October 9, 2014

Top 10 Halloween Party Games

Kids love halloween parties! What's better than dressing up and getting candy and pretending things are scary?

Here are my kids' top ten favorite Halloween Party Games. All of these are simple and inexpensive. They would be perfect for a school party or just a gathering of friends at home. 

1. Ping Pong Eyeball Bounce

Decorate some ping pong balls to look like eyes, then let the kids try to bounce them in the buckets. They love the challenge!

2. Hungry Monster People Toss

Why do a boring old bean bag toss when you can throw little people into a hungry monster's mouth instead? Kids enjoy screaming when they get a person in the mouth.

3. Spider Fishing

My kids have always loved a good fishing game. At Halloween, we like to tie a spider on the line and pretend he's dangling from his web and going down to catch flies! (or anything else you can imagine, like . . . he's a giant spider going down to eat naughty children for example.)
Just tie a spider on top of the magnet you are using for your fishing game to turn it into a Halloween game.

4. Lair of the Spider Queen

This favorite spider game requires the participants to make it through the spider's web without getting caught!

5. Mummy Wrap

All you need for this game are some rolls of toilet paper and willing participants. You can make it a competition (see which team can wrap up their teammate the fastest) or just let kids take turns turning each other into mummies for fun.

6. Cauldron Drop

For this game you just need a pot to be your cauldron (I wish I had a cool black one but I didn't) and some small items to drop in it. I found some cheap party favors in the dollar spot at Target. Have the children hold the items up to their nose while kneeling on a chair and see if they can drop the items into the witch's cauldron so she can make her potion! You can have them keep all the items they try or just let them keep the ones they drop successfully in the pot.

7. Donut on a string

I don't have a picture of this one, but it's pretty much just how it sounds. It's one of kids' favorite games. Who wouldn't love eating a donut off of a string? You can tie up donuts on individual strings and hang them from something (like a large doorway). Have the kids put their hands behind their back and say go. The first one to finish their donut is the winner! (But really, everyone wins in this game, because everyone gets a donut!)

8. Unwrap the Mummies Head

This is a fun game involving candy. Wrap pieces of candy in white streamers or yarn to create a ball (aka mummy head). Kids take turns unwrapping the head to collect the candy.

(picture and post coming soon)

9. Roll a Monster Craft

This is a fun open-ended art activity. Kids take turns rolling the die and adding parts to their monster. You could have kids play a certain number of rounds, or let them play until their bored, or let them play until one person has at least one of each part on their monster and is therefore the winner.

10.  Halloween Musical Chairs

Yay for musical chairs! Play this classic game using some fun Halloween music! Also, for each round, you could have one of the children who is "out" spin a spinner or roll a die which tells the remaining participants how to dance during the next round (i.e. stomp like a zombie, fly like a witch, etc . . .)

Party Food:

And just because I want to, here are some of our favorite things to eat at a Halloween Party!

11. Decorate Pumpkin Cookies

This is a Halloween must at our house (mostly because I remember loving it so much growing up). We decorate pumpkin sugar cookies with candy corn and chocolate chips!

12. Monster Meals 

My kids love doing our Monster Meals each year where we turn ordinary food into something monstrously delicious.

I hope these ideas have been helpful! Subscribe by email and receive great ideas in your inbox every week!

This post is part of a "Top Ten" blog hop. Check out these other great Halloween posts!

Top 10 Candy-Free Trick-or-Treat Options from P is for Preschooler
Top 10 Hands On Halloween Science Sensory Play from Little Bins For Little Hands
Top 10 Halloween Cloud Dough Recipes from Lemon Lime Adventures
Top 10 DIY Family Halloween Costumes from Bare Feet on the Dashboard


  1. Oh, we're going to do some of these - even without the party! lol!

  2. The ping pong eye ball game looks like fun! I can imagine them pinging all over the room!

    1. haha, yes! Those eyeballs do seem to escape the little hands quite often, but chasing after them helps get some energy out. :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  3. Great games! My kids would love the ping pong eyeballs! And the food ideas, awesome!


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