Do you need some Halloween baby birthday party ideas? Check out our list of ideas to inspire you!
We’re here to help you make this birthday party one of baby’s most memorable. First…
Looking to throw a birthday party around Halloween? Ideas are endless to set the perfect scene. Since it’s baby’s birthday, you may want to shy away from scary spiders, frightening ghosts or gruesome zombies. Instead, think mini pumpkins, baby ghosts, beautiful bats, soft spider webs, and cute, fluffy monsters.
A fun kids’ movie would also make a great theme for your baby’s Halloween birthday. Some good ideas include: Monsters Inc, Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mickey Mouse, Hotel Transylvania, and Frozen.
If you want to go the elegant route, stick with the classic black and orange or a timeless black and white. If you want fun and playful, try black, orange, green, and purple. Those colors will please the child in all your guests.
Next on our list of Halloween baby birthday party ideas is the invitations. You can either buy or make your invitations to suit your theme.
If you would prefer DIY invitations, cut them out in the shape of a pumpkin, ghost, spider, bug or monster. If you’re going with a movie theme, use an item or character from the film.
Need some creative wording on your Halloween invitations? Here are our suggestions:
- You’re invited to a special BOO-thday!
- You’re invited to (your child’s name) 1st not-so-scary Halloween birthday bash.
- Josh is excited to be turning two! We will have a ghost here to say boo and all we need now is you!
- Our little pumpkin is turning one. We have ghosts and bugs to help us have fun. There will be food, dancing and witches brew. Wear your best costume and come at two!
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Don’t forget to include other relevant information including the date, time, place, and an RSVP number/email.
One of the most fun parts of planning a Halloween baby birthday party is the costume. It can be a unique DIY outfit, or you can buy one at a reasonable price from many discount stores. Some stores have the most amazing costumes!
The costume can incorporate your theme colors, or it could be completely different to ensure your birthday baby stands out!
Here are some suggestions to get those costume ideas flowing:
- Girls – Alice from Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood, Hello Kitty, Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Minnie Mouse, honey bee, pirate, cat, butterfly, ladybug, or a ballerina.
- Boys – Baby Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz, Mickey Mouse, Spiderman, Batman, Harry Potter, Peter Pan, a garden gnome, a robot, a penguin, a hot dog, or a fireman.
The list is seriously endless. Try thinking outside the box! Your little lady would make a great policewoman, and your little man might enjoy being a unicorn.
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You are making great progress coming up with Halloween baby birthday party ideas. Now it’s time to think about the decorations.
First of all, decide if your party is going to be inside or outside (or both!). Choose what areas of the house you’re going to use and decorate. You’ll need that info to calculate how many and what types of decorations you will need.
Then, going back to your theme, think about the colors you’ve chosen and if you have to make any of the decorations yourself.
Here are some decorating ideas for you:
- Carved out pumpkins – rather than using real candles in these, as it will be a fire risk, try battery-operated candles or torches. This will give the same effect (if not better) than a lit candle.
- Decorate your front door with spiders and a crepe paper monster.
- Use helium-filled balloons as floating ghosts. Draw eyes with a black marker on them.
- Make monster faces by making pom poms out of tissue paper and attaching squiggly eyes.
- Fluffy DIY monster legs for the food table make a great decoration for any Halloween-themed party.
- Finally, do you have mason jars? Paint them your theme color and attach plastic spiders or bugs to them. These can be a great, simple way to hold utensils or paper towels.
Here are some activities that you can incorporate into your party to keep the little ones entertained.
- Bubble Station – Almost all babies love bubbles! Play music and have all the parents blow bubbles, or invest in a bubble machine and watch the children pop them with excitement. Get older children to crawl around like a creepy spider or flap their wings like a bat to pop them.
- Fabric Tunnels – If you have the room, purchase inexpensive fabric tunnels like [amazon text=this one from Amazon&asin=B00430FAO4]. Put together an obstacle course that the kids can crawl around. Don’t forget to drape fake cobwebs all over the tunnel!
- Digging for Treasure – Bury some giant plastic bugs and spiders in a sandbox and let the kids try to find them.
- Toy Station – Have available areas with building blocks and various play sets (animals, towns, trucks, toy food) to keep the little ones entertained. Just remember not to have any items that are too small.
- Dance Party – When baby seems up for it, play Monster Mash and have all the parents dance with their babies. Grab some silky material and throw it in the air for all the kids to enjoy.
Party Food, Drink, and Cake
It isn’t a party without food, drinks, and cake! Ensure you have age-appropriate food.
Here are some basic food ideas:
- Fruit – banana, orange, grapes, and watermelon
- Mini sandwiches
You may also want to have things that are easier for younger babies to eat, such as yogurt, fruit puree, jelly, and custard.
Halloween-themed party food ideas include:
- A hollow pumpkin with a yummy dip, serve cheese or vegetables to dip.
- Have plain biscuits? Melt some chocolate and make a spider web shape on top of them.
- Make jelly in an ice cube tray and add sour snake lollies.
- Cut bananas in half and add some chocolate chips to make them look like ghosts.
- Put grapes in a bowl and call them spider or bug eggs.
In addition to the delicious snacks, don’t forget the drinks!
- Make a green slime punch for any older kids using lemonade, a dash of cream, and [amazon text=all-natural green food colouring&asin=B01B8LL18E]. Add gummy worms for a gruesome effect.
- Wrap juice boxes in white duct tape and add squiggly eyes for a scary mummy juice box.
- Make a fruit infused water. In a large jug add ice, fruit pieces (try pineapple, apple, orange, or strawberry) and put it in the fridge for a few hours before the party. It makes a healthy and suitable drink that even babies can sip on.
Finally, don’t forget the all-important birthday cake. Children love to squish delicious soft birthday cake through their fingers and into their mouths. Decide what flavor cake you want and remember to go back to your theme to choose the color and style.
Gift Bags and Party Favors
An excellent way to finish the party is by sending your guests away with a small Halloween gift bag. What should you include? We have some ideas:
- Baby food pureed fruit or vegetable pouches
- Teething rings
- Small board book
- A soft toy
- Sippy cup
- Baby bath toy and baby bubble bath
Whatever you decide, make sure it is safe and suitable for the age of the children attending the party.
If you don’t want to give gift bags, you could fill a basket with soft toy dogs and add a sign that says ‘Adopt a Puppy.’ As your guests leave, they can then choose which soft toy puppy they want to take. Better yet, to stick with the Halloween theme, fill the basket with cute, fluffy monsters and have your guests ‘Adopt a Monster.”
Here are some more ideas for a Halloween-themed birthday party for your baby:
Opportunities to have an excellent Halloween baby birthday party are endless. Hopefully, these Halloween baby birthday party ideas helped to get your creative, party-planning juices flowing! Just remember to take plenty of photos and to most of all enjoy your little one’s special day!
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