Parties are so fun, you can get all kinds of ideas off the internet for you birthday parites. I love the Halloween theme, when I was a kid a played this Halloween game called Pass the Witch's Broomstick, you stand in a circle and pass a broom around while listening to (or singing) this song: "Pass the Witch's broomstick round and rond the room, while the music's playing quickly pass the broom, anyone gets out, if the broomstick drops, or the one who has it when the music stops!" Whomever is caught holding the broom stick at the end of the song has to use it to "fly" around the cricle and then they go and sit down and watch the rest of the game, you play until everyone has been eliminated. The fun part is flying the brrom so kids will not even feel bad when they get "out". You can also use any songs fopr that game, like a CD of Halloween music would work great(I like Wee Sing for Halloween), just pause it to get someone "out". You can also make a paper pumpkin and some balck cut out eyes and nose and mouth and have the kids take turns playing "pin the face on the jack-o-lantern", just like pin the tail on the donkey (there are millions of versions of this game, I have also done pin the ponytail on the princess and pin the horn on the unicorn). I like to do a treasure hunt no matter what the theme is, you can write clues on little orange paper pumpkins (or witches or ghosts or whatever) and have the childrne go from clue to clue until they find the treasure, which can be a showbox full of party favors and candy or a pinata (a pumpkin pinata would be so cool!) or your treasure can even be the cake or cupcakes. YOu could alo have hte kids decorate little pumpkins with craft paint and stickers, which is safer than carving them. The possibilites are so endless! Have fun!