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Make your class’s Halloween party one to remember with these simple and sensational school Halloween party ideas!

Ideas for a School Halloween Party

Do you need a little inspiration for your school Halloween party? 

We’ve got you covered with all treats and no tricks! 

Make this a party to remember with ideas for Halloween decorations, food, music, games, and crafts.  

School Halloween Party Ideas

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School Halloween Party Decorations

Add some festive fun to your classroom with these inexpensive Halloween party decorations.  

Spider Webs

I love stretchy spider webs and black plastic spiders for instant (and cheap) Halloween decorations. 

Bulletin boards, shelves, doors, and desks are all fair game to cover with spooky webs!

Kid Crafts

Why send the October crafts home right away? 

As your students create pumpkins, ghosts, and monster faces, collect them to tape on the wall, pin on the bulletin board, or dangle from the ceiling.

Ghost Balloons

This simple Halloween decoration idea is cheap and easy. 

Pick up a bunch of white latex balloons and draw ghost faces on them with black Sharpie. 

Two eyes and a gaping mouth are all you need to turn balloons into ghouls!

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School Halloween Party Food

Add a little sweet and savory to spice up your school Halloween party!

Spooky Cookie Decorating

Why not turn the need for snacks into an activity station? 

Provide plain round sugar cookies. 

Set out white, orange, green, or purple icing and sweet toppers such as candy corn, Reese’s Pieces, and chocolate chips. 

Tell each student to create (and eat) their own monster face!

Mummy Hot Dogs

I love this recipe for three reasons:

  1. It’s quick and foolproof.
  2. It’s not sugary, so it won’t amp up the kids.
  3. It is 100% Halloweenie! (Get it?)

Clementine Pumpkins

This healthy snack is adorable and easy.

Peel a clementine and stick a sliver of celery in the top to resemble a pumpkin stem.  

Easiest Halloween Brownies

If you are baking the night before your class party, you need something easy. 

Whip up a box of brownie mix. 

Halfway through the baking time, sprinkle the tops with Reese’s Pieces and/or Halloween sprinkles.


Halloween brownies.

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More Halloween Party Food Ideas

Are you looking for more ideas? 

Check out this list of Halloween Party Food Ideas for Kids.

School Halloween Party Music

Music sets the mood!

Bring in your portable speaker, cue up Pandora, Spotify, or YouTube, and put on a playlist with Halloween tunes. 

You simply can’t have a Halloween party with the Monster Mash!

School Halloween Party Games

Games are the centerpiece of any school Halloween party. 

Add some of these games to your party to bring on the skele-fun!

Pumpkin Toss

Pick up some Halloween treat buckets and set them in a row or triangle shape on the floor. 

Then toss some mini plastic pumpkins into the buckets to score points. 

Hot Pumpkin Pass

Play Hot Potato but with a small pumpkin. 

Play some Halloween tunes. 

Pass the pumpkin around the circle and stop the music.

Whoever is holding the pumpkin when the music stops is out.  

School Halloween Party Ideas

Pin the Spider on the Web

Create a giant spider web on the wall with yarn or black paper (or simply draw one on a large sheet of butcher paper). 

Put masking tape on the back of a lightweight plastic spider. 

Blindfold and spin the students and let them “pin” their spider on the web. 

Whoever gets closest to the center of the web wins.

Dig for the Golden Spider

Fill a large bin with sand (or use your existing sensory table if you have one). 

Buy some small Halloween items. 

You can use plastic spiders, Halloween erasers, witches’ fingers, Halloween monster bendables, or eyeball ping pong balls. 

Spraypaint one of the items gold.  Blindfold two students and have them dig for the Halloween treasure. 

Whoever finds the golden spider first (or golden whatever), wins!

Costume Contest

This is a classic Halloween party game. 

You can give awards for the most creative, spookiest, craftiest, and hilarious costumes.

Eyeball Race

For this competition, you need two players, two straws, two plastic eyeball ping pong balls, and a long table. 

Each player tries to blow his ping pong ball along the table from the start to the finish, using only his straw. 

No touching the ball with the straw! 

Halloween Bingo

Regular Bingo is way more fun with marshmallow pumpkins or candy corn instead of Bingo chips!

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Halloween Would You Rather

Use this list of 25 Halloween Would You Rather Questions, and call out the questions. 

The students run to one side of the room or the other depending on their choice.  

Ring Around the Pumpkin

Set up 6 pumpkins in a triangle formation on the floor. 

Write the numbers 1-6 on the pumpkins.

Use plastic glow necklaces as rings to toss around the pumpkins for points.

Halloween Digital Escape Room

This quick Halloween digital escape room for grades 3-5 provides you with valuable minutes to set up your classroom for the party. 

You can also use it as a party station if you decide to go that route. 

Did I mention the best part?

It’s free!

More Halloween Games Ideas

Are you still in the mood to play? 

Check out this list of Halloween Games for Kids

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School Halloween Party Crafts

Some students love to get their craft on, and these items can serve as fun party takeaways as well.

Pumpkin Decorating

You might not have time for paint to dry (and you certainly don’t want to carve a pumpkin in school!), but you can decorate small pumpkins with permanent markers or stickers.

Glow-in-the-Dark Slime

Who doesn’t love slime?

This spooky slime is perfect for a class party. 

Make it as an activity, and take it as a party favor!

Toilet Paper Tube Ghosts

This simple preschool ghost craft makes the most of your recyclables!

Paper Pumpkins

You can turn a cheap paper plate into anything–and that includes a pumpkin! 

Check out this simple pumpkin paper plate craft.   

Classroom Halloween Party Ideas

Try some of these school Halloween party ideas to make your class party spook-tacular!

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