If you're having a Halloween party this year, chances are pretty good that there will be at least a few people there who do not know each other. Party games are a great way to break the ice and help make everyone enjoy themselves even more.
If you're planning to play some games, keep in mind that your guests will probably be wearing costumes. This may rule out certain things – bobbing for apples for example – since the costumes and makeup could have been ruined.
If the Halloween party is for kids, you've got a ton of options to choose from. Kids love almost any game that lets them act silly and win prizes!
You can take all kinds of games and put a Halloween twist on them. For example, instead of pinning the tail on the donkey you could pin the nose on the pumpkin. You could even use a real pumpkin for this game.
Party food is important, no matter what age your party is for. If your feeding a bunch of ravenous kids, you can make cookies or cupcakes and decorate them as ghost and goblins. You'll probably also want to have lots of candy on hand – after all, it is Halloween.
If you're planning the food for an adult party, you can come up with some creative twists on common things. You could make cookies shaped like fingers and ice them to look like severed fingers, for example.
Pretty much anything can be made to suit a Halloween theme. Just make it gross or scary and it will fit right in.
Here are a couple of other ideas for party games:
– Pass the orange. Put an orange under your chin and pass it around a circle without using your hands. Play music and anyone with the orange when the music stops is out. Last person left in the game wins a prize.
– Scavenger hunt. You can do this inside or outside. Give everyone a list of clues and they have to go find the hidden treasures. Or you could make it a "trading up" scavenger hunt where everyone starts with a penny. They have to go out and trade their way up from the penny, and who ever comes back with the best item after a certain amount of time is the winner.