As soon as October 1st strikes, there’s only one thing on everyone’s mind: HALLOWEEN!

Pumpkins, sweets, tricks and treats… The list goes on and on, and if you’re planning a Halloween party for your little ones then you probably have even more excitement bubbling in your cauldron. The bigday is fast approaching but there’s no need to be scared – we’ve got a list of the best, and simplest, Halloween party games that’ll keep your young visitors spellbound.

Here are some proposed subjects and exercises for uniting everybody, broadening your fall season and gaining incredible experiences. We will be going full speed ahead sharing everything Holiday.

Apple bobbing

Of course we’re going to kick off this spooktacular list with an absolute classic – apple bobbing! We’re sure you’re already familiar with the rules of the game, but let’s recap: fill a tub or large basin with water and pop in a couple of apple. As apples are less dense than water, they will float on the surface and as the players try to catch one with their teeth, it’ll prove a little tricky!

Bonus tip: You can make this traditional game even scarier by replacing the water with milk combined with red food colouring… Add just enough and your guests will be throwing their face into something that resembles blood!Eeee.

Bingo

Everyone loves a bit of bingo, especially when you replace the numbers with frightening pictures! All you need to do to make your own cards is: create a 5×5 table either by hand or on computer, and fill every box with something relating to Halloween! Mummies, skeletons, ghosts, and pumpkins are only some image ideas. You know what comes after that…

Alternatively, Artsy Fartsy Mama has free printable cards available on her website, ready made and ready to be played.

Pin the wart on the witch

We know it’s a gross concept, but it’s a fantastic Halloween version of ‘Pin the Tail on the Donkey’, and kids love ‘Pin the Tail on the Donkey’! Simply print out a large image of a creepy, scary witch and find a great place on the wall to showcase her, with plenty of floor space around. After that, create a wart out of green felt or blue tack and then you’re ready to play!

The kids will be blindfolded, spun around multiple times (only suitable for the older children!) and then tasked with the job of trying to attach the wart to the witches’ nose. Whoever gets the closest should win a treat, not a trick…

Scavenger hunt

A scavenger hunt but with a spooky twist, of course. Hide a variety of items throughout your home and encourage the kids to go hunting! You can find differentbits and bobs within the Halloween theme at your local bargain store, such as cobwebs, ghosts, and eyeballs.

You’re now ready to host the Halloween party of the year! The games we’ve listed are really easy to organise – without compromising on the level of fun.If you’re looking for a great local place to host your spooky antics, Chester-le-Street Cricket club is a party venue in County Durham and would love to have you.