3 Easy Tips for Your Halloween Party

Posted on: October 7th, 2015 by
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It’s Halloween time!


Hershey's Halloween Candy at WalmartCan you believe Halloween is just a few weeks away? Do you celebrate with Halloween parties?


If you’ve been reading our blog posts lately, you’ll notice we love getting the kids together with their friends for all kinds of playdates. In the hustle and bustle of sports, school homework, and extracurricular activities we can easily forget to work in time for our kids to just have free time to play. Sometimes we can’t possibly find the time. Other times we think it might take too much work. But playdates don’t have to be work. I promise with some minimal effort you can make it happen.


Halloween is one of those holidays that gives us the perfect excuse to get the kids together. And I admit that this October has to be my busiest ever. I will be away 3 of the 5 weekends for work related to Jersey Family Fun. Still I was determined to find some easy ways to give my kids and their friends a sweet Halloween party. I took off for my local Walmart to see just how could I pull it off. What would Walmart have to make this Halloween Party super easy? First, I came across these bags of large variety Hershey candy bags and then the Halloween decor. Before I knew it I had three tips that will help us all with our Halloween parties.


Easy Tips for Your Halloween Party (1)


Idea One ~ The easiest Halloween tablecloth ever!

Purchase a plain plastic tablecloth in your favorite Halloween color of black or orange. Purchase 1 or 2 packs of Halloween stickers. You can go with silly stickers with ghosts and witches or something a bit scary with googly eyes. Place the stickers randomly on the tablecloth. That’s it. You have an easy Halloween tablecloth that is less expensive than ones you’ll find in most party stores and will hold up better than a traditional paper party tablecloth.


Halloween Tablecloth


Idea Two ~ Simplest Halloween Centerpiece ever!

When this idea struck me I have to admit I thought it was pure genius. I bought two bags of the large variety Hershey candy bags, one Goodies Galore Variety Bag and one Kit Kat/Reese’s Miniatures Variety Bag. These bags were huge I could not believe how much candy was in them. I took one of our fancier candy bowls, poured in the candy. Then, I added two large pretend spiders. Just scary enough but very tempting for kids looking for a sweet treat during our party. Again, with older kids or those who need a bigger fright you can add in a pretend severed hand, skeleton, or something else creepy.


We posted to Instagram how we did it.


Here’s our finished sweet Halloween Centerpiece.


Hershey's Candy Bowl


Hershey PuddingIdea Three ~ Turn Your Snack into a Creature

When last we had a playdate we were having fun with Hershey’s Pudding and some edible Halloween decorations we found. We created pudding cup creatures with items you might normally use with a sundae and pudding. What made them extra spooky was using the edible eyes and such we found at Walmart.  We went for sillyness in our creatures, but Walmart does have some edible items that are on the more spooky side. You could use this same idea for decorating cupcakes, ice cream sundaes, and more.


Ready for your own Halloween Party?


Large variety Hershey candy bags are available at Walmart stores in these varieties:

  • Goodies Galore Variety Bag $14.94
  • Trunk or Treat Variety Bag (Pumpkin) $19.84
  • Hershey Green Monster Variety Bag $14.94
  • Kit Kat/Reese’s Miniatures Variety Bag $14.94
  • Hershey Ghost Variety Bag $19.84


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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys start to become teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 7 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

One thought on “3 Easy Tips for Your Halloween Party

  1. Samantha says:

    Love these simple touches that make throwing a Halloween party a breeze! I could definitely see myself enjoying the candy (without the spiders!) ;) #client

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