In the current economy many parents are looking for ways to cut costs where ever they can and celebrating Halloween can get expensive with the costs of children’s costumes, treats and especially Halloween parties. With just a little ingenuity, creativity and a few tips anyone can plan a budget friendly Halloween costume party for children.
Keep Candy On Your Desk. People often have candy stashed at work. Halloween is a great excuse to pull out all the stops. Buy unusual candy varieties and present them to colleagues in a plastic pumpkin or a festive bowl . If you’re a prankster, check out this motion activated skeleton hand candy bowl at Sears that catches unsuspecting coworkers off guard by grabbing its candy back.
There are a lot of free scary sounds available on the Internet. You can start your search here for some great Halloween sounds. Then grab some midi’s from this site, and this site and you should have a good library of basic gory sounds. If you’re still in need of some hair raising effects then you can find some real classic sound bites from the greatest horror movies right here.
Witches Hands are easy to make with fresh popped popcorn stuffed into a clear plastic food service glove then tied at the end with curly ribbon. Add spider rings to the fingers for a frightful look. These make a great table decoration when piled on a platter on your food table.
The next step is a very important one, you must make sure that you are able to provide enough food and drinks for the number of guest that you invite. These items must last through the duration of the party. No one wants to run out of snacks and refreshments. Special halloween background music free is a must to keep the sprite of the night going strong, along with some spooky games or contest for your guest to enjoy. Punch bowls and dishes full of candy are also great accessories for any Halloween party.
Another great game for children to play at a Halloween party is tossing bean bags through the eyes, nose and mouth of a jack-o-lantern. You can make this by painting a large jack-o-lantern on the side of a cardboard box. Have the children toss the bean bags and try to get them through the eyes, nose or mouth. They score points whenever they make it through. You could have some small party favors as prizes. This game could be played several times.
These are just a few of the many class party Halloween games the children can play. You can also include dancing, arts and crafts, Halloween karaoke or sing-a-longs, and more! You can play Halloween music during most or all of these games and hand out prizes to all of the children. When you plan class party Halloween games such as these, the children are sure to have a great time!