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20+ Halloween Party Games for Teens & Tweens

A Halloween party for your teens and tweens wouldn’t be complete without some fun, spooktacular Halloween party games. Games are a great way to get everyone involved in getting to know each other, be authentic, and have a fun time.  We’ve compiled a great mix of spooky Halloween party games for teens and tweens that they are going to love. Your party guests are bound to have smiles and a great time.

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Best Halloween Party Games for Teens & Tweens

Even though tweens & teens still love trick or treating, and eating tons of candy, there comes a time when they are over dressing up and going out.  Throwing your teen and/or tween a Halloween party is a great way to keep the Halloween spirit alive.

Donut Racing Game

Let’s be honest, a game involving donuts is something everyone can get into.  For this game you will tie donuts to a string.  This string will be tied to a rope that is draped across so that the donuts hang down.  The guests will have to try to eat the hanging donut without using their hands.

A great twist to this game is instead of having the donut string tied to a rope it is hung over the rope and tied to the participant’s ankle instead.  The participant will have to lay or sit down.  They will have to raise their leg in order to get the donut to lower to mouth level. 

Halloween Would You Rather

Disgust your guest with would you rather Halloween questions such as what insects you would or wouldn’t eat or what kind of creepy things you would prefer your body parts to be replaced with. A Subtle Revelry has some great questions you can print off, cut up, and use.

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Have your guests decorate or carve pumpkins. Decorating pumpkins is super easy for a crowd and the kids will have a blast. The pumpkins can start off as a decoration, and can go home as part of the party bag.

Halloween themed scavenger hunt

Set up a scavenger hunt around your house or in the backyard with Halloween type clues.  They will be excited to find the Halloween treat at the end of the scavenger hunt.

Classic Costume Contest

This is an oldie, but a goodie.  Get your teens and tweens excited with a classic costume contest.  You can use categories for the funniest, scariest, cutest, most original, etc.

Halloween “Who Am I?” Game

For this game you’ll need post its.  Everyone will write a Halloween character or item on a card without showing it.  They will stick it to someone else’s forehead.  They will ask a series of questions to try to figure out what character or item is on their forehead.  

Tin can bowling or Pumpkin Bowling

For this game you can decorate tin cans with a Halloween theme.  Stack up the tin cans and use a ball for bowling. You could also use a small pumpkin to roll instead of a ball for extra Halloween fun.

Black Light Halloween Candy Game 

Play this game as a fun alternative to trick-or-treating. Your little ghouls and goblins can hunt for sweet treats using only a black light, scrap paper, and candy.

Spider Obstacle Course

Create a spider theme obstacle course with thread.  The participants will have to make it through the web to the other side.  You can create teams and have them race to see who gets there first.  Adding bells that they can’t ring will make this extra hard. 

Shoot the Skeleton 

Your guests will have a bone-rattling good time with this game! Just hot glue mini skeletons to a foam board and then let your little ones take aim with mini squirt guns.

Tween & Teen Halloween Party Games

Halloween Egg Hunt 

Swap the Easter baskets for cauldrons and trick-or-treat bags and send the kiddos off in search of Halloween-themed eggs.

Mummy Sack Race

Turn a sack race into a mummy sack race by wrapping white crepe paper streamers around contestants’ legs.

Make a Mummy 

Choose one guest to be wrapped in toilet paper and make them into a mummy. Fastest group wins.

Guess the Food

In this game, players are fed things like “eyeballs” while blindfolded, and the first person to correctly guess what it really is (peeled grapes in this case) wins. 

Another twist on this game would be instead of eating the food, your guests can feel the spooky item while blindfolded to figure out what it is.

Candy Corn Relay

Divide your guests into teams and instruct them to run spoonfuls of candy corn over to mini cauldrons without dropping any candy along the way. The team with the most candy corn in their cauldron at the end is the winner.

Marshmallow Toss 

You need a few small cups for this one, which you will decorate in a cool Halloween theme, and them some tiny marshmallows. 

Halloween Capture the Pumpkin

Capture the Pumpkins, a twist on the traditional capture the flag game, is great for older kids, teens, and even adults. It works best with large groups that you can divide into teams. 

Candy Jenga

Grab a bucket of relatively flat Halloween candy (think Kit-Kat or Hershey’s bars) and take turns stacking them on top of one another. The first person to knock down the stack loses — and the winners get to split the sweet loot.

Halloween Bingo

Print out some of these free Halloween bingo cards and have prizes for guests who get bingos. Kids of all ages will love this game. Try this free bingo printable here from Crazy Little Projects.

Jack Stack

Split little ones into teams and have them race to complete this puzzle crafted from disposable orange cups.

“Minute to Win It” Candy Corn Games

Set a timer for 60 seconds and set up a challenge that kids can do with candy corn and candy pumpkins. You can see how many candy corn pieces they can stack, or how many pumpkins they can pick up and put into a bowl using only chopsticks. The most wins!

Marshmallow Toss Game

Easy and fun- Marshmallow Toss Game  you can use mini marshmallows and paper cups or large marshmallows and some of those little tin buckets from the dollar store would be great too!

Spooky Movie Marathon

Sometimes tweens and teens just want to chill and watch a movie.  Have a selection of Halloween movies – anything from the classics like Goonies to something newer like Hocus Pocus 2.  It doesn’t have to be scary depending on your age group.  Provide popcorn, candy, and other Halloween themed treats to snack on while they watch.




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