This is a sponsored post and I was compensated. However, all opinions are 100% mine. I remember when I was little and how exited we were for Halloween. We lived in a neighborhood filled with kids. All the parents would get together and organize a Halloween party. The kids went trick-or-treating, usually, in a big group, supervised by a few older siblings.
I never realized hosting a family-friendly Halloween party was not easy to do. If you make it too scary, the little kids will be too terrified to come in. If you make it too cute and tame, the older kids and adults will get bored. Here are a few tips to help you host a family-friendly Halloween party.
Theme: Select a theme for your party that isn’t too scary for kids and isn’t cheesy to adults. Take inspiration from recent popular movies. Or you can do a common, very neutral theme with pumpkins, cute ghosts, and bright colors.
Activities: Consider the ages of everyone attending. Remember to have age-appropriate activities for everyone at your Halloween party. A photo booth can be fun for kids of all ages, even the grown-up ones. Have lots of costume pieces available for a variety of sizes and let imaginations run wild. For the littles this year, we have a Welch’s® Fruit Snacks bingo game they will love!
Food: I love to serve Halloween themed food at our parties. We make bread stick witch’s fingers, mummy hot dogs, and keep fruits and veggies available. The kids will get plenty of candy when they go trick-or-treating. Make sure that you have healthy snack options available. We offer plenty of my kids favorite snack, Welch’s® Fruit Snacks.
- Decorations: Keeping the younger kids in mind, don’t put up decorations that are going to give them nightmares. You know…no dummies with a knife to the head. Lots of spider webs, Halloween colored lights, Halloween lawn inflatables and fun and not too scary music are a great place to start.
When it comes to the snacks my kids eat, they are as picky as I am. They don’t eat a ton of junk food, especially Henry. When he would go out for Halloween with his friends, it was for the experience and wearing the costume. He usually gave his candy away. One thing he will not give away this year are his Welch’s Halloween Fruit Snacks! He loves the fun shapes, which include a witch, a bat, a ghost, a Halloween castle and a pumpkin.
I feel so good that my kids love to eat Welch’s® Fruit Snacks. They are made with REAL FRUIT, are gluten free, fat free and are made without any preservatives. Real fruit is the first ingredient and you can tell. Eat another brand’s fruit snack and then eat one from Welch’s. Hands down, there is no comparison. You can put these convenient pouches in the kids trick-or-treat bags, lunch boxes and your Halloween party. Trust me, the crowd will go wild! Be sure to stay current with Welch’s and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram! I love Welch’s Fruit Snacks so much, I am offering a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Enter below and good luck!
Do you have any simple ways to have a family friendly Halloween party? I would love to hear your ideas! Please share below!