The final rotation for this Halloween classroom party is station #4: food. We planned three food items: owl cupcakes, fruit bat skewers, and spidery cheese and crackers. The only thing the students will be doing at this station is decorating their owl cupcakes. One or two people will be needed to run this station. Younger children might need two while older kids should be fine with just one helper.
In our perfect party plan the students would save their cupcakes on their desk after they have completed this station and then enjoy a plate of food after all of the stations are completed. The students can eat quietly at their desks while you or the teacher read everyone a Halloween book. *Every school has different food restrictions and many children have food allergies. Make sure you check with the teacher before you bring any food to the class.
This classroom party could also work at home or as part of another Halloween party.
Food: Owl Cupcakes.
Supplies: chocolate cupcakes in brown cupcake wrappers (0r white–your choice), chocolate frosting, Oreo type cookies, Reese’s Pieces, plastic knives or something else to frost cupcakes
Let each child make their own owl cupcake. You might want to have one made ahead of time as an example. Each child will need: a cupcake, frosting, two Oreos, two brown and one orange Reese’s Pieces. Have students frost their cupcake. Next, untwist two Oreos then carefully push two brown candies onto the white part of the Oreos. Place the Oreo eyes onto the cupcake. Then put an orange candy on its side between the eyes to make the owl beak.
Food: Fruit Bat Kebabs.
Supplies: a variety of fruit (we used green grapes, pineapple, and strawberries), skewers, plastic bat rings, hot glue gun, scissors
You’ll need to make these before the party. Cut the ring part off of the bat rings. Trim the skewers shorter if needed. Hot glue the bat to the top of the skewer. Slide fruit onto the skewer. If you are worried about the pointy end, you could trim that off after you have put the fruit on.
Food: Spidery Cheese & Crackers.
Supplies: cheese cubes, crackers, toothpicks, plastic spider rings, hot glue gun, scissors
These also need to be made ahead of time. Cut the ring part off of the spider rings. You’ll need to use flat top toothpicks or trim pointy toothpicks down. Hot glue the spiders to the top of the toothpicks. Or, if you have double pointed toothpicks, you can try poking the bottom of the spiders into the top point of the toothpicks. Stick the spidery toothpicks into cubes of cheese atop a cracker.
While you don’t have to do something so elaborate, we felt this table needed some fun Halloween treats as a centerpiece. Sara layered mini marshmallows, black licorice, pumpkin Peeps, more mini marshmallows, large black gumballs, candy corns, ghost Peeps, large orange gumballs and mini yellow gumballs. She stuck a variety of lollipops into the top. Mini marshmallows were used as filler inside the jar. All candy items were found at local grocery and craft stores.
Photos by Nicole Gerulat.