How to Host a Tooth Friendly Halloween Party Your Kids Will Love
Lions, Tigers, Bears, Cats, and Witches…Oh My!
As soon as the Halloween season arrives, the world takes on a new, magical appearance. Children dress up as cats, witches, tigers, bears, or whatever their favorite character is at the time. Fantastical decorations line the streets, every store is packed with scary figurines, ready to jump out at unsuspecting visitors, and there’s a freshly-constructed aisle at the forefront of these stores—the candy aisle.
We all know to keep an eye on our children’s candy intake, and the sight of the never-ending options can be a little overwhelming. Especially if you plan on throwing a memorable Halloween party. We want our children to have healthy teeth, and avoid the problems that come with tooth decay.
Halloween Party Planning Time—Tooth Friendly Edition
Take your time coming up with the perfect theme for your spooky celebration. Don’t be afraid to choose a theme that will work with your healthy alternatives. This can be easier if you remove the emphasis from treats, and instead focus on games and activities. You can make your garage into an obstacle course, or a scary maze, complete with face paint.
Remember that good things come with balance. When it comes to holidays, such as Halloween, it’s nearly impossible to cut out all of the sweet treats. But with a little planning, you can limit them.
Creepy and Colorful Tooth Friendly Snacks
When it comes to creating tooth friendly snacks, you’ve got to let your brain run wild! Here are a few ideas for you! If none of them spark your imagination, don’t worry! We have a list of seven more healthy Halloween treats just for you.
Ghostly Yogurt Parfaits
A colorful and tasty snack option would be a fruit parfait. You can adjust the ingredients to meet each guest’s individual taste. If you prefer to follow a recipe, this Halloween fruit parfait is made to look like candy corn!
Veggie Monster Skewers
When it comes to veggie kabobs, the options are truly endless. You can make adorable Cyclops skewers with various fruits and veggies. Just choose whatever kind of fruit and veggie makes your mouth water and stick them on! For an extra touch, try sticking the skewers into a pumpkin!
If you aren’t a person who wants to deal with packing the fruit and veggies on a skewer, you can make a monster veggie tray instead. You do this by putting each fruit or veggie option in its own glass container with however many googly eyes you’d like. It’s easy and adorable!
“Witch’s Teeth” Apple Bites
This spooky treat is sure to be a hit! These witch’s teeth apple slices are created using green apples, peanut butter, and just a few miniature marshmallows. It’s going to be the star of the party!
Hauntingly Hydrating Drinks
Creating a healthier alternative to sugary drinks can be daunting. Remember, no matter how simple the drink is, you can always spice it up with uniquely shaped ice cubes, or even fun containers!
For the main drink, why not throw some fruit into some water? Though this may sound rather boring, some fresh fruit really packs a punch! Fruit-infused water is typically refreshing, with just enough flavor to leave you and your guests wanting more.
This brightly flavored grapefruit drink is sure to be a memorable option! If you want a slight spice to the beverage, why not try this rosemary and ginger infusion? If you’d prefer to stick to the sweet fruits, grab the strawberries and try out this strawberry and lavender infusion!
To add a spooky twist, why not make a tea station? You can brew up herbal teas in advance, and serve them out of a cauldron. If your guests are older, you could even gather different kinds of loose-leaf teas and have the guests brew their own potions.
Alternative Treats and Favors
When it comes to party favors, even the parents of your little guests might appreciate a lower sugar content. Don’t be afraid to find themed trinkets and toys to put in the goody bags instead. With a few quick searches, you can find spooky, temporary tattoos, bracelets, or even glow sticks!
The activities you can do with your guests are almost endless! One option is to stage a “mummy wrapping race.” To do this, divide the children into teams and have them each choose who gets to be the mummy. Then, set a stopwatch and see which team can wrap their mummy up in toilet paper the fastest! This game is sure to fill the room with giggles and memories!
Depending on the ages of your party guests, you might make an obstacle course with painter’s tape. You can do this in two different ways. The first would be to make a spider web across the floor with toy spiders at the end. Once you are done with this, have the kids race to grab their spiders. But they have to stay on the lines!
You can also do a fun course by taping between two points, whether on the porch, at random points in the garage, or even the living room. Make crazy, criss-crossed spider webs of tape, then have the kids race from one side to the other without getting touched by the sticky tape.
Don’t forget those teeth!
When the party’s over, don’t forget to take care of those teeth! Be sure everyone in the family flosses and brushes their teeth for at least two minutes. The last thing you want is for the little ones to go to bed with sugar stuck to their pearly whites.
Remember, no matter the season, it’s important to keep track of your child’s oral care. Their dentist will keep an eye out for any potential issues, keeping your child’s smile bright and healthy.
When it comes to having a tooth-friendly Halloween celebration, don’t be afraid to get a little creative! The goal is to make memories! While you’re searching for ideas, don’t forget to book a fall dental cleaning. We want to help keep you smiling confidently for years to come.