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Halloween Party Ideas for Room Mothers

Mommy blogger Andrea Scott gives us ideas for Halloween parties for school.
Mommy blogger Andrea Scott shares some great Halloween party ideas for room mothers.

1. Spider Oreo Treats!
The Kids lifted the top part of the cookie off and slipped 4 long strings of pull n' peel licorice across,creating 8 legs. Then they placed the oreo top back on. With frosting, they put 3 dots per cookie for 2 eyes and a nose. Then they placed mini m&ms on the cookies on top of the frosting dots. Very simple and cute treats and crafts!

2. Pumpkin Bowling:
Use 10 empty, clean and dried out water bottles with the labels removed. Fill them with candy corns to a desired height. You can fill them all the way up or partially as shown in the picture. Place them in a bowling pin formation with 4 bottles in back, then 3 on the 3rd row, 2 on the second row and 1 on the first row to create a triangle effect. Students stand back at a specific line and "bowl" a mini pumpkin towards the bottles, seeing how many they can knock over.

3. Paper Plate Pumpkin Totes
Using orange paper plates, glue 2 yellow triangles for eyes. Then use orange construction paper to cut out a semi circle (the size of half of the paper plate). Glue yellow triangles or teeth onto the construction paper. Then glue the sides of the semi-circle onto 1/2 of the paper plate. This creates a pocket to collect treats and prizes in. Next, cut out green construction paper in the shape of a stem and 2 leaves. Glue this to the top of the paper plate. Finally punch two holes, one on either side of the stem/leaves. With green string or yarn, tie each end around one of the two holes and you've created a handle.

4. Homemade Haunted Houses
Supply children {and adults} with boxes, black butcher or construction paper, other paper {purple, orange, yellow, green work great for Halloween}, stickers, green toothpicks, cobwebs, paints, markers, etc. Let the children work alone or in groups to create a haunted house. A very fun creative outlet!

5. Wrap the Mummy Game
Group children together in pairs, triplets or any number. Then give each group a role of toilet paper. The goal is to "wrap" the mummy {One brave individual} with the role of toilet paper the fastest.

6. Haunted Gingerbread Houses
Rather than the traditional Christmas Gingerbread houses, let children decorate a haunted house. Fun candies could include m&ms, candy corns, candy pumpkins, marshmallows, and other Halloween treats.

7. Minute to Win It Games!
Elephant Walk - Line water bottles with Candy Corn in them or Orange gatorade bottles. 5 on each side, equidistance from a center line. Use pantyhose with a small pumpkin in them and put it on your head. With one foot on either side of the line, walk down the line and knock over the bottles in one minute or less.

Spiders on a Straw - Lay 10 spiders on a table in a circle formation or straight line. Using a straw in your teeth, pick up all of the spiders without using your hands and keep them on the straw at the same time.


Pencils in a cup. Bounce 5 Halloween pencils into 5 cups. Bounce them on the eraser side. This one is harder than it looks as evidenced by the picture! But the kids did a great job making some of them in.
Stacking cups pyramid - see if you can stack a pyramid of cups and take them all down in 1 minute or less. They sell orange solo cups at Halloween!


This Blows - Stack 10-15 cups on a table. Using the air from 1 balloon, blow the cups onto the ground in 1 minute. You must stay on the other side of the table.


Halloween Oreos are great for Face the Cookie. Or you could use normal Oreos. Place the cookie on the forehead. Without using hands, slide the cookie down your face into your mouth in one minute. This one is hard!

Dizzy Mummy - one player turns in circles, the other unrolls a whole roll of toilet paper in one minute or less. If the toilet paper rips, you have to start over.

Candy Corn Hose - player must remove one candy corn from the bottom of each leg of a pantyhose only using their hands. Hands start at the top of the panty hose at the beginning. If you touch any part of your body, you're out and if the candy corn falls out, you are out. Harder than it sounds :)

8. Photo Shoot
Create a backdrop of some sort and allow children to have a Halloween Photoshoot. You can email parents the picture, take a Polaroid or even give each child a picture as a keepsake.

9. Monster Lab
A very fun hands-on activity we posted previously to use your senses, eat some treats and simulate a monster lab all at the same time. Click here for all the details! Virtually a science lesson while the kids think they are playing - my kind of activity!
10. Donuts on a String
If you are ambitious, you can even make our homemade donuts! Tape or use a push pin on the ceiling to attach a string. The string needs to be about to the height of one's shoulder or head. Then tie a donut to the end of the string. Party guests have to hold their hands behind their back and eat the entire donut off the string, without letting it fall on the ground. See who can do this first. Another great game because even if you lose, you still get a donut!

11. Toss the Ring on the Witches Hat
A simple, last minute and easy game! You will need rings (you can use swim rings even) and a witches hat. Have the guests stand back and see how many rings they can get on the hat.

12. Pumpkin Golf
This was a big hit. The party guests had to golf a golf ball into a jack-o-lantern. You will want to create some sort of ramp up to the jack-o-lantern's mouth. I used a piece of cardboard and folded up the edges so the ball couldn't roll off the side. It would be really cute if I had painted the ramp orange or black!

13. Painting Pumpkins
Carving pumpkins with a large group can be a nightmare. It's hard enough with 5 kids at home! So a fun idea is to pull out the acrylic paints, paintbrushes and pumpkins {It works great with mini or regular sized pumpkins} and let the kids paint their own designs.

For more of Andrea's great ideas, please visit her blog: Mommy Lessons 101.
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