Halloween Party ideas and recipes for Young Children:
Halloween the night of spooks, goblins, full moons and witches also come to mind Families have their own traditions, if not start your own. Young children have plenty of fun ideas themselves, listen, and learn. They know what their friends like.
Arrange an early meal, that leaves time for games, then supervised trick or treating at the relative’s homes or local business, churches also have planned trick or treating to keep the youngsters safe. If the ages or from 5-7 years old limit the party to 4-6 so you can keep track of them safely.
Simple sandwiches are what small children like, examples, peanut butter on white bread, cut into pumpkin shapes and decorated. Cheese on dark bread cut out also is a favorite, do not get fancy they hate it.
Hot dogs, hamburgers and chips always popular
Old-fashioned candy apples
6 to 8 medium apples
3 cups sugar
½ c. light karo syrup
1-drop oil of cinnamon (optional)
¾ cup water
1 tsp. red food coloring
Wash and dry apples and insert skewers. Combine sugar, syrup, and water. Stir to boiling point; then do not stir. Let cook to soft crack stage (285 degrees F) Remove from heat and add coloring and flavoring, stirring only enough to mix. Dip each apple in syrup, rolling apple until coating sets. Place on lightly buttered baking sheet.
Braeburn; golden green to red skin, firm, sweetly tart
Fuiji; yellow green skin, firm sweet
Golden Delicious; golden skin, firm, sweet
Granny Smith; green skin, very firm tart
Jonathan; Yellow red skin, firm, sweetly tart
Jonagold; S hybrid of Jonathan and golden delicious, firm skin, tangy sweet
Lady; Red to yellow skin, firm sweetly tart
Mcintosh; Reddish green skin, firm, sweetly tart
1-cup brown sugar (dark or light)
1-cup karo syrup (dark or light)
2 sticks butter or oleo
1 tsp. vanilla
6 qt. popped corn
1-cup walnuts (optional) check for allergies
Combine sugar, karo syrup and butter in saucepan and boil for 5 minutes or 250 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Pour over popped corn (1 1/3 cups unpopped) and stir. Add nuts. (Optional) check for allergies. Put on 2 (9 x 13 inch) pans or two cookie sheets,
Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour or longer. Stirring every 15 minutes, until it seems crisp. Remove immediately from pans and store in cans such as coffee cans. Cover tightly.
Let each child decorate a cutout pumpkin.
Make a mask from a brown bag.
Bob for apples.
Scavenger hunt in the house.
Decorate the House:
Set jack o lanterns around the house with piles of colorful leaves
Hang mobiles of spiders, ghost, witches, from the ceiling, black and orange streamers.
A colorful mum inserted in a hollowed out pumpkin also work.
Scatter confetti on the table.
Orange and black balloons given to each child when leaving.