Many parents want to be known as having the “hot house” for Halloween or having the “hottest party”, this can involve either making your house very scary, or making it a lot of fun. If you are going for fun, then consider this pumpkin ring toss game. It’s another one of those games which is very simple to set up, and you can control the type of prizes you give away to control your costs as well. The game works both for Halloween parties and even for Halloween night Trick-or-treaters, especially if you live in an area with a limited number of trick-or-treaters.
The supplies for this game once again are simple, but might be a little more costly. Purchase three pumpkins and carve them into jack-o-lanterns. You will also need candy in various sizes to be awarded based on the distance away the pumpkin is that the child gets their hoop around. The final supply you need are hoops. If you have several hula hopps then work great. If not, I would suggest using cable and making a hoop with it taping it together with electrical tape.
Setting The Game Up
This game is very simple to set up. First, carve the jack-o-lanterns. Do not put candles in them though because there is a chance they will be tipped over by the hoops. Put your three jack-o-lanters out in your play area at three different distances for increasing difficulty level. Finally, mark the “throwing line” where the contestants have to stand behind.
Playing The Game
Playing this game is very simple, just as simple as setting the game up and maybe even easier. Each contestant will be given three hoops. They will be able to throw at any of the three jack-o-lanterns in the playing area. They will receive prizes not only if they land the hoop so it’s completely around the jack-o-lantern, but also if it’s “leaning” on the jack-o-lantern.
Of course with this being a Halloween activity, the prizes are candy. Have three bowls set out. For the closest pumpkin have small types of candy, these will also be used as consolation prizes. For the second pumpkin have larger types of candy. For the furthest pumpkin have full sized candy bars. If someone gets a hoop completely around any of the pumpkins they get 2 prizes from that pumpkin’s bowl. If they have a “leaner” they get one prize. If they fail to get any around the pumpkins or “leaners” let the contestant choose one prize from the bowl for the closest pumpkin.
It’s Not Just For Parties
While this game works great for parties, especially if you set up a few other games along with it, it’s not just for parties. Try setting this up for trick-or-treaters as well in your neighborhood. Keep in mind though if you have a lot of trick-or-treaters it could be time consuming, so it’s best for houses that get a small to medium amount of trick-or-treaters on Halloween.