Don't Forget the Games
No matter what the rules, games are a great way to wind the party down and keep every one at the party involved. Organize a game of "bobbing for apples." Have kids guess the number of candy corns in a jar. Challenge kids to see how many ways they can count and sort their own Halloween goody bags. You can even hand each child a roll of toilet paper and hold a mummy-making contest. Check out this article for more Halloween party games.
The bottom line, says Nissenberg, is to have fun. Remember, during Halloween and throughout the year, "messes can be cleaned up, but the memories will last a lifetime!"
Recipes from I Made It Myself!, by Sandra and Heather Nissenberg, John Wiley & Sons.