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Halloween party games for children

At toucanBox HQ we love Halloween! And there’s no better way to get into the spooky spirit (pun intended) than with uproarious Halloween games for kids, as well as adults. As is toucanBox tradition, we host a huge Halloween party. We always invite the team members’ kids to join the party, so we need to make sure that the games work well for all. At least up until the last child is standing. Afterwards we may go to some more adult-only games including a drink or two…

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We’ve compiled a list of spooky Halloween party games suitable for kids. Halloween can include so much more than just trick-or-treating and costumes. So why not include some ghoulish games to your Halloween party this year?

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1) Candy Suck-it-up Game (with Mask!)

A dressed up person sucking up a candy with a straw

One of our most famous games, as it’s not only hilarious for the person taking part, but everyone watching it, too. The competitor steps up to their mark, places the scary mask over their face and positions the straw. When the timer starts they have to suck candy pieces from one container into the other. The one who transports the most candy pieces wins! And as an audience memer, if you’re feeling peckish you won’t have to wait long - and piece of candy that drops on the table can be snatched away and gobbled up. It makes clearing up afterwards easier, too!

You will need:

Prepare the game:

Three kids sucking up a candy with a straw

Play the game:

You have one minute to transfer as many candies as you can!

2) Pin the smile on the Jack-O-Lantern

You probably know the kids game "Pin The Tail On The Donkey". How about changing it into the spirit of a Halloween game and use a pumpkin instead of a donkey and a mouth instead of the tail?

You will need:

Prepare the game:

Play the game:

The person closest to the correct location wins.

3) Dangling Doughnuts

An especially popular Halloween party game for kids is the dangling doughnuts. Okay, who are we kidding: it’s especially popular for adults too. Every single year it reduces us all to tears, both watching and playing. Our top tip? Make sure that you don’t have a nice carpet under where you play the game. Maybe put some paper down. It’s going to get crumby.

You will need:

Prepare the game:

Child catching a doughnot from a line with it's mouth

Play the game:

4) Fly Trap

Following the Halloween-mood you can set up a Fly Trap game where the players try to throw their “flies” through a scary spider’s web without getting caught.

You will need:

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Play the game:

5) Halloween cookie decoration

Another classic kid’s party game transformed into a Halloween game: cookie decoration! The good thing about it is, despite many other Halloween games and the overall sugar-load which comes with Halloween parties, the kids are very often keen to keep the decorated cookies to take them home, show them to their family and save them for the next day. It can be a great little alternative to party bags, particularly if you have little bags that they can be taken home in.

You will need:

Prepare the game:

Halloween cookie

Play the game:

When it's finally time to go out and do some trick or treating...

Download our instructions on how to craft a unique mummy holder for your sweets to round up your overall costume.

Safety Guide "Mummy Sweet Holder"

We have created a kid's friendly safety guide which you can print out and study with your child before the big Trick or Treating night. No matter how much fun Trick or Treating is: We all want our kids to come home safely.

Safety Guide "Trick or Treating"

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