Any haunted house.
Black balloons and
black crepe paper.
Any Halloween decorations
you may have.
"Specimen Jars" can be anything that has the potential
of looking yucky. Soak off labels and make new ones with what they would be in your
(baby food jar): Fingers
Shredded red cabbage or sour kraut: Brains
Hard boil eggs, crack shells and soak in tea, peel: Eyes.
Tip: Look down the food isles at the grocery store.
noose hanging. Add a cows tongue to the table. Dried ice
around punch bowl for effect.
1 plastic skeleton, apart at the waist
1 plastic table cloth
Boiled and oiled spaghetti
Lay skeleton on table and cover with cloth, except head. Slit area over stomach.
Place pan of spaghetti for guts. In heart area you can place something that
moves. I used a jumping spider (the kind on a air tube), turned upside down.
The flipper on the bottom would jump when we squeezed the puffer.
Create tombstones, These can be made from old plywood and spray painted
black and silver. Paint in the words.
Ted N. Buried
U. R. Next
Fester N Rot
Here Lies Good old Fred...A Great Big Rock Fell on His Head
This is really
gross but fun.
1 Cat litter pan
1 Cat litter scoop
1 large box Grape Nuts
1 large sack Tootsie Rolls (unwrapped)
Box powdered sugar
Mix the Grapenuts with the powdered sugar. Pour into litter box and add Tootsie
rolls, stir in. Set scoop in box. Let guests help themselves or offer while
Long chicken strips
6 oz egg noodles
and 8 oz spaghetti, cooked. Mix with 1 Tablespoon butter and 1 1/2 cups grated
cheddar cheese. Bake until melted. Sprinkle with bread crumbs (dirt) and bake
Dip nutter butter cookies in
melted while chocolate. Use two mini chocolate chips for eyes-- great ghost-- Stacey
Use Oreo cookies lift top put
three strands of licorice across cookie and put top back on. Use two dots of icing
to anchor red hots for eyes.-- Stacey
Make a punch from Orange
Kool-Aid and float plastic spiders in it. (not for very young children)
Need 1 large
pumpkin. Cut open lid for pumpkin and loosen up the insides. Remove some
of the insides. Place coins, or small plastic toys, inside pumpkin guts. Have
kids place hand inside to find their prize. OR instead of pumpkin guts, clean out
pumpkin completely and add spaghetti.~ angela
Games and Activities:
Need boxes with lids with a different "spooky" item in each one. Decorate
the boxes with special effects, spider webs etc. Inside put...
bones (fresh carrots or use well cleaned
brains ( tofu- round off the edges)
grapes or oiled olives)
fingers (hot dogs or cheese sticks)
from an old doll, an old wig or saved silk from corn on the cob)
a latex surgical glove with water, drape it over a bowl to give it some shape and freeze
it. Just before the party, stick it in a tray of dirt, sand, or rice so your guests has to
feel around in the dirt for the "buried hand".)
liver (a (half of a canned peach)
a soft flour tortilla)
Halloween banner: Felt, small dowels, ribbon, sm. plastic eyes, glue.
Prepare before hand -take a felt square, you are going to want to fold one end over the
down and glue down. Tie the ribbon to the each end for hanger.
Prepare cut out of ghosts, moon, bats, etc (for young kids, older kids could cut their
Kids glue the figures onto the banner, add eyes and any other thing you have to decorate
Take a cotton ball, fluff out to ghost shape. Add eyes and tape on back to wear.
Large black pom-poms, plastic eyes, wings cut from construction paper or craft foam.
Craft foam, glue
Pre-cut shapes - pumpkin, stem, eyes, noses, mouths, etc all different shapes are great.
Let the kids design their own pumpkin face on their foam pumpkin.
For a less
scary Halloween. Offer grilled hot dogs, popcorn and cheese
puffs served from a caldron. Hay wagon rides, pulled by a riding
lawn mower. Have everyone come in costume and bring their own
decorated pumpkin. Could have contests for both costumes and
pumpkins. Hide candy in loose hay/straw and let kids find it.paper, it
just won't last as long).
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