Pumpkin Party Theme
Party games, activities, crafts scavenger hunt and ideas for
decorations, party favors and more are included in this page
full of fun ideas.
Pumpkin Party Games
Pumpkin Head Relay
Line the kids up in a line next to each other.
Give each player a small pumpkin and ask them to place it on
their head. The first
player to go from start, around a turnaround point (small orange cones
work well ) and back to the start wins!
If a player drops their pumpkin they have to go back to the start
and begin again. Play
several round and to make it harder have them do different rounds
walking backwards, crawling, turning in circles etc.
Pumpkin Pie Toss
This is a fun and very messy game and should be played outside.
This is played like the egg toss game only with pumpkin pies.
Players pair up and each team is given a pumpkin pie. Teams
line up and face each other about 5 feet apart. The first
player tosses their pie to their partner. If the pie is caught
then every team that caught a pie steps back 2 feet from their team
mate. If a pie is not caught then that team is out.
Play continues until the final team catches their pie from the farthest
Pumpkin Seed Toss
Large hollowed out pumpkins / Pumpkin seeds
Set the pumpkins out in a line going away from the starting line.
Have players try to toss their seeds into the pumpkins starting
with the closest and then in turn the next closest to them and so on.
Orange balloons / Paper snow cone cups
Give each player a blown up orange balloon and a paper snow cone cup.
Have them set the balloon on the cup so it balances.
Then have them push the balloon into the air and try and catch it
again with their cup.
Large Pumpkins (painted with different point values) / 3 – 4 Hula
Players try to throw hula hoops around pumpkins.
Total their points and determine a winner after 3 rounds.
Medium size pumpkins / Brooms
Divide into teams and give each team a medium size pumpkin and a broom.
One by one they have to use the broom to sweep the pumpkin from
the starting point, around the course and back to the start where they
hand off the broom and pumpkin to the next player.
The team that completes the course fist wins.
The course can be an easy to and from a turnaround point or
harder course that contains obstacles (over a ramp, through a tunnel,
etc. ) for older children.
Tic Tac Pumpkin Toe
Straw, Hay or Masking Tape / 10 medium size pumpkins – 5 white, 5
Make a large Tic Tac Toe board on the ground using straw, hay, masking
tape, etc. Take turns
playing tic tac toe on the large board using the pumpkins as place
markers. See if
the white or orange pumpkin team wins!
Large pumpkins with straight stems / Canning lids
Paint point values on the pumpkins and set them up so that the larger
point values are furthest away from the start. Players try
to throw circular metal canning lids over the stems of the pumpkins.
Players each get 5 turns. Add up the points and the highest score
Plastic container with lid /
Candy marshmallow pumpkins / Paper / Pencils
Fill a clear plastic container with pumpkins.
While you are filling the
container count the candy and write down the total number in the jar.
Seal the container.
While guests are arriving to the party ask them to guess how many
pieces of pumpkin candy are in the jar.
Provide pencils and paper so they can write down their name and
guess. At the end of
the party read the guesses and see who is the closest to the number in
the jar. Winner takes
the jar home!
Fall Theme Scavenger Hunt
Set up a fun Fall Neighborhood
Scavenger Hunt for party guests with a Fall theme! Our Fall
Scavenger Hunt List has 30 fun Fall / Autumn theme items to find.
Includes directions and set up instructions.
More Fall theme games and activities
Decorate with orange balloons, hay bales, fall
leaves and mums. Pumpkins of all sizes on the mantle and
party tables. Place pumpkins on candlestick holders, in
large glass vases, stacked on top of each other all around the party
area. Wooden crates or hay bales can be used to create
height in arrangements.
Paint pumpkins with acrylic paints
Glitter pumpkins by putting glue on the areas
that will have glitter and then sprinkling glitter over the glue
Have guests draw a design on their pumpkin
and then have an adult use a drill to outline the design (leaving space
in between holes). When a candle or flashlight is placed inside
light will light up their design.
Decorate orange t-shirts with fabric paint.
Decorate orange pillow cases with fabric
paint or fabric markers.
Small bag of pumpkin marshmallow candies
Glow in the dark plastic pumpkin filled with candy
Fill large plastic pumpkins with small prizes
Brown paper sacks with a pumpkin cutout glued
to the front and green curling ribbon
Orange sacks tied with green ribbon