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July 19, 2024

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Throw a Halloween Pop-Up Party!

Don't make a big deal out of it, but get into the night. That's the beauty of a Halloween pop-up party!

Try something new this year and throw an impromptu POP-UP HALLOWEEN party for the kids and friends who pop by. The beauty of a pop-up party is they’re NO-STRESS, NO- FUSS events. Simply set out a decorative table with a few nibbles and a seasonal bev like cider, spiced tea or a festive punch. Turn on the music and start the party! Your kids will love you for getting into it. And your house will become the go-to spot!  A few things to get your party inspiration on:

1) Set up a table outside & decorate it for Hallowee
2) Set up some nibbles (see below)
3) Play some Halloween tunes
4) When friends pop over, have’em stay for a little bit with some quickie fun


Easy little games just for friends to do:

“Guess How Many Candy Corn Are in the Jar?”
Write down everyone’s guess and let people know when you’ll announce who wins — they get to keep the candy.

“Pin the Spider on the Web”
Use one of those webs outside and  make a “bull’s eye” …

Temporary Tattoo Station
Using temporary Halloween tattoos, a sponge and water.

Hold a 5 Minute Dance Contest
Do the “Monster Mash!”

Instant Costume Prizes
Give something silly & fun out to the latest and greatest costume around


“Monster Mash”
“This is Halloween”
“Purple People Eater”
“Time Warp”





• Bottomless popcorn bowl
• Long pretzel sticks
• Trail Mix (yogurt-covered raisins,
Chex cereal, banana chips)
• Pizza rolls
• Bagel bites

About the Author

Susan Swindell Day, Editor

Susan Swindell Day is the editor in chief of Nashville Parent and the mom of four amazing kids.