Room on the Broom inspired Halloween party ideas

Kids will have lots of spooky fun with these Halloween party ideas inspired by Room on the Broom.

Iggety, ziggety, zaggety, ZOOM!

With Halloween creeping up, we bet you need some inspiration for how to celebrate. The spooky celebrations will be a little different this year, but little ones can still have lots of magical fun at home.  Read on for everything you need to throw a not-so-scary Halloween party for kids inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s best-loved story, Room on the Broom. From costumes and crafts to recipes and Halloween party games, we’ve got lots of ideas from the Room on the Broom Party Book to make sure your bash goes off with a bang!  ​

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Room on the Broom decorations and costumes 

A kid’s Halloween party isn’t complete without homemade costumes and decorations and making them is heaps of fun for kids. Here are some easy Halloween craft ideas to help you get ready for the big event.   

Get inspiration for your little one’s Room on the Broom costume with this tutorial for an easy no-sew witch outfit.

Everyone knows that any self-respecting witch needs a very tall hat, so top off your child’s Halloween costume with this simple DIY version. All you need is some black card, sticky tape and something sparkly for your child to decorate it with.

Activity Sheet - Room on the Broom hat DIY - Room on the Broom party book - Julia Donaldson Axel Scheffler
Download the instructions to make a witch's hat

Add some magic to the party with these homemade glowing witch wands. You could get each guest to create their own when they arrive, or you and your child can make them in advance. Just bend the glowsticks to light the wands up once guests arrive.

Activity Sheet - Glowing Witch Wands - Room on the Broom party book - Julia Donaldson Axel Scheffler
Download the glowing witch wands activity sheet

Halloween party recipe ideas

Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble. Make a bubbling witches’ brew for all of your guests to enjoy with this easy party recipe. Make it even more like a real witches’ potion by pouring it in a cauldron and serving to guests with a ladle.

Activity Sheet - Witches Brew punch recipe - Room on the Broom party book - Julia Donaldson Axel Scheffler
Download the witch’s brew recipe

The Room on the Broom Party Book has lots more Halloween party recipe ideas, including Boggy Jelly, Cauldron Rolls and Ice Cream Potion.

Room on the Broom inspired Halloween party games

Party guests big and small can get involved with a game of Broomstick Limbo. All you need to play is a broomstick just like the one in Room on the Broom, and two grown-ups to hold it. Take it in turns to squeeze under the broom (the sillier the moves as you do it the better), and every round the grown-ups will lower the broomstick a little bit. The person who manages the most rounds without falling over wins!

Activity Sheet - Broomstick limbo - Room on the Broom party book - Julia Donaldson Axel Scheffler
Download the broomstick limbo guide

Do the Monster Mash

Get everyone in the party spirit with the help of a Halloween themed playlist. Check out Spotify for lots of ideas for kid-friendly playlists like this one.

The Room on the Broom Party Book

by Julia Donaldson

Book cover for The Room on the Broom Party Book

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

The Room on the Broom Party Book has everything you need to plan a wonderfully witchy party, from magical games and activities to invitations, tasty treats and spooky decorations. 

Room on the Broom

by Julia Donaldson

Book cover for Room on the Broom

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s classic children’s book is a magically funny tale of quick wits and friendship. The witch and her cat make friends with a dog, a bird and a frog, and their new friends are all keen for a ride on the witch’s broom. It’s more the merrier until the broom snaps in two! What will the friends do now?