I popped into Dollar Tree this morning and was looking around for some ideas for Halloween games. I love going to Dollar Tree as you can find so many different items that could easily be turned into a game!
In fact, I came up with 9 different Halloween games you could play this October! And you can grab all of the needed supplies right at Dollar Tree.
Here are 9 Easy Halloween Games To Make From Dollar Tree supplies.
1. Pumpkin Pop
- Orange Balloons, 15 pack
- Green Sparkle Pipecleaners
- Post It Notes
- Ballpoint Pen
On the Post It Notes, write out the word “Trick” on 12 different sheets and the word “Treat” on 3 different sheets.
Fold each sheet four times, getting the slip of paper as thin as you can so it slides easily into the balloon. Put one Post It Note in per balloon, being careful not to poke any holes in the latex with the slip of paper.
Then blow up each balloon and tie shut. Take the green pipe cleaners and wrap each tightly around a ballpoint pen, making it curly like a pumpkin vine. Finally, wrap the vines around the end of each balloon, finishing off the pumpkins.
My son had the idea of drawing Jack ‘O Lantern faces on each balloon with a sharpie. So if you’d rather have those instead of just plain pumpkins by all means draw the faces on them. 🎃
Each party guest picks out a pumpkin (or Jack ‘O Lantern!) and using the end of the curly pipe cleaner vine have them pop their pumpkin. Once popped, they should open their folded Post It Note to see if they got a trick or a treat. The three people that got “Treat” are the winners of this game!
2. Candy Cauldrons
- 4 Mini Witch’s Cauldrons (come as a 4 pack for $1)
- Bag of Mini Hershey Bars
- Packing Tape
Tape each cauldron against a door or wall with heavy-duty packing tape. Do not use the tape on surfaces where it might pull off paint or wallpaper.
Give the first player 8 miniature candy bars and have them toss the candy trying to get them inside a cauldron. Score 1 point for every candy bar that goes inside any of the cauldrons. Whoever has the most points after everyone has had a chance to throw is the winner.
As a variation, you could tape a Post It Note on each cauldron, assigning a different point value to each.
3. Spider Stick
- Pack of Spider Webbing (it comes with 4 spider rings too!)
Hang Spider webbing across the top of a door, overlapping it twice as it is pretty long (and stretches!). Remove the 4 included spider rings.
Have each player stand 6 to 8 feet back from the wall or door, depending on age/ability. Give them the 4 spider rings and see if they can toss them onto the web to stick. Each spider that sticks is worth 1 point. Continue to play until each child has had a turn. The one with the most points wins!
Note, if you want more spider rings, Dollar Tree does sell a pack of orange-colored ones. You could do a variation and give each child something like 10 rings instead of just 4. Besides, the orange-colored rings would show up better against the black. You could also use these in the Rings and Bones game below (#7).
4. Eerie Eyeballs
- Bag of Palmer Googly Eyes Chocolates
- Trick or Treat Bucket
- Orange Shredded Basket Filler
Open the basket filler and put it into the Trick or Treat bucket. Next, open the Googly Eyes chocolates and mix them in with the basket filler. There are 3 different colors of eyeballs included in the bag – purple, blue, and green.
Without looking, the first player picks out an eyeball from the bucket and notes the color. Then they will pick out a second eyeball, hoping it is a different color. If it is, they will draw for a third eyeball looking for it to be the final color they need in order to have one of each. If they do, they win a prize! If not, replace all of the eyeballs in the bucket and play goes to the next guest.
Keep playing until everyone has had a turn. It is possible to have multiple winners or even no winners in this game. If you want to guarantee a winner, keep playing until someone picks one of each color.
5. Pumpkin Sequence
- 1 Pound bag of Oh! Gourmet Fruit Chews Wrapped Candy
- Bag of Pumpkin Treat Bags with Jute String, 4 count
- 4 tags to label each bag (I just used what was on hand but you could buy Index Cards at Dollar Tree and use those)
Fill each pumpkin treat bag with a different amount of candy. Make the totals close enough but no two bags should have the same amount. I was able to make bags with this much candy: 20 pieces in the first bag, 28 in the second bag, 34 in the third, and 40 in the fourth.
Next label each bag with a #1, 2, 3, and 4 using tags or you could just write on the bags with a Sharpie. Be sure you take note of how much candy is in which bag, keeping your answers on a separate sheet.
Tie off the sacks with the included cord, attaching the number tag to the sack (unless you just wrote on the bag).
One at a time, have each guest try to determine the order in which the bags are filled, from least up to the bag with the most. Each player should secretly write down their guess. Once everyone has had a chance, reveal the correct answer. Whoever guessed correctly wins!
This is another game that might have multiple winners or no winner at all. If you want just one winner, you could time each guest and whoever has it right in the fastest time will be the winner.
6. Make A Pumpkin or Mummy Wrap
- Colored Crepe Paper (orange for a pumpkin or white for a mummy), one roll for every 2 players
- Black Construction Paper (only needed for the pumpkin option)
- Glue Dots or Tape to hold the Black Construction Paper (only needed for the pumpkin option)
There really isn’t much set up in this classic game. Just make sure you have a roll of crepe paper for every two guests. And if doing the pumpkin option, cut out 2 triangle eyes, 1 triangle nose, and a mouth from the construction paper. These will be used to stick to your “pumpkin” once wrapped as a finishing touch.
Split everyone into pairs and give each pair a roll of crepe paper. Every team picks one person to wrap and the other person will be the one being wrapped.
On your go, have the player being wrapped hold the end. The player wrapping should start at the shoulder area. They will be wrapping their partners as quickly as they can with the crepe paper. If it rips, they should tie it to the loose end and keep wrapping!
If playing the pumpkin version, once the partner has been wrapped with all of the crepe paper, the wrapper must stick 2 eyes, 1 nose, and a mouth to their “pumpkin” to finish it off. The team to complete the task the fastest wins a prize!
7. Rings and Bones
- Skeleton Tongs
- a bag of Spider or Bat Rings
- 2 Halloween Trick or Treat Pails
- Basket Filler
Fill a trick or treat pail with basket filler and empty the bag of Halloween rings into the bucket. Mix well with the filler.
This is a minute to win it style of game, where players will have 1 minute to do the task as fast as they can. So set a timer for 1 minute.
Next, have each player put one hand behind their back and in the other hand hold a skeleton tong. On your go, they will scoop through the basket filler to find the rings, sliding them onto the fingers of the skeleton arm. Then they will transfer the rings to the empty trick or treat pail. Players have to grab and transfer as many rings as they can in one minute, using just one hand.
Once time is up, count how many rings were transferred to the bucket. Mix the rings back into the filler and it is the next player’s turn. Once everyone has had a chance to play, the person that transferred the most rings wins!
8. Glow Throw
Put both lawn stakes in the ground outside, lining them up vertically. These will also double as Halloween decor for your party!
Then break 16 glow sticks and assemble them as round rings with 2 sticks in each. Use the enclosed connectors to attach the sticks.
Have each player take turns standing behind the line of stakes about 6 to 8 feet, depending on age and ability. Give the first player 8 glow rings and have them try to toss the rings around one of the lawn stakes. If they get it around the closest stake to them, score 1 point. The second closest 2 points, the third 3 points, and the one farthest away being 4 points. Total up their score then have the next player go. Once everyone has had a turn, the player with the most points total wins the game!
9. Scrambled Books
- pack of “Happy Hauntings” mini notepads (this is with the Halloween favors)
Have some spooky holiday fun trying to unscramble the words in the pages of these little books! On the pages of each of the books write the following scrambled words. Each book should have one unscrambled word in it, with one letter per page (there will be extra blank pages left).
S U O M E T C
K E S O T N E L
U D H E N A T
S U I E I S G D
P I E S R S D
B C O R T E O
L I O N G B
S T R A O C I D O N E
Set a timer for 3 minutes. Have the first player go through the books trying to unscramble the words. They should write down their guesses being careful as to not say anything out loud.
After the time is up, have the next player do the same. Once all players have had a chance to write down their guesses, reveal the answers and have everyone check off the ones they got right. The person to have the most correct wins!
Answer key for the words:
I hope you found some games that you would like to play at your upcoming Halloween party. Don’t forget you can find all of these supplies at Dollar Tree!
If you need some more party ideas, check out this post here for printable games to play!