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6 Halloween Party Games for Pets

Pet-Friendly Halloween Games

Make this Halloween memorable by throwing the best Halloween pet party on the block. There are plenty of Halloween activities for pets and their parents to enjoy. When considering games for pets at your party, choose games that pets can participate in alone—and games where parents can participate as well. Playing games is a great way to keep your human, and four-legged party guests, entertained.

Here are some fun games for dogs and cats you can play at your Halloween pet party.

Catstume Chomptest

There are few feuds more epic than the one between dogs and cats. Reduce tensions this Halloween by running a costume contest that requires dogs to dress as famous cats, and cats to dress as iconic dogs. There are plenty of famous cats to choose from, including Hello Kitty, Grumpy Cat and Puss in Boots. Or dress your dog up as one of the most infamous Halloween symbols—the black cat. Halloween dog costume ideas for cats include Pluto, Scooby Doo and Snoopy. Reward pet participation with some delicious pumpkin-flavored treats like Zuke’s Pumpkin Crunch Dog Treats.

Bobbing for Crunchies

Bobbing for apples is one of the most popular Halloween games ever played. This version created specifically for dogs requires dog bowls, Halo’s Peanut ‘n Pumpkin Dog Treats, and The Honest Kitchen Bone Broth with Turmeric. Stock up on enough dog bowls for every pup that wants to play. Fill each bowl with bone broth. Drop the crunchy dog treats in the broth just before it’s time to play. Place each dog in front of their bowl, then let them bob for treats. First dog to consume all his treats wins. Dogs who are on a specific diet, have weight issues, or who are aggressive should not be allowed to participate.

A Hunt for Hounds

There are plenty of pet games where everyone can be a winner. Make a game out of treating your canine party guests to some Halloween-themed treats like Hill’s Duck and Pumpkin Dog Treats by hiding them around your home or yard before your guests arrive. Make sure the items are hidden in safe places and areas free of items that could be broken. Pet parents can participate in the hunt by helping their pups find the hidden treasures.

Trick & Treat

This is a great party game for both pets and parents. Equip each parent with delicious Halloween-themed treats like Grandma Lucy’s Organic Pumpkin Dog Treats. Line up parents with their pets, then announce popular tricks and commands for pet parents to call out. Pups are rewarded with a delicious treat for each trick they complete. The dog who does the most tricks is rewarded with their own goodie bag of delicious treats to go.

Possessed Kitties

To play this game with cats at your party, you’ll need paper bags, and arts and crafts supplies. Supplies like non-toxic markers, crayons, pipe cleaners and non-toxic paints will work well. Have your guests decorate each bag with a Halloween theme. Bags can depict anything from a spooky Jack-O-Lantern to Frankenstein. Once completed, place the bags on the floor, and release the cats. Make sure to capture the cats in action, as they roll around like they’re possessed in the hauntingly decorated bags.

Monster Mash-Up

In this version of musical chairs, each participant will fight for a spot on the floor. To play this game with your party guests, mark an area with multiple squares. You can use use the sides of large Chewy boxes to create flat cardboard frames to define the areas. Create a monster mash playlist full of Halloween-themed songs. When the music stops, each pup will need to find a square to sit or stand in. Pet parents can use treats to get their pups to stop in place. Remove a square each time the music stops to make it harder for pups to find an open spot. The last dog sitting or standing wins.