Halloween party games are just the thing to light up your holiday celebration, whether your party is just for the little ones or a more grown-up affair. Everyone enjoys the fun, food and decorations Halloween brings with it, from bobbing for apples and carving pumpkins to gorging on candy and treats to hanging up ghosts and skeletons on all the doors and windows.
This list includes ideas for games and activities you can plan for your big Halloween party, including old established classics and even spooky murder mystery party games. These themed activities are sure to keep goblins young and old busy on Halloween.
There are a wide array of Halloween-themed party games available allowing something for groups of all ages and all budgets. Simple games like bobbing for apples need only a few items while other games will require much more time and planning. Each are sure to please your guests on Halloween and create lasting memories.So grab your friends, cook up some of the best Halloween recipes, dress as your favorite celebrity and enjoy the haunted holiday this October 31!
Get the kids moving with this fun relay-style Halloween game. Divide participants into at least two even teams of at least three players each. Draw an eye on table tennis balls, making one ball for each team. Give each team two spoons, either plastic or metal.Line up the players at one end of a large room or yard. Instruct them to carry the eyeball (decorated table tennis ball) on the spoon from one end, crossing a plane or going around a cone, then back. Have the players transfer the eyeballs to the next player's spoon and have each player repeat until all players have completed the task. If the eyeball falls, the player must start over. The first team to finish wins a prize!
Doughnuts on a String
Appropriate for all ages, doughnuts on a string is an outdoor game with a sweet reward for each player. Doughnuts are hung from tree branches or from a rope tied between two strings using a length of ribbon. Be sure to have one doughnut for each participant and hang them near eye level.All participants compete at the same time as they attempt to eat the entire doughnut without using their hands or allowing the doughnut to fall to the ground. The person who finishes their doughnut first wins!
Pass the Pumpkin
As a great icebreaker for teens or adults, this simple game is quite fun for either age group. All you need to play is at least two miniature pumpkins and some willing participants. Divide players into two groups and have each group stand in a line.Have the first person at the end of each line grab the pumpkin under their chin. Without using their hands, have the teams transfer the pumpkin down the line and back. If the pumpkin falls, the group must start over. The first team to successfully complete the tasks wins!
Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin
Similar to the classic Pin the Tail on the Donkey game, this game is great for children or fun-loving adults alike. To start, all you need is a large image or drawing of a pumpkin, sans nose, black construction paper to create pumpkin noses for each player, pushpins or tape and a blindfold.Each player is blindfolded and takes turns walking across a room or yard with the nose in a blind attempt to pin the nose in the proper spot on the pumpkin. Spin each player before letting them go for good measure. The player who pins the nose closest to where it should be wins a prize!