14 Halloween Party Essentials (Decorations, Games, and More)

The Best School Halloween Party Essentials

It’s Halloween time! That means school Halloween parties! Check out these fun and affordable Halloween party decoration ideas that would make any classroom party perfect!

If you need some Halloween activity and game ideas for kids, I’ve got those for you too. Below you’ll find 5 super fun Halloween games for school, and 4 interactive Halloween stations for the classroom.

This should be everything you need to plan a spooky Halloween party that is fun for everyone!

Top 5 Classroom Halloween Party Decorations

1. Giant Hanging Black Spider

This could go anywhere! A bedroom, classroom, living room, or even a covered porch. Wherever you need it!

  • 20 feet wide
  • Super easy to hang
  • Lightweight
  • Perfect for a classroom
  • Legs are adjustable so it can fit in any size room

2. Halloween Hanging Lanterns (4 Pack)

Okay, guys, these would look cute anywhere at any Halloween party! They’re high-quality too so you can reuse them year after year.

  • Safe Paper Lanterns
  • Come with bulb (but not batteries)
  • Foldable and easy to store
  • Adorable designs

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3. 200 ft Stretchy Spider Web 

Halloween parties just need to have spider webs! It just is a necessity! If you are careful about setting it up, you can just bag it back up, and use it again next year!

  • Good for indoor and outdoor settings
  • 16 feet of material, but that stretches to cover 200 feet
  • Easy setup
  • Reusable

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4. Halloween Faces 50 Count Balloon Pack

Balloons are so useful for Halloween parties. They fill space, are super affordable, and just make the room more fun! These cute balloons are full of jack-o-lantern faces so you can add a little extra touch to your party.

  • 4 Designs
  • Super durable
  • Measure to be 12″ by 8″
  • Each pack comes with 50 balloons

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5. Halloween Cupcake Toppers

These add the perfect touch to your yummy Halloween cupcakes! The kids will adore these!

  • 8 different designs
  • 5. 5 inches tall
  • Made of felt and natural bamboo toothpicks
  • The perfect touch to cupcakes, cakes, or any party food

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Classroom Halloween decorations

5 Awesome Halloween Games for School

I love all of these games and I know the kids will have a blast with them. I have a bunch of ideas for Halloween games for kids, but these are some quick ideas if you don’t have time to create anything.

1. Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin

Pin the nose games are perfect for classrooms. It’s fun to watch people try to pin the nose in the right place, and it’s fun being the person trying to pin the nose!

  • Includes 10 noses, paper pumpkin, and blindfold
  • Instructions included
  • 18″ pumpkin

2. Witch Hat Ring Toss


This game is easy to set up and it provides hours of fun. You could put the hat on a desk, on the ground, or somewhere else, and the kids can try landing the rings on top!

  • 20 Inches x 24 Inches.
  • Rings Measure 10 Inches.
  • 5 Piece Set.

3. Jack O Lantern Bean Bag Toss

This bean bag toss game is another super fun one that can be replayed over and over again. It’s nice and high quality too so you can store it and use it year after year.

  • Includes 3 Candy Corn Bean Bags
  • Includes one 19″ x 15 3/4″ wooden board
  • Includes a 20″ pole for standing

4. Halloween “Eye” Egg Race

This is such a fun idea that can be done outside or inside. It’s just like a classic egg race but instead of eggs, you have some eyeballs! Spoooooky!

5. Halloween Bingo Cards

Last but not least, a Halloween game that every kid will enjoy…BINGO! A good game of Bingo is always enjoyed in the classroom and you could even find some small prizes to give away to the winners.

Halloween games for school

4 Halloween Activity Stations for School

Here are 4 Halloween activities for a classroom party. These are all super affordable, fun, and easy to set up! There is no need to spend hours and hours prepping for a party! All of these stations are almost instantly set up and ready to go!

Station #1: Mask Making

For this station, I found two awesome resources that are super affordable!

First, I found the Reproducible Animal Masks.

It is a paperback book that is full of the patterns for animal masks for Big Horn Sheep, Buffalo, Bull, Cat, Chimpanzee, Cow, Crocodile, Deer, Dog, Duck, Elephant, Fox, Frog, Gazelle, Giraffe, Gorilla, Hen, Hippo, Horse, Lion, Pig, Rabbit, Raccoon, Rhino, Rooster, Sheep, Snake, Wolf, Zebra and more! This is an awesome resource to use for many other occasions!

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These would be perfect, especially for younger kids! I realize Halloween is not Mardi gras, BUT, being able to make their own mask and add it to their costume will make their whole day!

  • Ready to decorate masks include 24 masks in 6 Different patterns
  • Die Cut Mardi Gras themed paper masks
  • Decorate with paint, markers, glitter, gems, feathers, and more
  • Attach a string, ribbon, stems or elastic to the pre-cut holes to wear
  • 24 total masks: 4 each of 6 different designs

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Halloween Station #2: Make Clay Halloween Decorations

You can use modeling clay or Play Dough for younger kids. The kids will choose a cookie cutter and cut out their decoration, then they can come back after it dries and paint it. The Modeling Clay air dries so it can be painted and taken home

Wilton 4-Piece Grippy Cookie Cutter Set

  • Grippy Cookie Cutters have a comfortable grip for safe, easy cutting
  • About 3 1/2 Inches
  • Made of plastic

Crayola Air-Dry Clay 5 Lb Bucket

  • Air Dry Clay can be painted with tempera, acrylic or watercolors when dry
  • Softens easily with water
  • Super kid-friendly

Halloween Station #3:  Decorate Your Pumpkin

The kids can bring in a small pumpkin to decorate and we will have some extras for those who forget. The kids can use paint, markers, or these cute stickers to decorate their pumpkins.

This is a safe and fun way to decorate pumpkins and the kids can take their pumpkin home afterward!

Make a Pumpkin Stickers (1 DOZEN)

These stickers are pretty simple if you’re going for a friendly pumpkin look. There’s a good amount of options to choose from too!

Get these sticker sheets!

Jack-o-lantern Sticker Sheets

These stickers are a bit goofier so I’m sure the kids will love them.

Get these sticker sheets!

Halloween Station #4: Face Painting

We have very artistic moms, but we will also have some stencils in case the kids want something specific. These are all super affordable and reusable! All you have to do is wash the stencils after use or store the face paint as directed and you can use it next year!

Final Thoughts

As you can see, you can do a lot of things for your Halloween party fairly inexpensively! So, go out and get all your Halloween goods BUT make sure you are being frugal about it!

Now all you have to do is choose between all the awesome options you have above! Happy hallow hunting!

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