Heart Healthy Halloween Party Tips

 In Heart Healthy Food

Halloween is just around the corner and if you’re planning a party, that means it is time to get ready for the big night. Kids and adults alike tend to overindulge in candy, as much as 7,000 calories on Halloween! So for the sake of health, try a couple of healthy activities or some fruits and vegetables for your Halloween party!

One way to capture the feeling of Halloween while still staying healthy is to get creative with fruits and vegetables. Here are a couple easy-to-make snacks that are perfect for getting in the Halloween spirit at parties, but aren’t loaded with extra sugar:

 

Mandarin Snack Shaped Like a Pumpkin
Mandarin Orange Pumpkins: To make these, all you need to do is peel the orange, then take a small piece of celery and stick it in the top like so. This will make a cute little pumpkin that kids will be excited to eat!
Banana Snack Shaped Like a Ghost
Banana Ghosts: to make banana ghosts, peel bananas and cut them in half. Take mini chocolate chips and press them into the banana to make little faces! These are perfect since you can customize the faces! You can make all kinds of ghosts or different kinds of creatures too!

 

But it isn’t all about the food either! Playing fun party games that involve exercise is perfect for Halloween, all you need to do is put a spooky spin on it. For example:

  • Pin the Hat on the Witch: For this game, all you will need is a cutout of a witch to hang on the wall, a blindfold, and witch hat cutouts. Have guests put on the blindfold and try to put the hat on the head of the witch.
  • Mummy Wrap Race. All you need for this game is toilet paper! Have guests divide into teams, start a stopwatch and see who can finish wrapping their partner as a mummy the fastest. This fast paced game is perfect for getting the energy level up!

One last thing to think about is goodie bags! If you’re giving them out don’t load them up with sugary treats, get some non-edible items from your local party supply store instead. Some favorite non-food items are bubbles, stamps, stickers, temporary tattoos, and bouncy balls. Kids are already getting enough candy from trick-or-treating, they won’t be missing out on any sweets!

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