Halloween is one of the most exciting times of year, where friends are dressed up in costumes, pumpkins are carved into creative designs, and spooky decorations go up all around town. One way that people celebrate this holiday is by hosting their own Halloween party.
Happy Halloween Party Games
If you’re throwing your own party, there are many games that can be played with your guests. Here are five halloween games to make your next Halloween bash an unforgettable night for everyone in attendance.
Game #1: The Pumpkin Game
- First, hollow out two pumpkins and situate them on a table.
- Create two teams. Set a three-foot distance between the team members and the pumpkins and have the team members line up behind it.
- Provide each team with a bucket of pennies. Set a timer for two minutes and have players take turns flinging coins in pumpkins.
- After the timer runs out, the team with the most coins wins the game. Full size candy bars work great as prizes!
Game #2: Spooky Scavenger Hunt
This game starts off by splitting your guests into teams of three or four people before handing out a list with various items on it that need to be located. Each team must work together as they go around town looking for specific objects such as skulls, black cats, spiders, or other spooky things you might find at this time of year. Whoever finds all of their items first wins!
Game #3: Halloween Bingo
One person is selected to be the caller, while everyone else gets into teams of four. The caller will pull out a bingo sheet filled with various Halloween symbols on it and call them out one by one. If two teammates have matching symbols between them, they get to cover up the matching section together on their bingo sheet. The first team to get five in a row wins!
Game #4: Witch Hat Ring Toss
You’ll need several witch hats, paper plates, and a pair of scissors. Cut the center out of 10 paper plates. Create 2 teams. The Witch Hat Ring Toss is underway! Everyone takes a turn tossing the rings. Consider creating a point system where different hats (or different size rings) earn different points.
Or, create a scoreboard to encouraging counting and addition – while having fun! Whoever finishes with the closest placement to the shaving cream gets a big bag of candy as a prize!
Game #5: Bobbing for Apples
This is one of the most classic Halloween games around, but also one of the best. All you need are apples and some water before getting started.
First, drop a bunch of apples in the middle of a large tub filled with cold water and ice cubes and allow everyone to line up and take turns trying to grab it out with only their mouths–no hands allowed! Whoever can eat or bite into their apple first without sinking or dropping it wins.
Update: Due to Covid- apple bobbing isn’t particularly safe any longer. Instead, Tie mini donuts from strings and dangle them from a tree limb or a piece of pvc pipe, etc. Let the kids try to eat the donuts with their hands behind their backs!
More Halloween Party Game Ideas
For more Halloween party game ideas, check out these suggestions from other creative folks like you!
1. Apple or Mini Pumpkin Pass
2. Fortune Teller Game
3. Giant Spider Web Game
4. Ghost Bowling
5. Hal O’Ween & his squishy Body Part Game
6. Harry Potter Halloween
7.Mad Science Laboratory
8. Make a Monster Game
9. Slime Race
10. Traditional Halloween Games
11. Trick or Treat Activity Game
12. Witch Prickling Competition
13. Wrap A Mummy