Planning a Halloween Party or playdate for the kids this year? Time to crank the fun up a few notches with these 25 amazing and crowd-pleasing, Halloween Party Games for Kids that are loads of fun! (updated with even more games for 2020)
Best Halloween Games for Your Party
Our neighborhood night out is towards the end of October this year and we decided to make it a Halloween Party! It was my job to find a few fun Halloween-themed games to keep the kids entertained and help burn off all the candy they will inevitably be eating.
I’ve been searching around the web for the best Halloween games for kids and have come up with a pretty good list to share with you today.
The good news is, several of these games and activities are DIY and budget-friendly, but if you’re running out of time or just aren’t a do-it-yourself-er, I have also included links to pre-made Halloween Game and party supply alternatives that you can easily order on Amazon or Oriental Trading.
25+ Halloween Party Games for Kids (and adults!)
When planning the perfect Halloween party, just choose a few of these hilariously spooky and fun Halloween themed game ideas. Our parties are always geared towards the kids, but I guarantee the adults will have fun too just watching the little ones playing the games and maybe joining in too!
Whether your party is “fall-themed” or full-on Halloween, any of these classic Halloween games would be spooktacularly fun and are great for all ages!
This toilet paper game is budget-friendly (who doesn’t have toilet paper) and loads of fun, it’s sure to have everyone laughing like crazy! The way the game works, is you pit several teams of 3 (one mummy, 2 wrappers) against each other, and the team that finishes their roll of toilet paper first, wins!
If you’ve never participated in a donut-eating race, you are missing out! You’ll want to do a little “donut testing” beforehand to make sure you’ve got a sturdy donut, but it is a great game not only for Halloween parties but birthday parties too. If you can get the adults to participate, your stomach will hurt from all the laughing, I promise!
4. Frankenstein Bowling (tin can bowling Halloween game)
This Halloween Game is budget-friendly and can be enjoyed by even the youngest party goer. Save your cans and either paint them or cover them with Halloween themed scrapbook paper. I’m not sure which is more fun, the actual bowling or decorating the cans! If you don’t have time to paint cans, this candy corn bowling set is an adorable option for a Halloween party game.
Easy and fun- you can use mini marshmallows and paper cups or large marshmallows and some of those little tin buckets from the dollar store would be great too!
6. Kids Pumpkin Chuckin’ Halloween Game (Halloween themed bean bag tossing games)
Another budget-friendly DIY Halloween Game for your party. This one is especially great for toddlers. It’s easy to put together as the pumpkins are just toilet paper wrapped in felt and you can get the baskets from your local craft or Dollar Store! Get the details from B-Inspired Mama here.
Possibly an even cuter Halloween bean bag-style tossing game is this Flying Spider Bean Bag game from Orange Bettie. See how to make the Spider Bean Bags here. Looks like fun, but don’t have time to DIY a Bean Bag tossing game? Amazon has plenty of options for pre-filled bags to make your own tossing Halloween Game.
This looks like fun, similar to the balloon pop game! Possibly even easier to put together, since instead of blowing up balloons, you’re just wrapping orange tissue paper around a paper cup and securing with a rubber band.
8. Pumpkin Patch Stomp – Kids love this game!
Any Halloween Party can be made so much better by popping a few balloons for prizes! Before blowing up the balloons, stuff with money, slips of paper, or squish-proof candy. Find 12 inch orange and black balloons here. Another way to play the game is to blow up the same amount of different color balloons and the first person who pops all their colored balloons, wins!
or How about Pin the face on the Pumpkin! This one made with tissue paper is especially cute! (Here is the link for a similar pin the nose on the pumpkin game from Amazon)
Or maybe, Pin the Bow on the Skeleton. Similar Pin the Bone Halloween Game found Amazon here. These “pin the tail” games are fairly easy to make, but you can find them at your local party store and online.
Halloween Bingo is always a hit, I especially love this for classroom Halloween parties or playdates. You can find tons of free printable Halloween Bingo cards online, but if you don’t want to go to the hassle of printing cards for a large party, they are fairly inexpensive to purchase similar Bingo Cards here (Amazon) or here (etsy.)
This fun ball toss game will keep all the kids entertained! (Plus it is super budget-friendly as it is basically made out of a box!) Just decorate however you like.
And when the night is over, you can send the guest home with little treat bags full of candy corn!
Who doesn’t love getting their faces painted? No Halloween Game lineup is complete without a face painting station! Even better if you can find a professional to paint faces according to the costumes. (I’m sure you’ve heard horror stories about unsafe face paint, so be sure to look for a set that is certified organic. I like this set – it even comes with stencils for those of us with no painting skills.)
16. Halloween Charades
Another great Halloween game idea? Charades with a Halloween theme! So many laughs and so easy to play. Grab the free Halloween Charades printable here.
Find tons of paper sacks and Halloween stickers (here and here) for the kids to make their own treat bags. Personally, having to put together party favor bags, after planning a party are the bane of my existence! My solution? A DIY Halloween Treat Bag Station. Make those kids fill their own treat bags, lol!
Are you a sewist that likes to get crafty? I have a cute DIY Halloween Treat Bag tutorial here.
21. Pumpkin Mini Golf
This is the cutest Halloween Party Game for kids idea ever! All you need is a huge carvable pumpkin, a piece of cardstock, and these little foam putters. Don’t want to make it? Amazon sells a Pumpkin Put-Put Mini Golf Set that includes clubs, balls holes.
Even if it is just a Halloween party for two, the kids will love this game.
24. Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Who doesn’t love a good Scavenger hunt? This Halloween Party game is perfect for kids of all levels and Is easy to arrange! Grab the free printable here.
Don’t forget the food and decor!
Awesome Bubbling Cauldron tutorial:
Halloween Decor and Food Ideas:
- Bats on the Wall (free printable bat template)
- Halloween Sidewalk Lanterns (from plastic cups)
- DIY Bubbling Cauldron
- DIY Halloween Pumpkin Candy Holder
- Easy Monster Cupcakes
- “Killer” Pumpkin Banana Cookies
- Halloween Cupcake Wrappers (free printable)
- Witch Hat Cookies
- Spooky Monster Eyes Deviled Eggs
- Graveyard Pudding Cups
Need more inspiration? Here are a few FAQ Halloween Party Qusetions:
How to throw a Halloween party on a budget
Halloween parties are a blast to attend, but planning can be a bit stressful, especially if your budget is tight. A few inexpensive ideas to get you started are:
- Choose a theme. (and color scheme) Halloween is very popular, you can find tons of free printables and ideas on the internet to compement your theme.
- Many of the Halloween Game ideas found below are DIY/Budget friendly. Just choose 3 to 4 that don’t require expensive props or accesories. A few of my favorites are the egg and spoon race. (Use your own eggs and spoons,) the toilet paper game and the Balloon Popping Game.
- Have a pumpkin carving contest. Ask your guests to bring a pumpkin to carve. You provide the tools and a few printable templates. (You can find tons for free on the web.)
- Make it a potluck. Everyone knows hosting a party is a lot of work and $$$. Most people actually want to bring a dish or other item to help out. Creat a list on a web based app for people to see whats needed and sign up. Then you fill in the holes. (I like SignUpGenius.com)
Staying home this year? How to have fun at home
Planning on a low-key family Halloween celebration at home? You can still make it fun!
- Choose a theme and create an itinerary full of fun games and activities. Several of the games listed above work great with just a few family members.
- Dress up in costumes
- Plan a halloween themed meal, full of spooky foods and treats.
- Carve pumpkins.
- Plan an age appropriate scary/halloween movie night.
Halloween Game prize Ideas
If you have Halloween Party Games, you must have prizes! A small cash prize is always acceptable, but this is where the dollar store, amazon, and oriental traders will come in handy. You can find tons of items that work for prizes.
You can put together small prize bags in clear bags, full of age-appropriate toys, gift cards, and/or candy. Then place the prize bags in a basket and let the winners choose their prize.
outdoor decoration ideas
Need a few Halloween decorating ideas? I’ve got another post dedicated to our outdoor Halloween decoration ideas and displays. (Because we are obviously really into Halloween, lol)
Choose any one of these fun Halloween Games and let the party begin!
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Now it’s your turn!! Do you have any other suggestions that we can add to our list of Halloween Party Games for Kids? If so, share in the comments below.