Fall Party Treats and Games
My husband and I have been planning youth group games and parties for children at our church for the entire 18 years of our marriage, and probably before that too! Yet, it’s rare that I think about sitting down and blogging any of them. Crazy, right? I’d like to share with you, a few of the easy Halloween treats and party games we have used when planning Fall parties over the past few years. Whether it be for a group of high school kids or an Awana club, these are super simple crowd-pleasers!
I’m always running low on time, so these are quick snack ideas that can be whipped up in a pinch!
- Mummy Little Smokies
- What you need: Tube biscuits, little smokies, candy eyes. Wrap little smokies in thins strands of biscuit dough and bake until golden brown. I used ketchup to adhere the eyes!
- Mandarin Orange Pumpkins
- Peel the orange and use a celery stick for the stem!
- Mandarin Orange Jack-O-Lanterns
- Leave the peel on the orange and draw a face using a permanent marker.
- What you need: Pretzel sticks, string cheese and “Pull and Peel” Twizzlers. Cut cheese into small sections and peel just one half into little strips. Poke a pretzel into the other end and tie the Twizzler around the cheese.
- Pumpkin Patch Dirt Cups
- Chocolate pudding, Oreo cookie crumbs and pumpkin candies make a cute twist on a classic kids treat.
- Harvest Snack Mix
- This is super easy to mix together with the ingredients of your choice! I made one with pretzels, Chex cereal, candy corn, pumpkin candy, marshmallows and Bugles chips.
- Store Bought Halloween Cookies
- When all else fails, throw in some festive cookies from the store!
- Fruit and Veggies
- To balance out all the sugar (and to make parents happy) we always try to include fruit and veggies, even if they’re just put in a bowl with nothing special.
- Cider and Donuts
Here are some easy games that are great for all ages:
- Donut on a String
- This sounds a little gross, but it’s probably my kid’s favorite game! Tie a donut to a string and hang it or stretch a line across a room like a clothes line. Each kid has to keep their hands behind their back and be the first to eat the entire donut without it falling off the string!
- TP Mummy
- Break into teams and set the timer. The team who can successfully transform one of their players into a mummy, using only toilet paper, wins!
- Pumpkin Bowling
- Using small, round pie pumpkins as your ball and soda bottles full of water as your pins, go bowling!
- Bobbing for Apples
- An old game, but always fun!
Fun crafts using simple supplies.
- Gourd Creatures
- Using funny shaped gourds, transform them into crazy creatures using googly eyes, feathers, paint and glitter.
- Pumpkin Painting
- Provide small, pie pumpkins and washable paint
- Pressed Leaves or Leaf Puppets
- Using leaves, contact paper and Popsicle sticks
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