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Halloween Party Games

Sure it’s fun to see the wee ones play Boo, Boo, Ghost—the Halloween version of Duck, Duck, Goose. You know what’s even more fun? Watching older kids lose their cool when playing Monster Parts! These Halloween party games are only part of our Halloween party planning tips; we also have ideas for creepy crafts, spooky decorations and of wicked-good Halloween menu ideas. And since we’re all grown-ups here, let's keep Halloween safety tips in mind! Take a look and party on.

Guess the "Monster Parts"

Guess the Monster Parts

Gather 5 assorted boxes with lids (deep enough to put a small or medium bowl inside). Cut a hole in the lid of each box so that a child's hand will fit through. Decorate boxes as desired.

Gather your "monster parts"!
  • Monster Intestines - Cold cooked spaghetti
  • Eyeballs - Large grapes
  • Teeth - Candy Corn
  • Monster Hearts - Any JELL-O JIGGLERS recipe can be adapted using heart-shaped molds or cookie-cutters. Also, try our Spooky JELL-O JIGGLERS.
  • Ears - Dried apricots, prunes or bell pepper halves
  • Put "Monster Parts" in bowls. Place bowls inside boxes and cover with lids
  • Line up boxes on a table, dim the lights, and have the children reach inside and try to guess the "monster parts."

Make sure you have damp paper towels or wet wipe-ups for cleaning any sticky hands or fingers.

Guess the Number of Pumpkin Seeds in the Jar

Number of Seeds in the Jar

Fill a large jar with dried pumpkin seeds. Remove the seeds and measure one cup of the seeds, counting the number in the measuring cup. Place the seeds back into the jar using the measuring cup and multiply the number of cups by the number of seeds you counted in the first cup. Place a piece of paper next to the jar and have each child write down their guess of how many seeds are in the jar. You can decorate the jar with a Halloween themed ribbon. For a different twist, you can also use candy corn instead of pumpkin seeds.

Web Weaving Game

You will need a small ball of string (approx. 30 to 40 feet) for each child in this game. Pair the players into teams of 2 and place them into a circle (3 to 4 teams work best). Team members should be opposite of each other. Give each child a ball of string and have them tie the loose-end around their waist. When you say go, have each child throw the ball of string to their teammate. The teammate wraps the string once around themselves, and then throws the string back. The first team to use their two balls of string wins. This is lots of fun and the kids will go wild. Make sure to take pictures before they start removing the web-it's fun to see everyone all tied up. To add a spooky element, after the last ball of string is tossed, turn out the lights for a minute or two. The kids get creeped out that they are tied up in the dark. Part of the fun too is watching to see how the kids will get out of the web.

Pumpkin Bowling

Pumpkin Bowling

Use 6 empty 2 liter soda bottles for the pins. You can have the kids cut out Halloween shapes from construction paper and glue to the bottles for decoration. Purchase several hand-size (depending on the player's ages) pumpkins. Remove the stems. Assign a little helper to assist you with re-setting the pins. This is fun for kids of all ages.

Boo, Boo, Ghost

A Halloween version of duck, duck, goose. Fun for smaller kids.

Halloween Party Games
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