Want your kids to stay safe and have a fa-boo-lous time this Halloween? Why not throw them a one-of-a-kind Halloween party they will remember forever? A private party lets you create a super fun Halloween experience for your kids and their friends, but in a controlled environment where you do not have to worry about them getting up to too much mischief.
But planning any sort of children’s party is not easy, and there is a whole lot of work involved. Keep reading for six simple tips on how to create a Halloween party that your little ghosts, ghouls, witches, and vampires will love.
It All Starts With The Invites
One of the first things you need to do when planning a kids’ Halloween party is put together a guest list and send out the invites. Once your children have nominated their preferred attendees and you have added a few of your own, get to work on some homemade invitations.
The invitations are crucial not just because of the important info they contain, but because they let your guests know what to expect. When they are crafted by your kids, the invitations should let everyone know that this will be a family-friendly event — a bit spooky, sure, but nothing that is going to be overly frightening or distressing for young kids.
Choosing The Right Venue
The simplest option is to hold your Halloween party at home. But if you do not have enough space or if you simply do not want to deal with all the mess and clean-up afterwards, there are lots of good reasons to hire a private venue.
What makes a family-friendly Halloween party venue? Well, it needs to be easily accessible with private parking, plus have ample space for all your guests. Clean bathrooms are a must, as is the freedom to tailor a space to your theme with as many decorations as you want.
There is a surprising array of private party venues available for hire, so shop around to find one that’s right for you.
Three Spooktacular Halloween Party Venues In Miami
Searching for the perfect place to hold your party? These three Miami party venues are worth checking out.
- Pandora Box Entertainment
Offering 2,000 square feet of event space in Doral, this venue is fully equipped with all your party needs. We are talking everything from booth and table seating to a stage, sound system, and a VIP area. The perfect area to transform into a spooky space.
- Kubo Play & Party
A party venue built specially for kids, Kubo Play & Party has everything you need for a memorable Halloween bash. We are talking heaps of toys and play equipment, delicious food, and staff on hand to help out. What more could you want?
- Fun Dimension
This indoor play center in Wynwood has something for kids of all ages. Not only does it boast private party rooms and custom-themed decorations, but it also offers a laser tag arena, bumper cars, an indoor playground, and more.
Decorating (The Family-Friendly Way)
Dismembered corpses and other gruesome displays might be the run of the mill for an adult Halloween party, but they are not suitable for kids.
That is why it is essential to consider the age of your guests in mind when buying or making your party decorations. Kids’ expectations can change pretty rapidly as they age, and there is sometimes a fine line between Halloween decorations that are “lame” and those that are just a bit too much. If you are unsure exactly what is suitable and what is not, chat with some of the other parents who are bringing kids to the party to find out what they think.
Another option worth considering is to get your guests to help you decorate. If you are going for a handmade theme with all your decorations, let your little trick-or-treaters spend the first half of the party on Halloween crafts — just lay out all the supplies and let them get to work on some spooky decorations. This should save you some time and keep the kids occupied for a while too.
Food And Drink
A party is not really a party unless there is plenty of food to enjoy. From cute cupcakes and petrifying punches to dishes that crank the gross-out factor right up to 11, there is a seemingly endless range of frightful dishes you can create — just do a quick Internet search and you will soon be overwhelmed with results.
Once again, remember to consider the age of your party guests when organizing food. It is often best to err on the side of caution with younger kids and avoid anything overly scary. Keep it fun and a little bit frightening and you will be on the right track.
Bring Your A-Game
Next on the list of kids’ Halloween party essentials is entertainment. Games will keep everyone busy, provide plenty of fun and laughter, and hopefully help them run off the sugar energy they are getting from all that candy.
Zombie tag, bobbing for apples, Halloween freeze dance — the possibilities for games really are endless, so do a bit of research to work out which ones will work out best for your audience.
Of course, there is no denying the fact that for kids, Halloween is all about the treats. So if there is one thing your party needs to be remembered as a gruesomely great event, it is a whole lot of candy.
Whether you bake them yourself or stock up on candy in-store, make sure you have enough treats on hand to keep everyone happy. And if you send every attendee home with their very own treat bag, they will be sure to leave with smiles on their faces.