My kids love Halloween almost as much as Christmas, so Halloween is always a good excuse for having a party. Here are my favorite Halloween party ideas for kids from the past few years here at The Party Teacher.
Call them party cones, treat cones or tussie mussies, these cone-shaped treat holders are just plain cute! I love them for: Giving my family Halloween treats Presenting party favors Leaving the neighbors a “you’ve been boo’ed” surprise Hang them from a kitchen chair, your bed’s footboard, bedside table, or door knob. I’m sure you’ve seen […]
The hubs says I have not purchased enough candy. $35 and 350 pieces of candy later, I guess I’m headed back to WalMart. Otherwise, we’ll need one of these “we’re out of candy” signs for Halloween.
Did you have a favorite Halloween costume as a child? Mine was a witch costume, sewn by my mom. One of my twin girls feels the same way, and has dressed up as a witch for Halloween three times. (I have no sewing skills, but I can shop with the best of them.)
One of the big jumping off points for my Witch’s Tea Party was this black and white striped ribbon. I just loved how clean and crisp the pattern is, and wanted to be sure to incorporate lots of bows made from the ribbon. But there is a trick to getting your bows just right. I’ll […]
Of the desserts at our Witch’s Tea Party, I think the girls were most excited about the Witch’s Stockings. I make variations on this dessert all the time because it’s so quick and easy and goooood. (It honestly deserves the extra o’s.) If you’ve ever made Martha Stewart’s Icebox Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake, you know […]
When I styled my Vintage Tea Party, one of my absolute favorite elements was the floral teapot centerpiece. I decided to recreate the look for my Witch’s Tea Party (featured on Love the Day!) — but to figure out the DIY version. Enter: the styrofoam ball and a whole bunch of black silk roses. (I […]
I think it’s fair to say that my love of Charlie Brown has continued unabated since childhood. I got to thinking about poor Charlie Brown on Halloween, his pitiful ghost costume with way too many holes, and how “All I got was a rock.” Without a doubt, the round-headed kid needed a party!
Welcome to the third tutorial for my Zombie Princess Party! Don’t miss the super-easy how-tos for the zombie soda bottles and Princess Creepy Teeth, our dining table centerpiece. Today, I’m showing you how to make “bloody” napkins. Do zombies technically bleed? I’ll admit: I didn’t do a lot — well, any — research into zombie […]
Welcome to the second tutorial for my Zombie Princess Party! See the first tutorial — zombie soda bottles — here. Today, I’ll show you how to make Princess Creepy Teeth, our zombie party centerpiece. It’s really easy, and you need no crafting skills.
I didn’t have party printables for the Zombie Princess Party. (This sometimes happens when you dream up a wacky theme.) So that meant it was up to me to get creative with the decorative details. This week, I’ll share with you tutorials for my Zombie Princess Soda Bottles, the “bloody” hand print napkins, and Princess […]
If your kids love to trick or treat with their besties, try inviting the gang over for a pre-trick or treating Zombie Princess Party! I’ll show you how. (You could even invite the boys, ’cause you know they will like zombies!)
It’s Freebie Friday and I’ve found 20 more free Halloween printables that I can’t wait to share with you. I am loving these — especially the banners. I think if I had to choose one type of printable to use for a party, it would definitely be a banner. They are so flexible and offer […]
I honestly never thought I’d be inspired by black rats, but I suppose stranger things have happened at the dollar store. As I was checking out with a basket of 18 toy rats, the cashier looked up at me and said, “Lord, honey, what’re you gonna do with all those rats?” She looked very skeptical […]
I am loving the new free Halloween printables coming out this year! So clean and modern. Makes me want to have another Halloween party! Here are 25 of my favorite free Halloween printables. Maybe you can use them at your party!
Today, I’m over at Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams with the tutorial for my 3-D black rat Halloween art. I’m thrilled to participate in Keisha’s annual 13 Days of Handmade Halloween! (It started Monday, October 6, so don’t miss out on any of the great posts from your favorite party bloggers!) Missed the rest of […]
So if you saw my Black and White (and Rats!) Halloween Party on Monday, I teased that I also styled this party with an alternate bunting. I loved the black rats hanging by their tails in the original bunting — it appeals to my slightly twisted sense of humor, and I think every party should […]
This mommy got five hours to herself on a Saturday. FIVE whole hours, folks!! Jealous? So I decided to use that time to create another Halloween party for you! (The party was a far better option than cleaning my house.) This look is — of course — easy for you to recreate and low-cost.
From my front hall to yours … Happy Halloween! I’ve made the lasagna, charged my camera battery, and eaten my first candy. The girls will be home from school soon and we’ll start carving the pumpkins and roasting the seeds. Family will begin to arrive and the girls will start asking, “Is it time to […]
Just a bit of “use what you have” inspiration for you you today. This weekend, I took elements from our Halloween parties to decorate the two fireplace mantels in our home. In the family room, I created a trick or treat mantel, featuring a printable banner from Squared Party Printables and Halloween stockings from Designs […]