Spooktacular Feast Halloween Party
This party is great fun but will require a little adult help and will be a topic of conversation for days... be sure to have your camera or video camera handy. If you video tape it then play it back for the guests to have a second laugh.
a Spooky Menu
this menu needs to be copied for each guest to check off or order what they want.
Be sure not to include the real food name or description... you want them to be surprised at what they get... also remember if they don't order the Jack's Ripper, grave digger or witches broom... they eat with their fingers and if they forget the ghost then they have to use their sleeve!
Delight = Mac and Cheese
Tombstone = Garlic Bread
Bat Bones = Shoestring Potatoes
Vampires Blood = Red Punch or Juice
Slime Balls = Carmel Apples
Monster Toes = Little Smokies with a piece of tortilla on the end and ketchup
Spider Traps = Rice Krispy Treats with little spiders on them
Creepy Crawlers = Jell-O with Gummy Worms
Ghost = Napkins made into little ghosts by placing a piece of candy in it as the head and tying with string
Witch's Broom = Fork
Grave Digger = Spoon
Jack's Ripper = Knife
Use your imagination for more spooky menu items! Your guests will order from the menu (you need servers and food must be out of sight either behind a partition or in another room). If they don't order a utensil... then they eat with their fingers. You can make this a several course meal by splitting up some of the items or tell your guests to choose a couple for the first course and then they will get two more chances to order.
Use a cookie cutter or stencil of a pumpkin and create out of orange construction paper. Use black construction paper to make the face. Be sure to fold your paper before tracing the pumpkin and do not cut the fold - have the stem touch the top of the fold. Inside... write: "Come to our Spooktacular Feast" then give the date, time, place and RSVP information. NOTE: Costumes Required - only goblins and ghouls are allowed entry...
Let your children use their imaginations... they can create felt or constructions paper decorations using stencils, cookie cutters or free hand art work.
Make tissue ghosts.
Use spider webs with plastic spiders.
Use an old white sheet or fabric and spray with tea water in a squirt bottle then cut or rip holes and hang around the house. Cover furniture with these old rags too.
You can create a dark room by covering the windows with black paper or aluminum foil.
Be sure to get those black and orange light bulbs for your lighting in the room.
Play spooky music.
Create edible decorations - using veggies, pumpkins filled with goodies - they make great bowls to server your food in.
Place pumpkins and corn stalks along the walkway or in front of your door.
Use a costume and create your own spooky scarecrow to sit by the door or anywhere in the room - or create several to just hang around your party. Click Here for more pictures and how to's for decorating
Get Halloween cello bags or orange cello bags and fill with candy, spiders and other plastic Halloween toys.
The dinner or lunch will take some time and will be lots of fun but if you want to do another activity... then let the kids do the Monster Mash. Let your child create a special dance to the Monster Mash song and then they can teach it to their friends... or another version would be to tie a balloon to a piece of string and then tie the string to their ankles. Each guest will drop the balloon on the floor and during the song Monster Mash they will try and mash the others balloons. The last one left with a filled balloon wins.