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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.
Take a peek at last year’s party which we called our Not So Spooky Halloween party. While it was fabulous, we think we turned up the level of food and fun this year!
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!
You will want to consider these four things when planning your Halloween Party.
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!
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 which the children and adults too enjoyed.
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. Come back for all the how-to details on the food later this week. We’ll reveal the secret to our Pumpkin sandwiches now though!
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!
We played games! 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.
All of the children played the games for most of the night. Even the older children who refused to be on camera took time to play the games.
Ellie, aka Raggedy Ann was so cute checking out the Great Pumpkin Cardboard Stand-up before having her pictures made. We used it in our Trunk or Treat decor also! Love being able to use that fun decor in multiple ways. It was a photo spot for the night!
Grab our Free Printable Great Pumpkin Halloween Party Invitation. Two per page. Prints best on white card stock.
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