Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin

Object of the Game: Like "Pin the Tail on the Donkey", this game has you pinning a nose on a Jack-O-Lantern.

What To Do: You can use a real pumpkin, an artificial pumpkin or large drawing or picture of a pumpkin on cork board. Pre cut and have ready a black construction paper nose. The pumpkin should have eyes and a mouth already cut out or glued on with an open spot for the nose. Blindfold each player as they take a turn to play. Spin each player around three times and let them go. They must try to pin the nose on the pumpkin in the correct spot. The other kids can yell "Hot" or "Cold" if they are missing the pumpkin completely. Use a push pin to attach the nose, it's easier on little thumbs and not as dangerous as regular thumbtacks for attaching a nose. For smaller children, use tape. The player that comes closest to the right spot is the winner.

What You Need: A pumpkin (real, artificial or made from cardboard). A pumpkin nose made from black construction paper. Pushpins or tape. A blindfold.



Pass The Pumpkin

Object of the Game: This game is played in teams that  race to be the first to pass the miniature pumpkins without using their hands.

What You Do: Pick teams of about six to eight people and have them stand in a line.  You can go boy-girl or random. For a teen party, boy/girl maybe a great ice breaker for the kids. Each team gets a mini pumpkin which the first person places under their chin. The mini pumpkin is passed down the line, person to person by holding it under their chin and passing it this way, no hands allowed!! The person holding the mini pumpkin can stand in front of the next person for easier passing.  All teams start at the same time, first team to get their pumpkin to the end of the row and back again to the starting person is the winner.

What You Need: Miniature pumpkins.