Halloween Party Preparations
The best traditional Halloween party games are the DIY ones. You just need to have a couple of good ideas and throw the party on.
For the best results, you can always consult your kids if they agree with your choice of games, so you can proceed further with all the necessary preps as soon as possible.
Traditional Halloween party games are such a great way to add some new activities to your party without any extra costs added.
And you know what’s good?
All of the Halloween game ideas listed below use items that you already have in your house, so don’t worry, there will be no other costs involved unless you want to buy small prizes for the winners.
Traditional Halloween Party Games
These are the most common games your kids can enjoy, and you can always develop further ideas using the same themes, and make improvements to old traditional Halloween party games that everybody is waiting for a year.
So let us get started.
1.Find The Green Apple
For this game you’ll need 12 red apples and 1 green apple while spinning the children around. In case you have a small group of children, you don’t need so many apples, use fewer.
What you need to do to make this work?
You need to hang the apples by long strings from a tree branch and twist the strings, so you can disguise where the green apple is.
For each child’s turn, blindfold them, untwist the apples and set them toward the branch.
When someone picks the green apple, the kid wins a prize and the gorgeous looking apple. And if you want to prolong the game, put up a new green apple and give another child a turn.
You can do this as long as kids find it interesting to play.
2.Toss The Pumpkin
For this game you need to have fewer small pumpkins than players.
First, you need to sit the kids in a circle and play some Halloween music, making authentic party theme, while they pass the pumpkins around the circle.
When the music stops, the player without a pumpkin is out, but he gets to take a pumpkin with him.
The rest of the players continue to play until there is a winner who will get the prize.
And the best part of it is once you’re done playing – you can carve the pumpkins and the best looking wins a prize – again!
3.Sweep Up The Balloon
For this game you’ll need some balloons, colored rope and stakes.
Set up a course in zigzag direction from across the yard or a playroom. Use the colored rope tied to the stakes to mark them.
Then, you need to divide the kids in two teams and give each team a small broom and a blown-up balloon.
Each member of a team must sweep up the balloon around the course and back before the next member goes, and the team that have every member finish the course first – wins the game.
4. Pinning Bet Wings
Hang up a large picture of a black bet with its wings spread. Then, give to each kid the sample of “original” bet wings.
Blindfold the kids, turn them around, and then set them off toward the bet picture and see where they are gonna put the wings.
The kid who gets the wings closest to the right place – wins!
5. Tell A Ghost Story
One of many traditional Halloween party games is telling a spooky ghost story.
For starters, you can include the beginning of a ghost story in your party invitations, and ask each child to come to the party with some kind of ending to tell.
Listen to all the endings they’ve come up to, and let them vote for the funniest, the weirdest and the spookiest one.
And of course – the winner has to get a prize!
6. Guess Who The Ghost Is
Choose one child to play the ghost.
After a while, switch the child under the sheet, and make them guess who is missing. Do this with the remaining children while playing other games for distraction, by confusing them about who’s missing.
Make the little “ghost” to alter their voice, so kids won’t recognize who’s there and who’s missing.
The kid who guess who the ghost is – wins.
7. Who Can Build A Scarecrow First
For this game you need to divide the kids in teams.
Give each team a pile of old clothes, hats, pillowcases for heads, newspapers or hay for stuffing, ropes for tying and markers for making faces.
Then, let them have about 15-20 minutes (or some more) to make a scarecrow, and give prizes for the silliest and the scariest of them all.
And of course, hang them in your front yard.
8. Paper Mummy Wrap
This is one of the easiest traditional Halloween party games ever.
You just need a plain toilet paper. Divide the kids in pairs and give each pair a roll of toilet paper. This year, you can use a colored toilet paper for a change.
Make a fancy mummy
One team member will be the wrapper, and the other one will be the wrapped mummy. The winner is the first team to use up fully its roll.
Or, you can be a game changer and give each team two rolls of toilet paper, and after the mummy is wrapped, they must wrap their partner as well.
In this game, wins the first team who will empty the both rolls of toilet paper.
9. Pass The Apple (or orange)
For this game you need to divide the kids into teams and line each team up.
The first in line for each team is given an apple under their chin, and without using any hands, the apple must be passed under the second team member’s chin.
Then, it should be passed from chin to chin until all members of the team have held the apple. If the apple drops, the game must start all over again and at the beginning.
Yes, you can use oranges instead and still have so much fun.
The first team to successfully pass the apple(or orange) without dropping it – wins!
10. Chomp The Doughnut
Get the best recipe and make the donuts first.
Then, divide kids into teams and hang as many doughnuts as there are kids – on a clothesline by a string. Without using hands they must catch and eat a doughnut.
The first team to finish catching and eating doughnuts – wins.
11. Bobbing for Apples
This is by far the oldest and most used game from all traditional Halloween party games there are.
For this one, you need to fill a large tub with some cold water and set it on the ground, or the floor of a porch.
Then, put stemmed apples to flow in the tub and invite kids to try to catch an apple with their teeth and no hands involved.
And anyone who gets an apple – deserves a prize.
12. Guess The Theme
Have the kids draw Halloween-themed pictures on a piece of paper, and tape them to each kids back. Of course, they are not allowed to see what it is.
While others can only give yes or no answers, each kid must guess what they thinks is drawn on the paper on their back.
The one who guesses the theme – gets a prize.
As you can see, there are many Halloween games for kids to enjoy, but you can always invent a couple of new ones and make new traditions in your family to last forever.
Happy Halloween ya all!
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