That being said, we decided this year to have a Halloween party.
So we handed out some invitations, I gathered up some crafts, thought of a few games, put some snacks out and I think it turned out pretty good.
When the kids arrived, they went into the dining room to decorate some bags for the "Candy Bounce." As soon as everyone got here, I had all the kids go outside and we started the games.
Game #1: Pumpkin Grab
I had about 20 mini pumpkins that we threw in a pile of leaves. The kids each took a turn and had 45 seconds to find as many pumpkins as they could.
I think the most pumpkins found by any one kid was 7.
It was a lot harder than I thought it would be!
After everyone had a turn, I had them all jump in and get all the pumpkins out. The kids had a ball!
Game #2: Candy Bounce
The kids and I blew up 4 bags of balloons and put them on the trampoline.
Then we added about 7 bags of candy.
Hubby got on the trampoline and bounced one kid at a time. They had 20 seconds to grab as much candy as they could. I could have let them go longer, but we ended up giving each kid 2 turns in the candy bouncer.
This was hysterical to watch. The kids had a great time.
After the games, the kids came inside for some craftiness. Of course, I had to make a cute presentation.
It's a sickness.
I'm sure there is some kind of fancy syndrome name for it like
HTMIC-Syndrome. (Have to make it cute).
There were two crafts ( I found them at Joanne's on sale awhile back):
Last but not least was the food.
Since I was entertaining kids from ages 6-10, it wasn't fancy (YooHoo, Bagel Bites, Doritos and Chex Mix) but it was cute! (HTMIC syndrome strikes again)
It was a blast and I think the kids (at least the girls) enjoyed it too!
Have a Happy Halloween!!