooth and ultra reflective, as you can see.
My kids were absolutely enthralled with these gorgeous apples.
I love the natural, rustic, and even spooky effect that the wood sticks I collected added.
The process of making these candy apples was almost the same as making my homemade suckers, except that I dipped apples into them instead of pouring the sugar into sucker molds.
I found the recipe for these black beauties here.
To quench the kids’ endless thirst, I whipped up some witch’s brew punch with an easy drink mix.
To make the drinks more fun, I turned the Stemless Red Wine Glasses upside down.
I dipped them in a plate with drizzled light corn syrup on it, then dipped them onto another plate with black sparkly edible glitter dust on it.
This rimming sugar was lots of fun and added a little sparkle to the top of the cups!
If you want just the rims to be black, dip lightly into the corn syrup.
Up by the tree branches I placed two black wood pillar candleholders on each side.
Each candleholder was topped with these awesome skull and bug flameless LED pillar candles.
These candles are the perfect blend of creepy but not too scary for the kids.
They’re also great for the kids Halloween party because there’s no flame involved to make them glow, just batteries!
At the base of the candles were some spooky large glass Halloween apothecary bottles that I filled with candy.
Definitely a much cooler way to serve candy at a Halloween party than in a bowl, right?
I hope you enjoyed this kids Halloween party!
For more Halloween fun, you’ll love this Spooky Spaghetti recipe!
This Fall Activities Bucket List Punch Card is a great reminder of all the fun activities to do with your family this fall.
A Glow in the Dark Punch that’s great to add a little scary to your Halloween soiree!
What’s your favorite way to celebrate Halloween?