Did you, like me, find yourself volunteering to run your child's Halloween Party only to realize suddenly that it's THIS FRIDAY???? I know, I have no idea why they are doing it Friday instead of Monday (I could reeeeally use that weekend to make some cute things happen) but Friday it is.
Thankfully Pinterest has come to the rescue for the gajillionth time. I have the party all planned and it will be epic. Well, epic for these Kindergarteners who have never had a Halloween party before anyway. :) I thought I'd share my plan in case you are panicking and don't know what to do for your grade schooler's Halloween celebration.
We will have four stations, each lasting about 10 minutes (the party is one hour). Two crafts, a game and a snack. Then at the end, if we have time, the kids will do a little parade around the room to show off their costumes. Done and done.
Paper Plate Ghosts from A Little Space Like Home. Cute, inexpensive, easy and will take 10 minutes to complete. That hit all my requirements!
Popcorn Witch Hands (I googled it and saw it here). I know that photo is HORRIFIC but I know the kids will love making them and it will take them at least 10 minutes, which is the ultimate goal, right?? Plus I already have a ton of those gloves. Bonus!
Don't Eat Jack! from Pink Polka Dot Creations. My kids LOVE playing the original "Don't Eat Pete!" so this is a no brainer. Plus the game can last as long as you need it to and is easy to explain. Super cute and a free printable... check!
Donut Tree from One Charming Party. This is if I'm feeling ambitious but how adorable is that donut tree??? No five year old will appreciate it but I will. If I'm NOT feeling ambitious it will just be a paper plate stacked with donuts. As long as they are edible, no kid will complain.
Mummified Juice Boxes from Blue Cricket Design. Love that these can just be done ahead and brought but will add such a fun detail to the par-tay.
And as a little take home treat, I want to make these super cute Ghost Rice Krispie Treats from The Idea Room. To make it even easier I think I'll just use the pre-made Rice Krispie treats and trim the corners a bit to make the ghost shape.
So there it is, the Afternoon Kindergarten Halloween Class Party 2011! Totally doable, right? What about you.... are you in charge of your child's class party? What kinds of things are you planning?
By the way, I've officially felt the marked beginning of the "busy holiday season." I have a love/hate relationship with it. I envy those who love every.single.second of it.
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