How to play party games Halloween-style

Oct 18, 2011 at 1:05 p.m. ET

Add some fun to the game plan of your Halloween party this year with two games that will have the kids living and laughing it up for a fabulous fall time. Simply give classic party games some Halloween flair and let the little ghouls and goblins at it.

How to play Bowing with Gourds

What you'll need:

10 varying sizes of butternut squash
Paint -- color of your choice
Number stickers

How to set up:

Tape around the squash before painting to give the "pins" stripes. Place the number stickers over the dried paint to give the butternut squash the feel of official bowling pins.

How to play bobbing for worms

What you'll need:

Paper or foil plates
Whipped cream
Gummy worms

How to set up:

Scatter the gummy worms in the bottom of the foil plates. Use as many or as few as you like, depending on how challenging you want to game to be. Top off the scattered worms with a thick layer of whipped cream and then let contestants bob for worms.

More Halloween how tos

How to make creepy treats and graveyard cake
How to make a spooky spinning head
DIY Halloween decorations