Halloween Party Game: Marshmallow Toss

Get a little help from the kiddos to craft this easy party game. They'll enjoy helping to create the game as much as they will playing it.
Halloween Party Game

Halloween Party Game

Get a little help from the kiddos to craft this easy party game. They'll enjoy helping to create the game as much as they will playing it.

Get a little help from the kiddos to craft this easy party game. They'll enjoy helping to create the game as much as they will playing it.

Materials Needed:

  • small paper cups
  • white card stock
  • circle cutter or scissors
  • bag of mini marshmallows
  • food-safe marker
  • quick-dry glue
  • narrow black ribbon
  • small Halloween-themed prizes (treat-sized candy, plastic rings, pencils, stickers or goodie bags)
  • Download: Halloween Points for Game

Prep Game Cups

Print the template attached above onto white card stock. Using a circle cutter or scissors cut out each circle. Wrap narrow black ribbon around cups, cutting off the excess and securing the ribbon with glue. Apply a dot of glue to the back of each circle then attach them to the paper cups concealing the ribbon's ends.

Marshmallow Toss Step 1

Marshmallow Toss Step 1

Print the template attached above onto white card stock. Using a circle cutter or scissors cut out each circle. Wrap narrow black ribbon around cups, cutting off the excess and securing the ribbon with glue. Apply a dot of glue to the back of each circle then attach them to the paper cups concealing the ribbon's ends.

Prep Marshmallows and Play!

Use a food-safe marker to draw ghost faces on marshmallows (Image 1). Alternately, you can use a permanent marker if you aren't concerned about kids eating the game pieces.

To play: Give each child a set number of marshmallows (for instance, 10) then set up the cups with the largest point numbers in the back. One at a time, line kids up so everyone is equal distance from the cups and let them start tossing the marshmallows into the cups (Image 2). The child with the most points wins a prize.

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