How to: Have a Halloween Party for Kids

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Rent a Screen for YOUR Kids Halloween Party

Looking to have a kids Halloween party? Fortunately, FunFlicks® can assist! Since 2007, we have brought theater-quality movie watching experiences to people in the comfort of their own backyards, schools, parks—you name it, we bring it. Halloween is around the corner, and what else would be a better way to celebrate than watching a festive film with your friends and family? We understand that it can be difficult to plan a party that caters to kids of all ages, so we are here to help with our own tips and tricks that will make your kids' Halloween party a spooky success that everyone can enjoy.

Halloween Party for Toddlers

toddlers halloween party

Halloween Theme for Toddlers

Wondering how to introduce your toddlers to the fun of Halloween? Luckily, there are many ways for even the littlest of children to get into the holiday spirit. If you plan on having guests who are older children, be cautious of accidentally scaring your toddlers. It may be fun for older kids to be scared, but keep in mind that your toddler may not agree with such a sentiment. Consider a theme that incorporates the essence of fall with decorations such as pumpkins, scarecrows, streamers, cobwebs, or fun ghosts. Encouraging your guests to wear costumes is a great choice for such an occasion. Be aware of decor or costumes that may scare your toddler and keep them away from it.

Trick-or-Treating with Toddlers

If you plan on taking your toddlers trick-or-treating, be sure to closely supervise them. Trick-or-treating could be an important moment in teaching them manners in how to give thanks when receiving something. Before they feast on their treats, be sure to check their candy for any weird wrappings or dangerous objects. Also, limit how much candy they have so that they do not get sick.

Halloween Snacks for Toddlers

Apple slices are a great healthy snack that your toddlers will enjoy at a Halloween party. Apples are easy to cut up and pertain to the fall theme of your event. Caramel on the side is a great choice of dip for such a snack. Remember that toddlers are not efficient at using utensils, therefore parental help is advised so that there are no unwanted messes. Keep them away from sharp objects such as knives or forks that may be found in a kitchen or dining setting.

caramel and apples

Halloween Movies for Toddlers

Rated: G
Run time: 1h 8m

Lumpy  teams with tiny Roo for a Halloween adventure in the Hundred Acre Wood, in this animated tale about friendship, bravery, and teamwork.”

Rated: G
Run time: 1h 12m

Mickey and friends try to make it to Pete's Halloween party before the full moon on Halloween night.”

Rated: G
Run time: 1h 38m

“In Yo GABBA GABBAs Halloween!, excitement abounds as the characters dress up in outrageous costumes and gather private stashes of candy."

Halloween Party for Preschoolers


Halloween Activities for Preschoolers

hand painted ghosts

Preschoolers have active minds that are eager to learn and discover new things. Arts and crafts are a great activity to do before watching a festive film. Hand painted ghosts are easy to make and do not require many materials; All you need is black construction paper, white finger paint, and black finger paint. Instruct your kids to paint their hands white and make an imprint on the black paper. Now that there is a white hand present on the paper, turn it upside down and use the black paint to design eyes, a nose, or a mouth. Give your kids creative freedom in making their ghosts.

Halloween Snacks for Preschoolers

Ghost bananas are a healthy snack that do not require much effort to make. Simply peel a banana, cut it in half, and place two chocolate chips for the eyes and one for the mouth. Now you have a spooky ghost banana. Tangerine “pumpkins” go great with banana ghosts. To make tangerine pumpkins, simply peel your tangerines and place a stalk of celery in the middle. Halloween is a time of sweets and treats, so having a healthy snack available is a great option to keep in mind. It is important to be aware of how many sweets your child consumes. If you plan on going trick-or-treating during the night, be sure to supervise your children and check their candies before they eat them.

ghost bananas and pumpkines tangerines

Halloween Movies for Preschoolers

Rated: Not rated
Run time: 47m

“An outcast pumpkin bullied for his shape searches for his identity”

Rated: Not rated
Run time: 25m

“The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin.”

Rated: PG
Run time: 1h 45m

“Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.”

Halloween Party for School Age Kids

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Halloween Activities for School Age Kids

bobbing for apples

Bobbing for apples is a fun and traditional fall game to play at your Halloween party. Simply have a large tub of water available with apples inside. The apples will float in the water, and it will be the goal of the contestants to try and grab an apple with their mouth while their hands are behind their back. Such a game is easy to set up and play. If you're worried about the spread of germs, have individual buckets for each player to bob from.

Halloween Snacks for School Age Kids

After players are finished bobbing and have won an apple, make their prize even more worth it by turning their apple into a caramelized treat. You will need store bought caramels, heavy cream, pop cake sticks, optional toppings (peanuts, sprinkles, oreos, or m&ms are great options), and plenty of apples.

How to: Make Caramel Apples

Rinse and your apples and place them on a baking sheet to put in the fridge so that the caramel can easily melt onto them later on. Next, pour your cream and place your caramel candies into a microwave safe bowl. You will need to place that bowl in the microwave and take out every thirty seconds or so to stir and place back in until it becomes runny hot caramel. Once the caramel is finished, puncture your apples with sticks and dip them into the caramel and add toppings. Feel free to put your caramel dipped apples into the fridge for them to harden. After following those easy steps, you are done and have successfully made caramel apples!

caramel apples

Halloween Movies for School Age Kids

Rated: PG
Run time: 1h 54m

“A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape from Earth and return to his home planet.”

Rated: Not rated
Run time: 1h 5m

“Shrek gets in the Halloween spirit by challenging his fairytale friends to come up with scary stories for a contest. But the gang learn that they'll have to spend the night in Lord Farquaad's haunted castle before the winner is named.”

Rated: G
Run time: 1h 32m

“In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, two monsters realize things may not be what they think.”

Halloween Party for Pre-Teens

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Halloween Activities for Pre-Teens

"Toilet paper mummy" is a great game to play at a Halloween party with pre-teens. All you need is a group of kids and lots of toilet paper. Divide the party into teams of four and let the players decide on who wants to be wrapped in toilet paper as the team’s mummy. Each team has one mummy, the rest of the players are wrappers; they need one roll of toilet paper. The team that wins is the one with the best looking mummy (usually is the person most wrapped from head to toe in toilet paper). Give the players 2 minutes to compete, and allow the team to wrap up the mummy. Once the 2 minutes are up, there should be an adult judge who decides on which team has the best mummy. Consider giving out Halloween treats as a winning prize.

Halloween Snacks for Pre-Teens

Want to make a scary Halloween snack? "Bloody finger hotdogs" are a great choice for your party to enjoy. These are easy to make and only require hotdogs, hotdog buns, ketchup, and water. First, boil a large pot of water on the stove. While you wait for the water to boil, carve out fingernails and knuckles on your hotdogs. To make your fingernails, slice two parallel vertical lines across the top of your hotdog. Next, make a slightly curved line connecting the two at the bottom, mimicking the nail bed. Then, you will need to slice the "fingernail" off of the hotdog. To make your knuckles, cut one horizontal slit across the middle of the hotdog and two curved slices above and below. Add two more curved slits below the fingernail and at the bottom of the hotdog. After you have finished your carvings, boil your hotdogs for 4-5 minutes. If you wish to bbq your hotdogs, then make these carvings after they have been cooked. Once the hotdogs are fully cooked, place them in buns and add ketchup (mimicking blood) at the bottom of the "finger" and at the bottom of the hotdog in the bun. After following these steps, you should have scary looking bloody fingers in buns that taste great.

finger hotdogs

Halloween Movies for Pre-Teens

Rated: PG
Run time: 1h 46m

“A young man inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.”

Rated: PG
Run time: 1h 16m

“Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.”

Rated: PG
Run time: 1h 55m

“An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets”

Halloween Party for Teens

teens halloween party

Halloween Activities for Teens

Pumpkin carving is a must-do Halloween activity that even teenagers will enjoy. Consider preparing a dedicated space for carving so that you minimize the amount of cleanup. A table is the perfect surface to carve your pumpkins on; Be sure to avoid carving on uneven surfaces that could risk the safety of your guests. Placing a plastic cover over the area is great protection from the mess that will ensue. In addition, supplying a trash bag for each carver is wise so that they have a place to discard guts, seeds, or other pumpkin parts. To begin, make sure that you have enough pumpkins available for everyone wanting to partake. During October, pumpkin patches or even your local grocery store may have a good number of pumpkins available to buy. These same places you buy your pumpkins from may also have carving utensils. Be sure to ask around or take a look. If not, pumpkin carving tools are easy to order online at a reasonable price. Once you are prepared with all of the necessary tools and pumpkins, allow your guests to use their imagination in carving what they desire. Erasable markers can be used to trace designs, or printable stencils can be found online. After a plan has been made, use a serrated knife or pumpkin cutting tool to cut a lid into the top of the pumpkin. After a lid has been cut out, use a scraper or spoon to remove the guts and seeds. Once the pumpkin is hollowed out, carve out a design. Finally, place a candle or an electric light inside to create a jack-o-lantern.


Halloween Snacks for Teens

pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are an irresistible seasonal treat that are easy to bake. Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. While you wait on your oven to heat, whisk a bowl of melted butter (1 stick), brown sugar (¼ cup), and granulated sugar (½ cup). Once the solution has softened and the brown sugar chunks are gone, add in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 6 tablespoons of pumpkin puree and whisk until mixed. In a separate larger bowl, whisk flower (1 and a 1/2 cups), baking powder (¼ teaspoon), salt (¼ teaspoon), baking soda (¼ teaspoon), cinnamon (1 and a ½ teaspoons), and pumpkin pie spice (1 teaspoon). Next, pour the wet ingredients into the dry bowl and stir until the solution has turned to dough. One-half a cup of chocolate chips should then be mixed into the bowl with the dough. Be sure to chill the cookie dough for at least 30 minutes. Remove the dough from refrigeration and scoop it from the bowl onto the cookie sheets (there should be about 1 and a ½ tablespoons of dough per cookie). Place the cookie sheets in the oven for roughly 10–11 minutes. After time has expired, check to see if the cookies have formed and take them out if so.

Halloween Movies for Teens

Rated: PG-13
Run time: 1h 43m

“A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.”

Rated: PG
Run time: 1h 54m

“A family's home is haunted by a host of demonic ghosts.”

Rated: PG-13
Run time: 1h 55m

 “A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone one week to the day after they view it.”


Screen for an Outdoor Evening or Indoor Party


Our fleet of inflatables is the best quality of screen that you can rent at an affordable price. Whether the party is going in your backyard or at a huge spooky drive-in theater, there is an inflatable screen for everyone to enjoy at your Halloween event. Our assortment of inflatable screens have a seamless viewing surface and can be blown up in minutes. We’ll be sure to get everything up and running before the suggested start time. At every event, we bring high-definition speakers that will knock your socks off and a theatrical projector with a crystal-clear display. For optimal viewing, an inflatable event should take place in a setting with minimal lighting and winds of under 15 mph.

Backyard 16'

12x7 display
100 guests
20 cars

Premiere 21'

16x9 display
250 guests
50 cars

Blockbuster 26'

20x12 display
500 guests
75 cars

Elite 32'

26x15 display
750 guests
100 cars

Epic 40'

30x17 display
1500 guests
150 cars

Xtreme 50'

40x22 display
3000 guests
250 cars

LED Display Screens

If you want a screen that can display day or night in almost any environment, renting an LED screen is the best option for you. Using electroluminescent technology, our LED screens generate light safely and effectively at any time of day. Hence, it isn’t a problem if you want to celebrate day or night. Our panels and trailers are rated IP65, which means they are both rain and dust proof. Have a party in the rain if you have to! All of our mobile LED trailers have onboard generators used to power the display. Therefore, no power supply is needed. Similar to our inflatable screens, our fleet of LED screens come in a variety of dimensions for a variety of crowd sizes. Event technicians across the country are available to bring our LED trailers anywhere for you to enjoy watching your fall film on.

funflicks led screen at the beach

MAX Light

8x5 display

MAX 127

12x7 display

MAX 158

15x8 display

MAX 1710

17x10 display

MAX 2313

23x13 display

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