With Halloween just around the corner, take a look at these fun party ideas to set the mood for a super scary kids' party
Give the kids something to scream about with a Halloween party and decorate the house with all sorts of creepy crawlies for a super spooky feel. Use cotton batting to make authentic looking cobwebs around the house and hang from doors and staircases. Or, why not make some Halloween themed bunting but cutting out orange and black paper in the shape of bats and pumpkins and tying together with string. For more inspiration take a look at our ideas below and go all out this Halloween.
Spooky party bags
Give plain brown paper bags a scary makeover. Cut out Halloween motifs out of black paper (think bats, spiders, cobwebs etc) and stick on to brown paper bags for fun party bags. If you don’t have time to make them check out the Halloween Bat felt bag, £1, Poundland.
We’ve all carved a pumpkin and it’s not the tidiest of jobs! Try this funky découpage idea. Buy a paper mache pumpkin and cover with strips of paper and stick down with glue. We went for a black and white theme but you could use be traditional and stick to orange or go for a modern vibe with a vibrant fluoro colour. Try the Paper Mache pumpkin, £5, Hobbycraft.
Creepy wall stickers
Pop few creepy wall stickers around the house. Rats and mice look great on skirting boards! Make your own by cutting out creepy shapes from black sticky back plastic (just be careful which surfaces you use them on as they may strip paint from walls). Alternatively pick up the Spooky Halloween wall stickers, £8, Notonthehightstreet.com.
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For a really simple idea print off black and white Halloween prints like the ones above and frame to give a sideboard or table the party treatment. Try Ribba frame, £2.25, Ikea.
No party is complete without party food! Be creative with some ghoulish treats. Get the kids to decorate their own cookies and give a prize for the best one. Try the Halloween cookie cutters, £4.98, Lakeland.