Once the drinks are empty, the finger food eaten and the candy consumed, you’re bound to have a little time on your hands with your Halloween revelers at your party. Here are a few party game ideas to channel all that sugar-fueled energy into something fun!
Once Charming Party has a bat treasure hunt game idea on her site that will having your guests following the clues to a goulish end. She also posts some templates for DIY invitations and fun bats for your cupcakes.
This great-looking game can double as a decoration until the kids have their fun! It’s called “Pop Goes the Pumpkin” and you can find the instructions on Martha Stewart’s site.
Games, of course, must be played to your audience. A few ideas for the older kids:
- Meet Mr. Kreeps – a classic. They’ve been doing this one since long before I was a kid, but this put your hand in a box and feel something creepy game is still a pleaser.
- Mummy Wrap: Team the kids up evenly and have them each wrap one adult in toilet paper. See who finishes first.
- Eyeball Relay: Paint eyeballs onto ping pong balls. Each child puts a ping pong eyeball onto the spoon and tries to keep it on the spoon as they race to the finish line.
- Pumpkin Hot Potato: A game similar to Hot Potato but with a pumpkin. Simple, but still fun!
- Pin the wart on the witch: Google yourself up a picture of a witch and tape to wall. Have the players chew bubble gum (half the fun!) and it’s like pin the tail on the donkey. I’d recommend setting ground rules that this is the ONLY time it’s ok to stick bubblegum to the wall.
For younger boys and gouls, a bit of story time is always fun. A book like “Where’s My Mummy?” by Carolyn Crimi is a good start. It’s a hint of scary with a dash of funny….although I have to admit it’s not a book my children would ever want to read or hear during the rest of the year. The TP mummy wrap is also good for this age, as even if the kids don’t get “mummifying” a willing adult, they will love having permission to unwrap a whole roll of toilet paper. Freeze dancing to the monster mash or the flying purple people eater would be a great way to wrap up a little one’s party activities!
Thank you to our in-house party game pro, Carrie, for compiling this list!