Halloween Family Boo Bash

Happy Monday friends! We had a great three day weekend spent pumpkin picking, watching football and spending time together. One of the highlights of the weekend was the Halloween Family Boo Bash we had on Friday afternoon! We enjoyed working together as a family to put the ‘bash’ together. It was just for our little family, so we could make it just how we wanted and didn’t have to worry about getting too over the top with all of the details. But I think we made it a pretty special event. My eight year old declared it one of his favorite days of all time!

We do holidays BIG around here! We love talking about and planning for the next holiday after the last one is over. So we try to make it a festive season around here in anticipation of the next holiday. Every year I try to do a Halloween themed dinner. Sometimes it’s the actual night of Halloween, but usually that night is too hectic, so I plan for another night ahead of time.  This year we planned a Halloween Boo Bash on a day the kids were off of school.

Halloween Party Ideas

I wanted to share some of the details with you and show you how simple and easy it is to plan a spooktacular Halloween celebration!


The kids and I brainstormed food ideas together to come up with our menu. As you can imagine, desserts were the priority! We kept it all fairly simple. As I talked in this post, I am all about taking a ‘semi-homemade’ approach. I like to mix in store bought and easy to make ideas with some fun, more elaborate recipes. 

Our menu for the party:

Mummy hotdogs

Halloween Chex Mix

Halloween shaped pasta

Scary apple teeth

Carrots (gotta throw in something healthy)

Iced Sugar Cookies

Rice Krispie treats

Orange Soda

Halloween Hotdog Mummy Treats
Halloween Hot Dog Mummies


Halloween Party Ideas
Rice Krispie Treats With Spooky Toppers
Halloween Healthy Treats
Halloween Scary Teeth Treats
Healthy Halloween Treats
Baby Carrot Pumpkin Appetizer

Halloween Dessert Ideas


Pick a time that you can devote a few hours to putting it all together! We knew we’d have a busy few weekends before Halloween, so we decided on a day the kids had off of school. We opted for a lunch party and luckily my husband was working from home, so he was able to join.

Once you decide when to have the party, start building excitement. We talked about the party all week leading up to it! Of course I had to advertise the party with my Lightbox.

Easy Halloween Party Ideas for Kids
Halloween Party Ideas


I actually picked up some of the supplies before deciding to have a Boo Bash. As soon as the Halloween decorations start coming out, I look for things that I could use throughout the season for a fun night or event.

I sometimes get small gifts for the kids for the holiday. I ended up getting each of the kids a Beenie Boo and Halloween mints to give as favors at our bash.



It’s way more fun when you can collaborate together as a family. I gave each of the kids one of the menu items to be completely in charge of which they absolutely loved. I could not have pulled off this lunch in the amount of time we did without them. I think making it a family affair really made it special. The excitement of the event really built as we were putting it all together.

Rice Krispie treat duty!

Happily working side by side! 

Family Activities for Halloween

He loved being in charge of sugar cookies! Thanks to a boxed recipe it was pretty easy!

Family Halloween Activities
Halloween Helpers

Easy Halloween Treat Ideas

My youngest was in charge of mixing the Chex Mix and M & M’s. Can we say yuuuuuum?

Healthy Halloween Treat Ideas
Halloween Trail Mix

Don’t buy these unless you are okay with eating a whole bag! So good!!

Family Halloween Ideas

Laughing here because every time I tried to take a picture of them, one of them was licking icing off their fingers!!

Family Activities for Halloween

Pouring drinks for everyone…

Halloween Party Ideas for Kids


Find some good Halloween tunes and get all of your Halloween decor on display! We listened to this station on Amazon!


Kid Friendly Halloween Party


Now for the best party–PARTY! You’ve done all the work so now it’s time to enjoy! The reactions on my kids faces was truly priceless. Kids truly enjoy the little things! They aren’t looking for perfection. They just want to have a fun time with their parents and family. I think we made that happen that afternoon.

Halloween Party Ideas for Kids

Family Friendly Halloween Party Ideas

Not So Scary Halloween Ideas

Kid Friendly Halloween Ideas



That’s a wrap on our Halloween Boo Bash 2017! Hopefully this inspires you to make your own Halloween fun with your family. Find some fun things that work with your family and make it happen. I can guarantee you, that you are making memories for years to come!



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  1. October 16, 2017 / 7:58 am

    I love EVERYTHING about this post- what a cute idea! This year we are too crazy but I think I am going to make a point of doing a boo bash next year- thank you for sharing 🙂

    • Jaclyn
      October 17, 2017 / 6:38 am

      Aww thank you! I get it-sometimes life gets too busy!

  2. Meredith
    October 16, 2017 / 7:59 am

    LOVE this! We throw a Halloween costumer party every year with our friends and plan to continue the tradition once we have kids. Great guide!

    • Jaclyn
      October 17, 2017 / 6:38 am

      A costume party would be so fun! We haven’t ever organized one of those. Have fun!!!

  3. Katie
    October 17, 2017 / 12:14 am

    Aww, you’re such a fun mom. I told my kids earlier today that we’re going to have a Halloween dinner in the next week so I know they’ll be holding me to it. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

    • Jaclyn
      October 17, 2017 / 6:39 am

      Not always so fun but I try every now and then! I bet your party will be sooo creative!

  4. October 17, 2017 / 8:36 am

    What a fun idea! That’s great you enlisted the kid’s help – and got them some cute favors for the party. 🙂 I think my niece and nephew would love something like this.



  5. October 17, 2017 / 9:06 am

    I love this idea!! So fun! I may have to try this with my kids and then tuck it away for the future too 🙂

  6. October 17, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    Those scary apple teeth are EVERYTHING! How fun!


  7. October 18, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    What a fun night! I agree – keep things simple and semi-homemade. The kids will remember a fun time with family, not how long mom spent preparing elaborate dishes!

    • Jaclyn
      October 20, 2017 / 1:38 pm

      Exactly. My kids prefer simple, healthy meals anyway. It’s really about the quality time. Thanks for reading!

  8. October 20, 2017 / 11:42 am

    That’s it! I’m moving in with you! Lol. I’ll definitely be stealing some of your ideas! 🙂

    • Jaclyn
      October 20, 2017 / 1:33 pm

      Ha ha-love it! Please do try some of these ideas!!

  9. September 25, 2018 / 8:52 am

    I’ve always wanted to throw a little Halloween Party and I think this year I will finally do it! Your tips make it seem like I should be able to pull it off successfully!

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