September 10, 2010, Newsletter Issue #308: Do's and Don't of Halloween Costume Parties for Kids

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If you are planning a Halloween costume party for kids, there are some do's and don'ts you should keep in mind, according to experts at wwwfamilyfun.go.com.

Consider the different ages of the kids invited. If there is a scary display you'd like to put up, don't put it in the main party area. Instead, put it in an isolated room where the bigger kids can go to enjoy it and the littler kids can be protectedPlan more games than you think you need. Also, have some easier back-up games on hand such as bobbing for applesOffer some food besides candy for the children. Otherwise, the simultaneous sugar high of a roomful of children may become overwhelming!Don't go overboard with decorations. All you really need is mood lighting, creepy music and a few well-placed decorations. Don't use anything with a flame, it's too dangerous. And keep in mind that kids can be clumsy in clunky costumes so you'll want to keep anything fragile or sharp out of the way.

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