Give a Good Scare! Fun and Spooky Halloween Party Games For Tweens

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Mykidstime Halloween party games for tweens

Halloween is just around the corner and it’s one of our favourite times of the year. Bonfires, trick or treating and all the silly and scary costumes – it just screams fun! Are you planning a Halloween party and looking for some easy-to-do party games ideas?

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We love bobbing for apples as much as the next (big) kid, but times are changing. Games are evolving and kids these days want a party they won’t forget. Here are some of our favourite Halloween party games for tweens to spook and scare!

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Halloween Party Games for Tweens

#1. Frankenstein Bowling

Mykidstime Halloween party games for tweens

Strike! DIY bowling, like this idea from Party Delights, is something your tween can help prepare and decorate too. These cans look a little more cute than scary but it will be a huge hit with all the guests.

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#2. Pumpkin Golf

Mykidstime Halloween party games for tweens

Screw up carving a decorative pumpkin? Recycle it, with this great idea from A Girl and a Glue Gun! Whoever wins gets all the candy!

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#3. Mummy Relay Race

Mykidstime Halloween party games for tweens

Six Cherries on Top’s plan for a mummy relay race will keep tweens entertained! Separate the kids into two groups and pick a team leader on each side. The group who wraps the mummy the fastest wins.

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#4. Spider Race

Mykidstime Halloween party games for tweens

A silly but fun game for kids of all ages from Still Playing School. Grab some plastic spiders and some straws. Whoever gets the spider across the finish line first wins.

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#5. Pass It On Ghost Story

A Halloween version of Chinese Whispers. Get the kids to form a circle and share a ghost story. To spook it up, try it with the lights off and some (safely placed) candles or torches for atmosphere.

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#6. Spider Obstacle Course

Mykidstime Halloween party games for tweens

One of our favourite Halloween party games for kids is this one from One Crazy House. Set up a spider lair obstacle course in the hallway with tissue paper or streamers if you can source them. See who can navigate their way across the finish line with breaking any.

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#7. Guess How Many

Mykidstime Halloween party games for tweens

Grab an old jam jar and fill it with Starburst, Skittles or Haribo and see who can guess the correct amount – whoever gets closest wins the jar.

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#8. Halloween Bingo

Mykidstime Halloween party games for tweens

You are never too old or young for a game of Bingo. Download these festive Halloween printables from One Creative Mommy and use bite-sized sweets to cover their sheet as the number is called. For bonus points pick up a bag of creepy spiders in your local Halloween shop and use them after you’ve completed party game #11.

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#9. Watch Spooky Movies

No Halloween party is complete with a spooky movie. Turn the lights off and close the curtains to create a spooky atmosphere. Here are some of our favourite Halloween classics that are perfect for tweens: Hocus Pocus, The Corpse Bride, Gremlins, Beetlejuice, and The Goonies.

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#10. Pumpkin Patch Stomp

Mykidstime Halloween party games for tweens

When you’re picking up your golf clubs, streamers and spiders for the games above don’t forget some orange balloons. This game from Delia Creates will have bellies laughing hard, the kids love no matter what time of year it is.

When blowing up the balloons pop a plastic spider inside some of them. Let the kids hop, jump and stomp until they find all the spiders. Whoever finds the most wins.

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#11. Halloween Night Treasure Hunt

Set up a treasure hunt out in the back garden before dark with lots of different sweets. When night falls, give the kids some torches and let them loose out the back. A spooktacular Halloween game that they will love!

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#12. Worm Bobbing

Move over apple bobbing, worm bobbing is all the rage nowadays. You will need some whipped cream, a paper plate and some gummy worms (sour ones are even better).

Place 3-5 gummy worms on a plate and cover them with whipped cream. Tie each player’s hands behind their backs with a scarf and let them dig in. Whoever gets the most amount of worms in the shortest time wins.

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#13. Halloween Guessing Game

#8. Halloween Night Treasure Hunt Set up a treasure hunt out in the back garden before dark with lots of different sweets. When night falls, give the kids some torches and let them loose out the back. A spooktacular Halloween game that they will love! You May Also Enjoy 10 Mega Fun Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Kids

Such a gooey and gross Halloween party game for tweens, but they will love it! The Idea Room shows you how to take an old sheet and cut some holes in it. Then, on the other side will be different textured food to gross out each player. You can uses noodles, beans, slime, pumpkin guts. mashed banana or even bones from the Sunday roast.

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#14. Pumpkin Run

Mykidstime Halloween party games for tweens

Another one from One Crazy House is the pumpkin run. Nobody ever wants the mini pumpkins till now. Next time you are pumpkin picking, grab a few of these beauties. Get each guest to balance one on their heads and race to the finish line.

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#15. Glow-in-the-Dark Ring Toss

Mykidstime Halloween party games for tweens

This idea from A Pumpkin and a Princess is a great Halloween party game for tweens! You will need some glow-in-the-dark Sellotape, old bottles and a pack of glowsticks. Wrap the Sellotape around the bottle and loop the glowsticks.

When night falls (or turn off the lights if indoors) see how many glow stick bracelets the kids can get around the bottle-necks. Whoever gets the most wins.

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And there you have it, a spooktacular list of Halloween party games for tweens that they will absolutely love. Have you any Halloween party games to share with us? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

Mykidstime Halloween party games for tweens

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