Hi there...I hosted a party for 6 and 7 yr olds last year (about 25 kids or so)and will have another for 7, 8 yr olds this year. Same bunch from school. I went all out on the food last year..made mummy hot dogs(weiners wrapped in pillbury crescent dough), dyed pasta...eg green food coloring, deviled eggs that looked like eyeballs, witches fingers..green cookies with almond fingernail, all kinds off cool stuff. My experience from last year is ...the kids could care less about the fancy food, they weren't too impressed. They want pizza this year...plain old cheese pizza? Go figure. I did get a great response from the mummy cupcakes and graveyard cake. They seem to like snacking the best. Chips, cheeses, they ate everyone of the eyeball filled chocolates in a big jar that I had set up...LOL!!(2 bags of them too!!). They loved it dark...blacklights and things that glow. I had jars filled with bugs and growing creatures(the kind that grow 600%) backlit with a small string of lights and blacklights. We had a cotton ball relay race...two teams. Cotton balls had black eyes for ghosts and they had to empty one bowl and fill another. The girls beat the boys. What a hoot!!! LOL! Glow sticks...night games. If it is warm outside in your part of the world...flashlights and glow stick and let them play tag in the dark, or hide and go seek. We have it pretty cold here but will be spoking up the rec room, kids bedrooms and bathroom in the basement so they can play the night games indoors! I wasn't sure how much they enjoyed themselves until this year about a month ago..all the kids who came last year began to ask if we were having another party! Made me smile and one little guy suggested bobbing for apples that were carved to look like human hearts? LOL!! I had a laugh and we will hopefully have another great party this year!! Hope this helps somewhat!