Loved ones Friendly halloween party?

Last year, I threw a huge adults only Halloween party (Carnival of Carnage). This year, the kids would like in on the Halloween party too ( and to be honest, Now i’m ready for a more responsible type of party). Last year’s decorations included plenty of blood and gore. This year, I must scale it back. Any thoughts on ways to still throw a great party and have great decorations while keeping this family friendly (ages newborn-adult)? I want it to be still really cool for all adults and not scare the kids. Plus I actually live in a townhouse now therefore the scale of my decorations has changed a bit. Any tips would be appreciated!

Originally posted 2016-07-24 03:45:17. Updated!