Happy Halloween, boys and ghouls! It’s time to put the Ghostbusters theme song on repeat and party like a six-year-old on a Twizzlers high! Or with a six-year-old with a Twizzlers high because these party ideas are fit for youngster Munsters.
I stopped by CTV Morning Live bright and early today to a) finally get to wear my Snow White costume on live television and b) share some of the coolest, ghoulest party ideas for the under six set. Here they are broken down for all you party fiends!
Pin the eye on the monster. All it takes? Some poster board rounded at the corners, a few gills made of tissue paper, and some paper eyes to hand out to the mini contestants.
Bonus? The finished monster is big enough to act as a photo booth backdrop.
Witch pitch! Don’t have a bunch of witch hats on hand? Make ‘em! Grab some party hats, paper plates and construction paper. Cut the paper plates to size, glue them to the hats (I used tacky glue, but a glue gun would work just as nicely).
Then paint the heck out of them (I used Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint that I had from another project). Add construction paper buckles et voila!
Now all you need are glow stick bracelets to serve as rings and you’ve got yourself a spooktacular ring toss game.
Mummy juice! These are just plain cute. Or at least they are once they’re mummified. Take a juicebox, remove the straw and then wrap in white tape (I used tensor bandages because the texture is perfect). Bring them to life with googly eyes if you want to get all 3D or a marker if you don’t.
Bloody Shirley Temples! These would be cool as shots at a grownup party too. Fill a small clear glass with 7-Up, Sprite or the like. Then take a syringe filled with grenadine and place it inside. So gross! So good!
Spooky shadow puppets! Turn out the lights, break out the flashlights and put on a terrifying puppet show. I drew the bat, Frankenstein’s monster and ghost by hand, but you can download guides if you’re too, ahem, scared. Cut them out, tape them straws and you’re set!
Dracula doughnuts! Take fangs, stick ‘em in doughnuts. So easy I can barely justify calling it a DIY.
Mystery jars! With a little imagination lasagna noodles and olive oil become brains, olives become eyeballs and popcorn kernels become monster fangs.
Party on, goblins! Thanks for having me, CTV Morning Live! Thank you, Larissa and Katie for all your help!
P.S. Watch the segment here.