You’ve scoured the stores to come up with the perfect costume. You’ve built up and candy stash that would make Willy Wonka proud, now all you have to do is plan the perfect Halloween party. Easy right? Well, it would be if you wanted to make sure you sent every child home terrified to go to bed that night. Assuming that isn’t the case, we are going to share a couple secrets with you. Ready? First, Halloween parties don’t have to be scary. You can have a party that’s perfect for kids of all ages. A party where fun will be had and memories will be made (not nightmares). The secret to success is in the games. Second, we’ve gathered a list of kid-friendly Halloween games that will make your party a huge win, but also make you the most coveted party planner on the block.
Halloween Party Games for Kids
Bring out loads of toilet paper for this Mummy Wrap game. Pair the kids off, and the pair that wraps someone as a mummy the fastest wins a prize!
Have a party carving your pumpkins! Here is a whopping collection of 700 printables that can help your pumpkin be a smashing success – just cut along the lines!
Guess how many? Offer a door prize for the guest who correctly guesses (or comes the closest to guessing) the number of candy corns in the bowl. It’s an easy game that’s always a big hit.
Bobbing for apples is always a classic. Don’t want to leave that one out!
Pumpkin bowling will be a big hit with kids and adults alike! The white toilet paper rolls make perfect ghost faces, don’t they? Just cut the stem off a small pumpkin, use a drill to add a few finger holes, and you’re good to go.
Set up a spider lair in your home (or a spider obstacle course in your yard). Have your guests navigate through the web without breaking any of the streamers.
Toy frogs and plastic witches’ cauldrons make for a super fun Witches’ Brew game. Think the Halloween version of Bozo the Clown’s game. Just stand behind the cones, and see how many frogs you can toss into the cauldrons.
Mini pumpkins are loads of fun in a pumpkin run! Have everyone balance one on their heads and race to the finish line.
Here’s an indoor-friendly tabletop version: Candy Corn Toss. This is a fun classroom game, too.
Get everyone involved in a Halloween Scavenger Hunt. Here are the free printables to go along with the game!
There’s no shortage of lollipops around Halloween time, so use them for a lollipop ring toss game. Make it even more fun by playing at night with glow stick bracelets.
Paint three cups or mini pails to look like ghosts, and hide a piece of candy under one. Move the cups around quickly, and have guests guess which cup the candy is under. Winners get to keep their piece of candy, of course.
Little ones will enjoy this pumpkin memory game. All you need are orange plates, and construction paper or markers to create faces on the pumpkins.
Use straws and lightweight plastic spiders to create this spider race game for the kids. It’s so much fun!
Pin the nose on the witch will have your little guests dizzy with excitement.
Pin the spider on the web is another festive option. This one comes with a free printable.
The pumpkin patch stomp is a great way to get the kids up and moving. The incentive is a little prize inside each balloon. Alternatively, you could add “treats” to some balloons and “tricks” to others.
A stack and squirt game does double duty! Tots will enjoy stacking the cups, and everyone will enjoy shooting them down with squirt guns.
Make your Halloween cornhole game a little spookier by tossing big spiders into the hole!
Poke a pumpkin, and win a trick or a treat. This is easier than it looks to set up. Just put a trick or treat in each cup, cover with tissue paper, and put a rubber band over it so you can reuse the cups again and again.
There’s nothing wrong with a few fun tricks, in fact all of life can be a series of “tricks’. But it’s also just as important to have “treat” moments that are abundant with fun and laughter. Be the facilitator of those “treat” moments and enjoy the looks on their faces as they make memories