Indoor Halloween Party Games


Halloween parties are not just for children and can be fun for all ages. When the weather does not allow for an outdoor event, make sure to have games and activities planned for indoors. Indoor games for a Halloween party can be just as much fun as outdoor games. Play games to get your guests mingling, enjoying the party and making new friends.

Sweet Brains

  • You will need a medium-size pumpkin, cooked spaghetti and small wrapped candy. Gut the pumpkin and leave the top off. Carve a small pumpkin face if you want---just make sure not to make the holes too big, or the "brains" will fall out. Cook enough spaghetti to fill the pumpkin. Fill the pumpkin with the spaghetti and add enough water so the noodles are not too dry. Wrap small candy bars in plastic wrap and hide them in the noodles. Players will sit around a table, and the host will play Halloween music. Each player takes turns passing the pumpkin. When the music stops, the person who has the pumpkin has to dig in the "brains" and find a piece of candy. Once all the candy is gone, the game is over.

Costume Contest

  • Make sure all the guests dress up, and let them know there will be a costume contest. Have different categories, such as scariest, most creative and prettiest. Award each player a prize and a certificate. If you want to ensure that your guests will dress up, this a good way to encourage them to wear costumes.

Bowling Pumpkins

  • Purchase several small pumpkins (4 to 6 inches in diameter). Make sure to buy extras in case any break while bowling. Use a children's plastic bowling pin set or 2-liter bottles as bowling pins. Set up the pins. Each bowler has two turns a make a strike (by knocking down all the pins), just as in a game of bowling. The catch is that players are bowling with the small pumpkins instead of bowling pins. Keep track of each player's score by writing it down on paper. Let each bowler go five times (two turns each time). The player with the highest score at the end of five rounds wins the game.

Ring the Pumpkins

  • You will need four to five small pumpkins (about 2 to 3 inches in diameter) and rings, which need to be about 6 inches in diameter. Metal, wood and plastic rings can be found at your local craft store. Mark a line approximately 10 feet away from the small pumpkins. Have the pumpkins scattered out on the floor. Each player will attempt to toss the rings on the small pumpkins. For each player who rings a pumpkin, award him with a small prize or piece of candy.


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