Halloween is the ideal time of year to revel in all things wonderfully weird. If you have kids, though, you may be wondering how to observe this holiday without giving your children nightmares for the rest of the year.
Hosting a hair-raising affair is only one way to celebrate this holiday. Oübly.com has come up with several fantastically imaginative and perfectly kid-friendly Halloween themed party ideas that children and adults alike can enjoy.
Creatures of the Night Shindig
You can’t go wrong when you enlist the help of Frankenstein, the Mummy, the Werewolf, and Dracula. You might invite the Creature from the Black Lagoon to join in the festivities as well. When you make “Creatures of the Night” your Halloween theme, you’re sure to have some of the most adorable vampires and other supernatural beings arrive at your door.
Parents can appreciate the timelessness of these iconic horror characters, and kids will love the chance to bare their fangs and claws. For added appeal, pop in a film from the 1930s or 1950s that stars one of these creatures.
The simple visual effects will likely have children laughing in delight instead of screaming in terror.
Hollywood Horror Blowout
Speaking of Hollywood, why not plan a party that showcases the famously spooky people – or things! – that Tinseltown has created over the years? All you have to do is ask your guests to dress up as their favorite horrifically bizarre character.
From Edward Scissorhands to the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, kids will have no shortage of just scary enough choices at their disposal.
If you intend to throw a bash for elementary school-aged children, you can have your attendees pick characters from their most beloved animated films.
Time Machine Soiree
Guests of any age are sure to have a great time at your party when “Time Machine” is the theme. The best part is that you can make your theme as broad or specific as you like!
Wish you could go back to the 1970s? Make sure everyone dresses up in their best polyester wear and platform shoes.
Wonder what it would be like to live in medieval times? Have your guests come as a knight, peasant, or lady fair. For an extra fun twist, request that every attendee come in costume as a famous person from the past and play a game to guess his or her historical alter ego.
Creepy Book Character Bash
Horror books can be incredibly scary when you let your imagination take control. That’s why a Halloween party with a literary theme can make for a truly memorable night.
Because your guests must rely on their own ideas of how the characters from their favorite books look, their costumes can be as elaborate as they desire. If your attendees need a little inspiration, point them in the direction of Grimm’s Fairy Tales or Where the Wild Things Are.
Even if your children aren’t old enough to watch Night of the Living Dead or 28 Days Later, they likely know exactly what a zombie looks like and dines on. They might even resemble one when you try to get them up in the morning!
Telling your kids that mom and dad are hosting a zombie-themed Halloween party will have them thinking they have the coolest parents in town. Letting them purposely destroy their clothing so that they can look like authentic zombies will only increase their excitement for this Halloween shindig.
As an added bonus, you can create a menu that includes eyeballs, extremities, and brains! (Or as they’re more commonly known, peeled grapes, finger cookies, and pasta.)
Oübly.com can help you create a Halloween party that will be long remembered by your family and friends. Our extensive collection of Halloween party invites can suit every theme for this spookiest of holidays. Simply check out our design options at Oübly.com to find your perfect Halloween invitation.
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