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Halloween is just around the corner and boy oh boy is it gaining more and more popularity over the years! We love an excuse to get dressed up and throw a party to celebrate Halloween and this year we decided to share some ideas for a kid friendly party based from our favourite monster movie – Hotel Transylvania 3: Monster Vacation!
We’ve got everything covered to host your own party – including some awesome minute to win it games for the kids (and adults) to play, plus food and easy dress-up ideas!
Also, to celebrate the release of the new Hotel Transylvania 3: Monster Vacation (available now on Digital and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD October 17 – just in time for Halloween!!) we’ll be giving away a stack of DVDs! *Head to the bottom of this post for all the info on how to enter.
If you’ve not yet seen Hotel Transylvania 3: Monster Vacation you’re in for a treat! The movie is a HUGE hit with our kids and the perfect (non-scary) movie to watch as a family on Halloween night. It’s based around our favourite (& lovable) monster characters that we all know and love. Mavis convinces her vampire Dad Drac to take a much needed holiday and we watch them embark on a hilarious monster ocean cruise. Without giving anything away, we meet a new character, Ericka, who is the captain of the ship and Drac’s new love interest…it’s not all smooth sailing as we discover Ericka is hiding a secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.
Let’s get into party mode! Check out all our party ideas for hosting your own Fun Hotel Transylvania Themed Halloween Party for Kids!
Halloween Minute to Win it Games!
Everyone loves minute to win it games! They are easy, simple, inexpensive and most of all fun! We’ve put together a few ideas that you can do at home for your special Halloween party.
Wrap a Mummy
Players get in to teams of two. One player has a toilet roll and has one minute to make their partner look like a Mummy!
Players have one minute to blow plastic spiders over the finish line using straws. This will get some guaranteed giggles!
Crank the stereo with the Macarena song and players have one minute to show off their best Macarena moves (you just might find some of the characters doing this in the movie).
Elephant March Game
Players have a pair of stocking with a mandarin placed inside. The stocking is places on the players heads and players have one minute to knock over as many spooky cups as they can!
Players get into teams of two and have a Halloween bucket between. Teams have one minute to get as many ‘eyeballs’ (ping pong balls with eyes on them) into the bucket as possible!
Players have one minute to land as many plastic spiders as they can onto a ‘web’ (which can be purchased from the $2 store).
Hotel Transylvania 3: Monster Vacation Name-off!
Players have one minute to name as many characters as they can from the movie (both character and actor names are counted).
Spooktastic Blobby Slime!
Blobby features in some hilarious scenes within the Hotel Transylvania 3: Monster Vacation movie! Our kids loved playing with this slime we based off his character. Let’s face it…slime is ALWAYS fun at a Halloween Party. Watch the full video tutorial below.
Easy Drac & Mavis Costume Ideas!
Our two eldest kids (both aged 10) decided they wanted to dress up as the two main characters for Halloween this year. Putting the costumes together was super EASY! Throw together a couple of wigs, make-up and tropical attire and you’re good to go!
How to make a Bat Costume in under 10 minutes!
Our youngest two kids (aged 6 & 7) choose to dress-up as the bat versions of the main characters. Of course they didn’t tell us until the morning of the party!! We put our heads together and came up with this super easy bat costume using some black tape, black plastic table cloth and a couple of hair ties! We used some cat ears that we found at our local $2 shop but they could easily be made using some black felt and a head band. The kids LOVED playing in their bat costumes.
Simply fold the plastic tablecloth in half, cut the wing pattern and tape a hair tie to each end to loop around your child’s wrist. We dressed our kids in black and added a little make-up for extra vampire bat flair.
Watermelon and Pineapple Jack-O-Lanterns!
Going with the tropical theme from the Hotel Transylvania 3: Monster Vacation movie we chose to carve a watermelon and pineapple instead of a Halloween Pumpkin! We saved the flesh from both and made some healthy smoothies for the kids. I found it was a lot easier to carve these than a Halloween pumpkin and better value too! We love how they lit up at night! I would recommend you carve them on the same day as the party (unless you have loads of room in your refrigerator) as they do start to decompose quickly.
Halloween Themed Party Food!
If you ask us, every party needs food to match a theme. Our Halloween party was no different. We’ve made this simple and fun for the kids to help to make too!
This is so simple but so effective! Simply use a black sharpie and draw on some spooky faces for a cool effect – it might even encourage the kids to eat more fruit too #winning
Cut a banana in half and add some chocolate buttons for eyes and a nose. So cute!
Jack o Lantern Jellies
You can buy orange jelly cups from the supermarket – use a sharpie to draw on some spooky faces an you have a super fun party treat!
Cut bat shapes out of slices of bread using a cookie cutter then sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles!
You can buy small bottles of juice at the supermarket – peel off the label and draw on a spooky face (are you sensing a theme here?). So good and the kids just love it!
FREE Halloween Trick-or-Treat Printable!
This is a great idea if you’re planning to go trick-or-treating on Halloween. Simply print this letter with a balloon and drop in your neighbour’s letterbox – get them ready and involved in your neighbourhood Halloween celebrations whilst also giving them the option to opt out. Get the free printable here .
*So who is looking to WIN a Hotel Transylvania 3: Monster Vacation DVD? We have 5 copies up for grabs! Entry is FREE and easy! Creatively answer this question in 25 words or less – “Who is your favourite Hotel Transylvania character and why?” Post you’re answer in the blog comments. **T&Cs apply.
Good luck, but most of all… Happy Halloween!!
Jen & Lou x
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