Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. I love all things plaid, boots, the leaves changing colors, the crisp cool air, camping and Halloween. I am not a fan of personally dressing up but I love seeing the kids dressed up. For fun, I combined all of my favorite things about autumn and hosted a Spooktacular Halloween Camping party. Here is how you can join in on the fun and host your own Halloween Party (with or without the camping).
- If it is warm enough, defiantly book a campsite at your nearest KOA. Check their event calendar; they might have a Halloween themed weekend complete with trick-or-treating, a Halloween costume contest and more!
2. Make a list of who to invite and start making phone calls. I invited all of my nieces and nephews and we made it a memorable family event.
3. Paint or Carve Pumpkins. We went with pumpkin painting because I didn’t want the hassle of cleaning up pumpkin guts. If you’re going to carve pumpkins, check out this recipe for the best roasted pumpkin seeds EVER.
4. Play Games. We played bingo and did a little pumpkin bowling. Too fun! You can do a pumpkin broom-sweeping contest, find the eyeball in the haystack game or pin the spider on the web! Options are endless! Check out the different games on my Autumn Splendor Pinterest board.
5. Have yummy treats. We had trick-or-treaters so I had Welch’s Halloween Fruit Snacks available for all the scary witches, buzzing bees, clowns, ghosts and goblins! My little niece doesn’t’ eat candy; she is just perfecting her walking so the Welch’s Halloween Fruit Snacks were the perfect treat. They’re made with real fruit and have no preservatives. They’re also shaped like pumpkins, witches, bats, ghosts and castles. Too cute! Thanks Welch’s® Fruit Snacks for sending us the yummy treats to sample and share!
6. Decorate and be festive! We strung pumpkin lights, had light up ghosts that said boo, dressed up in costumes and had spooky music playing. Everyone got in the spirit!
What ideas do you have for hosting the best ever Halloween Party? Share ideas, recipes, blog posts and more in the comment section below!
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