Halloween is right around the corner! Every year we host a small neighborhood Halloween Party! We like to keep our Halloween Party simple and sweet. This makes the idea of hosting less stressful, especially with children.
Before trick or treating we have all the little ones over for some healthy snacks and spook-tacular fun! The Ziering Girls love to help me decorate! We set the neighborhood kids table using some of our favorite Halloween Party props that we find in dollar sections around town. The kids take over the backyard showing off their fun costumes. Here is a little peak into our party from Halloween 2015!
The girls love helping me make homemade caramel apples. They are such a fun, easy and pretty treat to make for your guests. I typically decorate them with nuts (since their are no allergies in our neighborhood) but you can do anything you would like! To make the apples, simply melt the caramel on the stove. Place sticks in the apples and dip! You have to immediately sprinkle on the decorations before the caramel hardens. Allow to cool then enjoy!
For mess free fun at our Halloween Party we decorate pumpkins using stickers and markers! This is a cheap and easy craft to help keep all the little ones busy while the adults are enjoying each others company.
For an easy snack that I know all the littles will love some eggs for protien in our messy spider scramble. We create some spooky peanut butter and apple mouths and a ghouly ghost banana! The kids gobble it up leaving very little room for the dreaded candy rush that comes later!
We love planning a family costume. Last year, Mia and I read all 5 books of the Wizard of Oz. We finished in October and Mia just had to be Dorthy. Ian and I ran with the theme. Mia told me that I had to be the Wicked Witch. (I wonder why!) Penna went as the good witch and Ian was more than excited to be the Scarecrow. We got the dogs in on the fun by dressing Sparky up as the Lion and Oscar as the tin man.
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Some of our past Halloween family themed costumes-