Whether you are throwing a Halloween party for close friends and family or having an at-home celebration, these Halloween party ideas will deliver monstrous fun!! Create food, decorations, and games that all feature adorable monsters! This kids’ Halloween party is kid friendly and silly rather than scary—perfect for all ages, from toddler to elementary school age. Your monster mash will be a scream for party guests and family members! If you are staying more socially distant this fall, a party at home is still a lot of fun and lets you celebrate the holiday. Make this Halloween a ghoulish delight with these Halloween party ideas for kids.
Halloween Party Food
Try some of these creative and yummy recipes for your monster-themed Halloween party!
Monster Apple Treats
These green monster mouth treats are silly and healthy to snack on! Cut green apples into quarter slices. Then cut a quarter piece out from the skin side, careful not to break through all the way. Cover this section in peanut butter. Stick slivered almonds into the apple to form teeth along the top and bottom of the mouth. Slice strawberries and stick one slice into the mouth for the tongue. Use M&M’s for eyes and stick them onto the top using peanut butter. Kids will love these mini green monsters that pack a sweet crunch!
This ghoulish green concoction will thrill kids of all ages! Microwave green or purple candy melts, stir until smooth, and then pour over the popcorn. Mix well to combine. If you can’t find colored candy melts, use white chocolate and add green food coloring to create the desired color. Mix in gummy worms to create a gooey, wormy treat any monster would love!
Homemade Monster Pizza
Get creative making your own pizza monster at home! Homemade pizza is loads of fun. Create mini pizza monsters for the kids and a mega monster. Using fresh dough and ingredients, homemade pizza is extra tasty and fun to make. Create monster mouths with teeth using green paper. Make eyes from black olives. Cut pepperoni into triangles to give your monster horns and sprinkle sausage pieces around the face if your monster has a bad case of warts!
Mini Hotdog Mummy Monsters
These mummy monsters are simple to make! Just wrap dough around mini hotdogs and bake until the dough is golden brown. If your family doesn’t like traditional hot dogs, try using turkey hotdogs or veggie dogs.
This frightful food is a perfect Halloween dessert! Use a gingerbread man cookie cutter to cut out your favorite cookie dough. Bake and then decorate your little monsters with frosting fangs, red candy eyes, and chocolate sprinkle clothes. Kids will love making their very own monster treat!
Monstrously Fun Party Decorations
No Halloween party is complete without adorable monster decorations! Try decorating your party with some of these fun ideas below.
Monsters for the Table
Decorate your table with adorable monster friends! Paint plastic cups and draw monster faces. Then scatter them across your food table and party space.
Decorate balloons to look like funny monsters! Cut out eyes, mouths, horns, and more from construction paper! Then tape them onto your balloons to create a colorful group of monsters.
Streamers make every party fun…but have you heard of monster streamers? Create paper monsters with streamers for legs that can hang from the ceiling, a fireplace mantle, or a window! These Halloween party decorations set a not-so-spooky scene for kids.
Giant Wall Monster
Turn your wall into a giant monster! Tape a paper border about a foot inside the wall, using painter’s tape. Cut out large paper eyes and stick them above the paper border. Add white paper triangles for teeth below the paper border and give your monster a mouth. Now your wall looks like a larger-than-life monster friend!
Halloween Party Games and Activities
These monster-themed Halloween party games for kids are a scream!
Monster Mash Freeze Dance
Turn on your favorite Halloween tunes, including the “Monster Mash”, and dance until you hear the music stop! Once it stops, freeze in place. Anyone still moving is out! The last one standing is the winner and receives a piece of candy.
Monster Costume Relay
Each child in the house has to grab pieces of their monster costume, put them on, and reach the finish line first! Use home items and craft supplies for costume pieces. For example, a mummy monster would have to wrap themselves in toilet paper. A furry monster would have to put on gloves, a feathery boa, and a furry hat. Use whatever you have around the house! Kids will pause at different stopping points to put on more of their costume until they reach the end. The winner takes a victory lap and dances like the monster they are dressed.
This storytime is all about monsters! Pick your favorite monster-themed children’s books for a spooktacular reading time. Try a monster book like Open This Name, which is both interactive and personalized with the child’s name throughout the story! In the story, monsters try to help the child put the letters of their name in the correct order. This personalized children’s book is a funny story for Halloween that will excite your little monsters!
Pin the Horns on the Monster
Put a monster-ific spin on a favorite children’s game! Create your own monster face out of colored craft paper and stick it to a wall. Then cut out monster horns. Wearing a blindfold, kids will try to tape the horns onto the monster’s head!
Pumpkin Monsters Craft
Decorate your own friendly monster for Halloween! This kid-friendly craft activity is perfect for children of all ages. Use markers or paint and decorate a pumpkin to look like a monster’s face! Try making a one-eyed cyclops monster, a mummy monster, a goofy monster with googly eyes, or a colorful monster with lots of stripes. Express your creativity in endless ways! When you are finished, put your monster pumpkin outside to decorate for Halloween.
Monster Mask Activity
Create your own monster mask to wear at home or as part of your Halloween costume! Using a paper plate, cut out holes for the child’s eyes. Add a nose and mouth, then decorate the rest using markers, paint, glitter, and other craft supplies. Tie the paper plate to the child’s face with string and you have a super cool monster mask!
We hope these kids’ Halloween party ideas help you plan a fun and silly monster party. Have a monster mash bash and get crazy like a party monster!