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Eve O'Connell3 years ago

Time to get scary - Port Stephens style!

Halloween can be a fun time to get the family together for a bit of fun, games and spooky dress-ups! If you're thinking of hosting a Halloween party this October for your kids and their friends, you're definitely going to need party games. Whether you want to hype them up before trick-or-treating, or want to have some fun ready for their return, we've put together this guide to a memorable Halloween for them, as well as you! For some awesome Halloween party game ideas for the kiddies, check these out.

The Witches Relay

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On your brooms, get set, GO! Photo from etsy.com

This highly physical game is perfect for tiring out the kids after their sugar rush. Just make sure you have enough space for rogue brooms—we wouldn’t want any “magical” accidents!

You’ll need:

  • 2 brooms

How to play:

  • Create a starting point and a turn around point.
  • Split up the kids into 2 even teams and line them up in single file.
  • Give a broom to each of the first players.
  • When you say “Go!” the players with the brooms run (as if flying on the broom) to the turn around point, and then run back.
  • They then hand the broom to the next player, and so on.
  • The first team to have all their players complete the relay—wins!

Apple Bobbing

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It’s time for some good ol’ apple bobbing! Photo from sounds-like-me.com

A Halloween classic, bobbing for apples is sure-fire entertainment for all involved!

You’ll need:

  • A round, shallow bucket
  • A few apples

How to play:

  • Fill the bucket with water and put in the apples so they float.
  • One-by-one, the players have to try and successfully take an apple out of the bucket using their mouths, without using their hands!
  • Have some prizes ready for the winners too!

The Pumpkin Hunt

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Pumpkin lolly baskets. Photo from fun-world.net

As real pumpkins are a little bulky and could be difficult to hide, we recommend buying some plastic pumpkin baskets from your local supermarket or variety store, and filling them with lollies. This will make the hunt much more exciting for the kids!

You’ll need:

  • A pumpkin for each player
  • Some good hiding spots

How to play:

  • Hide the pumpkins around the house/play area.
  • Watch the kids frantically hun for their prizes!

And of course, you can’t go wrong with a Best-Dressed Competition!

Hype the kids up the whole night as you build-up to the grand prize for the spookiest costume. Letting them know of this competition before the party will really make their imaginations run wild when organising their costumes!


Need a Halloween costume in Shellharbour? Check out these costume shops!


Top Hat Party Supplies

Phone: (02) 4295 6680
Address: 1/15 Sunset Ave, Barrack Heights, NSW 2528
Website: www.tophatpartysupplies.com.au

Top Hat Party Supplies is your one-stop-shop for all your party planning (or attending) needs. They supply:

  • Costumes & accessories
  • Party supplies
  • Children’s entertainers & face painters available for hire

So if you’re after that crazy costume, or looking to create the best party ever, stop by at Top Hat Party Supplies!


Birthday Express

Phone: (02) 4262 7495
Servicing: Shellharbour
Website: www.birthdayexpress.net.au

Providing balloons and party supplies for all celebrations and occasions, Birthday Express can help make your Halloween party a super success! They can provide:

  • Balloon designs
  • Table centre pieces & tableware
  • Party supplies & hire

So be sure to check out Birthday Express when planning your next celebration!


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