For my son's 2nd grade fall party we played "Pin the leaf on the Tree" It started as their "craft" project...we let them decorate some pre-cut leaves with stickers and stick-on craft jewels. They wrote their name on the back, so that when we were done playing the game, they could keep their specially decorated leaf! We drew a bare tree on poster board, taped it to the wall, tied a handkerchief around their eyes, spun them around as we made the class sing songs, let them pin their leaf on the tree! They loved it AND so did the teacher...she is going to use it as Fall Decor before letting them have their leaf back!!
We also played "Roll the Squash" the kids did a relay race rolling a squash to each other. Sometimes we play "Pumpkin Bowling" where you set up 3 squash as the pins and let them roll a small round pumpkin to go bowling!!
We put together little goodie bags to give away at the very end, that way they put it in their backpacks instead of digging it out and losing parts. Sometimes we let them decorate their bags as the craft, then relay race to collect all the goodies to put in it!! That's fun too!
We cannot have a Halloween party, we have Fall parties, but if we could, I would give the kids orange paper lunch sacks and let them cut out a Jack-0-lantern face to take home... on Halloween night, they can put a small candle or light inside to light the way of the trick-or-treaters! We do this as a craft project at home!
I would love to hear your party ideas!!!