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42 Fun Halloween Party Games and Activities for Kids and Adults

From sack races to can tosses, pumpkin-carving contests to piñatas, our list of DIY Halloween party games is guaranteed to make your ghoulish get-together as freaky-fun as possible.

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Halloween Party Games Everyone Will Love

Whether you're throwing a scary-fun Halloween party this year or are just looking for Halloween-themed ideas to keep the kids entertained throughout the month of October, our list of games and activities is sure to get monsters of all ages in the Halloween spirit.

These easy and quick DIY ideas are a snap to pull together and most can be made using upcycled materials or craft supplies you already have at home. Outdoor and backyard-friendly ideas include pumpkin tic-tac-toe, a neighborhood Halloween scavenger hunt, a jack-o'-lantern can toss and a DIY candy corn piñata.

Or if you prefer to keep the fun indoors, set up our DIY "Pin the Spider on the Web" game, try an indoor Halloween scavenger hunt, host a pumpkin-carving party or craft some devilishly delicious Halloween-themed desserts.

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Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toe

Move the festivities outside to play this oversized version of tic-tac-toe that uses orange and white petite pumpkins in the place of x's and o's. To recreate at home, use decorative duct tape to create a grid on a flat area, like a driveway or patio, then place pumpkins in a basket or stack them up beside the gameboard.

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Halloween Potato Sack Races

All you need is some craft paint and king-sized pillowcases to whip up a potato sack race for your next Halloween party. Before you start painting, stretch pillowcases over a piece of cardboard to make the fabric taut and easier to paint, as well as protect the back side of the pillowcase. Use craft paint to decorate — orange pillowcases become jack-o’-lanterns, green ones can be witches and purple makes a monster. Line the kids up with their feet in the pillowcases. Ready, set, go — the first person that makes it to the finish line wins.

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Halloween Lawn Twister

Same game you know and love just in Halloween colors. Create your own "mat" on the lawn using temporary spray paint. Use a piece of cardboard with a circle cut out for a stencil. Place 24 circles evenly spaced on the lawn with four across and six down in Halloween colors like black, white, orange and green. Don’t forget to create your own matching spinner or convert a board from the original game with some craft paint in colors to correspond to your lawn dots.

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