Halloween Party Games

Over the centuries, Halloween has transitioned from a pagan ritual to a day of parties, dressing up and trick or treat pranks. Here we look at two classic  games to enjoy if you are holding a party, be warned though, it could get messy!


Cut a hole in the top of an old container and stick a rubber glove to the underside of the hole. Cut a small hole through the glove just big enough for the hand to slide into the box without revealing what lurks inside.

Fill the box with ‘ewwww’ contents such as:

  • Cheese sticks – fingers
  • Raisins – warts
  • Overcooked rice – maggots
  • Peanut butter – ear wax
  • Pudding with peas – vomit
  • Slivered almonds – fingernails
  • Sliced melon – tongue
  • Steamed cauliflower – brains
  • Peeled tomato – heart
  • Cooked noodles – guts
  • Dried pasta – bones
  • Wet tortilla – skin
  • Canned peaches – liver
  • Dried apricots – ears
  • Peeled grapes – eyeballs

Then watch with delight as your party guests try discover what goulish body parts and creatures are hidden inside, from the list you supply. Those that guess correctly win a prize. Enjoy!


Variation 1: Traditionally, the game is played by filling a tub or a large basin with water and putting apples in the water. Players will then try to catch one with their teeth. Use of arms is not allowed, and often are tied behind the back to prevent cheating.

Variation 2: Hang apples, dipped in treacle from string. Using the same principle, with your hands behind your back, try and grab an apple with your teeth.

Variation 3: Great after playing 1 and 2. Hide apple in a mountain of flour. Again with your hands behind your back try and find the apple using just your mouth in the flour. We did warn you…it’s messy!

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