Get Your Spook On To Celebrate Halloween In Hyderabad!
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|   Oct 23, 2015
Get Your Spook On To Celebrate Halloween In Hyderabad!

The concept of Halloween is fast becoming a catchy routine in India. No one enjoys this fun festival of dressing up in their scariest best more than our kids, right from toddlers to teenagers.

This festival is all about unleashing the creativity of our kids and letting their imaginations run wild , and what better way to celebrate the day than with a fun Halloween theme party that has a frightening feast and ghoulish games that will have your kids and guests screaming with delight.

Here are a few tips and resources to give your favourite little horrors a Halloween party like no other wherein they are sure to be shrieking with excitement!

1)      Invitations

First things first, decide whom to invite to the party and then send out the invitations. Sending a homemade invitation makes all the difference and creates a great first impression for the festivities. Here are some ideas:

· Cut out orange pumpkin shapes, let the kids decorate the front with pumpkin faces and write in the details of the party on the backside

· Draw a large skeleton on white paper. Cut out the bones. Write the party details on the bone pieces and send one to each guest. Ask the guests to bring the bone invitations with them to the party. Reassemble the skeleton by the door as they walk in.

 

2)      Decorations

Be sure to dress up your home for the occasion! Use a little creativity to dress up your existing home decor to have the Halloween flair, or take advantage of the fun, affordable Halloween decorations available at this time of year at craft and costume stores and party stores across the city, like these:-

- Party Hunterz

Address: 8-2-456/G2, SF Residency, Road No. 4, Lane Opposite GVK One Mall, Banjara Hills. 040 4012 4999 (they’re celebrating Halloween Month and have a range of Halloween products to choose from to spook up your home!)

- Prakash Party Shop 

Address: General Bazaar, M.G.Road, Secunderabad. +91-98480 43812 (the most sought-after for various Halloween party merchandise like balloons, confetti and streamers, party poppers, etc.)

- Party 365

Address: 6-3862/1/4, Shop No-3, Lakshmi Nivas Apartments, Opposite Dr. Reddy Labs, Ameerpet Rd, Green Lands, Ameerpet, ( they stock up on wide range of Halloween decorations every year to make celebrations more eventful and memorable.)

Tip: If you are throwing this party for toddlers and young kids, don't make the decorations too scary. Stick with the familiar Halloween images like friendly ghosts, witches, and pumpkins. If your kids are older than 5 years old, you can get a little spookier with cobwebs, rats, monsters, and mummies.


3)      Spooktacular Costumes !

The best part about any Halloween party is definitely the kids all dressed up in their ghoulish best, from donning their favourite superhero costumes to going with the traditional outfits of witches, ghosts and vampires. Halloween parties make the most awesome photo shoot opportunities ever, and here’s some places in Hyderabad where you can rent that perfect outfit for your kids ( and yourself! ) to add to the spook quotient of the party, along with masks, body paint, wigs and funny glares:-

- Party Monsterz, Address: Road No.4, Banjara Hills, 04040124999 / 04064541999

- Galaxy Costumes, Address: Shop.no # 8-102 Shivaji Statue Complex , Sai Nagar Colony road, Chaitanyapuri, 08885652288

- Adarsh Dress Place, Address: 3-4-376/2/2, First floor, Behind Venkataramana and Padmavathi Cinema Theatre, Kachiguda, 04027564936


4)      Games and Activities

Here’s our quick guide to making traditional party games that you and your kids love Halloween worthy by giving them a new twist or edge to go with the spooky party theme:-


- Pin the Stem on the Pumpkin – The Halloween version of Pin the Tail on the Donkey, this simply needs a large pumpkin cut out out of oversized orange chart paper. Cut stems out of green chart paper and write each child's name on the back so you know who's closest. Use a dupatta or scarf as a blindfold, turn each child around 3 times and let them at the pumpkin. Whoever sticks the stem closest to the correct spot wins a prize.

- Mask Making – For this fun craft activity, buy some white paper plates and cut eyes out of the centre of the plate. Make sure you measure with your own child so the eye holes are in the right place for a small face. Let the kids decorate the paper plate masks with crayons, markers, glitter, feathers, jewels, foam sticky shapes, etc. Once they are done, you can put string or elastic around the back to hold the mask on.

- Ghosts on the Floor - This is a variation of musical chairs. Draw or print out pictures of friendly ghosts on regular paper. Place the papers randomly on the floor. Use 1 less paper than number of kids playing the game. Start some Halloween music and when you stop the music, whoever isn't standing on a ghost steps aside and the game continues.

 

5)      Party Food and Sweet Treats

There are so many ways that you can take ordinary food like pizza and sandwiches and give it a special Halloween touch to delight the kids. Chocolate chips available easily can be used all food easily to create faces for a creepy feel!


 Sandwiches can be cut into ghost shapes, a small piece of cucumber acting as a stem of a peeled orange makes it look like a pumpkin, juice tetra paks can be covered with white paper and have stick on eyes to get the spook on, and a range of cookies, cupcakes and cakes can be ordered from the following bakeries who specialize in customizing their holiday treats for Halloween:-

- Ofen Bakery and Cake Shop, Address: 49, Ground Floor, Road No. 10, Banjara Hills, 040-23372235

- Velvet Patisserie Bakery and Dessert Restaurant, Address: Next to Rangoli Showroom, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills, 077024 48444

- Vac’s Pastries, Address: Plot No. 22, New Vasavi Nagar, Karkhana, Secunderabad, 040-27740233

- Tipsy Topsy Bakers, Address: Besides Tirumala Music Center, Dilsukhnagar, 086860 89444

With a full schedule of fun things to do, your kids, their friends and of course you, will definitely have a blast at your specially organized Halloween bash!


If however organizing a Halloween party seems like too much to handle, head over to any of these fantastic spooky events in Hyderabad for the kiddos to enjoy Halloween:-

1)      Spooktacular Halloween Party by Gymboree Hyderabad

Address: 1057, 2nd Floor, PBN Center, Road Number 45, Above Cafe Coffee Day, Jubilee Hills

Date: 25th Oct, choose from any of the three slots 11:30 am-12:30pm, 2:30pm-3:30pm, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Fee: Rs. 1300/- for members and Rs1700/- for non members, additional child/adult is Rs.500/-

The party has plans for tons of fun pumpkin-themed games, dance, art, snacks and a lot more planned for the guests! There's also a photo-booth setup where whacky pictures can be clicked.

For more details, please click here.


2)      Spooktacular Halloween Party by The Jump Zone

Address: Plot No.21, Vittal Rao Nagar, Hitec City, Madhapur

Date: 31st Oct, 4:00 pm onwards

Fee: Rs. 1200/- for one adult and one child, Rs.500/- for every additional member

Jump Zone has a fun evening planned to make this spooky day memorable. Best costume contest, dance competitions, fun games and activities for all ages and spookilicious food among other things will make the event super spooky!

For more details, please click here.


3)      Spooky Halloween Party by KidiHOU Museum

Address: Plot No. 5 and 6, Sanjeev Enclave, Whitefields Road, Whitefields, Kothaguda

Date: 31st Oct, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Fee: Rs. 1200/- for one adult and one child, Rs.500/- for every additional member

This scary and monstrous party invites kids and parents to dress up in their spookiest best and receive special surprises. Other activities include trick or treat, monstrous games, a complimentary goody bag, a spooky fashion show and a scary dance floor. They also have an arts and crafts Halloween workshop planned on 19th October.

For more details, please click here.


4)      Toddler Peek-a-Doodle Halloween Craft at Books N More

Address: Plot no 292, Street No 2, West Marredpally, Secunderabad

Date: 27th Oct, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm for 3 to 6 years olds

Fee: Rs. 150/- per child

Indulge in a fun activity with Ms.Rajashri and learn how to spin a spider web with thread and weave with ice cream sticks that will help in developing fine motor skills and build on concentration of kids.

For more details, please click here.


Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you enjoy this festival and have fun with your little ones! 

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