10.06.2013

Halloween Party Ideas

Oh my goodness! Where is time going? I am still trying to get over the fact that summer is gone and over and it's already October? I guess time flies when you are a first grade teacher!!!

I wanted to share some pictures from last year's Halloween party. I have always been blessed with *amazing* room parents and the parents that planned this party really went to town! (My sister from the Best Day Ever Blog helped plan everything!) The kids had a blast and it was quite an event! Most of the activities were done as a center and we rotated every 15-20(ish) minutes.


Have you every tried Monster Juice?? It's DELICIOUS!!! 
Really -- I came right home and made it for the mister and he loved it!


Materials Needed for Monster Juice: Halloween Straws, Party Cups, Sprite, Cotton Candy, Gummy Worms, Swedish Fish, and Popping Bobas. (BTW: Popping Bobas are amazing!! If you haven't tried them, you need to! They are yummy on cheesecake, ice cream, other desserts.)

Monster Juice Directions: Place a small spoonful of Popping Bobas, 3 Swedish Fish, and one gummy worm in the bottom of the party cup. Fill with Sprite, add straw, and one Swedish Fish to the top of the cup. Have students add a small amount of cotton candy and watch their Monster Drink fizz!

 This drink isn't just fun to make, it's delicious and your students will love it!


A caramel apple bar is always a crowd pleaser! You can use your imagination, but you basically need an array of apples, caramel, chocolate chips, candy corn, sprinkles, marshmallows, etc! My students had so much fun decorating their caramel apples, that they almost didn't have enough time to eat them!


Halloween is all about dressing up, right?!? One of my room moms set up this awesome "photo booth" and brought tons of costumes, hats, glasses, wigs, etc. We got some really hilarious pics of the kids and they giggled the whole time! So much fun!



Don't Eat Pete is another favorite and it's so easy to throw together. 
Click {here} to download it for free and to learn more about how to play. 


This next game, The Sounds of Halloween - Listening Lotto, is fun to play in a whole group setting. Instead of calling out the picture, your students have to listen to the "sounds of Halloween" in order to know which spot to mark. Last year, my students loved it and I'm definitely going to play it with my sweeties this year. Click {here} to check it out!


My students also loved making their Halloween Ghost Glyphs last year and they made for some pretty cute decorations during our Halloween party.



The ghost glyph can be found in my Oh, So Spooky Halloween unit on TpT. It includes lots of fun Halloween activities that you can do with your class all month long!


What fun things do you do for your Halloween party??? Please share!!

14 comments:

  1. We usually do Halloween craft and game rotations. :) I love the monster juice idea! :) Bforbes89@gmail.com

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  2. We are not allowed to celebrate Halloween :( But I may have to use the juice idea with my own kids.
    Tania
    My Second Sense

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  3. I love your " Don't Eat Pete" game. Can't wait to play this in groups with my class! Thank you!

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  4. A photo booth is downright brilliant. I have a couple of rockin' mommy helpers this year . . . I bet I could talk them into it :) Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Umm October, no way-right?! How did we miss September. Guess we blinked! That Monster juice idea with the cotton candy is fabulous! Never tried it with cotton candy-how fun!!! We love your Don't Eat Pete too!
    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

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  6. Lindsey I've missed you!! Hope you are doing well :)

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  7. Those drinks look absolutely fabulous! We usually bypass the party part and the kids do a presentation for their parents--but I might have to add some of those goodies this year ! :)

    NotJustChild'sPlay

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  8. Your ghost glyph is so cute!! :) The photo booth idea is brilliant!

    Sugar and Spice

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  9. Those Halloween drinks look amazing - I could never pull those off!

    Love to Learn

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  10. What flavor of bobas do you recommend? I have never heard of these before! Is the drink any good without them? The price is a little out of my range :)

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  11. I loved playing "don't eat pete" as a kid. The monster version you have is adorable! I am having a giveaway on my blog. Come and check it out!

    Alyse
    Keep Calm and Apple On

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  12. I just made the popping boba's drink with my kids! They loved it! Thanks for the idea :)

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thanks for the love ♥

 
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