Halloween Party Games
Here are some fun Halloween party games for your Halloween party.
Guess How Many
Each person guesses how many pieces of candy corn are in a jar. (Prize is the jar of candy corn.)
How many words can you make from the word Halloween (or a phrase such as "trick or treat", "Halloween monster" or "pumpkin pie"). Time the game, and whoever has the most words at the end wins. If you want, you can assign a number of points for the number of letters in each word.
Pass the Pumpkin
Divide into rows of 6-8 people. The first person in each row places a miniature pumpkin under his chin. As the game starts, the pumpkin gets passed from one person to the next, under the chin, with no hands. First group to pass the pumpkin to the end and back wins.
Divide into groups of four to six people. One will be the mummy, the other people each get a roll of toilet paper. As the game starts, The wrappers begin rolling the toilet paper around the mummy's arms, legs, torso and head, leaving the face exposed. First team to finish wins, but they do have to try to do a fairly good job of wrapping. (You can either let each team decide who will be their mummy, or let them draw lots for who is the mummy.)
Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin
Use a real pumpkin with a face drawn on it, or a picture on a wall, as in the traditional Pin the Tail game. Make triangles from construction paper for the noses, and use tape to attach. You'll need a blindfold (orange or black). If using a real pumpkin, place it on a stool, and walk the blindfolded person around the stool a time or two, then let them place their nose. They are allowed to feel the pumpkin but don't know which way it is facing! (Cut the stem very short so they can't tell which side is which, or they might remember which way it bends!) Closest placement to the drawn nose wins the pumpkin.
Halloween Pumpkin Hunt
You can use miniature pumpkins, or pumpkins cut from construction paper. You can use different colors for different amounts of points. Hide the pumpkins around the room (or yard) and time the hunt. The person with the most pumpkins (or points) when time is called, wins.
Bob for Apples
Bob for apples in a large galvanized tub of water. Or bite the apple on a string tied to the stem and hanging from a doorway or ceiling.
Goo Relay (an outdoor team race)
Make goo from four parts cornstarch and one part water. Put some goo in each team's "cauldron" (cauldron, pail or "pumpkin" bucket) and place it about twenty feet away. Divide into teams. (They don't have to have equal numbers of people, because you will recycle players until the game is completed.) At the starting point, where each team is lined up, place an empty bowl for the team on a chair or small table - or have a team member hold it. (Perhaps someone who can't run. This will give them a way to participate, too.) As the game starts, the first person on each team runs to their "cauldron", grabs a handful of goo, and runs back to their bowl and puts it in. The next person on that team goes. The game continues until a team fills their bowl. (Depending on your goo's consistency, you may want to declare a rule that you can only use one hand to grab the goo, but can use both to carry it. Also, you'll need more than enough goo in the cauldron to fill the bowl, as some will spill along the way! If you like, you could use cooled cooked oatmeal instead of goo.)
Halloween Cake Walk
Play Halloween music or haunted house sound effects. Kind of like musical chairs, but with numbers on the floor, or ground, each of which matches the number of a baked item. There are also extra numbers that are not assigned to a baked goodie. The music starts, and people walk around the circle. When the music stops, each person stands on a number, and the person running the game calls out one of the "goodie" numbers. The person on that number wins that baked goodie. The number is removed from the floor (or turned over), and the game continues until all baked goods are awarded. Obviously, not all participants win. If you want, you can have pies and cakes (each made by a volunteer, or purchased out of the party fund) for the winners, plus a cupcake for each participant who played but didn't win.
Guess the Candy Bar
Get a dozen or two different candy bars. Use a small paper plate for each. Place a large bite-size piece on each plate. Melt each piece in the microwave until fairly melted, but still recognizable enough. (You may need to mash some up a bit, if they don't melt too well.) Number the plates as they come out of the microwave, and keep a numbered list of the candy bars for yourself, so you know which is which. Place all the numbered plates on a table, along with a list of all the candy bars--without numbers, and not in any particular order--for the players to see. They each get a pencil and piece of paper, with numbers 1-12, or however many candy bars you used, and write by each number which candy bar from the list they think that number is. Person who gets the most correct wins...candy bars!