Family Fun Halloween Party!
Are you hosting little ghosts and goblins this year? Halloween is quickly becoming the most popular holiday with both adults and kids alike. Your Halloween celebration can include much more than just costumes and trick-or-treating. These simple, fun and not-too-scary Halloween games will help you host the best Halloween party ever! Along with the costume contest, don’t forget to serve up hearty portions of Mummy Dogs and S’mores.
Donut Eating Race-Eating donuts has never been so fun! Hang several donuts with string from a tree branch or a sturdy rod. Blindfold (or not) the contestants and, on the count of three, have each player try to eat their donut — the first one to finish wins!
Mummy Wrap-Divide your party-goers into teams of two, and give each a roll (or 2) of white crepe paper. At the sound of the music (Ghostbusters theme perhaps), one team member must wrap the other from head to toe (leaving the head free and not binding the arms to the body.) Once completely wrapped, the “mummy” must run to cross the finish line before the others.
What’s in the Bowl?-Spaghetti brains! Grape eye balls! Jell-O guts! This classic guessing game will leave everyone screaming (from fun, of course)! Fill separate bowls with prepared Jell-O or pudding, peeled grapes, cold spaghetti, and anything else you can think of that feels slimy and gross. Cover each bowl with black and orange felt so nobody can peek inside, and have everyone try to guess what it is they’re touching.
Candy Corn Relay Race-Designate a starting line and a finish line. Set out a bowl full of candy corn for each player at the starting line and an empty bowl at the finish line. The players must use a large spoon to scoop candy corn out of the full bowl and then carry it to the empty bowl and fill it. They cannot spill any candy corn or use their hands! If any candy corn falls off the spoon, they must immediately pick it up and bring it back to the back to the starting line bowl and start over with that scoopful.
Throw Pennies in the Pumpkin-Carve out a pumpkin (Do NOT make it a Jack-O-Lantern); line the inside with plastic or aluminum foil (you could also use a plastic Halloween pumpkin container); make the top opening large. To play the game—place the pumpkins a couple feet away; give each player about ten pennies…and try to get them in! Each time one gets in–a point is earned. Have prizes at different point levels at the ready!