Halloween party games are the perfect way to turn your spooky event into a truly memorable occasion. If you plan on hosting a family-friendly Halloween themed party this year, you will definitely want to brainstorm a few fun Halloween party game ideas for entertainment.
Hosting a Halloween party is more than just finding the perfect costume! It’s the spooky food, the drinks, the decorations and the party games too!
Need a costume? Check out these DIY Halloween costumes for adults, couples and families or find the perfect homemade kid’s Halloween costume for your celebration.
Fun Halloween Party Games For Kids And Adults
Halloween games bring everyone at the party together and they are an exciting way to keep the party alive. No matter what the age range is for those attending, there are always some fun Halloween party games that are sure to be a hit.
Some of these games are suited to younger guests or kid’s Halloween parties, while most can be played with guests of all ages for plenty of spooky laughs!
You might also want to adapt some of these birthday party game ideas for kids or these balloon game ideas to have a spooky Halloween twist!
And in case you’ve already got a candy overload, check out these non-food treat ideas to give out as small prizes!
Here are a few easy party games that can be played at your next Halloween party:
Bingo is always a popular game for both kids and adults. Luckily, there are plenty of free Halloween bingo cards that you can print right at home and use them for a last-minute party idea.
Here are a few Halloween bingo printables that you can grab for the party:
- Halloween Bingo by Crayons and Cravings
- Monster Bingo by Play Party Plan
- Halloween Bingo by Where’d My Sanity Go
You can also get my Halloween bingo set with 25 unique bingo boards, making it perfect for large groups at parties or even for a fun classroom Halloween game session!
Guess the Gross Food Game
A fun game to play, especially with kids, guess the gross food game will be a fun party game at Halloween.
In the game, all of the players are blindfolded and are served some type of food. You can use various foods that can be Halloween-themed.
For instance, worms can be cold spaghetti noodles or gummy worms or make pumpkin teeth can be candy corn.
You can get as creative as you would like to make it interesting. As each player tests the food, they can guess what they are eating.
- Guess the Food Game from Play Party Plan
Find more fun ideas for kid’s party entertainment and theme ideas.
Hanging Doughnut Game
If you want a fun game for all ages that is sure to bring a few laughs, the hanging doughnut game is a great one! Tie up and hang enough doughnuts for each participant, or do your eating competition in rounds if you only have a small space.
The first person to finish eating their doughnut (or another treat you hang) is the winner! Simple DIY Halloween party game that requires very little prep!
Touch And Feel Halloween Game
If you want to play a fun mystery game but aren’t keen to serve up mystery food for eating, the touch and feel game is a great alternative for all ages.
Have bags or lidded bowls with mystery items inside and have your party guests guess what they are touching while blindfolded. Things like plastic spiders and fake spider webs in the place of real ones.
- Halloween Mystery Box Ideas by KCE Adventures
All you need for a game of spider races is some plastic toy spiders and straws. On a smooth surface, set up your start and finish line.
Once the race starts players use their straw to blow their spider across the finish line the quickest. No hands allowed!
For larger groups, play in rounds and the winner of each round can battle it out in the final round! So much fun!
Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts are always a fun game to play at any party. You can make a Halloween scavenger hunt for both kids and adults, depending on what type of party you are having.
Scavenger hunt games are a great way to get everyone moving around. You can make the scavenger hunt focus on items around the neighbourhood, your backyard, or even inside the home.
The scavenger hunt may even lead the kids to surprises along the way, turning it into a Halloween treasure hunt with a spooky twist. If you’re looking for easy Halloween games to play with a large group of kids, these are great options and can appeal to kids of all ages.
These are a few great examples of Halloween scavenger hunts you may enjoy with full instructions:
- Eyeball Halloween Scavenger Hunt by Get Your Holiday On
- Halloween Scavenging for Goodies by The Growing Creatives
- Bigfoot Scavenger Hunt by Get Your Holiday On
Pumpkin Bean Bag Toss
Another easy game that can be set up, pumpkin bean bag toss is set up by placing two carved out pumpkins on top of each other, side by side, or in a pattern.
In each pumpkin, carve out the eyes and a large hole for the mouth, make sure that the mouth hole is big enough for a bean bag to go through. You can make each pumpkin have the same face or you can make it a little more challenging and have the faces different.
Just like bean bag toss, guests will try to toss the bean bag into the mouth of the pumpkin. The person with the most points or number of bags in the mouth will win a prize.
Or make it easier by getting yourself a poster with holes and bean bags that you can hang anywhere outdoors and put away for future party fun!
Truth Or Scare
This Halloween twist on party favourite Truth or Dare can be created to suit any age group – a family-friendly version, such as the ideas included in the post below, or an adult’s only version with extra scary ‘Scares’.
Easy to make your own cards such as these fun Halloween themed ones, or keep it super simple on plain white pieces of paper or cardstock. This is a great free printable Halloween game idea.
- Truth Or Scare by Play Party Plan
Much like an egg and spoon race, balancing a mini pumpkin on your head is no easy feat! This funny Halloween game twist is perfect for using a small pumpkin on their head as they carefully complete the relay race. Players can compete in teams if you have a large group of people at your party, or individually.
If you can’t find enough mini pumpkins, small plastic decorative or foam pumpkins will work just as well! Got no pumpkins? Decorate mandarins with faces and pretend!
For older players, add an extra challenge by having a few obstacles they must dodge without dropping their pumpkins, as they make their way across the ‘pumpkin patch’ obstacle course to the finish line.
And if anyone drops their pumpkin, it’s back to the start to try again!
Kick your upcycling skills into gear and create your own DIY Halloween bowling sets. This is a fun and budget game idea for kid’s Halloween parties, for them to battle it out in the bowling lane.
And these DIY bowling ideas for Halloween are too cute:
- Tin Can Bowling by Red Ted Art
- Pumpkin Bowling by Wunder Mom
Charades can be a hilarious game to play with party guests of all ages and perfect for smaller gatherings. Team up and see which team can guess the most correct answers.
Go with Halloween themed charades topics and characters, or add a mix of general themes as well for a more diverse game. The perfect game for the whole family or a large group of friends.
Get free printable Halloween charades cards here:
- Kid’s Halloween Charades Cards by Buggy and Buddy
- Halloween Charades Card Game by Happiness is Homemade
A pinata is great to incorporate into your Halloween activities, and of course, the end of the game delivers plenty of excitement when the surprises inside spill onto the ground. It can also double as Halloween decorations prior to smashing the pinata!
Add a spooky twist to celebrity heads. As far as easy Halloween party games go, this one is a great option. You can make do with stuff you have around the house or get a Hedbanz game to use instead. In this game, the people who are up take turns guessing who or what they are using yes or no questions until someone guesses correctly. A great game full of laughs!
Best Halloween Games For Little Kids
These fun Halloween games are perfect for entertaining toddlers and younger children at your Halloween party. They work just as fun for a quiet Halloween fun session at home too!
Plus, these games are a great way of teaching younger children basic counting and memory skills too!
Here are some free printable Halloween games for younger kids:
- Halloween Tic Tac Toe by Moms Who Save
- Halloween Memory Game by Journey To SAHM
Halloween Ring Toss
Play ring toss with witches hats or get one of these fun inflatable options online so kids can practise their throwing skills by landing their ring on the target.
Turn one of your carved Halloween pumpkins into a mini-golf challenge with this cute kid’s Halloween game. Carve up several different pumpkins and create a full 9 or 18 hole mini-golf course around your backyard and house for the kids to find and conquer. You can also use plastic pumpkins instead of the real thing.
Add an extra element of fun by adding glow sticks to your pumpkins and playing in the dark. This is a perfect opportunity to make it spookier for older kids and adults as they try to get the golf ball into the pumpkin.
- Pumpkin Golf Game by Eighteen 25
More Halloween Party Games For All Ages
If you want even more fun ideas to plan the ultimate Halloween party at home, here are plenty more classic games with a twist that you can play with guests of all ages:
- Apple bobbing
- Halloween movie trivia
- Monster Mash dancing contest
- Mummy wrap
- Murder mystery party
- Best costume competition
- Mystery heads
- Witches hat ring toss
- Bean bag toss with candy corn-shaped bags
- Eyeball and spoon race (or use a ping pong ball decorated to look like an eye)
- Pin the spider on the spiderweb or pin the eyeball on the zombie
- Horror trivia – a great Halloween game idea for adults and teens
Halloween Party Game Prizes
If you’re wondering what to give out as party prizes for the game winners, you could always give out candy but there’s a good chance everyone already has enough of that so why not try some of these little prizes and small toys instead:
- Bulk pack of Halloween party prizes
- Emoji mini slinkies
- Glow in the dark accessories
- Halloween colouring books
- Galaxy slime tubs
- Mini Rubiks cubes
Check out these ideas for non-food Halloween treats as well for more prize ideas!
These are just a few fun Halloween party games that you can set up and play at your Halloween party. Parties are all about fun and having some fun games to play with friends and family along with delicious and creepy foods or snacks is a great way to spend Halloween.
Many of these DIY Halloween games are also perfect for a classroom party or to play with workmates too! Not just kids need to have all the fun…
If you’re planning a Christmas party soon, be sure to check out these fun Christmas party game ideas too! Many of these games can be adapted to any type of theme party.
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- Halloween costumes for adults
- Halloween costumes for families
- Mocktail recipes for Halloween
- Halloween finger food ideas
- Easy DIY Halloween decoration ideas
- New Year celebrations with kids
- How to plan a kid’s party on a budget
- How to plan a birthday party for adults
- Balloon party games
- Kids’ birthday party games
- Non-candy Halloween treats
- Leftover candy recipes for Halloween
- Book costume ideas for kids