In this post we share a great pumpkin cupcake recipe and some top tips for a kids Halloween party.

Halloween is an opportunity for some great family fun. I have gathered some great tips and inspiration for Halloween because we are planning a whole pile of Halloween fun ourselves… We are having our first Halloween party, well actually technically it is our second. My eldest insisted on a Halloween birthday part for his sixth birthday, even though his birthday was in April. It was still a really fun theme to work with for a birthday.

Top tips for kids Halloween party

So how to do you prepare for a kids Halloween Party? Here are our top tips.

You are going to need some costumes of course, and they have to be easy, right? So check out these ten easy kid Halloween costumes. Don’t forget to paint your faces – made easy with this one minute Halloween kids face tutorial!

Then there is the decorating. This is where you can get the troops to help with these activities… Making peg bats or just use this spooky bat printable template instead. Hang them from the roof. Another easy idea is to blow up orange and white balloons and decorate with ugly nashing teeth and spooky ghost faces.

Now it is going to way more spooky with a scary sound track. YouTube is chocker with spooky (and very long) sound tracks like this one. Simply set it up and play throughout your party.

You will no doubt want to offer people some tricks and treats. Our pumpkin Halloween cupcakes below are a great easy recipe and a good way to use up any pumpkin you remove from your jack-o-lanterns. Deocrate with green or black icing and add some scary gross lollies on top.

Top tips for kids Halloween Party

With all these ideas, you are going to be the spookiest peeps on the street.

Mummy to three small spooky inspired boys

Pumpkin halloween cupcakes
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Serves: 12
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup prunes roughly chopped
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup cooked pumpkin, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 100 grams butter, melted and cooled
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 220 C.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a large bowl and toss through the almonds. Make a well in the centre.
  3. In a jug, mix together the orange rind and juice, mashed pumpkin, eggs and milk. Stir into the dry ingredients and fold in the melted butter.
  4. Divide the mixture among 12-16 well-greased muffin tins.
  5. Bake at 220ºC for 20 minutes until the muffins are well-risen and golden.

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