30 October 2016

Our fun and easy Halloween toddler party

We hosted a Halloween party to a few friends and their small children. Cue lots of noise and four sugar-infused toddlers! It was fun though. We had some easy Halloween snacks, perfect for toddlers, and I got creative with sugar skull make up. 

Aili, my daughter, told me she wanted to be a Halloween princess. So princess it was, with her pink and black spider dress, and her sugar skull makeup. I have wanted to do this makeup on her for the past two Halloweens and she is now finally big enough to sit still long enough for face painting. 

The problem was though that she found the sugar skull makeup too scary... So what did I do? We watched lots of YouTube tutorials of kids getting their sugar skull make up on. I showed her loads of pictures of toddlers with the same kind of makeup. And on Halloween day, she finally relented! She was very clear on though that she wanted it pink, so I did some pink petals, and she loved her "scary" makeup. She repeatedly kept checking herself in the mirror and laughing at her reflection.



toddler girl wearing a pink and black Halloween dress

halloween blackboard art wall with chalk pictures of pumpkins and spiders

toddler girl with sugarskull make up

easy Halloween pretzel stick snacks and muffins on a plate

strawberries dipped in white chocolate and ghost faces piped on

mum and toddler wishing you a happy halloween

autumn leaves as table decoration

several munchkin pumpkins and candles on a mantelpiece


For snacks I wanted to have something fun and Halloweeny, but not spend too much time in the kitchen. So I prepared something very quick and very easy, and fun for toddlers. 

For the brooms you need pretzel sticks, Cheesestrings, and chives. They look fantastic, but need to made right before serving as the sticks start to draw moisture from cheese eventually. We had both Halloween strawverry ghosts, made with dipping them in white chocolate, and pretzel sticks with marsmallows stuck on them. Just need to pipe the ghost faces on them to make them extra spooky! And with chocolate chip muffins, I just stuck a mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cup on top and piped legs and eyes on the spiders after they had cooled down. Easy peasy!  

They look great don't they! Although, to be honest, I probably did not really need to as the only things the kids actually ate were the pretzel sticks (with no garnishes) and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups... I can't blame them though, those mini cups are scrumptious! 

As for decoration, we went very easy and very cheap. Did a bit of blackboard wall art, and dotted pumpkins and fallen leaves around the place. And after Halloween, pumpkins will be roasted (yum yum) and leaves into the green bin!  

mother and daughter carving pumpkins

toddler looking at a jack o lantern in dark

two jack o lanterns with one eating a mini pumpkin and one made by a toddler


And for the All Hallows' Eve we've got plenty of chocolates to give to trick and treaters and a carved pumpkin to lead their way to us! 


How did you celebrate Halloween?





26 comments:

  1. Oh wow it all looks amazing! Happy Halloween.

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    1. Thank you so much :) It was fun!

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  2. What a beautiful Halloween princess! I love the drawings on the chalkboard wall and the sugar skull face painting!

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    1. Thank you :) I really enjoyed doing the makeup, it was lots of fun, and easy one too :)

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  3. I love the face paints, not too scary at all in the end! I am most impressed by your Halloween treats though, I may have to steal some of your ideas for next year! Those broomsticks are fab!! #HomeEtc

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    1. Definitely do! The strawberries were amazing! The broomsticks, well, if you like stringy cheese they are good :D They look amazing but I don't like the cheese so I did it just for the look really :D

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  4. Oh what a fab party. Your food and the pumpkins look amazing as does your Halloween princess! #HomeEtc

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    1. Thank you :) It was fun carving these and I am very proud of how inventive hubby was :)

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  5. Oh this is amazing! I love your chalk wall!! #HomeEtc

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    1. Thank you :) The blackboard wall is one of my favourite features in our home :)

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  6. Ohhh this is fabulous! And I'm so jealous of your chalkboard wall. I've wanted one in our kitchen for ages but still not managed to convince the hubby!

    #HomeEtc

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    1. Do convince him! It is so much fun!

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  7. Oh she looked adorable, love the Halloween Princess look and the make up looked awesome!! Love all the decorations too, looks and sounds like a fab time was had by all. Thank you for sharing with #weekendtotstyle x

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    1. Oh it was great fun, and I loved the idea of a Halloween princess. She loved being a scary princess :)

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  8. Wow, what a fab Halloween party - LOVE how you decorated all the food! Aili looked absolutely fantastic, such a sweet Halloween Princess xx

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    1. It was great fun doing those little snacks - they were really quick too which was a bonus :)

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  9. How cute is she! Love her outfit and your pumpkins are so good #WeekendTotStyle

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    1. Thank you! Hubby was very proud of his pumpkin :)

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  10. It looks like you had a great party! Love the outfit!

    Thanks for linking up to #FunkyKidFriday xxx

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    1. It was great fun, I love hosting theme parties :) Thanks for hosting!

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  11. Looks like you had an amazing time!!!! I love all of your halloween inspired food!! Fantastic Sanna — thanks so much for sharing :) Cx #HomeEtc

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    1. It was great fun - I enjoyed thinking of these little ideas and looking on Pinterest for them :) Thanks for hosting :)

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  12. Looked amazing and SO much fun :) Love everything you created! Happy halloween xx

    #HomeEtc

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    1. Thank you! It was such a nice party, I'd love to host another Halloween party in the future.

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  13. What a little cutie and bless her that she found the make up too scary at first. She looks great! Loving all your decor and treats too - yum!! Thanks so much for linking up with #weekendtotstyle - we love having you along :) x

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    1. I was worried she would start crying when she saw herself in the mirror but thankfully she got very excited and enjoyed it :) Thank you for hosting!

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