Halloween Party Favors
‘Trick or treat’ – that’s what you’ll be hearing everywhere you go. Yes, it is that time of the year again. Halloween is almost here, and you have planned a spooky party for all your guests. You have turned your house into a haunted place and have made deliciously eerie treats. But you wouldn’t want the invited ghosts, goblins, ghouls and vampires to go home empty handed now, would you? After all, you can’t afford to irk such dangerous creatures because they might come back to haunt you! Thus, Halloween party favors are a great way to end that fabulous spooky party. But don’t worry, as it’s yet not too late to make them. In fact, most party favors are easy and fun to make! All you need is your creativity.
How to Make Halloween Party Favors
Halloween is a time which gives all of us the opportunity to dress up in Halloween costumes and become scary ghosts or vampires. Everyone from kids, teenagers to adults awaits Halloween. One of the important aspects of any Halloween party are the party favors. The right amount of humor and spookiness can make your Halloween party favors a hit with all the guests. But you don’t have to burn a hole in your pocket for them.
Eerie Popcorn Hand: For any Halloween Party favor to be a hit, you need to be a child at heart. A spooky popcorn hand is a simple party favor which can be made with the help of popcorn, candy corn, kitchen transparent gloves and a plastic Halloween ring (available at most dollar stores). Use only food safe gloves which are available at local restaurants or supermarkets.
Procedure: Take the glove and put one candy corn in each fingertip. Fill fingers with popcorn and tie with rubber band or ribbon. If you want to make it a little more creative, make blood like marks with a red sketch pen on the outside of the glove. Put the Halloween ring (which can be in any spooky shape, like a spider or a bat) on one of the fingers of the glove and voila! you have a spooky popcorn hand ready!
Spooky Soaps: One of the easiest party favors to make is a spooky soap. To make this, you need a block of glycerin soap (available at most craft stores), a silicone muffin mold, small plastic toys like eyeballs, spiders, googly eyes, etc. tweezers, tissue paper, ribbon and a microwave.
Procedure: Cut the glycerin soaps. Take the silicone muffin mold and add two sections of soap in each. Put the silicone molds in the microwave for a few seconds, just enough for it to melt the glycerin. Remove the melted soap from the oven and place it on a flat surface. With the help of tweezers, or even chopsticks, suspend plastic toys into the melted soap. Let the soap cool. Once it has completely cooled down and hardened, you can remove the soap out of the molds. Once they are out, you can cover the soaps with clear wrap and a ribbon and you have one of the coolest Halloween party favor ready!
Ghost Cookies: Besides being synonymous with ghosts, goblins and ghouls, Halloween is also synonymous with cookies and candies. So one of the coolest Halloween party favors is to just bake some cookies! To make it more fun, you can even ask your kids to help out in baking cookies. To give it a more Halloween feel, bake them in shapes of little Casper ghosts! You can also add caramel apples, ghostly cookies, candy corn, marshmallows and a container of homemade cocoa mix and wrap it in orange and black wrapping to make it look like an impressive gift hamper.
Mummy Bandage Balls: A very cool Halloween party favor is a mummy bandage ball. All you need is bandage, white crepe paper, a Halloween key chain, charm bracelet or fridge magnet and glue.
Procedure: To make a mummy bandage ball, roll soft white crepe paper in a ball around the Halloween based key chain, charm bracelet or fridge magnet. Use the bandage to tuck or glue the end of each bandage roll. You can fill up a bowl with these favors and hand them out after the party. You can also make a few extra mummy bandage balls and hand them out to winners of your halloween games.
Paper-Mache Pumpkins: Halloween is not complete without pumpkins. Giving this Halloween party favor is like sending your guests home with a symbol of Halloween. This Halloween party favor can also double up as a Halloween decoration. In order to make paper-mache pumpkins, you need orange tissue paper, a mini balloon (3 or 4 inches in diameter), candies, stickers or trinkets, green paper, black construction paper and glue.
Procedure: Layer the orange paper and stick over the inflated mini balloon. Then deflate the balloon, and fill with a few pieces of candy or trinkets or Halloween stickers etc. Seal the top by making a leaf of the green paper. Use black construction paper to make the pumpkin features, and your mini pumpkins are all ready.
These were just a few ideas for making party favors for Halloween. All you need is your imagination and creativity to come up with different spooky favors to impress your guests!
By Kritika Parwani