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21 Halloween Party Games, Ideas & Activities

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Throwing a Halloween party this year? You’ll need some themed activities, decorations, kids’ party food ideas and an awesome list of Halloween games to play!

And you’ll find the game ideas right here.

How about fun games you can play at home or on a budget like Pop the Pumpkin, Witch’s Hat Toss, Newspaper Eating Monster, Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toe, or Pumpkin Golf?

Get everyone up and moving with party activities like Halloween Bowling, Spider Web Walk, Giant Bubbles or Ghost Toss.

A Halloween game of Cornhole is always fun, and grab the blindfold for Pin-the-Nose on the Monster! There are coloring pages, activity mazes, word search sheets and photo booth props.

We’ve featured all these fun Halloween Party Games and Activities, and more, in this round up.

Bonus: you can easily make most of the games yourself. Nothing spooky about that!

Halloween Party Games Activities for Kids


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We’ve searched Pinterest to provide a list of fun party games that appeal to all ages — from toddlers to tweens to teens to college students to the elderly.

We’ve also ensured they work for a large group or school class parties, as they can be played both indoors or outdoors at home OR in a classroom or gym at school.

They are perfect for those who don’t have a huge budget for supplies or prizes — as they can be made with everyday items like boxes, buckets, tissue paper, toilet paper, marshmallows, balloons, candy and apples.

Halloween Party Game Poke a Pumpkin

1. Poke A Pumpkin 

From Project Denneler

Orange cups, napkins and rubber bands hide tricks AND treats in this fun game that puts a new spin on treasure hunting.

You can create your own version of this thrilling Halloween game by hiding prizes inside orange cups and affixing napkins over the tops using rubber bands.

Hot glue the cups to a piece of black foam core in the shape of a pumpkin. Treats could include things like candy, stickers, and small toys. Tricks could include toothpaste, socks, and gag gifts.

2. Pop Goes The Pumpkin 

From Martha Stewart

Are you looking to kick off Halloween with a bang? You don’t have to buy your fun when you can make it! This pop goes the pumpkin game will keep the Halloween “boos” at bay!

Confetti and candy filled balloons start the party off with a bang! This Halloween party game is great for older kids up to 10 to 12 years old who won’t be alarmed by the loud popping of balloons.

Bonus—this classic balloon pop game also makes a festive wall decoration for your party!

Halloween Witch Hat Toss

3. Witches Hat Toss 

From Sometimes Creative

Such a great game to play! The witching hour definitely calls for a wickedly fun party game. Everyone’s favorite carnival favorite game of ring-toss is given a twist by using witch hats in place of cones.

Feeling crafty? You can make the witch hats out of craft paper and glue. Short on time? Pick up some readymade witch hats.

Newspaper Monster Toss

4. Newspaper Eating Monster Toss

From House of Baby Piranha

Halloween party games bring plenty of excitement! Here’s another fun and easy toss game you can incorporate into your next Halloween party.

A couple of simple embellishments + a bucket = squeals of delight when you call it “feeding a monster.”

This is an especially great game for preschool (pre-k) children as young as three years old, kindergarten, and grade one and grade two.

Hang on to those old newspapers and use them for this thrilling newspaper eating monster toss game. Great for home or school parties and carnivals.

Halloween Party Game Spider Web Walking Game

5. Spider Web Walking Halloween Game 

From No Time For Flash Cards

This game gives “searching the web” new meaning. It actually requires balance and problem solving, with a few spiders thrown in for excitement.

Halloween Party Game Monster Bubbles

6. DIY Monster Bubbles 

From Project: Party Perfect via Spaceships and Laser Beams

Are they monsters or disappearing ghosts? Whatever you call them, chasing bubbles is fun for kids of all ages.

Halloween Pumpkin Tic Tac Toe

7. Autumn Fun Tic-Tac-Toe Table 

From It’s Overflowing

Washi tape and miniature pumpkins give this classic a seasonal update.

Pin the Nose on the Monster Game

8. Printable pin the nose on the Monster 

From Spaceships and Laser Beams

Wearing a blindfold and trying to pin-the nose creates the best kind of suspense. Kids loveplaying this perennial favorite.

Halloween Can Game

9. Halloween Can Game 

From Keeping it Simple

Dress up a few empty tin cans as Halloween characters and you’ve got a great knock ‘em down game. Kids as old as 10-12 years will enjoy this activity.

Pumpkin Bowling Party Game

10. Pumpkin Bowling 

From I Dig Pinterest

Starring Toilet Paper as Ghost and Pumpkin as the Ball, this uncomplicated game can entertain little ones for ages.

Halloween Party Game Pumpkin Picking

11. Pumpkin Pickin’ 

From HGTV

Another punch hole idea, but this version can be reloaded with prizes to keep the fun going. Kids as old as 4th or 5th graders will enjoy it.

Spider Halloween Corn Hole

12. Cornhole Halloween Game for Kids 

From Crafts Unleashed by Consumer Crafts

Step one: make spiders as a craft activity. Step two: spiders scurry to hide in dark holes, with a little help from your kids.

13. Pumpkin Golf 

From Eighteen25

Ever made a hole-in-one? Bet you (and the kids!) could do it with this game.

Ghost Toss Halloween Party Game

14. Ghost Toss 

From Mess for Less

Flour-filled, orange balloons make super toss-it’s to throw at a Halloween ghost.

Halloween Party Photo Booth Props

15. Halloween Party Photo Props plus Free Printables 

From No Biggie

Who’s the fairest of them all? Everyone gets in on the fun posing with free photo props.

Bobbing for Apples on a Sting

16. Bobbing for Apples 

From List Plan It

All the excitement of bobbing without any of the water mess.

Halloween Witch Pitch Game

17. Witch Pitch

From Chica and Jo

Candy corn and cauldrons make perfect game partners.

Halloween Bucket Game

18. Halloween Bucket Game 

From Gets Bored Easily

Maybe you’d like to add this toss game to your bucket list?

Halloween Bingo Game

19. 3 Free Printable Halloween Games 

From Card Store Studio

Themed BINGO, a word search and a pin-the-nose game are here for your printing pleasure.

Halloween Witch Hat Toss Game

20. Witch Hat Ring Toss 

From Wine and Glue

Here’s another seasonal ring toss game, this time featuring a purchased witch hat and cardboard rings.

Disney Villians Bowling Game

21. Disney Villains Bowling Pins 

From Disney Family

Knock down the villains with a magic ball…or simply use them as party décor.

Planning a Halloween party but don’t want to make the games yourself? Buy these Halloween party games and activities.

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Rachelle Jones

Rachelle is an ex-rocker turned work-at-home mom who has way more fun hanging out at home with the family than she ever did at a concert. She loves baking, reading, and anything DIY. She holds down the fort while her very hard working husband braves the night shift. She loves to keep a clean home and throw the occasional dance party. All things blogging and Disney make her smile and she loves sharing things that she has found across the web with you.