Tuesday, October 20, 2009


If you're plannin'
a Halloween Party
this year,
I've got some FUN ideas for you...

Halloween Surprise Tubes
Items needed:
Toilet paper roll tubes (If you're gonna do this, you'd better start savin' them toilet paper tubes NOW!)
Halloween wrapping paper
Tape or glue
Ribbon in Halloween colors
Small candies, small novelty items, confetti
These are real easy to make! First, measure and cut your paper so that it wraps around the toilet paper tube (with a little extra for gluing/taping) and that the length extends about 2" from each end. Glue the paper to the tube and tie one end closed with some ribbon. Fill the tube with candy; novelty items such as spider or ghost rings, stickers, etc.; and add some confetti to the mix. Tie up the open end with ribbon. Using scissors, fringe the ends and you're done. If you like, you could stick labels on each tube that are personalized with each child's name. Cool, huh?!!

A Fun Idea -- Crack open a walnut shell carefully without crackin' the shell. Clean out the nut meat from the shell. Write funny fortunes, happy thoughts or good wishes on strips of paper, then enclose the fortune in the shell. This is also coo, huh?!!

Mask Making Contest – Set up a large workin' space with scissors, construction paper, glue, tape, colors, markers, cotton balls, stickers, and give each player a large paper sack. Give them a time limit to make the best Halloween mask. Have 'em put the masks over their heads, and give the winner a prize! Eventually, let 'em take the masks off, cause it'll get hot in there.

Pass The Pumpkin -- Have people sit in a circle and pass a small pumpkin around, while scary music is playin'. When the music stops, the person with the pumpkin is out. Continue until there's only one person left, and give the winner a prize!
Build A Scarecrow -- Form groups and have a variety of old clothes, pillowcases for heads, markers and newspaper. Groups have 20 minutes to create. Give prizes to the scariest or funniest.
Other Games:
Bobbing for apples!
Pin the tail on the black cat!
Pin a face on a pumpkin while blindfolded, to make a Jack-O-Lantern!
Headline: "Due to strike, grave-digging at cemetery will be done by skeleton crews". Ha! Ha! Hee!
Bloodshed - where the Red Cross keeps the plasma. Hardy Har Har!
One dark night two men were walking home after a party and decided to take a shortcut through the cemetery just for laughs. Right in the middle of the cemetery they were startled by a tap-tap-tapping noise coming from the misty shadows.
Tremblin' with fear, they found an old man with a hammer and chisel, chipping away at one of the headstones."Holy cow, Mister," one of 'em said after catching his breath, "You scared us half to death we thought you was a ghost! What are you doin' workin' here so late at night?""Those fools!" the old man grumbled. "They misspelled my name!"
[Now THAT is SCARY!]

Do you have any cool, funny, scary ideas
for a Halloween Party?
Send 'em to Ida... OKZ!!


  1. Oh my! Ida, who are the gorgeous little children in your pictures? I have never seen such cuteness as theirs! Who do they belong to?

  2. Well I'll tell you who they are Anonymous... those are Jilly's son Ethan, her daughter-in-law Denise, and her grandsons Faolan and Rowan. And they are the cutest thangs! I need pictures for this Halloween blog and Jilly volunteered these pictures... she's a sweetheart!

  3. Spiderman rules!! Hey, what was the little kid with yellow dot on his orange shirt supposed to be? Candy Corn? Super job, Ida. You've always got the greatest ideas. Seymore B.

  4. Ha Ha Ha, Mr. Seymore Butts! I've been told the little orange boy is a monkey. You can't see it, but he's got a tail. Such beautiful little boys!!