There is nothing worse than hosting a Halloween party that’s a dud. But the best moms know you can be both thrifty and fun when it comes to having a blast with your kids on Halloween.
And while there are a bunch of family-friendly scary movies that might be perfect for both you and your little ones, it’s a lot more fun to play games on Halloween.
Kids Halloween party games are the difference between staring at the screen and lots of laughs for the whole party. You don’t need to break the bank either.
Here are 5 DIY games for a spooky and silly party:
1. Zombie Tag
A variation on the game “tag you’re it” involves all the kids making zombie faces. Without touching anyone, can the “it” person get another kid to smile or crack?
The next person to crack is “it.” For something so simple you’ll be surprised at the laughs.
2. Scavenger Hunts
One of the most fun parties you can have for kids includes Halloween Scavenger Hunts. You can do some searching for costume elements, candy, and even solve riddles along the way.
Sprinkle in some goblins and zombies, and the kids will be laughing up a storm.
You can even include hidden treats on the hunt! What about a stop at some delicious candy apples?
3. Balloon Pop
Have you ever jumped with fright at the sound of a balloon popping? Me too!
A way to have great fun and a lot of laughs is a Halloween Balloon Pop game with the kids at your party. A great way to prepare is to have both orange and black balloons at your party.
You can also use blue or purple– so long as there are two different colored balloons. Make two teams and start popping, using only body parts. No sharp objects allowed!
Watch the giggles erupt as the squishy balloons move and squirm around the room. Whichever color team pops the most balloons wins!
4. The Mummy’s Tomb
Break out the toilet paper and make two teams. Choose one person to be the mummy on each side. Which team can wrap the mummy faster?
It’s a mess of toilet paper and good fun!
5. Eyeball Hunt
Cook a huge spot of spaghetti and drop in a marble or two after the gooey pasta cools. While blindfolded, find out which kid can find “the eyeball” fastest in the pot of brains.
This one is popular, so you’ll want to make and cool a lot of pasta beforehand for the squishy fun.
Kids Halloween Party Costumes Add to the Fun
Just because you saved on the games doesn’t mean you need to overspend on the costumes. Your kids can look great, and you’ll save a bunch with my costume tips too!
Let all the other parents know too. They don’t have to throw money out the window to get their kids ready for a fun party at your house!
And you don’t have to sew either! Take a look at my frugal living no-sew Halloween costume tips for great ideas to wear at the party.
Enjoy Your Party
Get the camera ready for the fun and costumes! Kids Halloween party pics are some of our family’s favorite memories of the whole year.
Combine a few of these games and your party will be the best in town for kids.