Party Like you’re a Mini-Monster

Welcome to the 13 Days of Halloween

The Littlest Vampires are the Cutest Vampires

When my youngest son was little, he loved watching The Little Vampire starring Jonathon Lipnicki. For him, it became a daily movie to watch, during the 13 Days. He would then act out scenes from the movie by “turning” his stuffed animals. Good stuff!

So, for me, it was no surprise when he reached school age and wanted to throw epic Halloween parties that his entire classroom were invited to.

Here, I’m going to show you how to have child-friendly-vampire-themed-Halloween-party fun by providing examples of the following:

  • decorations
  • party food and drink
  • movie/games
  • costume ideas

Decorations

 Balloons and construction paper.

  Bat mobile

  Fanged pumpkins

 The template can be found in Vampires Only RSVP

  Family fright How great is this?

 

Party Food and Drink

  Bloody good vampire milkshake. Yummy and they look really cool.

  I know these aren’t vampires, but they do have blood-dripping fangs. These are a huge hit with the kiddos.

 

image source: the kitchen is my playground

These Gingerbread Vampires are great and so fun to make. If your mini-monster doesn’t like gingerbread, substitute with sugar cookie dough.

 These are Roasted Strawberry and Toasted Coconut popsicles and were not specifically created for Halloween food and fun. But look at ’em . . . how can they not fit perfectly into a vampire themed menu. Bonus: they’re good for you.

Movies

The Little Vampire (of course). SPOILER ALERT: The vampire cows crack me up.

Hotel Transylvania. Great, great movie.

Games

  Vampires at Dark: how to play. Vampires at Dark PDF packet.

    This isn’t a game but it’s still a fun hands-on activity for your mini-monster guests.

Costume Ideas

I understand that as a parent you don’t want to create too realistic a vampire persona for your little one. That being said, I also don’t think painting on a pair of fangs and the ole widow’s peak thus a vampire does make. Therefore, I feel it is my frightful duty to show through example the do’s and don’ts of vampiness.

Do’s

  Applying kids’ vampire make-up. A word of caution: do not have too heavy of a hand with the white make-up. Less is more!

 To the nines!

This is a great tutorial. Great info and has a definite creep factor (When she is peeking from behind the tree and then runs at you–yikes!)

 

  Vampire cape tutorial. This is a great how-to because, anyone who has ever made a cape for their little vampire can tell you, making that collar stand up can be a bitch.

Don’ts

  Here’s an example of that wayward widow’s peak I warned you about. 

  Never, ever, ever, ever–never.

  Ummm . . . yeah, just don’t.

  What’s with the eyebrows?

Kick-ass bonus:

  And for God’s sake–let’s make a few of these costumes happen! Love the expression!

 

Alright, so there you have it. The do’s, the don’ts, some tips and ideas to help you throw a frightfully fun vampire themed party for your mini-monsters. I hope you were able to find some inspiration.

Until next time . . .

Happy Haunting

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