When it comes to planning a Halloween party for preschoolers, less is always more! Focus the party around Halloween colors—black and white or orange and green—and choose a kid-friendly, holiday-inspired theme, such as a costume gala or a harvest festival. Once you have the theme, pick out a few playful games, colorful decorations, and tasty treats to match. Keep the details simple, and tackle the planning with your preschooler to maximize the fun for everyone!
Set up a simple photo booth with a large white sheet, and fill a large box with various dress up items: hats, coats, masks, and props. Children can take turns dressing up and having their picture taken. For a backyard party, turn the dress up play into a relay match. Each preschooler dons a costume and runs to the end of a course marked by luminaries. For decorations, hang a few choice costumes like wall art around your home, interspersed with holiday-hued balloons and streamers. For a playful take on refreshments, offer small oranges with chocolate coin hats and cookies decorated to look like pirates, princesses, monsters, and ghosts!
Go for a harvest festival feel by setting up a few different game stations around your home or across your yard. Turn a large piece of cardboard into a giant jack-o-lantern, and then have bean bags on hand that can be tossed through its open mouth. A small, stemless pumpkin and some rice or water filled plastic bottles can become the ball and pins for a bowling alley. Scatter a few pumpkins of various sizes in a small cluster, and set a stack of tossing rings nearby. For larger pumpkins, use a hula hoop and have two children make the toss together. Fizzy orange punch and a snack mix with black and orange chocolate candies will help to round out the fun!
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