Halloween Party Favors for Kids
It's Time to Party... Halloween style!
Many families are now choosing to host a Halloween party for their children rather then sending them out onto the streets after dark. It's not a new concept but it is an option that is increasing in popularity.
Halloween is one of those special occasions that kids are anxious to see arrive so these parties can be a wonderful excuse to do a little pre-outing celebration to keep the kids amused while they wait for the big trick and treating adventure to begin.
It is also a great opportunity to pull the spider webs, plastic rats, rubber bats and black cats out from the back of your closet. When you host a children's Halloween party you need those essential creepy crawlies to bring the theme of your party to life. With that thought in mind let's take a peek at a few Halloween party theme favours for you to include into your event. An abundance of spooky party favors and sweet treats is a virtual guarantee to get your ghoulish guests into full party mode.
Guidelines for Crafting Great Halloween Party Favors
The guide-lines for children's Halloween party favours are actually quite basic. If it is sweet, gooey, spooky, orange, black, wiggles, jiggles, screams, or squeals, then it is ideal to be included in the list of acceptable Halloween party favors.
Let's face facts, kids love gross stuff and around Halloween the grosser the party favor is then the better it goes over. So stock up on eyeballs, detached limbs, and other gruesome body parts. You are gonna need them.
Kids love Halloween because it gives them the perfect opportunity to rake in as much sweet loot as time allows them to. A party for this occasion is usually another wonderful opportunity to do so.
Halloween Spookiness and Sweet Treats Fit Into This Holiday
In addition to the cookies and cupcakes a Halloween party will generally have quite a large supply of sweet goodies on hand to pop into Halloween party favor bags or to give out as prizes.
There are generally also quite a few non-edible Halloween themed party favours placed into the treat bags as well. If you do it right then these non food treats just might be surprising enough to make the monsters attending your party squeak and squeal in delight.
For children it is not the cost of the item that is important but more its uniqueness. For this holiday there are plenty of those that can be uncovered.
Non-Edible Halloween Treats can Definitely be Fun
Kids will be acquiring quite a bit of the sweet stuff if they are going out trick or treating so offering up some neat non-edible treats can be very exciting.
Halloween theme pencils, erasers, and notepads make great party favors and can be purchased in packages at most local dollar store for a very reasonable price.
Your local dollar store is actually a virtual treasure trove of Halloween party favors which are generally quite exceptional in value. Check them out.
If you are a little short of plastic and rubber bugs, bats, spiders, worms, and other creepy crawlies, then you might want to also stock up on these before your party.
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There are Some Very Cool Halloween Party Treat Containers
Your party favors can be given out in Halloween themed bags, black plastic kettles, or small cardboard boxes in the shape of pumpkins, ghosts, or coffins.
The kids could also make their own favor bags using small brown paper bags and decorating these with spooky faces they draw or paste on. Be sure they put their name on the bag they create and then hand them in to the host or hostess to fill with their personal stash of ghoulishly spooky treats.
There is only one rule to keep in mind when purchasing kid's Halloween party favors and that is to buy plenty.
You never know when you are going to need a few extra spiders, rats, or bats, and lets face the facts, where Halloween is concerned you can just never have too many body parts patiently waiting to be handed out.
Add a Little Spooky Creepy Into Your Halloween Party Theme
Most children who are school age completely understand that Halloween can be a little bit spooky and they don't mind in the least. Too scary is a no go but fun scary is a perfectly acceptable way to go for this holiday party.
So be sure to pick up a few body parts while you are at it. They come in candy, rubber, and plastic so you can pick your favourites. There are also rubber balls and bubble gum that are shaped as eyeballs. Other great party favours are Halloween themed rings, necklaces, and bracelets.
Children love stickers, and for Halloween you can find all kinds of pumpkin, skeleton, black cats, vampire, witch, and other ghoulish stickers that are perfect to hand out as party treats.
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