Halloween is my biggest library program of the fall. As part of an October 'Zombiefest' including our Skype session with Jonathan Maberry, watching Warm Bodies and reading Rot & Ruin, our teen Halloween party this year was Zombie Prom.
Audience: Teens ages 12-18
Duration: An hour and a half (pre planning is a must! give yourself at least 2 hours for set up if you have help such as other staff members and teen volunteers)
Food: Pinterest was a huge help! Here's what we made:
- Witch hats & brooms (fudge stripe cookies, orange icing, Hershey kisses, pretzel sticks, mini Reese’s cups)
- Puking pumpkin & chips (ranch dip, ruffles, lil pumpkin carved)
- Graveyard pudding cups (pudding cups various flavors, oreo crumbs, ghost Peeps, candy pumpkin)
- Apple nachos (apple slices drizzled with caramel sauce, mini chocolate chips and mini marshmallows)
- Oreo eyeballs (oreos, gel icing, gummy lifesavers, M&Ms)
- Spider pops (tootsie pop, pipe cleaner, googley eyes)
- Misc. candy + tiny treat bags
Activities: Teens were content to hang out, nibble on treats and socialize. We did have a number of other fun games:
- Halloween Scavenger Hunt
- Halloween Trivia
- Boo bean bag toss
- How to draw a zombie station w/ supplies
Music & Photo Booth: A co-worker's father is a DJ so we had a fun Halloween mix playing for atmosphere. 'Thriller' is always a favorite but I was surprised by the group's love of the 'Addams Family' theme. We also had a photo op graveyard scene. Check out the pictures!
It was a super fun eveing. In total we had 25 teens who dressed as zombies, anime heroes, Marie, Luigi and even Boba Fett!
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