Last year I decided to throw a Halloween party with a few of my friends and their kids. It’s pretty cool that we all have kids around the same age and they love playing with each other. The party was a hit and I wanted to continue the tradition this year again. The party was during Fall break and more of the older kids got to join the fun this time around. We had a packed house, and the kids loved getting into the Halloween spirit!
The party was a potluck which makes it easier to host since everyone can help pitch in with food and treats. I made these frightful hot dog spiders, and I love the way they turned out. Just take a bun length hot dog, cut in half, then cut 4 slits on each side for the spider legs. Wrap a small piece of crescent dough in the middle and place 2 black sesame seeds for the eyes. Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes.
Another fun dish was this Jack o lantern veggie tray. We had a similar one last year, and it’s the perfect presentation to get some healthy veggies and still look festive.
Of course it wouldn’t be a Halloween party without sweets and treats. These ghost cookies were Boo-Tastic and went perfect with these graveyard pudding cups. The kids loved the ‘dirt’ aka crushed Oreos on the pudding.
It’s challenging to keep kids contained, I mean entertained lol, especially with a wide age gap. I had a craft table setup with foam cutouts and stickers that I found at the dollar store. This kept most of the kiddos entertained and they got to leave with a Halloween craft.
All the decorations and party ware were from the dollar store and some things that I recycled from last Halloween. I maybe spent $40 on decor, drinks, food, and supplies. Which is less than what I spent on their costumes! I love having fun themed parties, but it’s that much better when you don’t have to break the bank.
And finally we have the elusive group picture! This was the best one I can get, because let’s be real, getting 12 kids to look at the camera at the same time is like herding sheep! But don’t they all look adorable!
Happy Halloween Friends!