Without a doubt, many people find it difficult to host a children’s party. From planning down to implementation, there’s just too much to do with so little time. But the level of stress is much higher when hosting unique party concepts, like looking for appropriate Halloween birthday party ideas that don’t really scare people away.
There are many individuals who were born on Halloween, so they really no other choice but to celebrate their birthdays while the world is also celebrating Halloween. For this, parents of children have to know exactly what things to put in the goody bags that have a balance between a birthday and a Halloween.
Also some other elements of the birthday need to be carefully planned out such as what type of entertainment fits for this kind of event as well as who should be invited.
Because not all are used to the idea of celebrating a birthday in the Halloween, it is indeed a tough decision for parents alike in making sure that their kids are getting the best experience even if they are celebrating their special day in a date when most children are doing trick-or-treat.
When choosing a Halloween theme, consider:
Age of the celebrator/guests
Although kids love to dress up, you also need to consider the age of the celebrator as well as the guest when deciding which theme you want to have. It is because Halloween involves morbid icons, some themes are just so disturbing and some kids may find it very disturbing.
You might also want to ask for insights from other parents whether their child is comfortable dressing up in Halloween costumes or seeing kids dressed up creepy.
It’s also very important to take note of the place where the party is to be held so you and other parents can carefully the attire and what to expect. If it’s going to be held at the beach or at the pool, then parents might need to bring extra clothing just in case their children decide to take a dip into the water.
Although food is not that big thing among kids, for as long as they are well entertained with the activities, hosts should still carefully choose what food to prepare. Generally, it’s common to ask parents about possible allergies their children might have as well as other important aspect about food.
Food preparation is very crucial so as to ensure the safety of the guest, especially since majority of the guests are children who might have delicate tummies and are prone to food poisoning. In fact, there were several reports of food poisoning in birthday parties because of poor food handling and preparation.
To avoid issues like this, it’s best to hire professional caterers to handle all your food concern and all you have to do is just pay and they will do everything for you. However, you will still have to sit down with them to sort things out and discuss every detail of your party requirement.
Of course the very first and common way of celebrating a birthday in Halloween is to celebrate the way many people are doing it. However, instead of the traditional trick-or-treat where children roam around the neighborhood doing door-to-door, you can hire a magician and scatter plenty of treats around the corner.
So instead of trick-or-treat, it becomes trick-and-treat. While kids are busy munching on different goodies and treat they can find all over the place, a child-friendly magician is entertaining them. It’s very important to emphasize that the magician’s tricks must be appropriate to the age of the children.
Children are very easy to work with when it comes to activities and games. Because they are very participative, having games such as scavenger hunt can be a fun way to entertain them for a Halloween birthday party.
Of course, the items that they should retrieve must have something to do with Halloween and something about the celebrator. You can make this event more fun by incorporating scary items that they need to retrieve such as a skull or an item hidden inside a coffin. But since most of these items are morbid and most children will surely find it disturbing, it’s really up to you to decide which item you wish to include. Just remember that this activity has to be fun in a scary kind of way and not scary as traumatic.
Kids just love dressing up and even if it means dressing up as their favorite Halloween characters, they really don’t mind that. As an idea, you can have a costume party and you can ask your children guest to dress like their favorite Halloween characters.
It’s the best time to bring out the creative side of your child as well as their friends by showcasing their favorite Halloween characters. Events such as this don’t only teach the children how to dress or learn to behave when in public, but most importantly, it taught them basic social skills that they can use as they grow older in life.
Night of surprise
Kids just love surprises. But in some ways, it’s for the best to just leave out the surprise part and let them be involved in making their own party more fun. Also, it’s actually a nice idea to let them be involved in the planning part of it so they get the chance to decide which one works for them and which one doesn’t.
Depending on the age of the child, some parents would still prefer to not get the celebrator involved in the planning process as it will just ruin the most exciting part and it might lose the element of surprise, which the majority of younger kids really love.
Regardless of celebrating a birthday on a Halloween or in ordinary days, there are 101 reasons to be thankful for. For children, it’s the best time to savor another year that was given to you and to thank your parents for their unwavering support from day 1 in your life up until today. So don’t waste that chance.