Looking for tips for how to throw a virtual Halloween party for kids? We’ve got you covered with how to have a fun, safe Halloween party that feels special.
With so many schools going virtual this year, Halloween will surely be a different experience. While the traditional school Halloween parties will probably not be happening, there is still fun to have.
Spooky Ideas for Virtual Halloween Party for Kids
If you’re looking to throw a virtual Halloween party, this is the place to be! While I’m focusing on a party for kiddos, this would also work for a virtual office party or just a get together with friends.
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Invites for your Virtual Halloween party
If you’re throwing a virtual Halloween party for friends, send a fun invite! I love these from Etsy. Snail mail or virtual, an invite is a fun way to set the tone.
Of course, encourage everyone to come in costume! Whether they’re full out or just a fun hat, a costume is a great way to bring the fun.
Send out snacks and treats
If you’ve got the budget, make a little package of little crafts, snacks, and other Halloween fun to celebrate the holiday with!
Start the fun by voting on who decorated their space best! Invite guests or students or decorate the area behind them to get everyone in the spooky mood. You can send out a fun little gift or a virtual gift card if you want “real” prizes.
Or alternatively, if you’re using Zoom encourage guests to try a fun and spooky Zoom background for your virtual Halloween party. Here’s a good option for how to.
Send a kit for activities – bingo, decorating pumpkins, etc
Want to win the virtual Halloween party planner of the year award? Send a kit out ahead of time with what you plan to do – and maybe even some treats! Stuff an envelope with mini crafts, Halloween themed toys, and candy. Also think about adding activities like a bingo board!
Individual Halloween Crafts and Activities:
- Jack-O-Lantern Face Stickers
- Rainbow Scratch Masks
- Skull Suncatcher Kits
- Goofy Candy Corn Face
- Halloween Bingo
- Halloween Coloring books
If you’re looking for something to do during your socially distant halloween party, consider a scavenger hunt! Kids can take a list and scrounge through their house to find the times. Keep it vague like “a pumpkin orange item” to make it both spooky and so no one feels left out.
Grab a spooky playlist and sing along with your students! Here are some of our favorite Halloween sing a longs.
Virtual Halloween Party Movie night
If you’re craving a movie night, check your listings and find a scary movie to watch together! Scare off ghosts by watching virtually together so you can spook eachother and laugh about being scared.
How about a lip sync battle? Play a spooky playlist and have everyone lip sync their favorites. Go one at a time or all together and vote on who had the best performance.
My favorite school friendly songs for kids:
- Hip hop songs for kids
- Country songs for kids
- Rock and roll songs for kids
- Kid friendly songs
- Dance music for kids
- Upbeat Songs for Kids
Got a group of outgoing kiddos? Try karaoke! Use some of the great karaoke videos on YouTube and play them, then let guests try their best to belt them out.
Who doesn’t love a great dance party? Blast some jams and let everyone dance it out – a great alternative to sitting in front of a screen all afternoon. Play some of our favorite kid dance songs or some Halloween songs for kids.
If you’re looking at older kids, how about trying some trivia? Search the internet for some fun and interesting Halloween trivia. Here are some good ones ot get you started.
We played Bingo at my son’s in person party last year, but it would be such a great option for a virtual Halloween party. Email, snail mail the guests a Halloween themed board and have the host call out the cards until someone (or everyone!) gets bingo.