This year I decided to put my name in the hat for volunteering to help in my oldest’s classroom. When it came time to delegate duties, I realized I was the ONLY parent that signed up to help organize parties and activities with my son’s teacher.
I began feeling overwhelmed as the month of October approached. I am in charge of the entire Halloween party!? I am learning that there are a lot of moms in the same boat. I thought I would brainstorm through writing about things to do for these class parties.
What can one do with 30 kids for 45 minutes to celebrate halloween?
Here are some quick and easy Halloween parties that would be easy to facilitate for a large number of kids in a short period of time. Hope this helps any of you mommies out there with the same overwhelmed feeling.
I love this Witches Stew idea! First you cut out a bunch of cute halloween shapes from cardstock or construction paper. Then have the children use straws to pick them up by sucking on the straw and putting them into a cup. Whoever gets the most in the cup in a certain period of time wins.
You could also do mystery boxes of spooky items. Go HERE for full tutorial on how to make these boxes and ideas of what to put inside of them! So fun! I know my kids would love this activity.
My son’s teacher also wants a craft for the kids to do during the party. Here are a couple of craft ideas.
This is the time of year we usually put out bird feeders. I like the idea of having the kids create homemade bird feeders out of pinecones. Go HERE for full instructions.
I think I am going to have the kids make spooky fall centerpieces for thier tables! These fall trees are really easy to make and are really cute.
You could also have a make your own trail mix bar where they create a healthy snack to counter balance all the candy they will be getting. You could name each item a fun name. Pretzels could be skeleten bones, raisins could be shrivelled eyeballs, peanuts could be magic beans, M&Ms could be spider eggs etc.
If you don’t see any ideas that strike your fancy. Check out THIS list. Party games galore!
If you are interested in more Room Parent party ideas, you can follow my Room Parent board on Pinterest. I will be adding more ideas as the year goes on.
One thing I have to remember is the most important thing is that the kids have fun! Hope you have a spooky Halloween!
About Author Leah Otto
Leah Otto: Leah grew up in Western Colorado. Wife of local business owner and mother of two amazing boys. She is a self proclaimed busy body who goes nonstop. Whether it is a DIY project, a children’s party, a great meal to cook, or a fun craft project with friends you can be sure that Leah will have her hands in at least two at any given time. She plans children’s birthday parties through local company Giggle Tree Events, and blogs on Mommyinthemountains.com. Fun with her kids is always at the top of her agenda and loving the good times that our lovely Colorado life makes possible.