With a birthday in October, it’s no wonder my daughter asked for a Halloween birthday party one year.
These 4 DIY Halloween party games are the perfect addition to any kids Halloween party.
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When it comes to a kids party, you just have to have a few good games for kids to play.
These kids Halloween party games are easy to make and fun to play.
Halloween Party Games
These simple DIY party games would be perfect for a kids Halloween party, an October birthday party, or even a family game night this fall.
You can even make your own ghost pinata’ for extra family fun!
Pin the Face on the Monster Game
This is a fun twist on the classic pin the tail on the donkey.
To make the game, draw the outline of a very simple monster on a piece of large paper. (I used brown packing paper.)
Draw and cut out a variety of facial features for your monster. Make sure there are plenty of parts for party members to choose from. The idea is to wind up with a funny monster, so it’s okay to have multiple eyes, a few horns, noses, and mouths put in a pumpkin bucket just waiting to be pinned. You could also include a variety of arms and legs to be pinned onto the monster.
Feed the Monster DIY Ball Toss
Take a large packing box and cut the bottom at an angle so it leans some, making it easier for the balls to go into the hole. (See photo below.)
Cover the front of the box with white paper, draw a monster on the paper, and cut a hole in the box for the mouth.
You can use bean bags, rolled up socks, or even plastic ball pit balls to toss into the monster’s mouth.
I drew Jack’o Lantern faces on orange balls we had left from our old ball pit and turned them into pumpkins to feed the monster.
Pop the Pumpkin Game
The night before the party, fill orange balloons with small stickers, confetti, a little glitter (optional), and Smarties candy. The Smarties are skinny enough to slide into the balloon’s neck fairly easily.
Once the balloon is blown up, use a permanent marker to draw various faces on them.
To pop them, secure a flat thumbtack to a fly swatter with duct tape. Be VERY careful here. I made sure the pointy end of the tack poked through the duct tape and then wrapped tape completely around the fly swatter.
The kids will have a blast popping their pumpkins and discovering the hidden surprises.
Tape Spider Web Maze
I found the original idea for the spider web game on No Time for Flashcards.
For our version I marked one end of the spider web as “start” and the point as “end.” The kids walked carefully on the tape lines of the web, collecting a few plastic spiders that were scattered across it as they made it to the end of the maze.
I hope you have fun with these 4 simple and fun kids’ Halloween party games. Of course, you don’t have to wait for a party — go ahead and try one for a family game night this October.
Looking for more Halloween ideas?
- 30 Halloween Party Ideas for Kids — From DIY decorations, tasty treats, and more, you’ll find everything you need to host a party they’ll remember.
- Colorful Crayon Drip Pumpkins — This no-carve pumpkin is a great way to recycle those broken crayons.
- Alternatives to Trick-or-Treating — Weather got you stuck indoors? Here are 10 fun alternatives to trick-or-treating to make Halloween fun.
- Halloween Crafts and Activities — Find all our Halloween crafts and activities on our Halloween page.
This post was originally published October 14, 2013.
JDaniel4's Mom says
These look like lots of fun!
They especially liked popping the balloon pumpkins. I’m pretty sure any time kids get to make noise it’s a hit!
What a fun party! You must be a hit with your daughter’s friends! 🙂 I love Pin the Face on the Monster and the cool ball toss but I would have had to leave the room for the balloon popping one – I have an irrational fear of popping balloons! lol
One reason we didn’t have kids burst the balloons with their bottoms is because I know so many are afraid of that popping. I had one child who covered one ear while popping the balloon — but he was ready to pop the second one when asked! 🙂
Donna DM Yates says
What fun activities! I bet your children loved them! One year I was quite ambitious and made a Halloween Haunted House under our table, connecting it to the counter with blankets. I set up motion activated Halloween decorations and children’s spooky songs on an old player, hung Halloween garlands and pics. They crawled in and found lunch waiting for them plus Halloween cookies. We couldn’t get our son and his friends to come out, they had such fun! Wish I’d known about these games then.
Oh my goodness! That sounds like an awesome place for kids to hang out for the day! I bet they remembered that for a long time!
Great ideas! I am having a Halloween party at work and think these are perfect to add.
Julie Jordan Scott says
These games sound tremendous. I’m going to play a few with my god son and possible have the monster toss as part of the Halloween festivities for trick or treaters! So glad you were at #sitssharefest today!
Thank you! I hope your son has as much fun as we did with the games! Heading your way now!
What fun ideas! I’m in charge of the kids’ games for our apt building Halloween party. These would be great! 🙂
Love that you get to have a Halloween party with all your neighbors! How fun! Can’t wait to check out your DIY Dread Pirate Roberts costume!
NJ @ A Cookie Before Dinner says
Those look great! I really love the spiderweb one. My neighbor has a driveway begging for us to do this to (and she loves it when we draw there). Thanks for these fun (and frugal) ideas!
Sidewalk chalk would definitely be a great way to do this one! Have fun!
What really good game ideas, I like the feeding the monster the most.
I think that is my favorite, too. 🙂
Eva @ The Multitasking Mummy says
I love the feed the monster ball toss!
Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats says
How fun, love the spider web maze! Thanks for sharing at Show Stopper Saturday!
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Kristine Foley says
Way cute ideas for games! You did a great job! Thanks for sharing on Sunday FUNday!
Thank you, and thank you for hosting! 🙂
SO fun! I think you’re daughter’s always going to love having a Halloween birthday -you’ll never run out of scary fun.
Thanks for linking to the Spin Cycle!
Ginny Marie says
My girls would really like the Pin the Face on the monster game! I think they would like to make the monster themselves and then play the game!
I can definitely see where older kids would like to draw the monster themselves ahead of time! 🙂
Anna@The Measured Mom says
These look like so much fun! I love the pin the face on the monster game best 🙂 Thanks for sharing at After School!
I think that game has the potential for a lot of laughs from little ones. 🙂
So fun! Thanks for linking up!