DIY Halloween Party Games for Kids

Halloween is one of my kids favorite holidays – maybe because it’s the one time of year that they are allowed to take candy from strangers! Here at Fancy That we just have so many scary cute Halloween things – it’s hard not to get into the Halloween spirit!

I love the mini eyeball balloons we carry – and that’s what inspired this Eye Popping Fun Halloween game!

Halloween Games for Kids
Eye popping fun for your Halloween party!

First things first! Stop into the our Hillsboro shop and grab a few packs of the mini eyeball balloons, a bag of confetti and some small treats from our favor bar. And maybe one of these super cute Meri Meri Halloween garlands.

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Mini eye ball balloons, confetti and small treats!

Once you’ve got your loot, start filling the balloons with either a single treat or some confetti for a little trick.

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Filled eyeball balloons!

These eye balls are just asking to be popped!

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Make your game board with a piece of cardboard, some construction paper and glue.

Next, make your game board. You’ll need a piece of cardboard and enough construction paper to cover it. I eyeballed it (get it – eyeballed hahahaha) and made my board about 18 inches on each side. I cut the construction paper into squares and glued it to the cardboard.

DIY Halloween games for kids
Puncture the cardboard with scissors.

Take your scissors, and using the sharp tip make enough holes, somewhat evenly spaced, on your game board for the balloons. The amount of holes will depend on how many balloons you’ve filled.

DIY Halloween Games for Kids
Use a pencil to help poke the end of the balloon through the hole.

I used the eraser side of a pencil to push the end of the balloon through the hole I made with the scissors. Once all the balloons are attached you can flip the board over and secure the balloons by placing a piece of painters tape over the ends of the balloons.

DIY Halloween Game for Kids
Hang the finished game board on the wall and decorate with spider webs!

You’re ready to hang the finished game board on the wall! I used tacks, but you can use tape if your board is not too heavy. I got creepy and covered my board with spider webs.

Check out the tutorial video below to see the game in action!

Now the fun begins! I gave each of the kids a sharpened pencil and had them take turns popping the balloons. They either got a trick balloon with confetti or a treat!

DIY Halloween Game for Kids
Winner! Treats from Fancy That’s favor bar!

 

DIY Halloween Game for Kids
Treats so cute it’s scary!

What are your favorite Halloween party games?

Stay spooky!

Katie

Grasshopper Ice Cream Cocktail

It’s cocktail time! Fronie Mae Bakes has whipped up an amazing grasshopper ice cream cocktail perfect for any occasion. It’s like a creamy, minty, milkshake for adults! And this color? The perfect pastel mint for your baby shower, birthday or holiday party. We love how this green grasshopper ice cream cocktail matches perfectly with our mint striped scalloped napkins. Toss the confetti and get your cocktail on!

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With the right black striped paper straws and spooky napkins, these cocktails can turn ghoulish just in time for Halloween! Top each one with a creepy toy spider ring, a few Halloween sprinkles and your cocktails are ready to go trick or treating with you!

For a complete cocktail recipe rundown, check out Fronie Mae Bakes. Head to Fancy That or shop online to snag the perfect cocktail napkins, party straws, confetti and more!

Fancy as always,

Angela

 

Halloween Confetti Champagne Bottle

CONFETTI CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE

DIY Confetti Champagne Bottle | Fancy That

 

We’ve got a super simple and fun party favor idea for you today!  Your guests will love this confetti mini champagne bottle!  As a bonus, we’ve got a free printable tag for you too!  You can also purchase mini champagne bottles here.  We love One Hope Wine because every single bottle has a portion of sales donated to a charity.  By purchasing these mini bottles, you help provide one meal to a child in need.  Pretty awesome, right?  So drink up witches!

Supplies needed:

  • Champagne
  • Champagne glasses
  • White card stock
  • Hole punch
  • Packaging tape
  • Rock candy
  • Confetti
  • Free printable tag
  • Twine

DIRECTIONS FOR CONFETTI CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE

  1. Wrap packaging tape around the lower part of the champagne bottle.
  2. On a non stick surface roll champagne bottle in confetti being sure to cover all sticky places.
  3. Print out your free printable tag and punch a hole in the top. Loop twine through hole and tie to confetti champagne bottle.
  4. Once you are with your witches, pop open the bubbly and pour over your choice of rock candy.
  5. The champagne will bubble and turn the color and flavor of the rock candy. So delish. Drink if you dare!

Champagne and Rock Candy | Fancy That

 

DIY Halloween Wreath

DIY HALLOWEEN WREATH

Halloween Wreath DIY | Fancy That
Photo by Katie Hickenbottom Photography

 

This wreath super easy to make and oh so cute!  Hang on your door for a festive way to welcome your guests in!

Supplies needed:

  • Clothespins
  • Metal wreath frame
  • White card stock paper
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Orange + black washi tape
  • Free printable witches hat
  • Twine

DIRECTIONS

  1. Press washi tape to the clothespins, alternating colors orange and black. Trim excess washi tape.
  2. Clip clothespins to the inner wire loop.
  3. Once that’s all done print and cut out our cute witches hat. Punch a hole in the top of the hat. Loop twine through the hole and tie to the top middle of the wreath.
  4. Hang it up!  You don’t even need a hook to hang the wreath.  Just use the wire loop on back.

Happy Halloween!

Lisa

 

Delectable Baked Goods Pop Up Shop

When the leaves change and the rain comes I feel like baking! Whether you’re a baker or prefer to leave it to the professionals, who doesn’t like to enjoy some sweet treats on a brisk autumn day?  Well, we are over the moon excited to have Delectable Baked Goods at Fancy That on October 8th!  She’ll be sampling her amazing goodies from 11 to 3 and taking pre-orders for Halloween Cookie Kits!

Speaking of Halloween Cookie Kits, we were lucky enough to get to test them out!  My kids absolutely loved them!  They had so much fun frosting and decorating the cookies with all the different sprinkles.  Oh and they tasted really good too!

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Here’s what you get:

  • 1 box of 12 vanilla almond sugar cookies in fun Halloween shapes
  • 1 box of decorating supplies
    • 2 containers of buttercream frosting
    • 4 containers of Halloween themed sprinkles

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So, first things first.  Sample all of the containers by sticking your fingers in them and taking a lick, then frost.

Halloween Cookie Kits

Next, get a sampling of sprinkles…

Halloween Cookie Kits

Then place said sprinkles ever so gently on cookies.

Halloween Cookie Kits

Halloween Cookie Kits

Aren’t they pretty?  Clearly my children like sprinkles.

Halloween Cookie Kits

Kid tested, kid approved!  This one’s already got a sugar high. I might have nibbled on a cookie…or two.

How perfect would these kits be for a Halloween party? Paired with some of Fancy That’s scary cute Halloween decor, the kids will be screaming…joyfully!

So don’t forget to stop by Fancy That on October 8th from 11 to 3 to grab yourself some frightfully good treats!

Stay spooky!

Katie

Photo Credit:  Katie Hickenbottom Photography

 

 

 

 

Photos with Queen Elsa + Trick or Treat!

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Kick off Halloween right with Fancy That and Queen Elsa from 2-4 pm! Take your picture with Frozen royalty and stick around Orenco Station from 3-5 pm for a safe, fun and free trick-or-treating event. Trick-or-treating starts at any participating business and will be marked with balloons in front of their business.

Halloween Decorating

Who says Halloween has to be scary? Make your upcoming Halloween party scary cute with Meri Meri’s line of fabulous Halloween decorations.

Meri Meri Halloween
Image Credit: Meri Meri

It’s frightening how fast Halloween is approaching! Don’t let it sneak up on you – get your decorations now! Just click here!

Have a horribly happy Halloween!