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By Twinkle Twinkle Little Party
It's the spookiest time of year, and I'm so excited to share my Halloween party tricks and treats with you today! I can't believe Halloween is just around the corner. It always seems to sneak up on us, doesn't it? No matter how you're celebrating this year, there are so many ways to make it a memorable night for the kids. I'm here to help you do exactly that.
I've teamed up with Nellie's Free Range once again to bring you some fun Halloween party ideas that I hope will inspire you to take part in all the spooky fun that this time of year brings. I'll be sharing my recipe and decorating instructions for homemade purple people eater cupcakes (yes, those one-eyed, one-horned creatures from the song!), plus an adorable DIY spider craft that you can make with your empty egg cartons.
When it comes to Halloween, there are so many ways to decorate your space. You could go extra spooky with faux cobwebs, skeletons, and bats, or you can lean into the playful aspects of Halloween, which is what I did. I found an adorable "EEEK!" eyeball balloon and decided to make it the centerpiece of my décor. To complement the colors on the balloon, I added pops of green, purple, silver, and black to my party setup in the form of a larger balloon garland, faux pumpkins, table settings, and a ghost garland. I absolutely love how the party backdrop turned out—and it sparked the perfect idea for the main event: purple people eater cupcakes.
Whether or not you're trick-or-treating this year, Halloween themed snacks and treats are a must-have for your party. In addition to purple people eater cupcakes, I set out some popcorn and a cotton candy cake.
I was so excited when I came up with the idea for these one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people eater cupcakes. They may look like they require some skills to decorate, but they truly couldn't be simpler. I used one large piping tip to pipe the purple icing, and a small tip for the little white details. Don't forget to turn on the classic Halloween song while you make them with the kids. Just be warned: it's very catchy!
It's not Halloween without spiders! My kids had so much fun creating these creepy crawlies from our empty Nellie's Free Range Egg cartons. The best part? You can use paint, glitter, and other materials to customize your spiders for any Halloween theme, whether scary or not-so-scary.
Chances are you already have most of the supplies you need to create these egg carton spiders; just check your craft closet and recycling bin, then grab a couple bowls or mugs from the cupboard, and you're halfway there. Putting these spiders together couldn't be easier. You'll just need to cut out the individual egg cups from your cartons, do a bit of painting, and add some finishing touches. My kids used pipe cleaners for the legs and googly eyes to bring their spooky spiders to life.
I hope these spooky (or not-so-spooky) party ideas put a shiver down your spine, friends! Happy Halloween!
Did you throw a Halloween themed party? Tag your photos with #nelliesfreerange so we can see! Or click here to see our other themed parties in the series. And don't forget to check out Twinkle Twinkle Little Party for more inspiration.
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