Halloween Party Details + Egg Hunt for Kids
October 18, 2020 1 CommentCategory: Entertaining, Kids' Parties, Motherhood
Tags: Candy hunt, Halloween, Outdoor Party
We hosted an outdoor Halloween party last week and I have to say, it was so much fun!
Even though Halloween and trick-or-treating won’t look the same this year, we still wanted to do something festive with our neighbors so Chloe and I decided to host a pandemic-friendly outdoor party for our block. We had a table of treats and stuffed 200 eggs and hid them around the yard and all the kids went looking for them. We also set up an arts and crafts table so the kids could be entertained while the adults socialized. Win, win for everyone! It also gave the kiddos an extra excuse to wear their costumes!
I have to say, Chloe was my right hand helper with all of the set-up and she even helped with the food and drink prep. She loves getting involved in the action ( “Mom, can I have another task!?” haha) and is already such a great hostess! Love watching her come into her own.
The party started at 4pm so we just had little bites for the kiddos including munchkins (they now have pumpkin and apple cider ones!), cupcakes, cookies, clementine pumpkins and Chex Mix with candy corn mixed in for color. I also made these Spooky S’more gift bags for the kids.
For the adults, I made a super simple seasonal cocktail which consisted of 1 bottle of Carmel Vodka and 1 balloon of Apple Cider. That’s it! Just two ingredients and it was soooo good. For an extra fun touch, I wrapped our drink dispenser in toilet paper so it looked like a mummy.
I also made some Jell-O shots by mixing together one packet of green Jell-O and 1 cup of vodka. I added “eye balls” and “fingers” I found at the Dollar Tree for a spooky touch.
Thanks to We Events, we had such a festive and fun balloon installment that took center stage at the party. I love the mix of colors and sizes and how she incorporated stickers and even props like a witches hat into the design. If you need balloons for a birthday or any holiday celebration, Jessie from We Events is amazing and can work within your budget to make a custom balloon installment. She will travel outside the city too!
Tip: go to your local Dollar Tree for seasonal decorations before spending tons elsewhere! Chloe and I also went to the Dollar Tree in Logan Square which has the BEST seasonal goodies for only $1. From the spider webs to the napkins and plates, they have everything you could need to decorate for a Halloween party without breaking the bank. I then ordered the rest off of Amazon (links are all below!).
We decided to do a candy hunt because it’s not only fun for the kiddos but a safe activity during this pandemic. All kids wore their masks as they hunted for eggs filled with candy. We also had a table for arts and crafts. How cute are these scavenger hunt bags below? Only $20 for 12 of them!
Everyone had so much fun, adults included! Cant wait to do it again next year! Happy Halloween!