Halloween Games

Looking for great Halloween games to pep up your party? More and more families are opting to throw their kids a Halloween party instead of trick-or-treating. But it's important to keep your little goblins entertained.

Here are some ideas for ghoulish games for a spooky, silly good time!

Musical Pumpkins

Same concept as musical chairs - kids sit in a circle and pass a small pumpkin around as the music plays. When the music stops, the child without a pumpkin is out. Continue until there's only one child remaining.

Ghost Stories

Have the kids make up a fractured ghost story. Let your child begin the make-believe tale, and then have each of the other children add to it. They can do this verbally or jot the story down and then you can read it out loud.

Mummy Wrap

You'll need a few rolls of toilet paper. Assign guests in pairs: one to be the mummy and one to be the wrapper. The wrappers must wrap their mummy completely in toilet paper. The team that finishes their roll of toilet paper first wins. You may even have a prize for the most "creative" or "scariest" mummy.

Halloween Versions of "Pin the Tail on the Donkey"

With a little creativity and some Bristol board, you can come up with many spins on this classic party game. Try: Pin the Stem on the Pumpkin, Pin the Wart on the Witch's Nose, Pin the Nose on a Jack-O-Lantern, Pin the Hat-on-the-Scarecrow, or Pin the Witch on the Broom.

Halloween Treasure Hunt

Hide a plastic pumpkin or a Halloween loot bag filled with goodies and prizes. Hide mini plastic pumpkins with clues placed inside them (you can also include mini-treats and candy in those for encouragement along the way!). Each clue will reveal the location of the hidden treasure!

Haunted Halloween Treat Box

Cut a hole in a box large enough to reach in with your hand but not to see inside. Decorate your box with a Halloween theme. In the box place lots of cold noodles, olives for eyeballs, dried apricots for ears, cut-up hot-dogs for fingers, banana peels, and any other slimy food you can find. Also place individually packaged treats in the box. Have the kids stick their hand in the box to "pick out" a treat. See their reaction as they fumble to find the candy! Yuck!!

Pumpkin Mini-Golf

Carve out a few pumpkins to set up a game of mini-golf. Create a small cardboard ramp into each pumpkin. Have the kids hit the golf ball into a pumpkin. Determine how many times each player gets to hit a golf ball. Each time the ball goes into the pumpkin, the player wins a piece of candy.

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