22 of the Best Minecraft Birthday Party Ideas on the Planet

Build an awesome birthday with these Minecraft Birthday Party Ideas — including decorations, cakes, DIYs, party supplies and more!

You still have time to create an alternate universe for your next ! Colorful cubes are used for everything from cake on the dessert table, to square head decorations, to fun, themed favor ideas.

Unique Minecraft Birthday Party Ideas for Boys

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  • Check out these 17 Minecraft Birthday Party Suppiles to prep for your party!
  • You’ll love these Minecraft Birthday Party Cakes as well! 

22 Minecraft Birthday Parties for Boys

Boy's Minecraft Themed Birthday Party

1. From Partylicious via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy’s Minecraft Themed Birthday Party – What an awesome party set-up! The dessert and guest tables are really special at this birthday. Check out all of the interesting details!

Minecraft 11th Birthday Party

2. From Fernanda Frazao via Kara’s Party Ideas: Minecraft 11th Birthday Party – Here’s an elaborate presentation with a number of special treats including potion bottles of candy. See lots of the Minecraft characters featured on the table.

Boy's Awesome Minecraft Party

3. From Made by a Princess: Boy’s Awesome Minecraft Party – See a great party paper plate backdrop here. There’s also a wonderful themed food table; the Rolo dynamite sticks are really clever. The Princess also came up with terrific activities.

Boy's Dynamite Minecraft Birthday Party

4. From A Stylish Affair by Jessie via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy’s Dynamite Minecraft Birthday Party – Look at many clever parallels to the Minecraft game at this party. I especially like their dessert table backdrop and the outstanding cake.

Boy's Minecraft Birthday Party

5. From Freshtake Photography via Hostess With the Mostess: Minecraft Party – There’s a super party set-up on this dessert table that featured a boy-pleasing exploding TNT cake! Also see a Ghast piñata, made by a 13-year-old brother (you can do it, too!).

Minecraft Birthday Party Ideas for Boys

6. From Supermum Cakes via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Minecraft Birthday Party Ideas for Boys – A terrific hero Brine cake takes center stage on a marvelous outdoor table.

A Minecraft Birthday

7. From Sweet Soirees via Hostess With the Mostess: A Minecraft Birthday – Minecraft printables dress up the dessert table, but the guest table setting is my favorite view here.

Boy's Top Notch Minecraft Birthday Party

8. From Dream a Little Dream via Spaceships and Laser Beams: A Boy’s Top Notch Minecraft Party – The entire set-up pulled guests into the fantasy world; I especially liked their brewing station. Each of the guests received a Minecraft mask as well as other fun take-hoes at this fine party.

An Outdoor Minecraft Birthday Party

9. From Anamaria Murillo via Kara’s Party Ideas: An Outdoor Minecraft Birthday Party – Here’s another instance of a resourceful mom building a party for a game loving boy! The venue chosen was an excellent party site.

Logan's Minecraft Birthday Party

10. From Emily’s Creative Creations via Catch My Party: Logan’s Minecraft Birthday – The entire corner of this party was transformed by faux brick and stone—a great backdrop for the dessert table.

DIY Minecraft Birthday Party

11. From Southern Revivals: DIY Minecraft Birthday Party – This DIY mama came up with some awesome ideas for limited resources. The enchantment activity table is a genius idea.

Boy's Minecraft Birthday Party

12. From MaMeMima via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy’s Minecraft Birthday Celebration – This designing mama built an entire Minecraft themed dessert table; you’d never realize she didn’t know a thing about the game before designing the party!

Terrific Minecraft Party Ideas

13. From Raining Hot Coupons: Find a list of fun ideas here, such as letting kids make Minecraft style pictures of themselves and playing pin-the-tail on the pig with a Steve box head-blindfolded.

14. From Printable Parties to Go via Kara’s Party Ideas: Vintage Minecraft 8th Birthday – There’s just a peek at this party but I like the focal point arrangement with a basket filled with the Minecraft characters.

Minecraft Birthday Party Celebration

15. From Creative Parties and You via Catch My Party: Minecraft Celebration – Using the large Creeper face was a good idea to help fill the space in an outdoor venue.

Boy's Minecraft Birthday Party Dessert Table

16. From Sunny by Design via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Joint Minecraft Birthday Party – A brother and sister and their guests had to have been delighted at this fun party with many clever details and activities for all.

A Boy's 10th Minecraft Birthday Party

17. From Lip Service by Mel: A Boy’s 10th Minecraft Birthday Party – This party throwing mama has some great ideas. The presentation of the birthday boy’s gift was an exciting fanfare! Mom is willing to share her templates for the party items she made too.

Boy's Minecraft Birthday Party Ideas

18. From Party Inspirations via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy’s First Class Minecraft Birthday Party Ideas – The first piece of wonderful I noticed here was the unique color combination—so refreshing!  Still, you won’t want to miss any of the Minecraft components at this great party either.

Aiden's Minecraft Birthday Party

19. From Sugar Bites Desserts via Catch My Party: Aiden’s Minecraft Birthday Party – There are several fun, hands-on activities for the guests, including make-your-own Creeper shirts, mining for gems and mix your own brew.

Minecraft Birthday Celebration Ideas

20. From An Portraits via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Minecraft Birthday Celebration Ideas – You won’t believe the great way this party came together even though mom only had four days to prep everything. Amazing!

Minecraft Themed Bar Mitzvah Party
21. From Bellwether Events via Hostess With the Mostess: Minecraft Themed Bar Mitzvah Party – The Minecraft calendar guest book is a super idea! The ice cream sundae bar is well-stocked with candy rocks and gems. The creeper toothpicks used on the finger foods are fun.

Zamier's Minecraft Birthday Party Ideas

22. From Chasity via Catch My Party: Zamier’s Minecraft Birthday Party Ideas – The hanging decorations over the guest table add to the party atmosphere . One of the treat presentations includes a cool block configuration of cake, rice crispie squares and blue Jello. There’s a funny favor idea to be seen here, too-I like it!

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Dr. Seuss Party Ideas

Earlier this year I created this fun and colorful Dr. Seuss party to help kick off Read Across America week. It is also a great way to celebrate and get the children ready to head back to school! Sit and stay for a bit as we share some of our favorite Dr. Seuss books, fabulous party treats, fun party decor and lots of inspiration!
I remember growing up with some wonderfully whimsical Dr. Seuss stories! Some of my favorite titles as a child included: Wacky Wednesday, In a People House, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut, and of course, my very first Dr. Seuss book, Hop On Pop! Four children later, and these stories still remain a constant inspiration of silliness and creativity in our house. 
We recently received some super fun from our friends over at . With the help of their , and  I was able to create a festive Dr. Seuss themed party backdrop! You can create your own colorful creation by using fabrics in bright colors and bold patterns. I used striped fabric for my backdrop and added a frame to the Dr. Seuss poster.

Create drapes, like in the window from the Cat in the Hat story, by using a bold colored fabric. I really enjoy mixing different patterns and colors together! Tie your drapes back with a brightly colored ribbon. 
I found this darling  that was created by our friend Paula Biggs, for . It was so easy to put together and brought such a fun element to our party table! You can download her file, print, cut, and display.

Need ideas for party favors? How about gifting your guests with a Dr. Seuss book and a matching plush toy?! Not only are you sending them home with a cool parting gift, you’re also adding years of enjoyment to their home library! 
I picked up some great Dr. Seuss titles, along with a coordinating plush, from . Display the books and plush toys inside a Dr. Seuss themed bag, and your guests are set!

No Dr. Seuss celebration would be complete without a cake! Get a little zany and use a silly birthday cake shaped hat, from – display it on a cake stand and you’ve got yourself a pretty fun “birthday cake”! 
Set out some other party treats for your guests to enjoy! Cupcakes are an easy alternative. I took some brightly colored school themed cupcake toppers, from , and added them to some store bought cupcakes. Add in small areas for fun pops of Dr. Seuss-isms!
Nicole, from , always dishes a super creative spin to all her party treat creations! I just love her Cat in the Hat, Thing1 and Thing 2 cake pops! She also whipped up some really cute Cat in the Hat marshmallow kabobs. Yumm!
Make your little guests feel special by setting up a separate party table just for them! This can be a small area for them to socialize, read their Dr. Seuss books, and enjoy a few party activities. 
Give their party table a dose of festive decor! I used a , from , and suspended it directly above the guests’ table. Not only will it provide a fun pop of color, you can also use it later in their special reading corner.

Dress up your  by attaching more Dr. Seuss cutouts to the front of them. Get creative with your table setting! 
Add some easy activities to keep your party guests entertained. It can be something simple like these little sticker and activity books. Set them out at each place setting along with Dr. Seuss themed plates, cups, and napkins – all from . You can also take Dr. Seuss dry erase boards and use them as a placemat – super easy! 

Will you be participating in some fun Read Across America activities and celebrations? Are your younger children excited to get back to school to see their friends? I hope you’ve been inspired to catch up on some wonderful Dr. Seuss stories!

Ready, Set, Read!

This post was sponsored by Oriental Trading. LAURA’S little PARTY has received payment, and/or products, in exchange for party inspiration and fun ideas. As always, all opinions are 100% our own.



Creepy n’ Chic Halloween Cocktail Party Ideas

There are tons of Halloween party ideas involving candy, and party ideas for kids over on Pinterest. Fact. 

We also love sharing loads of kid-friendly ideas here on the blog. Guilty as charged.

So this year, I decided to style a little Creepy n’ Chic Halloween cocktail bar to give you some ideas on DIY decorations and recipes for an adult-themed spooky soiree. Gruesome! 💀

Creepy n’ Chic Halloween Cocktail Party Ideas

Most of the decor consisted of skulls of some sort. Glass skull bottles, gold skulls (that was actually a money box from a dollar store!), plastic skeletons, skull drinks stirrers etc.

I also brought out my trusty black cages and crow that make an appearance every Halloween at our house!

I have a thing for crows, not in a creepy way or anything. But apparently, they are super intelligent birds and can even recognize human faces. There’s your daily does of nerd fact. You’re welcome! 😋

And you know how much I love DIY and crafts. So naturally, I had to also add a few crafty details to our cocktail bar. Nothing scary, though. Promise!

Printable Halloween Table Backdrop

Apart from the usual Halloween bar decor, I designed a large Halloween printable poster to act as my table backdrop.

At first, I wanted to make a real creepy, black twigs wreath. But let’s face it, ain’t nobody got time for that much DIY… so I resorted to my beloved printables to fill the blank wall behind the bar.

I must say, it turned out better than I expected and was super quick and easy (not to mention really cheap to make)! 

I can’t get enough of these large posters to decorate my kids’ parties (as you probably saw here and here). So now I’m totally crushing on them for my Holiday parties too!

DIY Macabre Halloween Blooms

First things first – flowers! I used a mix of real blooms in a deep burgundy color and added some faux silk flowers that I spray painted black. Easy or what?! 

Plus, the silk blooms helped to add fullness to the table arrangement while keeping costs down, and that’s always a huge bonus! 

You could also spray paint eucalyptus branches or plumage to add to your bouquet. Basically, anything goes in this macabre floral arrangement.

DIY Bloody Halloween Candles

Next I attacked the candles. You can’t have Halloween party without creepy candles, right?

At first I thought of using black taper candles. But then I didn’t want anyone knocking candles over while making their cocktails (hot wax ain’t a good look, even for Halloween!).

So I decided to add chunky “bloody” candles to these pretty gold, glass terrariums. It gave the right amount of chic and creep to the table without much effort at all!

Full tutorial coming to the blog soon.

DIY Bloody Drinks Glasses

These “bloody” rimmed cocktail glasses mimic the “bloody” candles above and will be the talk of any Halloween cocktail party, for sure!

It’s so easy to do and creates a super creepy effect, not to mention that it transforms any glass into a Halloween-worthy goblet in minutes!

Tutorial coming next week.

Halloween Cocktails & Party Drinks

The whole point of setting up a cocktail bar for any party, is that your guests can play mixologists for the night and concoct their own drinks.

So I like to provide them with all the trimmings (spirits, wine, cocktail shakers, drink garnishes etc) and a little cocktail menu card with drink ideas and recipes to get their creative juices flowing.

Nonetheless, it’s also a cool idea to have a batch cocktail ready to serve to your thirsty guests as you greet them though the door.

I like to keep things simple. So I served one of my favorite drinks, a Kir (crème de cassis liqueur or Chambord topped with red wine). For a sparkling version, use champagne or sparkling wine instead of red wine (a Kir Royale).

I drink this cocktail in summer with ice, but its deep purple color makes it perfect for Halloween.

More Halloween cocktail recipes coming to the blog soon!

DIY Golden Skull Drink Stirrers

 Any drink you serve will look extra creepy if you add golden skulls drink stirrers to your glasses! So chic too, right?!

The DIY tutorial is coming to the blog soon.

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Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She’s also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine and MarthaStewart.com; and she’s a regular party contributor to PBS Parents, Yum Food for Kids Magazine, Créative Magazine and HGTV. 



Ewok Birthday Party Ideas Your Kid Will Love

These easy Ewok birthday party ideas will have your party guests partying on Endor in no time.

My daughter said throwing an Ewok birthday party was easier than she thought it would be, and while it was definitely more work for me than it was for her, I have to agree.

When she first told me she wanted her party theme to center on those adorable bear-like creatures from Star Wars, I panicked a little bit.

But I should have known the Internet would provide, and I found a lot of really cute ideas that I hope will help you if you’re planning an Ewok birthday party.

Ewok Birthday Party Invitations

I actually couldn’t find any Ewok invitations, though there are plenty of Star Wars-themed invites out there if you are looking for different characters.

I was inspired by these from MyFirstInviation on etsy and made ours in PicMonkey (Canva would work, too, if you’re trying to do it without paying).

I found a picture of an Ewok on the Internet (don’t tell George Lucas!) to use at the top and used the words “In a Galaxy Not So Far Away” my kid is turning 8. “Help us celebrate like an Ewok!” The party details included a line saying the party was taking place on Planet Endor, which the girl really liked.

Getting the House Ready

I hoped the party would mostly involve the kids running around in the yard — the girl said our backyard play structure was the perfect Ewok Village — so I didn’t do a lot of decorating.

I have gotten in the habit of decorating the door with a party-themed wreath because it’s a sign for people who haven’t been to our house before that they are in the right place. My Endor-inspired door wreath is super easy to make, and the crocheted Ewok was pretty easy, too, even if you’re not that skilled at crochet.

Inside, I added a couple of tissue-paper pom-poms to act as trees in the area where the kids for their Ewok ears and hoods. There was a little sign that said “Get your gear here.”

In the living room I put up a Happy Birthday sign, which was inspired by the one at Busy Moms Helper, but I downloaded a Star Wars font (it’s called Star Jedi) and made my own banner pieces to match the character cutouts from Merriment Design.

I used an Ewok on each side of Happy, and let the girl color them in. The letters are strung on green yarn and the banners are taped to the mantel. Easy peasy.

In case anyone got lost on the way to the backyard, I added a sign for the Ewok Village, which I placed next to the cupcakes. They’re just homemade (from a box mix) chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting spiked with a little green food coloring to make them look like trees. A Teddy Graham in the middle makes them Ewok cupcakes.

More Cute Ewok Birthday Party Ideas

We found a picture from a Maker Faire of an Ewok paper bag puppet, so we used that as our craft. All you need are paper bags, construction paper, googly eyes and glue.

The kids didn’t necessarily make Ewoks, but they did have fun.

There were lots of other ideas I saw but didn’t have time to try, such as:

Any of those would be a great craft for kids to do, too, if you have a birthday person who insists their party have a craft.

All in all, our Ewok birthday party was super cute and the kids had a lot of fun. I have to admit, it was fun coming up with all the projects, too.

Has your kid ever had a kind of strange birthday party request? I’d love to hear about it!




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Unbelievable Christmas Party Ideas Your Kids Will Simply Love

Christmas is upon us and everybody wants to be part of its celebrations, especially kids. Christmas holidays mark the event of the year when families and friends come together, celebrate, feast and exchange blessings as well as gifts. The festivity has a distinct charm attached to it, which can easily be felt by a celebratory wave that sweeps the whole world.

However, being part of a festival is one thing while hosting it is a different ball game altogether. Christmas party, like any other one, needs preparation and careful planning, well in advance. If you have entrusted yourself the honor of hosting this year’s Christmas party, then you might also be looking for some tips and help about how to organize one.

The fact also is your kids must be more excited than you do and you might as well want to throw a party that will be remembered for a long time to come. So to begin with, it is time to sit, brainstorm and ask a few elementary questions to yourself – what kind of party should it be? Whom should I invite? How should I decorate? What do I serve? Then you start putting details around these questions.

Here are some Christmas party ideas that your kids and guests will love equally:

Select a perfect venue

First and foremost, you need to decide the party venue by establishing a vision for the evening. If you are going with a modest budget, you are all set to host your party at your home or you can book your community hall. But if you want to organize the celebration somewhere else, then earlier you book the venue, the better. You need to identify a perfect place that is within budget and easily accessible to your guests – internet and discussion with friends could be greatly helpful for you on this. While deciding the venue, just keep in mind the fact that location can impact the guest numbers and how late they are going to stay in the party. You should then ask the venue owners about what is available for you to use and which items you need to hire in.

Get crafty for Christmas

Now comes the creativity part of your planning. Just spend the previous day or day before of Christmas Eve in making various crafts for decorations. You can start by creating personalized Christmas cards for your individual guests. Visualize how your party décor should look like and create or purchase items that would be appropriate for it. You can collect candles, prepare gift wraps, and create pine garlands or wreaths. You can also get help from your friends and family members to give the decorations the finishing touch. Colorful balloons always look delightful in any party, so purchase a lot of them. You can also use unexpected items in your décor such as a vase filled with cranberries or ball ornaments. In additions to that, there are tons of Christmas decorations and accessories that are available on the supermarket stores, so you can give them a try.

Pick most engaging Christmas party games

Now this is the real fun part for your guests, especially kids. You have to add a great bout of entertainment as it will leave the lasting memory in the mind of every single individual. Moreover, it will act as an ice-breaker and conversation point among your guests. You need to include highly engaging party games for kids because they are the most excited lot. Just try to incorporate fun-filled activities that have everyone laugh all the way. To add more spunk to the celebrations, you can ask your guests to bring their favorite superhero costumes; your party will become livelier. As for the party games, there are many interesting and engaging ones for kids such as candy cane hunt, Christmas memory game, trim the tree, photo booth, Christmas treasure hunt, and Christmas scrabble just to name a few.

Serve delectable food

It’s time to feast and fill the bellies of your guests. Picking the menu for this festive night is a crucial part of your Christmas party package. From traditional dishes to exotic ones, you have a large variety of food to serve to your guests since it is a key part of any party. You can also show your culinary skills and prepare a few dishes on your own. You can even hire a caterer or get help from your friends or family members regarding the same. Kick off the party dinner with tasty nibbles, delicious healthy snacks, party sharers, and showstopper main course. Putting a little bit of detail in food selection will definitely impress your guests. You can also serve your guests cocktails, wine and beer. Furthermore, it would be a nice idea to prepare Christmas cookies at home and exchange them with your friends. Since, Christmas is the festival of sharing and caring, so Christmas cookie exchange with your loved ones is a great way of spreading joy and happiness.

Here comes the Santa

Which kid doesn’t love a visit from Santa? You, however, have to make it a surprise just before the end of the party. Although a lot of other Santas might already be present there, but your Santa Claus needs to have a grand entry. Remember his bag should be filled with loads of gifts and all the kids will just swoon over him. For that, you simply need to hire a Santa to visit, take request and handout small gifts. Finally, get everyone onboard and sing Christmas Carols before the celebration draws to a close.

There may be many more ideas to celebrate Christmas with your loved ones. The central idea however is how you enjoy your Christmas holidays, spread love and peace, entertain your kids and create memories. So, it’s time to jingle all the way!



20 Creative and Chic Halloween Party Ideas

20 Creative Halloween Party Ideas for a Memorable Bash

Even when you’re no longer under 13 and working on that cavity quota thanks to a successful trick-or-treating collection, October 31 is one of the most festive, fun days of the year. Considering that Halloween offers up an opportunity to play dress-up as an adult, tell tales of supernatural beings amid the chilly fall air, and snack on yummy treats, it’s the perfect opportunity to organize a get-together with friends, family, and neighbors. But throwing a Halloween party can also be a little daunting, even limiting and expensive. Do you really want to turn your garage into a haunted house? Probably not (if you do, kudos—that takes some serious effort).

Well, the good news is that you don’t have to transform your home into the Sanderson sisters’ cottage for a memorable event—though, again, our inner child would be thrilled, and we’d love an invite to that event. In fact, there are plenty of ways to make your Halloween party unique, chic, and on theme while also being timeless so you don’t have to go buy a ton of new décor to set the scene or worry about being too kitschy. Whether you host an annual autumn harvest bash that the whole neighborhood looks forward to all year long or you simply need an excuse to get your best friends together this fall, you’ll find inspiration from our 20 creative Halloween party ideas below.

Scroll through our list of potential themes, cocktail and food suggestions, décor concepts, and activity ideas to ensure a monster smash for both you and your guests.

  • Addams Family–Inspired: Your guests can come in full-on Lurch or Wednesday garb, or you can advise them to dress in their best all-black ensembles for a decidedly posh, loosely themed Halloween party.
  • Carnival: Not all Halloween dress-up parties need to be scary to be festive and fun. Invite your guests to come dressed like circus performers and carnival-goers and then make sure the décor plays on their costumes. Or let them come as whatever they want, and just focus on activities. You could go all-out and rent a small Ferris wheel and hire fire-eaters, hypnotists, and fortune tellers, depending on your budget.
  • Horror Movie Characters: To give your guests a little more direction while choosing a costume, have them dress as their favorite horror movie villains, heroes, and victims.
  • Autumn Harvest: This is the perfect way make your party fall-ready without going overboard on a Halloween-centric theme. Simply invite your guests to dress for the season (cozy sweaters, anyone?) and then incorporate fall foliage and décor.
  • Masquerade Ball: If you want your party to be a formal event while also taking advantage of the fun costume tradition that Halloween offers, host a masquerade ball. One and done. You can even just call it cocktail attire and provide masks that guests can decorate once they arrive.
  • Carve out pumpkins and transform them into flower vases. Place them on your surfaces and countertops or the front steps for a tasteful, seasonally appropriate décor detail.
  • Speaking of candles, there’s nothing like an ornate candelabra with dripping black candles to set the scene for a fashionable, understated haunted house. Stay on theme with moody hues and glitzy decorative items like metallic flatware. The best part is that you can keep these things all year long instead of throwing them away after the holiday.
  • You can bring the outdoors in with more than just pumpkins. Incorporate garlands and seasonal florals throughout the entertaining space too. This will make the environment feel more elevated if you’re hesitant to play too much into a blatant Halloween theme.
  • Take advantage of the temperate weather and gorgeous fall foliage by hosting your party outdoors. If you have a Halloween garden party, set the scene with outdoor string lights, cozy floor cushions, and delicious barbecue.

For the Treat Table:

  • Set up a “mad scientist” bar station for the adults to give your cocktail party a timely twist. You can either print out the recipe instructions and lay out all the ingredients for guests to make the drinks themselves, or consider hiring a bartender to walk your guests through the process. Make sure give your cocktails a fun, Halloween-themed name.
  • When overt Halloween décor isn’t your cup of tea, get festive with food instead. A great way to do this is by creating stylish goodie bags for guests that are filled with bat-shaped cookies, ghost marshmallows, and skull-like lollipops. If you tie a name tag to the bags, this can also be a cute, personalized placemat at the dining table.

Set the Scene in Style:

  • Make costumes mandatory, and then host an award ceremony with various superlatives to hand out to guests. Set up a dress-up chest with wigs, prompts, and old clothing in case anyone forgets.
  • If you like the idea of storytelling but would rather do something less active, turn your Halloween party into an intimate evening of scary stories around a fireplace.
  • Bobbing for apples can be a little more involved than some partygoers want to get while all dressed up, so consider having a caramel apple dipping station instead. Or if you do decide to do apple-bobbing, make sure you have aprons or bibs for guests.
  • Set up an outdoor movie viewing with a screen, cozy blankets, floor cushions, lanterns, and red wine and cheese for a classic scary movie screening under a full moon.

Share your entertaining tips and Halloween party ideas in the comments below. 

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Super Bowl Party Ideas: Decorations and Snacks on Amazon


So, you’re having a Super Bowl party. This can go to two ways: the seven-layer-dip-flavored Combos and football-shaped Jell-O shots route or the elegant gold balloons and artisanal-salsa route. We rounded up tasteful and less-tasteful ways to do both.

The Tasteful Option: What’s more perfect than these simple gold balloons that get at the essence of what this night is all about?


OC Party Supply 16 inch Gold Letter Balloons$19, Amazon

The Less-Tasteful Option: After a few Jell-O shots (see below), move away the valuables, fill this football-shaped pinata with Necco Wafers (if you’re a Patriots fan) or gummy peaches (if you’re a Georgia fan), and have your way with it.


Large 3D Football Pinata$28, Amazon

The Tasteful Option: These little toothpicks feel very cheer-on-Reggie-Mantle-at-the-Riverdale-High-football-game.


Beistle 50-Pack Game Day Football Picks$6, Amazon

The Less-Tasteful Option: These napkins are only slightly less tasteful because they’re so literal, but on second glance they’re actually pretty cute.


Oojami Touchdown Napkins$8, Amazon

The Tasteful Option: As our colleagues over at Grub Street noted, these Billy Goat Chip Company Potato Chips from Missouri have a cult following, and are made skin-on with canola oil, onion, garlic, sugar, and other spices. Pair them with this small-batch salsa from New York–based La Fundidora.


Billy Goat Chips, 20 Bags$22, Amazon


La Fundidora Salsa – Fuego$7, Amazon

The Less-Tasteful Option: The elusive seven-layer-dip-flavored Combos!


7 Layer Dip Combos, Pack of 12$26, Amazon

The Tasteful Option: Perfect, if you’re planning on serving a specialty cocktail, or margaritas, or sangria.


Simple Flow 3 Piece Mason Jar Glass Drink Beverage Dispenser$50, Amazon

The Less-Tasteful Options: Football-helmet-shaped Jell-O molds (for shots) and an inflatable goal post for keeping your Bud Lights cool.


JELL-O Jigglers “Football & Helmet” Candy Mold$8, Amazon


Beistle Inflatable Goal Post Cooler$23, Amazon

The Tasteful Option: This sleek ceramic-and-steel bowl will let your artisanal potato chips shine.


Umbra Chipster Chip and Dip Set$50, Amazon


Burton & Burton Football Stadium Chip And Dip Serving Set$26, Amazon

The Tasteful Option: These disposable wine tumblers are always good to have on hand when big groups of people are coming over.


TOSSWARE 14oz Shatterproof Wine & Cocktail Glasses, Set of 12$13, Amazon

The Less-Tasteful Option: Red Solo Cups — but with a built-in shot glass.


Disposable Red Party Cup with Built In Shot Glass, Pack of 22$10, Amazon

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