10 Halloween Party Games For Kids

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Halloween is a time of the year when kids eagerly anticipate dressing up in their favourite costumes, collecting an assortment of sweets, and enjoying spooky fun. If you’re hosting a Halloween party for kids, it’s essential to have a range of entertaining activities to keep them engaged and ensure a memorable time. To help you plan a spooktacular Halloween party, here’s a list of 10 fun Halloween party games for kids.

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1. Monster Freeze Dance

Create a playlist of Halloween-themed songs and have the kids dance around. Then, when the music stops, they must freeze in their spookiest monster poses.

You can make it more challenging by assigning different monsters like zombies, vampires, and mummies for each round.

2.Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Pumpkin painting

Set up a pumpkin decorating station with paints, markers, stickers, and other creative supplies. Then, provide each child at the party with a mini pumpkin and let them unleash their artistic talents.

Afterwards, hold a contest to award prizes for the most imaginative and spookiest pumpkins.

3. Mummy Wrap Relay

This is such a simple game to play but still loads of spooktacular fun! Best of all you just need toilet roll to play.Divide the kids into teams and provide each team with a roll of toilet paper.

One child from each team is chosen to be the mummy. The rest of the team must wrap their mummy from head to toe as quickly as possible. The first team to finish wins.

4. Pin the Nose on the Jack-O'-Lantern

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This game is a Halloween twist on the classic children’s game “Pin the Tail on the Donkey.” First, get a large pumpkin with a carved face. Then, blindfold each child before letting them attempt to pin the nose on the pumpkin. Alternatively use double sided tape to stick the nose on. The child who gets the closest wins a prize.

5. Witch Hat Ring Toss

Little girl witch outfit

Create or purchase witch’s hats and place them at varying distances. Provide the kids with rings (you can use glow necklaces or hula hoops). Then, have them each take turns trying to toss the rings onto the pointy top of the hats. You can assign different point values for each hats for added excitement. Who will score the highest?

6. Halloween Costume Fashion Show

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  • Let the kids have fun showing off their Halloween costumes in a fashion show. All you need to do is set up a makeshift runway, and have each child strut their stuff down the catwalk. This could be a cleared area in the lounge or dining room. You could even line the side with chairs for other party guests to sit. This will make it feel like a real fashion show. 

A good idea would be to play Halloween themed songs for each child as they walk showing their outfit. Consider giving out prizes for various categories like “Most Creative Costume,” “Scariest Costume,” or “Funniest Costume.”

7. Sweet Relay Race


It’s not Halloween without treats and kids will love this sweet game. First divide the kids into teams. Then, place a bowl of sweets at one end of the room and an empty bowl at the other end. Next, each child must use a spoon to transfer sweets from the full bowl to the empty one without using their hands. The first team to complete the full transfer of sweets wins!

8. Pumpkin Bowling

Pumpkin bowling is a fun game where you use pumpkins as bowling balls. Mini pumpkins are particularly good to use for this game. You can use a traditional kids bowling set and just replace the bowling balls with pumpkins.

Alternatively if you are feeling creative make your own spooky bowling pins to knock down. All you need are some used water bottles. Cover with white paper or paint and pain on black eyes. Voila! You have a set of ghost bowling pins to knock down with your pumpkins!

9. Apple Bobbing

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Apple bobbing is a fun game often played during Halloween parties. You fill a big bucket or tub with water and toss apples into it. The challenge is to catch an apple using only your mouth, without using your hands. It’s tricky because apples float, and you have to lean over the water, trying to grab one with your teeth.

Children can take turns, and it can be hilarious to watch as they dunk their heads into the water, sometimes getting wet in the process. It’s a simple, old-fashioned game that brings laughter and seasonal fun!

10. Spooky Scavenger Hunt

Prepare a list of Halloween-themed items and hide them around your party area. Provide your party guests with spooky stickers to mark off the items they find. The child who finds the most items wins a prize.

With these 10 Halloween party games for kids, you’ll ensure a spooktacular and memorable celebration that will leave your young guests howling with delight. Happy Halloween!

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