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!
This Halloween-themed party game works best with a combination of energetic children and some tolerant adults. All you need is a couple rolls of toilet paper to play. Divide the participants into even teams, each with one adult. Give each team at least three rolls of toilet paper.
On your go, let the children wrap the adults, who will be standing in a central location, in toilet paper to create a mummy. The first team to finish and wrap the adult completely 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!
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!
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!