Host a Halloween Party with Tricks and Treats
Spooktacular Table Setting
Get kids ready for a ghastly good meal with festive plates and napkins and personalized place cards.
Costumes are optional, but ask kids to come decked out in Halloween-inspired colors!
Set the Scene
Whether you're hosting a party in the backyard or a spooky old barn, putting up decorations will help get tiny trick-or-treaters in the Halloween spirit. Hang large paper pumpkins from the ceiling or tree branches in your backyard. Draw kooky pumpkin faces on the side using marker.
Put together a festive dessert display. Start by scouring your home for cool containers. Be creative and look for things you might not traditionally serve food in. (Just make sure that you clean it well and that you only serve pre-packaged treats in those containers. Or, line them with Halloween-inspired food-safe papers found at your local craft store.)
Crafty Candy Dishes
Get creative and make Frankenstein, ghost, and jack-o-lantern serving pieces with bowls and candle sticks from the dollar store. Fill each with bright and colorful candies to add color to your monsters' faces!
Not every decoration needs to be new or crafted. Reach into all those Halloween decorations in the basement or garage and select fun and creepy accents to complete the look.
Hang a festive banner over your table or in an entryway for an extra pop of color.
Serve Sweet Treats
Now that your tables are set, invite your guests to "Have A Sweet My Pretty" with your best witchy grin!
Keep Drinks Under Wraps
Boo-tiful beverage wrappers turn ordinary drinks into scary-good Halloween sippers.
Your guests may shiver at the sight of these creepy crawly cupcakes, but one bite and they decide this prank snack is quite a treat!
Capture cute moments by using conversation bubble photo props. Everyone will want to take a picture and you'll love sharing all the silly and spooky memories when the night is done!
Don't forget to send little ghosts and goblins home with a Happy Halloween favor. Fill bags with treats, or a few tricks, then seal with a frightfully fun sticker.
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