Halloween Party Idea: Kittens and Candy

My four-year-old was bawling in the Halloween section of Target the other day—not because I wouldn’t buy candy but because the talking skull was terrifying (don’t get me started on the witches being sold at Costco!). With him in mind, I’ve kept these Halloween party ideas super kid-friendly by focusing on the fun stuff around Halloween, like kittens and candy. Here’s how to throw a similar low-key, not-spooky Halloween bash.

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1. Decorations
• Blow up a bunch of black balloons and add paper kitten ears and whiskers with a glue stick.

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halloween party decorations

2. Activity
• Decorate “witch hats” made out of sugar cones and cookies. Set out bowls of candy (I especially love the Halloween-themed gummis from Albanese) and bags of frosting to squeeze out and use as glue. Make sure each guest has kitten whiskers of their own with the help of a black makeup crayon.
• For the candy decorations, we used: yogurt pretzel ballsspooktacular gummi mixneon gummi wormsmilk chocolate dried blueberriesgummi pumpkins, and gummi bear cubs

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3. Favors
Send guests home with more candy (these
gummi bear cubs are adorable), topping the treat bags with simple black cat silhouettes cut from paper.

kitty party favors

Simple and fun without the spooky!

More Halloween Ideas:
DIY: Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Candy Tote
DIY: Spooky Spider Headband
DIY: Shakespeare-Inspired Spell Favors

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