family halloween party tips for success

Halloween can be a night of dark, scary things  (especially if you have teenagers in the house.)  

For a family Halloween party, think creative, themed food, such as these spider-like deviled eggs.

Even if you do, there are ways to make October 31 a family affair.

The night actually lends itself to kids parties, as parents are chaperones for their little trick-or-treaters. 

So make it festive this year with a family halloween party, complete with party decorations such as balloons in orange and black, or paper streamers.

These family Halloween party ideas can help make the festivities of October 31 a family-friendly affair.

  1   Host a Family Halloween Party Pre Trick-or-Treating

Invite the grandparents and your child's friends and family to go pre-party trick-or-treating. An optimal number is between 5 and 10 kids and associated families.

  2   Do It Up

Give little pre-party favors: Give each kid a plastic pumpkin for trick-or-treating.

  3   Serve Healthy Fast Food

Cut cookies into fun pumpkin or cat shapes for a dessert treat; make deviled eggs part of your party finger food offerings.

  4   Create Your Own Halloween Costume Parade

Take a photo of each child in costume. Place it in their pumpkin. Give prizes (or ribbons) for each costume.

  5   Plan to Go Trick-or-Treating as a Group

Send the young kids out first before dark. Then they can help mom (or the grandparents) answer the door and hand out candy while the older kids are out on the prowl. Get trick-or-treating safety tips here.

  6   Meet Back at the House to Count Noses and Compare Takes

Dessert for the grown-ups. Candy (natch) for the kids.

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