Keep little monsters and adults entertained this Halloween with these simple party game ideas.
You don't need to come up with an entirely new game for a Halloween party, just give classic games a spooky twist instead, like playing “Witch, Witch, Ghost” instead of “Duck, Duck, Goose” or Hot Pumpkin instead of Hot Potato, or even Pin the Spider on the Web instead of Pin the Tail on the Donkey.
Whether you are throwing a party for children or adults (or both), get a few of these fun games going and everyone can join in! You could even have a few small prizes ready as an incentive.
1. Brain digging
Fill a witch's cauldron or skull candy bowl with mystery objects, blindfold guests and get them to guess what’s inside the box! Use cooked spaghetti for brains, peeled grapes for eyeballs, dried apricots for monster ears, popcorn kernels for teeth, and carrot sticks for witches' fingers. See if they can guess how many of each are in the cauldron! Alternatively, you can write 'trick' or 'treat' onto ping-pong balls or similar (to resemble eyeballs), hide them in a cauldron full of cooked spaghetti (to resemble brains), and ask each guest to rummage in the brains to pull out an eyeball. If they choose a ‘trick’ eye, they have to do a forfeit (something silly like do an impression or show your best dance moves), but if they are lucky and pick out a ‘treat’ eye, they get a prize.
2. Pumpkin ring toss
Stock up on a few carving pumpkins (available in store), place them a few feet away from guests and get them to toss glow stick rings onto the pumpkin stems! We've heard it's a lot harder than it looks...
3. Pin the spider on the web (instead of tail on the donkey)
Draw a spider web on a large sheet of paper, blindfold guests and get them to pin a paper spider onto the centre of the web! You could make your own version, like pin the nose on the witch or pin the tail on the witches' cat.
4. Find the bats
For a simple party game to keep the youngest ones busy, cut several dozen small bats out of black paper and tape them in secret spots throughout the party area. Hide the bats in hard-to-spot locations, such as taped to other black objects or in dark corners. The player who finds the most bats during the party wins a prize!
5. Day of the Dead Paper Skull Piñata
6. Pop the pumpkin
Fill orange party balloons with confetti and small treats, blow them up and draw Jack O' Lantern faces onto them. Tell guests to pop the balloons with a pin to see if they have popped a treat! Alternatively, insert slips of paper with either ‘trick’ or ‘treat’ written on them and use the same rules for trick or treat as given in the Brain digging game above.
7. Dress the mummy
Split party guests into pairs and give each pair a white toilet roll. The object of the game is for one of the pair to turn the other into a mummy by wrapping them entirely in the toilet roll! You can give prizes for the quickest and/or the best attempt.
8. Spider web
Create a spider web obstacle course by stringing lengths of toilet roll down your hallway for children to climb over and crawl under.
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