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Halloween is creeping up! (See what I did there?)
As a former teacher, I love a good holiday party. Since we’ve been stuck at home for a while I thought now would be a great time to turn Halloween into more than just trick-or-treating. I was able to create this small Halloween party with all our animal figurines and some dollar store supplies. The kids thought it was wickedly cute!
If you want to add some dimension to your Halloween party decor these hanging bat figurines are perfect. It took all of 3 minutes to drill holes in these bats and string some fishing line through. Don’t be fooled by the size of the drill bit. A larger bit is needed to ensure enough room for the needle and fishing line because of the material of the figurines.
They have a rubber like consistency that causes the hole to shrink back up a bit. I taped the fishing line up to the ceiling using painters tape but they can also be tied around a a light fixture if you have one above the table you are using.
These animal place settings double as little party favors. To make it easier, you can order the black wolves. I already had some gray wolves on hand so I went ahead and spray painted them along with the cats. If you have more guests you can also sub in the Domestic Cats Toob that comes with 11 smaller figurines. Make sure to lay out the animals and name tags how you want them displayed before adding your letter stickers.
These jars are a remake of a previous Safari DIY. Such a quick and simple project added such a cute touch to the party decor. I found some candy eyeballs and skull rings to fill the opaque jars.
I have seen this same idea executed before for adult parties and had to come up with a way to tailor it for young kids. I found these shorter and thicker wine glasses at the dollar store and swapped out real candles for battery operated ones. They are heavy enough that they will stay put and if, by chance they tip over, there will be no fire disaster.
Make sure that you try your figures under each glass first. Since my wine glasses were shorter, not all the zombie figurines fit underneath them. I also added some extra candy pieces for some extra detail but they’ll look just as good either way.
DeAna Dunn is a former special education and science teacher turned stay-at-home mom to 3 toddlers. Living life in survival mode.