Halloween games are essential at this spooky time of the year.
So to make your party really go with a swing, with next to no effort on your part, set up your printer now and run off some of my friend's printables, such as:
In fact, with over 50 printable games and activities, suitable for Halloween, Fall Harvest and Thanksgiving, I recommend you choose the whole Halloween Party Games Pack. It's only $19.95 for all 50 games!
The games are so convenient, easy to use, and will make your party really memorable.
Bobbing for apples is the traditional Halloween party game I always enjoyed - or sometimes not, if I got soaked in my quest for the apple!
This is still a popular game and as we know apples are good for us, we should do anything we can to encourage our children to eat more of them!
However, if you have lots of pumpkins and squashes at your disposal, why not try some pumpkin games too?
So what are these Halloween games using pumpkins?
Quite simply traditional ones, but using various sizes of pumpkins instead of balls!
I understand that the idea for this was first thought up by Karren Price of Ansty Farm in Wiltshire, U.K. She now holds sporting events using pumpkins every year, or what she calls the “Pumpkin Olympics”. For futher details of this eccentric event, call 01747 829072.
For example, a pumpkin and shovel/spade race is similar to an egg and spoon race. You can vary this flat race by having posts to weave in and out of or by making contestants hop in and out of hoops or old car tyres, placed flat on the ground. Of course all the time they have to carry a shovel with a small pumpkin or squash balanced on it and if this drops off, then it’s back to the beginning they go!
Let the men and boys battle it out in pumpkin football by trying to score goals with pumpkins.
Or perhaps your guests would rather play pumpkin basketball, croquet or skittles? The games you choose will depend on the size and weight of the pumpkins or squash you have available. For example gemstone squash are a good variety to throw at skittles.
You could set up a pumpkin shy and throw small varieties like Gems or Patty Pans at towers of tins or even more pumpkins!
For less strenuous pumpkin entertainment at your Halloween or Bonfire Night party, you could offer a quiz, such as guess how many seeds in the pumpkin.
Playing with vegetables will change the sports considerably and provide lots of fun and laughter at your autumnal picnic or fall party.