8 Kids Halloween Party Activities

Family Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween Party Activities for Kids by Kidzable

Entertainment is the most important part of any celebration. Here are some great kids Halloween party activities you can set up to keep your little guests happy as witches in a broom factory. Creative music, craft, and game activities will spark the imaginations and interest of your guests. Check out our lists to learn how to keep your guests frightfully entertained throughout your celebration.

Mask Making

Halloween is all about creativity, imagination, and costumes. Set up a mask making station at your child’s up coming Halloween celebration. Kids will love making masks and wearing them throughout the celebration. This activity will also produce a great party favor the kids can hold onto as a reminder of your special party. Use paper plates, construction paper, glue, feathers, glitter, scissors and any other materials you can think of, to create festive masks for your Halloween celebration.

Musical Scares

Get your guests together to play a round of music scares! This is basically musical chairs with spooky music. Play chilling music from your favorite scary movie, CD, or TV show. Personally I love the musical score of Beetlejuice, Batman Returns, A Nightmare Before Christmas, and Jaws. These tunes will surely put your little ones on edge and in the mood for musical scares. Purchase your music online or use to find what you’re looking for.

You can also do a dancing version of this game. Put on your favorite Halloween song, like Monster Mash or Thriller, and have your children try out their most craziest monster dance moves. Make the children freeze whenever you stop the music. You and your kids will surely get a kick out of the positions people are stuck in.

Halloween Karaoke

Set up Halloween karaoke for your kids. You can do this with a karaoke machine or use your laptop. This suggestion will be lots of fun for children who enjoy singing, dancing, and preforming. You can also provide your children with fun stage props to make things more interesting.

Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin carving is a classic Halloween activity all children will enjoy. Lay out plenty of newspaper and let the kids get started. Make sure to supervise the children as they carve. If you want to make things easier, you can have several pumpkins hallowed out before hand, so the kids wont have to gut the pumpkins at the party. This will save time and make for less of a mess.

You can also save the pumpkin seeds for baking! Baked pumpkin seeds are really tasty, healthy, and easy to make. Use the pumpkin seeds you bake to make Halloween gift bags for your guests. They will love taking a festive treat home to their family, especially one they helped make.

Puppet Show

Let the kids make their own puppets out of construction paper or socks. Then have the kids work together to come up with a puppet show. They can write a script, create a backdrop, puppet stage, and props for their show. Then at the end of the night, have them put on the puppet show they prepared for. Record their show and provide each child with a copy as a sweet memento of your kids Halloween party.


Provide entertainment via Halloween themed games. Zombie Dice, Ouija Board, Zombie Ninja Pirates, and Treehouse of Horror Monopoly are all wonderful games with a Halloween theme.

You can also put simple Halloween twists on classic games. Set up a pin the brain on the zombie activity. Bobbing for apples is another fun game that is simple to prepare for. If you still feel lost, have your child brainstorm with you. They’ll surely have a few ideas you never would have thought of. Plus, they’ll know better than anyone what their guests will enjoy. It’s there celebration after all, you might as well include some of their suggestions and ideas.


It’s always a good idea to have a movie lineup in mind for your celebration. Whether you have scary movies playing in the background of your celebration, or you’re throwing a scary movie slumber party, here are some great Halloween movie suggestions you can use for your kids celebration. Make sure to provide the guests with tasty movie snacks like popcorn, punch, and candy too.

  • It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  • Casper
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Ghostbusters
  • The Halloween Tree
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes

Ghost Stories

Prepare a few ghosts stories for your child’s celebration. Wait until dark and tell your stories around a campfire. Kids Halloween stories are perfect because they are short, simple, and captivating. Ask the other guests if they have any they would like to share. Kids will love sharing stories with one another and campfires are always fun. Provide your guests with marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers, so they can snack on smores while they are listening to each other’s stories.

Kids Halloween Party Ideas

Hope these kids Halloween party activities gave you the inspiration you need to plan an unforgettable party. Choose activities that match your child’s personality and interest. Involve your little ones in the party planning process. They’ll know what kind of kids Halloween party activities their friends will enjoy. Have fun planning your party and happy Halloween!

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