Scavenger Hunt - Put together a list of odds and ends for kids to go out and find from neighbors. The pair with most items found, wins!
Costume Parade -
Have them prance around in their halloween costumes while
the judges (you) take a look. Have treats for the winning
costume. I would advise writing down all the winners
of the games and handing out goodies once all of the
kids have won.
Bob for Apples - Easy to prepare, dump
apples in bin of luke warm water. Don't forget they need
to have their hands behind thieir backs. If you're scared
that may be too messy, try haging the apples from the
ceiling and have them sink their teeth into the apples
Pumpkin Carving Contest - Have guests bring their own pumpkin and provide designs and help with carving.
White Elephant - Each guest brings a unisex gift and trades with each other until time is up. Open and enjoy!
Dr. Jeckel's Lab - Provide a laboratory of objects in concealed containers and let kids reach inside. i.e. Eyeballs that are really peeled grapes!
Mummy Wrap - Each team wraps another in toilet paper to create the best mummy.
Coloring Contest - Make copies of coloring books and award prizes for staying in the lines!
Beauty Salon - Hire your babysitter to attend your child's party and do hair and makeup as if in a beauty salon.
Face Painting - Have a clown arrive with face paints and temporary tatoos!
Obstacle Course - Arrange two teams that compete against each other in a homemade obstacle course.
Hayride - Look up local farms for hayrides or hiking on haunted trails.
Crafts - Have kids create their own treat bags to bring home after the party. Themes vary depending on occasion.
Tye Dye - Let kids tye dye their very own shirt, shorts, socks, or towel.
Movie Night - Have kids dress their best and arrive for movie night. Roll out a red carpet...
Dance Party - Let kids compete in a danceoff. Turn you living room into a disco!