I don't want anything overly complicated...so far I've got decorations sorted (the house will look great), food fixed up (lots of halloween themed novelty food planned), a suitable not too scary dvd, some black and orange nail varnish for the girls...ahem, and that's it. I'm a bit short on the entertainment ideas. I guess I could still just about do something along the theme of 'pin the tail on the donkey' - I was thinking pin the wart on the witch's nose (I can draw competently)....yes the children are getting a bit old for it but I think they will go for it still. Any other simple entertainment ideas please? (I'd rather not get into the mess of carving pumpkins with 6 children and me the only adult until dh rolls in late)
We usually do a touchy-feely game. Put things like baked beans, dried pasta, tinned tomatoes etc in bowls and cover with a tea towel. Get them to put their hands in the bowls under the towels and guess what's in them. You can add a story about a mangled body parts for effect
Tied string doughnuts on a piece of string and dangle, then they have to eat the doughnut without using their hands.
Apple bobbing, obviously Followed by trying to get sweets out of a tray of icing sugar using only their mouths.
Have you got any play tunnels? You can make a 'Tunnel of Doom' by putting them in the garden in the dark with a few soggy sponges, crunched up newspaper and fake spiders etc bunged in.
Decorating fairy cakes with orange icing, licorice laces to make spiders etc.