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People keep saying the summer is over, but our 90 degree weather begs to differ. I put together some fall party games as my way of telling summer to get lost and make way for fall. I want to wear a hoodie without people looking at me like I’m crazy already!
So here’s how this works. You can either just play these games individually or play them as part of a large scale “minute to win it” competition. If you’re playing minute to win it style, break your group up into teams with equal numbers of players. Pick out the games you’re going to play. Then the way it works is that one person (or two depending on the game) from each team will play the game simultaneously, so you’ll have say five teams playing at once. The first team to finish wins the game and gets the points. You can see more details about how to setup a Minute to Win It game in this Lego party post. And now the game ideas.
Fall Party Games (adapted from Minute to Win It Game Show)
- Popsicle Sticks
- Candy corn
- Playing cards
- Orange balloons
- Toilet paper
- Panty hose
- Soda bottles
- Halloween cookies
- Hula hoops
- Bath mats (or towels)
- Witch hats
- Plastic pumpkins
- Orange plastic cups
- Black plastic cups
- Party streamers
- Multicolored candies
- Paper footballs
How to Play
Baby Rattle – Fill one two-liter soda bottle with candy corn then attach to another empty two-liter soda bottle. Repeat with another set of two-liter soda bottles. Players have to transfer all candy corn from one side of the connected soda bottles to the other in the minute.
Card Ninja – Players must throw playing cards at a pumpkin trying to get one card to stick in the pumpkin before the minute is up.
Defying Gravity – Players keep three balloons in the air for a minute. Use orange balloons.
Dizzy Mummy – Unwind a roll of toilet paper by wrapping it around yourself.
Elephant March – Knock over bottles with a small pumpkin hanging from panty hose worn around the head.
Face the Cookie – Using only your face muscles, move an orange Halloween cookie from your forehead to your mouth. If the cookie falls, get a new cookie and try again.
Hut, Hut, Hike – Bend over and hike toilet paper rolls through a hoop 15 feet away. Make a certain number of rolls through the hoop within the minute.
Johnny Applestack – Stack five apples on top of each other.
Magic Carpet Ride – Players must sit on bath mats (or towels) and use an inchworm technique to make their way around an obstacle course. Obstacles can include things like witch hats, pumpkins, and leaves.
Movin’ On Up – Give player a stack of 39 orange cups with one black cup on the bottom. Moving one cup at a time, player must move the black cup from bottom to the top.
Pumpkin Tennis – Players must volley a piece of crumpled up paper from one side of the room to the other to drop the paper in a plastic pumpkin.
Paper Dragon – Players must unspool two rolls of party streamers using only their hands and arms. Use fall colored streamers.
Separation Anxiety – Players must separate 50 multicolored candies (M&Ms, Skittles, etc.) into specific cups for each color, moving one candy at a time. Use fall colored candies.
Stack Attack – Players must stack 36 plastic cups into a perfect triangle and once done, put the cups back into one stack. Use fall colored cups
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Fall Prize Ideas
Fall or Halloween DVDs like Hocus Pocus
CD of Halloween songs like this one
Pumpkin or fall scented candle
Mini Pumpkins with Awards/Prizes Written on them in Sharpie
Fall Chapstick/Lip Balm
Fall gift card like this one
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