Making a Halloween hit list is as easy as toasting bread when you follow these tips and tricks. If you’ve got a CD burner then you’re all set. If you don’t then you can download one of those free “jukebox” players and use your PC to blast your tunes.
Into the number 2 slot is “Phantom of the Opera.” I do not think I have ever went to a Halloween function without the Phantom song playing. It is spooky, fun, eerie, creepy, hair raising, and a great song to play at a party or other Halloween function.
You could offer a trick-or-treat open house in your own home. Provide a cozy and safe place for the neighborhood children and their parents to gather on Halloween. Planning the festivities can be simple with everyone’s help.
Although having some sort of control would be a great but also remember that this is a children’s party, an iron hand rule would be overdoing it. Now there are a number of ways to make your audience listen. One way would be to keep them busy by having them participate in party games. There are quite a number of party games that you can organize that would certainly grab the attention of your kids.
Music: Play creepy halloween background music free before your guests arrive. Find DVD’s with wolves howling, doors slamming, steps creaking … anything to help set the mood for your party.
Divide the kids into two teams, and line each team up. Give the first person in each line a jack-o-lantern. You can use an orange with a face drawn on with black marking pen. Or use orange balloons with or without faces.
Another game that’s fun to play at a Halloween party is Pass the Pumpkin. This game is played like the familiar game of Hot Potato except they use a small pumpkin instead of a potato. Have the kids sit in a circle. Play Halloween music while they pass around a small pumpkin. One child starts the game holding the pumpkin and passes it to the next child and so on. Have someone stop the music at random. The child holding the pumpkin when the music stops has to step out of the circle. The music starts playing again and the game continues on until the music stops again. The next child that is holding the pumpkin steps out. The game continues until there is only one child left in the circle holding the pumpkin and that child wins the pumpkin.