Get the children to sit in a circle and pass small pumpkins around when the music is playing. When the music stops the child without a pumpkin is out (maybe they could get some Halloween sweeties as they leave the circle) continue until there's a winner.
Like an Easter egg hunt: Get small cardboard boxes (used mini cereal boxes are ideal) and paint them in Halloween colours. Fill with Halloween sweets and hide. The prize can be the sweets inside or some of the boxes could contain notes telling the child that they have won a small prize.
One child leaves the room. Then take a large sheet and have a different child stand and hide under the sheet. 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.
Send the beginning of a ghoulish story on the party invitation and ask the party guests to finish the story. Then read all the endings at the party and then vote for the best, weirdest, and scariest and give out prizes accordingly
Have children make paper mache pumpkins out of newspaper and balloons. After the paper mache has dried pop the balloon and have them paint the paper mache pumpkins orange and draw faces on them.
Divide guests into pairs and give each pair a roll of toilet paper. One person wraps the other with the paper and the first team to empty their roll wins.
Similar to Pin the tail on the Donkey, instead of a tail use white tack as the wart! Draw a witch's face on a large piece of board or paper. Blindfold each child as his/her turn arrives, spin, point in the right direction. The closest piece of white tack to the wart on the witches face wins.
Stick up large Halloween themed pictures (i.e. witch, bat, ghost and black cat) in the four corners of a room. Play some music and when it stops, each child runs to a corner (if you have small numbers you can limit the number of children in each). The music operator without looking then calls out one corner. The kids in that corner are out. The last person left is the winner.
Get everyone to sit in a circle. Every child will tell a part of the story. Get an adult to start the story with something like ?It was a rainy and cold night as they walked along the road, but in the distance they saw a house... The story is then passed on to the next guests where they add their own part. Continue until all the guests have taken part and the story has been completed. Depending on age you may want to turn off the lights, and have the storyteller shine the flashlight under their face as they tell their portion of the ghost story.
Fill a Pyrex bowl with prizes wrapped in black and green paper, and throw in gross things like toy spiders, cobwebs and foam to make it look like a big stew. Then have them reach in for prize (if they dare!)
Get together teams of equal numbers. All the teams are given the same list of items to find, but the items are in a different sequence. Each team, dressed in Halloween costumes, races around the garden looking for things like hidden frogs, witches cauldron (Pyrex bowl wrapped in black tissue paper), spiders etc. The first team to fill in the list with the hiding place of each item is the winner.
You will need a lot of black wool and plastic spider rings.
Drape a really long piece of wool across a room (wrapped gently around sofas, chairs, etc.) to form the "base" of the spider web. Then, cut the remaining wool into extremely long lengths (one piece for each guest invited - make sure the length is very long, probably several metres), tie a "prize" on one end and a plastic spider on the other. Hide the "prize" end somewhere in the room and start wrapping the wool around the existing web base. Repeat with all the lengths so that when you are done, you should have all the spiders at one end of the room, all the wool in a tangled web in the middle of the room and the "prize" end of each piece hidden in the room. All the guests have to do is start with the spider and somehow untangle their piece of wool from the rest of the web to get to the other end (stepping over, under, and basically getting tangled in the spider web).... and ultimately, the prize!
Line up children. Basically they have to pass the apple from their chin to the person behind them without using your hands or dropping the apple. When the person at the back has the apple, they must run to the front and start again - the winning team is the one with everyone back into their original order. If the apple drops they must start from the beginning again.
Scare up a frightfully fun party, create a boo-tiful Halloween party in no time with these National Baking Week Halloween party themes and home decorating ideas!
Get your children involved in the decoration, by asking them to colour these spooky pics. A Ghost, Flying Bat, Hanging Bats, Witches Cauldren, Haunted House,Pumpkin and Happy Halloween are the perfect way to get everyone involved and create a spooky scene!
Another great decoration is to get little ones to cut out and decorate these Ghoulish ghosts and then hang them from the ceiling with string.
Or why not give your guests a cobweb each and ask them to design their own scary spider. The best one could win a ghoulish prize.
Use our pumpkin picture to design your face before you start.
Or if you want a little inspiration, we have stencils for all capabilities. So everyone can carve the perfect pumpkin.
To help you to decorate your Halloween Party, we have also included stencils that you can use to cut out and spray through for windows, hang around the house or use to cut out shaped invitations for your guests.
Fill some gloves up with water and put them in the freezer. As soon as the gloves are frozen, cut the rubber off. Then put the iced hands in your Pyrex bowl of fruit punch, the effect is very spooky.