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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I’m not a huge fan of Halloween. I don’t “hate” it or anything, and I don’t refuse to “do it” but it’s just not something I’ve ever paid a ton of attention to. My kids, however, (like most kids) LOVE Halloween. The dressing up, the trick or treating, and of course the candy.

What I don’t like about Halloween is the scary side of it. Creepy skeletons, bloody eyeballs and all of the gross stuff just doesn’t appeal to me in the slightest. So I’ve been gathering up some ideas to try and make the holiday a little more kid friendly. I discovered a great Halloween Pinterest board from Aladdin that had tons of great ideas. There is also a group board that some pretty fab bloggers are pinning to (like me!), called Fall Favorites. There are great ideas for fall baking and recipes, decorating and more!

How to throw a fabous and kid friendly Halloween Party

I’ve put together a great round-up of Kid Friend Halloween Party ideas. Whether you’re inviting the neighborhood or just making things special for your own kids, these ideas are easy to implement an are sure to leave a lasting impression.

Add a free printable banner to decorate your food table or welcome your guests.

Trick or Treat sign with Halloween decor

Free Printable Trick or Treat Banner

Balloons are always a great, inexpensive way to dress up a party and make it feel more festive. How adorable would these silhouette balloons be for your Halloween Party?

DIY Halloween Silhouette Balloons.  Fun for parties & for the kids to decorate!  via Nest of Posies

DIY Halloween Silhouette Balloons

Create a kid-friendly spooky atmosphere with these easy to made Mason Jar Ghosts.

Halloween Mason Jar Craft

Mason Jar Ghosts

 Add some sweet pumpkin charm with these painted wood slice pumpkins.

Painted Wood Slice Pumpkins |

Wood Slice Pumpkins

Of course delicious treats are a must.

These caramel apples from Ella Claire look beautiful and delicious and amazing.

Social media image of Homemade Caramel Apple Tips and Tricks

Homemade Caramel Apple Tips and Tricks

The Halloween Graveyard Cake from Bombshell Bling can be made in a flash, but it is sure to impress at your Halloween party!

Graveyard Cake

Don’t forget the drinks! My Apple Cider Floats are the perfect accompaniment

Caramel Apple Ice Cream Float - Creamy, frothy ice cream float that tastes like the perfect fall dessert!

Caramel Apple Cider Floats

Kids love games so be sure to have some ready to play.

Free Printable Halloween Bingo Games for Kids Parties

Free Printable Halloween Bingo

Just don’t forget to send them home with a little treat, like my favorite Halloween S’Mores Treat Bags! The tag is a free printable.

Halloween trick or treat bag

Halloween S’Mores Treat Bags

See? There are tons of great Halloween ideas that don’t have to be ghoulish and scary.

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Helen says:

    These are great ideas for halloween.. Thanks for sharing..

  2. Theresa @DearCreatives says:

    Nice round up of ideas. Pinned & shared.

  3. Kristen says:

    Thank you for the features! xoxo