Friday, October 16, 2009

halloween party games

are you throwing a Halloween party this year? or perhaps you have been asked to help plan your child's class party at school? here are some fun Halloween games that you can play at your party, and they are fun for all ages. all you need to know is included below, but lets just say you will need alot of pumpkins. if you haven't noticed yet, i am not a fan of the "scary" side of Halloween, so everything halloween to me revolves around pumpkins and other "natural" fall items. enjoy! (side note: since most of these aren't "scary" you could use most of these games around thanksgiving also)


Pumpkin Golf:

Object of Game: Hit the golf ball into a pumpkin.


  1. Carve out a pumpkin. Make the mouth extra large.

  2. Build a cardboard ramp about one to two feet side from the ground to the bottom of the pumpkin's mouth.

  3. You will probably need some support under the cardboard.

  4. Tape the ramp to the floor for stability.

  5. Mark a starting point a few feet from the start of the ramp. The older the kids, the farther away.

Playing the Game:

  1. Each player gets to hit a golf ball three times.

  2. Each time the ball goes into the pumpkin, the player wins a piece of candy.

Pumpkin Bowling:

Object of Game: Knock over the bowling pins. Make a strike or a spare.


  1. Select several small pumpkins about four to six inches in diameter. You need extras in case a few split or break.

  2. Place plastic (children's set) of bowling pins several feet away on the lawn or floor of the room.

  3. A great alternative to bowling pins are plastic liter bottles. Let the kids decorate them with Halloween objects before the game.

Playing the Game:

  1. Measure off several feet.

  2. Give each child two tries to knock down the pins.

  3. A strike is worth two pieces of candy.

  4. A spare is worth one piece of candy.

Witches Relay Race

Object of the game: Roll a small pumpkin across the room and back, only using a broom stick.

1. 2 small pumpkins, gourds can also be used
2. 2 straw brooms
3. 2 chairs (or any object you can place across the room, where they will have to go anround and return.)

Playing the game:
1. Divide your guests into two teams. Line them up, and play the game relay style.
2. First team to finish, wins.
3. Winners receive a treat.

Pumpkin Bocce:

Object of Game: Roll a pumpkin closest to the big pumpkin.


  1. Carve out a large pumpkin.

  2. Buy several miniature or round sugar pumpkins.

Playing the Game:

  1. Place the big, carved out pumpkin several feet away.

  2. Give each player a small pumpkin.

  3. Each player rolls (No tossing or throwing) their pumpkin and tries to be the closest to the big pumpkin.

  4. The player closest wins a prize or piece of candy.

  5. Play as many times as you want. (Or until you run out of prizes.

Pumpkin Ring Toss:

Object of Game: To toss a ring around a pumpkin.


  1. Carve out a one to three pumpkins.

  2. Buy or make three or four rings about twice as big around as the pumpkins.

  3. If you don't know what to use, try an extra piece of leftover electrical cable and tape together with duct tape. (Scouts use this as a "Reduce, re-use and re-cycle" project)

Playing the Game:

  1. Measure back several feet, depending on age group.

  2. Give the rings to the player.

  3. A piece of candy (or two) is awarded for ringing the pumpkin.

  4. You can award one piece of candy for a partial ring and two if the ring is completely around.

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