Halloween Party Favors ... BOO!

Need some ideas for Halloween party favors? Candy is an obvious choice, but it doesn't have to be boring!

Turn lollipops into ghosts, jack-o-lanterns, or spiders. They're sure to be a hit with party guests or trick-or-treaters.

Most kids I know like little bags or boxes of fun stuff. And, since they're probably already getting a ton of sugar, parents might appreciate some alternatives.

Of course, you can still add in some small treats, like a couple of chocolate eyeballs (mmm) or some miniature chocolate bars.

Or try these non-edible goodies ...

  • small erasers
  • pencils
  • pencil toppers
  • bracelets
  • earrings
  • keychains
  • stuffies
  • stickers
  • pin-on buttons
  • book and bookmark (see below)




How about a mystery novel to go with a bookmark? Print these FREEBIES on cardstock or photopaper and then laminate them for best results. If you don't have a laminator, you can get some self-adhesive laminating sheets.

Cut out each bookmark after laminating. Leave as is or punch a hole in the top and add a tassel.

(See the Bookmarks page for more styles.)

Favor Container Ideas

Want to be the "cool" house for trick-or-treaters? Make up little baggies of loot. (Especially a great idea if you only have a small number of kids coming to your door.) This doesn't have to mean a generic plastic baggy with those bad, waxy, Halloween-wrapper candies and a plastic spider ring. (Although, let's face it, those rings are kinda cool!) 

There are tons of different ways to package Halloween party favors. Think out of the "bag" and use something else entirely. Check out dollar stores for pre-decorated items. Or create or decorate one yourself!

  • mug
  • witch's hat
  • plastic jack-o-lantern
  • metal can
  • use foil or tissue paper and make a giant candy - put goodies in the middle and twist and tie off two ends

Turn this into a party activity! Supply some paper bags (lunch bags, paper gift bags), markers, stickers, and ribbon so the kids can decorate their own bags to carry their Halloween party favors. Or they can craft these fun not-quite bags.

If you're taking the kids trick-or-treating during the party, how about giving them a new trick-or-treat bag?

Halloween Jack-o-lantern Trick or Treat Bag
Jack-o-Lantern Trick or Treat Bag by PartyTidbits
(Or design your own)

Spooky Decoration Idea

These cheesecloth ghosts turn out fabulous! You will need a well-ventilated or outside area to make these. A cover for your work area is also necessary. It tends to be a  bit messy. They're well worth the effort though.

Make a ton of different-sized ones and sprinkle them all over your party room. Hang a bunch from the ceiling. I'm not sure how they would hold up in the rain, but they would look awesome hanging from a tree.

You could attach small ones to goodie bags too.

Happy Halloween Button
Happy Halloween Button
by PartyTidbits
(see more styles)

Jack-o-Lantern Stickers
Halloween jack-o-lantern stickers
by PartyTidbits
(see more styles)


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