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Games and fun to make your Halloween party go with a bang!

Halloween is the perfect opportunity to have some brilliant fun and for very little money!  Everyone arrives dressed up so there’s an instant buzz and talk about the costumes, the lights are low, and you’ve prepared some delicious bites and drinks, and now for some party ideas…


Bobbing for apples

Fill a big bucket, wide brimmed with water and add loads of apples which  float to the top, the children (or adults) try to get an apple out of the water using their teeth… NO HANDS allowed.  It is more difficult than it looks, good idea to have lots of towels ready.

Young boy bobbing for apples

Young boy bobbing for apples

Witches Brew (Lucky Dip Halloween Style)
Fill a big pot with prizes wrapped in black and green paper, mix this up with other stuff in like spiders, cobwebs,  popcorn Styrofoam, etc. to make it look like a big stew.  The children reach in for a prize (if they dare!)

Pass The Pumpkins
Children sit in a circle and pass small pumpkins or gourds when the music is playing. When the music stops the child without a pumpkin is out, keep going until the last one is the winner.

Get in the mood with some pumpkin carving!

Get in the mood with some pumpkin carving!

Halloween Hunt
Like an Easter egg hunt: Buy halloween sweets and then hide them.

House of horrors

Best created in a cupboard so that others cannot see the game. Blindfold all children or adults when it’s their turn and place their hand in various bowls,  telling them what they are feeling

Eyeballs (peeled grapes)

Peeled grapes are perfect eyeballs!

Worms (large  noodles)
Tell them it is worms!

Tell them it is worms!

Peeled plums (giant spider’s eggs)
Cold oatmeal (brains)
Spaghetti in oil (guts)
Here are the guts!

Here are the guts!

Guess The Ghost – Great for Young Children
One child leaves the room. Then take a large sheet and ask a different (child) to stand and hide under the sheet as though they are a ghost. Mix up the remaining children in the room and then allow the child who left the room to come back inside. That child has to guess who’s the ghost, by process of elimination they need to figure out which child is hiding under the sheet. Then that “Ghost” goes out of the room and a different child becomes the new ghost, mix up the remaining children and repeat until all of the children have had a turn being the ghost.

Scary business!

Scary business!

Halloween Decorations – Iced Hands.
Fill some rubber gloves up with water and put them in the freezer. As soon as the gloves are frozen, cut the rubber off. Then you put the iced hands in your bowls of punch , the effect is absolutely fab and very spooky!

Rolling Pumpkins Relay
Line up into 2 teams. The first person passes the pumpkin over his/her head to the next person in line. The next person passes the pumpkin under his/her legs to the next person, and so on. When you get to the end of the line the last person runs up to the front and starts it all over again. Whoever has the first person that was in line at the beginning of the game in the back of the line wins.


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