Halloween Party Games!

Each year, I organize a huge Halloween Party in our community. We have lots and lots of Halloween Party Games for the kids. The kids all have lots of fun!! I wanted to share some of the games that we play at our party.

I made a document of all these games and shared them as a free download. You’ll find that at the end.

We made a lot of our decorations by hand out of old boxes.

Halloween Sign

Racing Games Station:

Ghost Waiter – Each child carries a paper plate on their hand like a waiter, balance a balloon on top of the plate.  Race to the end and back.

Zombie Daylight Darkness – This is played like red-light green light. One person is at the end. When she faces the kids it is DAYLIGHT and no one can move. When she faces away from the kids, it is night-time. The kids can move forward like Zombies (no running). When the person at the end turns back, if she spots a zombie moving, that player goes back to the beginning.


Eyeball Races – This is an egg and spoon race.  Give each child a plastic spoon and a ping-pong eyeball. Race down to the end and back without dropping the eyeball.

Witch’s Broom Race  – Each child is given a broom and a balloon. They have to sweep the balloon down to the end and back.

Witch's Broom Race

Skeleton Bone Race – Each child is given a half a straw and a paper bone.  When it’s time to go, the child sucks on the straw and holds the bone on the end of the straw (NO HANDS!). The child who gets the farthest before the bone drops off (or the ones who get to the end) win that round.

Skeleton Bone Race

Under the Witch’s Broom– This the game “LIMBO”  Two people hold a broom. Children go under the broom, one at at time bending their back (stomach facing up). The child cannot touch the floor with their hands. If they fall, they are out.

Witch's Broom LimboHalloween Piñata

Halloween Piñata

Other Spooky Games:

Pin the Wart on the Witch

Pin the Wart on the Witch

Bobbing for Apples


Donut on a String – Donuts are suspended on a string from a stick. The child has to try to grab and eat the donut (while the person holding the donut makes the string bob around and move). When the child takes a bite of the donut, she can keep her prize!

Donut on a stringDonut on a String - Halloween Game

Frisbee Toss- Each child is given 5 mini frisbees and has to toss two frisbees into the cauldron.

Frisbee Toss

Pumpkin Bean Bag Toss – Each a giant jack-o-lantern was painted on a box.  The kids have to stand behind the line and toss a beanbag through the jack-o-lantern”s eye to win!

Bean Bag TossPumpkin Bean Bag Toss

Eye on the Prize – There’s a picture of a skull and a werewolf with no eyes. Place a blindfold on and try to place the eyeball sticker right onto the eye socket to win!

Eye on the Prize - Halloween Game

Ghost Waiter – Each child carries a paper plate on their hand like a waiter, balance a balloon on top of the plate.  Race to the end and back.

Ghostly Eyes and Mouth Game — This game was made out of a shoe box.  The inside of the box was painted black. Then a paper ghost was glued down.   Holes were cut out and ping-pongs were decorated to look like 2 eyes and a mouth. The object was for kids to get all three of the balls onto the cut-out space!

Ghostly Game

Slimy Slug Toss – We purchased stretchy, slimy slugs from Oriental Trading (the kind that stick to the wall). The kids are given 3 slugs and have to toss one of the slugs into the cup. It sounds easy, but those slimy slugs stick to your hand!!

Slimy Slug Toss Halloween GameClick here to save this for later on Pinterest:

Halloween Party Games

Candy Corn Toss – Get the candy corn into the jack-o-lantern (or cauldron)

Ghostly Choices!! – Each child is given a fishing rod with a magnet on the bottom. Try to fish for the right ghost to win the prize.  (2 tries)

Ghost Game

Black Light Cake Walk! – Each walks around the circle until the music ends. Then each child goes and stands on a number. If his number is called, then he wins a cupcake!!

Black Light Cake Walk

Skeleton Scavenger Hunt! – Hide various bones around the room/house/building. Kids have to find all the body parts to win!

Other spooky activities:

Create your own milk box tissue paper decor.

Place a fake candle in it when done

Halloween Decor

Make spiders and bats


Free Download: Halloween Party Party Games


Homemade Candy CornRecipe: When we lived in Australia (when the kids were little), we couldn’t buy candy corn. I looked around for a recipe and found something online that has worked well. Now it’s become our family tradition to make our own candy corn each fall! For the recipe and instructions visit this post: Homemade Candy Corn Recipe

Halloween: Freebies (Math, Writing), Homemade Candy Corn Recipe and More!!


After Halloween: What to do with all that Halloween Candy?!!

This post has various suggestions from doing science experiments to donating candy to a good cause!

Skittles-in-WaterIf you’re really into it, you can buy a book all about Candy Experiments (affiliate link). She developed these while having fun with her own kids!!


Spooky Tree: Just for fun, your kids might enjoy making these barren spaghetti trees (here’s how)!


Have a Happy Halloween!

Halloween Pictures

I’d love to hear how your Halloween Party went!

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