Party Planning -
Teen Party Ideas -
Broomstick Party Ideas
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Place: A good sized room at any venue. A
cabin in the woods would also be ideal, as would a
municipal recreation room set up by the park
Date: Evening, October 31, 5:30 to 10:30 P.M.
Dress: Casual or Costumes
Price of Admission:
- Spooks (all boys)
each bring a hallowed-out, but uncarved, pumpkin.
- Witches (all girls) each bring a broomstick.
Music: Each guest brings their favorite CD.
Play that Spooky Music!
Recommended Number of Guests:
Dance, Halloween Karaoke,
Scavenger Hunt and
Before the party set up the
Spider Web (good ice
breaker) game, as each guest arrives, get them
started with this activity.
Do-It-Yourself Decorating Ideas:
How to make Spooky
How to make Balloon
O'Lanterns: Set carved pumpkins on posts
outside the house or party location to greet
Brightly Colored Leaves: Wire real or
artificial leaves together; tack up over doorways,
windows, mantels, etc. (Autumn leaves may be
preserved by dipping into melted paraffin, then
pressing with a hot iron between 2 pieces of heavy
Use blue & green Christmas Lights. Great for inside
or out. Connect a few strands for a longer length if
Your night of spooks and witches will be even better
when you accent your room with
Faces, Halloween Cutouts, Pumpkin Cutouts, & crepe
Old Umbrella Stand: Place it just outside the
door, with a sign reading, "Witches, park
Jack O'Lantern Sculpture:
each couple, a pumpkin, a knife, a candle and
newspapers to protect floor. Part-time: Give each
couple in the group their props; then let them make
a jack o'lantern, with a lighted candle, of course.
Give prizes for the best, funniest, scariest, most
unique, & etc. and booby prizes for the worst. After
contest, display the lanterns everywhere.
Faces from black construction paper, with long
whiskers, green eyes, red mouth & nostrils. Pin to
lamp shades, adding orange crepe-paper bow ties to
some, orange hair ribbon to others.
Buy or Make false faces, use them two ways: Pin some
to lamp shades; tie others to yardsticks, and prop
up outside windows so they appear to be peeking in.
Choose from a super selection of
Tableware and set a
spooky Halloween table.
For the centerpiece: On a tray, group candied
apples (buy them), peppermint sticks, stuck into
oranges, and marshmallows; circle the tray with
autumn leaves, Blue Christmas lights. Save this
centerpiece for ghost-story session around the fire.
Cover your buffet with a Halloween table
cover. Place a colorful,
Halloween Banner behind your buffet table.
Which is Witch! Add to the decorations and add
to the fun with these witch and pumpkin
Set the Scene for
your Halloween Party!
Use black lights on your dance floor and have your
DJ hand out
Glow items between
different sets of music to keep your dance floor
Black Light Party
(good ice breaker game)
Props: A network of
yarn (as many different colors as guests), wound
around tables, under rugs, across doorways, and
among other pieces of yarn in the party room.
Clothespin attached to end of each color of yarn.
guests set foot in house they are met with a network
of yarn. Each is given one of the clothespins and
asked to untangle his/her color of yarn. The winner
is the one who untangles his yarn first.
Chinny Chin Chin
Props: Apples or
Divide guests into
two teams. Line them up. Under the chin of first
person in each line, tuck an apple. He turns to the
next in line and, without using his hands, transfers
the apple into position under his chin. If apple
drops, he picks it up and tries again. The first
team to transfer the apple to the end of their line
is the winner.
Props: Balloon &
Broom for the each team.
Divide kid's into 2
or 3 teams with 4, 6 or 8 to each team. Half of each
team line up on one side of the room and the other
half of the team line up on other side of room. Give
the first person on each team (on one side of room)
a balloon and a broom. At signal, the first person
on each teams starts sweeping his/her balloon across
the floor to his/her team member. If balloon breaks,
provide team with another balloon and they must
begin again from the starting line. When first
person reaches their team member across the room,
the next team member quickly grabs broom and sweeps
balloon back to the other side. First team through
Variation For Teen
Broom and balloon for each girl, each a different
color. Girls line up at one side of room, boys at
other. Each girl places a balloon on starting line;
then she is supplied with a broom. At signal, she
starts sweeping her balloon across the floor to her
partner. If it breaks, couple is disqualified. When
girl reaches boy, he quickly grabs broom and sweeps
balloon back to the other side. First couple through
By this time everyone
should be glad to sit in front of the fire and rest.
Bring out the centerpiece tray of candied apples,
marshmallows, corn to pop and any supper leftovers
handy. (We hope before the party, the boys whittled
long pointed sticks for toasting marshmallows.)
Now enjoy ghost
stories or a good old-fashioned sing-a-long before
saying "Good night."
Props: Stack of old magazines, several pairs
of scissors, also a list of items to be located as:
bell, monkey, glass of orange juice, worm (Make your
lists from items you find before the party in the
Part-time: Put magazines, scissors, and list
in center of room. Let teams locate and cut out
items. The first team to get all of the items wins
or the team that greats the most items in 20 minutes
Props: Textile paints, old sheet, black yarn,
Part-time: On sheet let artist in your crowd
paint a 5 foot witch. Cut a round hole where the
face should be; attach black yarn for hair. Hang
sheet in a doorway. Each boy in turn sticks his head
through opening, making as horrible a face as he
can, and holding pose only 5 seconds. Girls try to
guess identity of each. Have a flash camera handy
fir this one; it's a photographer's dream.