6 Spooky Halloween Games

Give your young gremlins a ghoulish good time when you suggest these freakishly simple Halloween games.

How Many Eyeballs in the Jar?

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Make some fake eyeballs with pingpong balls and stick on 'bobble eyes' that you can get in a craft shop. Now fill a mason jar with the eyeballs, some white marshmallows and some plastic creepy crawlies, if you can get your hands on them. Once everyone has taken a guess, open the jar and pour out the contents. The person who guesses the right number gets a prize.  

Hunt for Bats

This game has two parts. First you get the fun of making the card, then you can have an exciting bat hunt.

Make a bat template out of card, click here for the template. Print it, colour it and cut it out then hide the bats around the house.

Make sure you find them all, or you could still be having spooky encounters at Christmas.

Mummy Wrap

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This is game that gives many hillarious photo opportunities. One person in each team volunteers to be ‘the mummy’ and the other contestants race to wrap the mummy in toilet paper from head to toe.

You’ll need two full rolls of toilet paper. Be careful not to cover the mouth.

Ghost Story Competition

Pass out pieces of paper and ask your guests to write down the scariest story they can think of. After five minutes, the time is up. No everyone gets a chance to read out their story.

Take a vote to see whose story is the scariest. If people tell you to stop reading your story before your finished, you could be on to a winner.

Pass the Orange

If you can get your hands on a tiny pumpkin, that would be amazing for this game, but a small orange will also do the trick though.

Standing in a circle, each guest has to try and pass an orange to the next person without using their hands. It’s a lot harder than it looks. Can your group get a full home run? 

Spooky Biscuits

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You can have great fun with your helper ghouls before your guests arrive by letting them assist with some beastly baking. Here's a fun recipe for spooky bone gingerbread people. 

Ingredients: 350g plain flour, 1tsp bicarbonate soda, 2tsp ground ginger, 100g butter, 175g brown sugar, 4tbsp golden syrup, 1 beaten egg.


Sift the plain flour, mix 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda, 2 tsp ground ginger together.

Rub in 100g butter then add 175g brown sugar, 4tbsp golden syrup and 1 beaten egg. Mix to form a soft dough. Roll out and stamp out 12 gingerbread men.

Place on a greased baking sheet and bake at Gas Mark 5, 190ºC, fan 170ºC for 10-12mins. Leave to cool.

Get the kids to decorate these gingerbread men biscuits using tubes of ready-made white and black icing to look like skeletons.