Our Halloween party theme this year is Peanuts® Great Pumpkin easily one of the most popular not so scary Halloween stories ever. We prefer not so scary for our Halloween celebrations.
I am sharing our decorations, food and games along with a couple of free printables which include an invitation and our menu.
Our Great Pumpkin Halloween party table was easily a hot spot for the night. Not just because all the food was fabulous but the Peanuts® Halloween Backdrop Banner created such a festive atmosphere! I was able to use the banner again for an easy to create Trunk or Treat design.
How To Plan Your Halloween Party!
Create a list under the headings of things when planning your Halloween Party.
- Visit the Halloween headquarters at Oriental Trading. It’s your one-stop shop for all things Halloween including over 5,000 costumes at Oriental Trading!
We cover all of those topics! Take our ideas from our Great Pumpkin party and adapt them to suit your style! Print the invitation, it’s free! Have fun! There is a link for our recipes served at the bottom of this post! Don’t miss making those adorable Charlie Brown Cookies!
THE MENU & RECIPE IDEAS
Oh the food! It was so good! Our Menu is printable! We also have a free printable invitation below.
While our theme was Great Pumpkin, we prepared traditional Halloween hand held party food following our not so scary Halloween plan.
We served Mummy Dogs, Candy Corn Cupcakes, Charlie Brown Cookies and Lime Green Berry Rush Hawaiian Punch.
Don’t you just love that Halloween drink dispenser! My daughter, Tiffany found it on clearance at the grocery store last year and only paid $2! Love that!
Popcorn balls, Rotel cups, Pepperoni and Cheese Pumpkin shaped sandwiches, Chicken nuggets, Cutie Great Pumpkins, and Chocolate Chip Banana Ghosts.
Recipes and Instructions for all of our fun Halloween party food can be found right here.
Here is our easy tip for making pumpkin shaped sandwiches. Use a big pumpkin cookie cutter!
Our Pepperoni and Cheese sandwiches are made on Italian bread. Each one has six pieces of pepperoni and one slice of Swiss cheese. The bread is slathered with a spoonful of pizza sauce then grilled in a skillet just like a grilled cheese. They are scrumptious and popular.
Usually the dining room is reserved for adults but we treated the kids for this special occasion! All of our child guests were cousins who always enjoy a chance to catch up, play together and fellowship over a good meal.
Hand held party food is a great idea for a Halloween party especially when the children are in a big hurry to go play the games!
The first thing to disappear was the Ghost Bananas! They were followed closely by the Charlie Brown cookies! Our menu was designed by my oldest daughter, a mother of five. She knows what children like!
CHARLIE BROWN HALLOWEEN PARTY DECORATIONS
We used traditional orange and black table decor but added fun by using polka dot paper plates and striped paper straws. The Pumpkins on Fall color mesh centerpiece kept it not so scary too.
Ellie, aka Raggedy Ann was so cute checking out the Great Pumpkin Cardboard Stand-up before having her pictures made.
We also used it in our Great Pumpkin Trunk or Treat decor which you can see here! Love being able to use that fun decor in multiple ways.
HALLOWEEN PARTY GAMES for TODDLERS
Our games were geared toward the younger children who are toddler age. The big kids played them shamelessly and had lots of laughs.
Our little Raggedy Ann and Andy were simply adorable! Eli is 2 and his big sister Ellie is 4. Their adorable authentic looking costumes are from Oriental Trading! They enjoyed wearing them to the party and again when they went to their church Trunk or Treat event.
If you have ever taken children to the local Halloween costume store you learned two important things. ONE, the costumes are over-prices. TWO, the selection of costumes leaves a lot to be desired.
We love the Costume Shop at Oriental Trading because it fixes both of those problems for us.
Grab our Free Printable Great Pumpkin Halloween Party Invitation. Two per page. Prints best on white card stock.