Monday, October 13, 2014

Easy Halloween Minute-to-Win-It Party (plus printables)

This past week my Little Son had a birthday party.  He wanted just a few friends for a simple Halloween Minute-to-Win-It party.  I'm glad he wanted simple because I knew with My Man's busy medical schedule there was a high chance I would be doing it single-parent-style.  I only do friend parties every other year (like Baby Girl's EASY FROZEN party in May).  Mostly because they do take time and money and some years I just don't want to worry about that.  But this year the birthday party was easy and affordable.  I used Dollar Tree like crazy and my own computer to make the printable invites, thank you cards, and more.  Plus, I've added the FREE Halloween Party PRINTABLES I made for you at the bottom of this post.   


Here's the items you need for each game explained below:

1.  Eyeball Blow n' Roll:   Using the straw blow the eyeballs across the table and down into a bucket below (on the ground at the end of the table).  See how many you can get in the bucket in 1 minute.  We got the eyeballs at Dollar Tree.  You can use ping pong balls too.

2. Halloween Cup Stack:  Stack cups into a pyramid and take it down in one minute.  You could also do the challenge of using different cup sizes. 

3. Spider Throw:  Using plastic bugs or spiders and a bowl or container, one person puts the bowl on their head and kneels down.  Put a marker or line down that they cannot cross. The other person throws the spiders at them and tries to get them in the container on their head. They also cannot cross a certain line you put down.  This one is a team game.  The team with the most spiders in their partner's container at the end of the minute wins the game.  We found tiny plastic spiders at Dollar Tree.

4. Eyeball Slime Plop:  Using the eyeballs from the last game, make a line where they cannot cross.  Put out plates/bowls of slime (vanilla pudding that you have turned green with food coloring).  They have to try to throw the eyeballs into the pudding.  You can have 1 bowl of slime or you can do several bowls at different distances for different levels and challenges.

5. Dracula Pie:  This one was a favorite!!!  All the kids wear dracula teeth.  Place a "pie" in front of them.  The pie is just pudding with whipped cream on top.  With their hands behind their back, they have to try to eat the pie (while wearing the dracula teeth) in one minute.  Those who finish their pie win!  

6. Ghost Booger Pick-Up:  Using a straw see how many marshmallows you can suck up and move to a plate or container in one minute.  Person with the most marshmallows on their plate wins.


For party bags:  I used easy paper sacks that we already had in the pantry.  I made a THANK YOU card to put on it, so they knew we were happy they came.  

These cards are one of the FREE Printables below.

Easy treats and stuff for inside the bags.

And here's something silly we made to go in the bags too.  GHOST BOOGERS.  (Yes, I may have been a cub scout leader a little too long, friends . . . I'm thinking like a little boy now).  

The kids loved these.  Of course they are just marshmallows.  Easy but fun.  

And the tag I made is printable too.


These are the printables that I have for you.  Just click the link below and good luck with your party!

And last, but not least, here's our favorite party dessert.  Don't forget to click over to the next page to see how we decorated on a budget for this Halloween party!


Little Son really wanted mint ice cream and Oreos for a treat at the party.  So we made Mint Oreo Ice Cream Pie  (or we call it Goblin Pie).  No baking or stress.  Just easy and sooooo good.

Click below for this recipe:

To see our easy and cheap Halloween party decorations click the NEXT PAGE:

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  1. I think I want to come to this party. So many cute and fun ideas.

  2. This whole party is fabulous. I know some 7 year old brownie scouts that will enjoy this.

  3. Looks like a great party! That Green Goblin Ice Cream Pie looks to-die-for good (no pun intended)!

  4. Looks like so much fun! I love that it's totally affordable! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Fun game ideas and overall fun party! I'm pinning it for inspiration for our annual Halloween party! :)

  6. It's amazing what can be done on a budget. Looks like a lot of fun, especially love that Dracula pie!!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.


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