Our Halloween Party

October 31, 2016 10 Comments

This year we decided to have a little Halloween party for the kids and a few of their friends.  It was a good excuse to get dressed up, and gave purpose to some of our Halloween crafts we’ve been doing and of course a good excuse for me to bake some Halloween goodies.  Want to know what we got up to?

Our Halloween Party

We decided to have a little party for the kids during the half term holiday.  The kids were really excited and had new outfits for the occasion!  It also meant that I had to clear our dining and living room of clutter, so was a good motivation for me too!

Halloween Party
All dressed up ready for the party!


We decorated the room with our Halloween crafts that we have been doing over the last few weeks.  The bunting was hung in the recess in front of the bi-fold doors, the toilet roll bats were hung from the light fittings, and I made a wool web across our mirror where one of our pipe cleaner spiders got to hang out!

I decided to hang the fabric ghosts in the doorway of the playroom which looked quite effective.  Our little ghost tealights and mummy tealight jars were scattered around along with the left over pipe cleaner spiders.  I also bought some orange and black balloons for the kids to play with and some fake spiders web to decorate the table.  Last but not least was the carved pumpkin waiting at the front door to welcome our guests.



I had great fun doing the food.  I tried to turn the rolls into monster rolls by the addition of 2 olives on top.  They didn’t really look like monsters and the kids called them frog rolls so I suppose that was good enough, frogs are kinda scary aren’t they?  I also did mummy hot dogs, they also weren’t quite as good as I had planned but tasted OK.  I think they would have looked better with eyes, but I didn’t  think the kids would eat them with spots of mustard on, and the ketchup was too runny to stay on the sausages- never mind!

I had more success with the sweet treats.  I made cupcakes using my basic cupcake recipe, and decorated with coloured icing and Halloween toppers.  To accompany these I also made some Halloween cookies.  I used the recipe from my springtime animal cookies, but used these fab cookie cutters from Sainsbury to cut them into ghost and pumpkins and decorated them with royal icing.  I was particularly proud of my pumpkin cookies and will definitely be doing them again next year!  I also attempted to make meringue ghosts with mixed success.  Its the first time I have made proper meringue so was probably a bit ambitious.  When they came out of the oven some looked like white cat poo, and others where rather phallic in shape so they didn’t make it to the table- LOL!


Party Games

I was a bit unsure of what games to play.  Most of the kids were aged 3-5, so i decided that bobbin apples might just be a bit too messy, and a pinata might be asking for trouble!  I was going to do pin the bone on the skeleton, but I ran out of time to make it, and couldn’t get one from the shops.

So we settled for spooky music and played a little hunt the chocolate eyeballs to get it started.  We then played musical monsters, which was the same as musical statues but when the music stops you have to pull your best scary face to win a sweet!

We also played wrap a mummy with toilet roll with much hilarity! and James decided to play an impromtu game of pass the toilet roll, wrapping it around the kids sitting in a circle, not very organised but the kids seemed to enjoy it.

All in all we had a great little Halloween party, the kids all seemed to enjoy it and had fun which was the main thing!  I don’t know about the kids, but I was certainly shattered at the end of it!

What did you do for Halloween? anything fun?  Would be interseted to hear more ideas for Halloween party games suitable for little ones so I am more prepared for  next year!


Kerry x


  • ohmummymia November 1, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    looks like you had a great time. Your outfits looks good and food? wow awesome:)

    • Kerry November 2, 2016 at 7:00 am

      Thank you, the kids loved it which is the main thing!

  • Maria November 1, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Wow you really went to town with it all! I LOVE the decorations and especially yours bakes – where on earth do you find the time?

    Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again on Sunday x

    • Kerry November 2, 2016 at 7:04 am

      Honestly, I don’t know sometimes! But that’s it now until Christmas. Thank you x

  • ShinnersandtheBrood November 3, 2016 at 11:49 am

    This looks like loads of fun! I love the jam-jar mummy things. Super idea! Must remember to try something like that next year. Food looks yum! #KCACOLS

    • Kerry November 3, 2016 at 1:07 pm

      Thank you, it was a lot of fun for me and the kids!

  • Emma Plus Three November 3, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Love your decorations and food! Looks like it was lots of fun x #KCACOLS

    • Kerry November 4, 2016 at 10:05 am

      Thank you, we had a great time!

  • Kirsty - Winnettes November 4, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Wow! Everything looks so good! you clearly went to a lot of effort and it definitely paid off. I particularly like those mummy lanterns.

    • Kerry November 4, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      Thank you. It was a lot of effort, but the kids loved it which is the main thing! Thank you x

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