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Have A Spooktacularly Fun Halloween With These Cool Games

Looking for some fun, family-friendly Halloween games this year?

We’ve compiled a list of family-friendly activities that are perfect for all ages - you can keep everyone entertained with games like wrapping someone up like a mummy or tossing spiders into a spiderweb across the room. kids dressed in halloween costumes

So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to have a hauntingly fun time with these cool games... Let's go:

Ghost Marshmallows on a String

Bobbing for apples has always been a popular Halloween game, however, living in colder climates can put a damper on this activity. No one wants to stick their heads in freezing-cold water!

Instead, why not put a spoooooky twist on it by using ghost marshmallows on a string instead?

Hang the ghosts from the ceiling or doorway and let the kids take turns trying to bite the heads off - just make sure to have plenty of Ghosts on hand, as they tend to disappear rather quickly!

M&M's Spooky Bingo

Bingo (any kind) is usually a kiddie favourite and so, this Halloween M&M's Spooky Bingo is perfect for family fun.

Print out a bingo card for each player (you can find some great ones online) and then give each person a handful of M&M's. The object of the game is to match the colours on your card with the M&M's that you have.

First person to get 5 in a row (horizontally, vertically or diagonally) wins a prize!

Spooky Musical Chairs

Everyone know that a good game of musical chairs is a guaranteed happy-maker - there's just something about running around in circles that gets everyone laughing.

To make it spooky, you can use Halloween-themed props and decorations to create a truly spooky atmosphere. Dig out your best spooky music and you've got yourself a recipe for success!

Pumpkin Sweep

This one requires a bit of space, a few brooms and pumpkins (these can be real ones, plastic and if you're indoors, could even use orange balloons).

Split the group into teams of two and line them up, each team behind a pumpkin.

On 'go', the first player in each team must race to the finish line, using the broom to sweep the pumpkin in front of them.

The catch? They can only hold onto the broom with one hand!

Pumpkin Patch Stomp

Another great game for indoors, this one is perfect if you have a large group of kids to entertain.

All you need is a LOAD of inflated orange balloons (and probably a space where nothing is likely to get broken)!

Divide them into teams and then let the kiddies loose to stomp as many as they can. The team with the most stomped-on balloons at the end, wins!

Ghost Face

If you're looking for quick 'n' easy, they don't come quicker or easier than this:

For this, you'll need paper or plastic plates, any Halloween-related kind of sweet and whipped cream (we'll leave it up to the individual to decide if this need to be lactose-free; doesn't hurt to have some on hand, just in case).


Strategically place sweets on the plate, cover it in whipped cream and watch the kids go crazy trying to find the sweets with their mouths... Extra points for the best "ghost-face" picture once they've finished!

Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are a staple of many childhood memories and so, a Halloween scavenger hunt is an excellent way to get everyone in on the fun.

You can either hide Halloween-themed items around the house or outside (depending on the weather) and give each person a list of things to find, or you can give everyone a digital camera and send them off on a spooky photo trail around the neighbourhood.

Some great ideas for photos include: a black cat, a pumpkin, someone dressed up in a Halloween costume, spider webs, etc.

Related: RiiRoo Garden Scavenger Hunt - Fun Activity Sheets

Name That Halloween Tune

Music has always been a big part of Halloween and so, what better way to get everyone in the festive spirit than with a game of Name That Halloween Tune?

This is a great game for all ages and can be played either as individuals or teams. Simply play a few seconds of a well-known Halloween song (like Michael Jackson's Thriller or The Addams Family Theme) and see who can guess the title the quickest.

For an extra challenge, try to name the artist as well!

Pumpkin Carving Contest

For the slight older kids (with supervision, of course) why not hold a pumpkin carving contest?

You can either do this as individuals or teams, and it's a great way to get everyone in on the Halloween action.

The best part is that you'll end up with some amazing (and probably pretty spooky) decorations for your house!

Black Light Halloween Candy Hunt

Another one for those of us short on time or who just wants to throw an impromptu Halloween get-together, the Black Light Halloween Candy Hunt is spot-on.

All you need is a black light (or you could turn you phone into one) some candy and a dark room - easy peasy!

Hide the candy around the room (or house, if you're feeling ambitious) and then turn off all the lights and turn on the black light. The kids will have a blast running around trying to find all the candy!

Glow-in-the-Dark Ring Toss

Ring Toss is a great year-round game for young as well as old - put a spooky spin on the proceedings and you have yourself an excellent Halloween party game.

Keep a few recyclable bottles to one side in the lead-up; when it comes to the party, clean them out and paint them with glow-in-the-dark paint. You could even get creative and turn them into ghosts, witches or zombies!

Once they're dry, set them up in a pyramid formation (or however you like) and give each player 3 rings. The aim of the game is to get the ring around the neck of the bottle - simple, yet effective (and great fun).

The player with the most rings around the bottles at the end of the game is the winner!

Top tip: Weight the bottles down a little (pour some coloured water or a bit of sand in the bottom to make them a little harder (but not impossible) to topple over.

Also, this one can be modified to any type of character - your kids love Harry Potter? Great! substitute the bottles for homemade witches' hats and actual glowsticks to throw... you get the idea!

Eyeball Dig

Get your ewwww... on by filling a large bucket of peeled grapes (these will be the eyeballs), add in some peeled boiled eggs, green jelly and whatever else you can think of to make it look like a witches brew.

The challenge is then to fish around the bucket and see who can get the most "eyeballs" out in 60 seconds - great fun for all the family!

Skeleton Bone Race

Now, this one is sure to get the kids running around like crazy!

Before the party, draw a skeleton on a large piece of paper or poster board. Cut out each bone as an individual strip and then tape them up around the room - make sure they're in reachable places!

When it's time to play, divide the kids into teams (or let them play individually) and see who can put the skeleton back together the quickest.

The first team (or person) to reassemble the skeleton and shout "He's alive!" is the winner!

Feed the Monster Game

If you're feeling particularly creative, try this one: grab a large cardboard box, cover in tissue paper or whatever else you have to hand - the idea here is to decorate it as a monster and leave an opening large enough for the kids to throw balls into.

For extra points, make the monster move or make noises when a ball goes into its mouth!

You can use any kind of balls for this - small ones are obviously easier to throw but larger ones are more fun to watch going into the monster's mouth.

Split the Room Ghost Story

This one is perfect if you have a group of kids who are into ghost stories - it's also great for those who are less confident as they can sit this one out if they want.

The storyteller starts by making up a ghost story, the twist is that at certain points in the story they will say "split the room" - at this point, half the kids will go to one side of the room and half will go to the other.

The storyteller then continues with the story, making sure to incorporate both sides of the room into the narrative. This carries on until everyone has had a turn at being the storyteller.

You can make this as easy or difficult as you like - if you want to, you can even prepare a few story prompts in advance.

Either way, it's sure to be a hit with the kids!

Spider Races

If you live in a colder place or the weather is just terrible, this game is excellent in a pinch...

Grab some sticky tape (sticky enough to adhere to carpet) and create a spiderweb-like design on the floor - you could even do this in advance so that it's ready to go when the kids arrive.

The aim of the game is to get to the centre without "falling" off the web - if you step off a line, you're out!

You can make this as easy or difficult as you like by adjusting the size of the web. For an added challenge, dot prizes/obstacles around the web for the kids to collect on their way round!

Eyeball Pong

Lastly, this is one for the parents: A Halloween-themed drinking game... Once the littles have been put to bed, set up a game of "eyeball pong" - decorate some ping pong balls with googly eyes and play in teams of two.

See who can collect the most points by bouncing the balls into their opponent's cups!

Halloween is a great time for family fun, and these games are perfect for getting into the spooky spirit!

Eyeball dig, skeleton race, and feed the monster game are all easy to set up and suitable for all ages.

The split room ghost story is perfect for older kids who want to get involved in a spooky tale, and the spider races are perfect for indoor play.

Finally, eyeball pong is a fun "grown-up" game that is guaranteed to be a welcome distraction after a long day of trick-or-treating!

Whether you're looking for games to play with the kids or something to keep the adults entertained, we've got you covered!

These Halloween-themed games are easy to set up and perfect for all ages.

So, get ready to have some spooktacular fun!

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