Host a Kids' Craft Party for Halloween

Invite your favorite little ghouls and ghosties over for a Halloween bash with tasty snacks, creative party games and cute take-home favors kids can craft.

Let Your Party Take Flight

For a fresh take on the traditional Halloween color palette, skip orange and instead rely on purple and lime green when setting up a snack station filled with treats and beverages so kids can help themselves. Print then cut out our free bat templates and attach them to the wall with glue dots for a fun photo backdrop. Place the largest bats near the bottom and smallest bats at the top for a trompe l'oeil effect.

Gather the Ghouls

A few weeks before the party, mail or hand-deliver this printable chevron invitation. Fill in the details so guests come ready for fun, food and crafts!

Crafty Party Disguises

Get kids crafting when they arrive with these cute witch's hat and black cat headbands they can wear during the party then take home as a favor. Not only are these headbands adorable, they're also a snap to make.

These Cupcakes Are Tops

Cupcakes are always a popular treat at kids' parties, especially when you bake them in coordinating chevron baking cups and top them with one of our free printable cupcake toppers.

Sweet and Salty Snack Mix

Whip up this tasty snack mix made with popcorn, pretzels, M&M's and white chocolate. This sweet-meets-salty mix is not only delicious but, if you use the right candy, it coordinates perfectly with the party's color scheme. Get the recipe.

Poppable Party Favor

Serve your snack mix in standard brown paper lunch bags, cut with pinking shears for a decorative, jagged edge. Add one of our free printable labels to each bag for the perfect finishing touch.

Witch's Brew

Embellished with our printable bottle wraps, these apple-green sodas go right along with the party's green and purple color scheme. Complete the look by tying coordinated striped straws to each bottle with baker's twine.

Mummified Snacks

Seriously, what kid doesn't love hot dogs? Wrapped in tasty pastry, these are a fun snack your guests can make themselves. Make a dozen or so ahead of time and have the supplies ready to help the kids make one of their own. Get the recipe.

Licorice Broomsticks

Kids will love crafting these easy witches' broomsticks. Made with a wooden candy stick, black licorice strings and baker's twine, these sweet treats get topped with one of our free printable flags for a fun favor they can take home. Learn how to make them now.

A Skeleton You Can Eat

These cute marshmallow skeletons are sure to make all your party guests smile. Make a few ahead of time to stock the snack table and provide all the supplies so the kids can craft their own. Get the tutorial.

Party Fun and Games

A few fun Halloween games will keep the kids busy between crafts. Start with our pin-the-spider-on-the-web game. Just like the classic we all played as kids, each child is blindfolded, then spun, before trying to place their spider closest to the web's center for the most points. Learn how to create the yarn web and download printable spider template.

Ghost Marshmallow Toss

Using just a few inexpensive supplies and our printable point labels, this is a game that will keep kids happily occupied for hours. Learn how to set up the game, plus download the point circles.

Minute to Win It

Here's a game that's a snap to set up and kids will love playing! All you need are sandwich cookies and a plate for each child. Have the kids compete to see who can stack the most cookies in one minute — without the cookies falling over. Time them to keep the game fair and have small prizes on hand to award to the winners.

Glittering Favor Bags

It's always fun for kids to leave any party with a favor bag filled with goodies. Use our printable templates to dress up small muslin bags with paint and glitter. Get step-by-step instructions and download templates

From: Marian Parsons and Kim Stoegbauer

Take-Home Treats

Fill the bags with candy or small Halloween-themed trinkets — like erasers, spider rings, stickers or temporary tattoos — for your guests to enjoy later.

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