How to Throw a Kid-Friendly Monster-Themed Halloween Party

Monster themed donuts and chocolates with sprinkles

Created by: Roberta Blevins, Mommy Like Whoa

If you're in the market for an easy DIY Halloween party for the kids, this simple Monster Party is a surefire winner. It's a total cinch to set up and a huge hit. You'd be surprised what a few stray googly eyes can do to transform your everyday household items and snacks!

  1. A piece of festive Halloween fabric makes a great and inexpensive table runner for your party table. Use bowls and plates of varying sizes to create a fun tablescape that's affordable and easy.
  2. A bag of googly eyes can transform simple juice bottles into creepy monsters. Get creative with the number and the sizes of the eyes to create an array of monster friends. Self-adhesive googly eyes are great, but a glue stick works in a pinch.
  3. Adding vampire fangs and candy eyes can transform simple bakery-bought donuts into Monster Donuts! Dipping chocolate donuts in sprinkles ties the theme of the party together and gives the tasty treats a finishing touch.
  4. Dip pretzel rods in tinted candy melts and cover them with the same fun and festive sprinkles. Add some candy eyes to bring a new level of fun to a simple and yummy snack. Enlisting older kids to help can make it a fun decoration craft, adding a twist to the classic cookie decorating station.
  5. No time to make cupcakes? Store-bought cupcakes from your local store work great if you're pinched for time. You can add festive matching sprinkles and adorn each with a set or two of candy eyes for a creepy effect.
  6. Put marshmallows on candy sticks, dip them into melted chocolate and roll them in sprinkles to make fun Monster Pops! Add candy eyes for extra creepy factor and watch kids go crazy for how cute they are!
  7. Try this simple popcorn recipe for a salty and sweet treat! Microwave two bags of Kroger Natural Popcorn and arrange on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Take care to remove any unpopped kernels. Drizzle the popcorn with melted candy and add sprinkles and candy eyeballs. Allow the popcorn to cool and set before breaking it up and putting it into a bowl or container. Set matching cups nearby for a simple go-to snack that kids will keep coming back to feast on!

At the end of the party, let kids take home their own monster toy as a fun reminder of a great party!