Hi there, Lindsey here. I just wanted to tell you about a super fun Halloween party we threw on Tuesday! In our church I work with the young women (girls ages 12-18) and we decided that in October we wanted to throw a Halloween party for the primary kids. You've heard my mom talk about working in the Primary. Primary kids are ages 3-11.
The week before the Halloween Party, the Young Women met together to come up with ideas of fun games and activities to do with the kids. Here is a list of the ideas they came up with:
We had a lot of fun coming up with ideas and each chose a booth or two that she would be in charge of running. I handled making these certificates for the costume contest. We came up with ten different categories. Here is the one for "The Most Historic Costume." My daughter won "The Most Disney Costume." She is being Luisa from Encanto this year because "Luisa is super strong and so am I!"
At the beginning of the Halloween party we had the primary kids line up and march around together to music while the Primary Presidency (the adult leaders who make sure everything in Primary is running the way it should) judged each costume and came up with the winners for each.
Then we started the festivities with every kid being able to go around to each booth. At every booth there were prizes.
I handled the Mummy Bowling. My daughter had bought me a toy bowling set for mother's day three years ago (it resides in her bedroom in case you were wondering.) It came with ten plastic pins and two small plastic bowling balls. When one of the young women suggested Halloween bowling I was so glad we had it on hand!
To make the mummies I cut toilet paper into strips and then wrapped the pins up in toilet paper. Then my daughter drew different faces on all of them. we wrapped the balls too and my daughter said it was going to be a Mummy battle!
At the church I set up the pins between two chairs and I wrapped twine around the chairs to keep the pins from going too far away.
The kids had two chances to knock the pins over. If they knocked any pins over they got 1 piece of candy. If they knocked them all over they got two pieces of candy. If they didn't knock any over their consolation prize was... a piece of candy. (Our goal here was for the kids to have fun!)
For the Ghost Hunt I made twenty of these little ghosts and taped them up around the gym. Throughout the night the kids counted up how many ghosts they could find and the ones who found the most won a prize! These ghosts were so easy to make! I wrapped a tissue around a cotton ball and tied it off with one of my daughter's small elastic hair tie. Then I drew the little ghost faces on with a sharpie marker.
My daughter really loved everything, but was excited to get a unicorn painted on her face. She was also excited by the glow in the dark fangs she won at one of the booths. We gave each of the kids small treat bags to hold their candy and prizes in as they went around to each booth.
She also especially loved the "Ghost Face" game. She had to stick her face in a pile of whipped cream to find the candy corn hidden in it. Her face looked like a ghost face when she was done because of the whipped cream all over it.
The Spider racing was a perfect game for little kids. You take straws and blow through them to get your toy spider to move. The first one to the finish line wins!
The Eyeball Racing game was just like the egg spoon race game where you have to balance an egg on a spoon and "race" from one end to the other without your egg falling off. However, instead of eggs we used plastic toy eyeballs.
The Haunted Table was the "scariest" thing we did with the kids. The table was set up with a sheet and kids had to reach their hand in to feel "eyeballs" (peeled grapes), witch's fingers (carrots), brains (chopped mushrooms), and a pile of nerves (spaghetti). Then they had to guess what each thing actually was.
Towards the end of the party we gathered all the kids around to play Halloween Bingo. One of the women who works in the Primary already had cards made up that she's used in the past with the older primary kids. Since it was all words we teamed up a reader with a non reader. The board had all Halloween words. We played until three teams had gotten Bingo. Then we took a group picture and announced the costume contest winners.
The Primary kids had a blast at this Halloween Party, and the Young Women absolutely loved throwing it for them! I hope this will give you ideas for your own Halloween Party, and have a fun and safe Halloween!
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!