If you are planning this year’s Halloween Party, whether it is for some children or a large group of children, they will still hope to go home with some form of the party bag. Here are some great ideas for scary Halloween party gifts:
Paper & Plastic Bags
Paper Bags – You can buy ordinary paper bags with or without handles in extraordinary traditional Halloween colors, such as orange, black, white, red and green.
Paper bags are also good for decoration. Children will have fun making their scary monster party bag.
Fill them with small Halloween themed toys and some sweets.
For extra spooky effects, you can wrap small toys in an artificial stretchy spider web and then place them in each paper bag. Or maybe sprinkle some Halloween-themed confetti for a great effect.
Cello Bags – Available plain or printed and are ideal for filling in small toys and candy. Most bags have ties, but you can try & use something a little more appropriate like a black pipe cleaner to give the hairy spider effect.
A scary witch shaped cello bag is ideal for filling in with popcorn if you think the child is eating too much candy.
Children can easily decorate ordinary paper cups, providing many craft materials to create their own scary creations.
Make a few holes on either side of the cup and insert it through the ribbon to make a handle so they can carry it easily.
Cotton bags are a great eco-friendly alternative and can be used repeatedly. You can buy tote bags with handles, or even drawstring bags in many designs including Halloween themes. They are great to be filled with small prizes.
Cunning things to make
Witch or witch hat – use craft paper to make a cone shape and then attach it to a round base with a hole large enough to fit the size of the head. The hat can then be decorated. Children can also make mini hats that can be filled with gifts that are ready to take home.
Mini Graves – get a large empty matchbox and paint with black paint. Then cut the tombstone using a gray card and stick it to one side of the insert box. You can still push the box open at one end. The box can then be filled with some candy.
Scary Masks – kids can be as creative as they want! Attach some elastic to fit around the head.
Lucky Dip Spooky
Instead of making party bags, do a dip box or a lucky bag.
To make a lucky dip box, just have fun decorating the cardboard box and fill it with a small gift for each child. Gifts can range from pocket money toys to suit the Halloween theme or even small books and stationery items.
Instead of a box try using a black dust bag.
If you plan to do tricks or treatments before the party, the children must have gathered enough sweets.
Alternatively, you can make a ‘Ghost’ cake, pumpkin cake, or a cake that looks terrible.