Hosting a Halloween Street Party is a fun way to celebrate the joy of Halloween.
Halloween is fast becoming a great excuse for a celebration. Traditionally celebrated in America, I have no doubt by the time the current generation of kids are parents, it will be hugely accepted in Australia too.
Not everyone is comfortable with trick or treating and I honestly believe the best way around this is to host your own party. Better still a Halloween Street Party is a great way to get your neighbourhood involved.
How to Host a Halloween Street Party
Firstly invite your neighbours, more often than not these are people you know and if you branch out and invite everyone in the street you may be in a position to block off the entry to your street and allow the party to spill out onto the road.
Decide on food, do you want to host a sausage sizzle or ask everyone to bring a plate of nibbles? Everyone bringing a plate is an ideal way to reduce the cost, plus it’s a great way to get a variety of food.
Decorating helps everyone get in the mood. Can you hang decorations in trees? Pumpkins in the driveway? Another great idea is to simply half fill paper bags with a bit of sand and stick a candle in it, then line the gutters, this creates a great atmosphere as it gets dark, alternatively, leading up to Halloween you could create your own DIY Halloween Lanterns.
Encourage everyone to have a bowl of treats for your very own trick or treating.
Trick or Treat at a Street Party
It’s a great idea to set a time for trick or treating at your street party. Parents can each retreat to their own yard ready to hand out treats.
The beauty about this method is you can see what is going on and it’s a great opportunity to let the kids go off together with the other kids in the street, without adult supervision (as you can pretty much see what is going on anyway, as no one is entering anyone’s home)
Other Halloween Street Party Ideas
There are many different ideas to keep people entertained at a Halloween Street Party. Aside from the usual, drinks and nibbles and fun music, at Halloween you can incorporate on theme party games and entertainment.
- Set Up a Colouring in Station with Halloween Pictures
- Apple Dunking competitions (using a bucket full of water or flour)
- Paper Plate Ghosts Crafts
- Halloween Spider Web Crafts
- Create a mummy competitions (wrapping each other in toilet paper)
- Witches Hat Ring Toss
Hosting a Halloween Street Party is a great way to not only enjoy this festive time of the year, it’s a great opportunity to spend some time with your neighbours, which no doubt is something we just don’t do often enough, especially leading into this busy holiday season.