Friday, October 3, 2014

Halloween Children's Party

Sometimes I feel like purchasing a Halloween costume is like buying a wedding dress.  It gets worn ONCE!  Most kids get so excited about their costume, so why not give them an extra excuse to wear theirs?!  Throw them a party! For this party, I collaborated with Daysigns by Day {here}.  These prints are perfect for a children's party with the little dressed up kids! 

Activity Table
Throwing a kids party always needs that extra bit of thought put into it because you don't want the kids to get bored at their own party!!  Adults can chit-chat the whole time, but the little ones need things to do.  I picked up a character pack at Dollar Tree with six different character that come a page of facial features and they make their own character.  $1!  Perfect!  Make a character and eat! What I have learned is children parties should never exceed two hours, at least when they are as little as Charlotte!

For this party, I set the snack table under the fireplace so the whole room can be open and welcoming (and to include my existing decorations).  Since this is not a huge production and only going to last not even two hours, I thought to combine snacks and goody bags.  Goody bags?? Basically they will be taking home their craft/activity,  a spider ring, and any other snacks they want to throw in!  But feel free to make goody bags if you want!  I had a TON of brown paper bags laying around, so it's a good way to get rid of a few ;) 


Also, don't be afraid to ask parents to bring a snack.  In this case, the party is for a play group.  Asking each parent to bring a "spooky" snack, is not inappropriate.  The candy dishes are from Target's Dollar Spot.  $3 each.  

A big thanks to Daysigns by Day for the adorable Halloween decorations.  Make sure you stop by her website {here} and Etsy shop {here}. 

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