Impress your guests by handing them a small, handmade favor at the end of a Halloween party. Favors can range from incredibly time consuming, such as hand carving a pumpkin for each guest, to quick and simple, such as making a lollipop ghost or painting a guest’s name on a small pie pumpkin. Decorate a paper or plastic bag to look like a pumpkin and place the treats in each bag.
Line a work surface with newspapers to protect it. Set up your work station by lining up the pumpkins and squirting paint onto the palette.
Dip the paintbrush into the paint and carefully write each guest’s name on a pumpkin. You can also write “Halloween Party” and the year or draw a small jack-o’-lantern face on the other side. Clean the brush in the cup of water when switching colors. Dry with paper towels before sticking it in the paint again.
Carve into the pumpkins if you have time instead of painting them. Make simple shapes, such as the basic jack-o’-lantern triangles.
Drape a piece of white cotton over each lollipop. Secure in place with a twist tie or pipe cleaner at the base of the lollipop.
Draw a pair of eyes and a mouth — shaped in an “O” — on the front of each ghost lollipop with the black marker.
Paint or use the markers to decorate the paper bags. Color the bags black and write fake gravestone information on the front with a silver paint pen or marker. Color the bags orange in draw jack-o’-lantern faces on the front to keep things less gruesome.