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Ping Pong Pumpkin

DIY Halloween Carnival Game Idea - Ping Pong Pumpkin!


Battery Powered Tea-Lights Look Great at Dusk!



Decorate Your Own Cups for a DIY Halloween Game!


Supplies for Ping Pong Pumpkin:

bullet point 12- 24 Orange Jack-o-Lantern Plastic Cups
bullet point 20+ White Ghost Cups (and extra cups for holding the Ping Pong Balls)
bullet point 12 BATTERY OPERATED Tea Lights (Safety Note: Do NOT use ordinary candles!) 
bullet point 12+ Table Tennis Balls (Ping Pong Balls)
bullet point Tablecloth or other table decorations 
bullet point Tablecloth Clips - if used outdoors
bullet point Packing tape to tape cups in place
bullet point Stand behind lines or (colorful cones, sidewalk chalk, Pool Noodles etc.)
bullet point Game Prizes - consolation and top prizes
bullet point Ticket Box and Game Sign

Game Setup:

Before the carnival, set up your table with the Halloween themed decorations and cups.

Note: The pumpkin/ghost cups should be about 3 inches apart on the table to keep this fall game challenging!

Next, using packing tape, be sure to secure each cup on the bottom to the table - you don't want your cups tipping over during the game.

Finally, turn on the Battery Operated Tea Lights and add into only about half of the pumpkin cups.

How to Play the Ping Pong Pumpkin Carnival Game:

Children are given 3 Table Tennis Balls (Ping Pong Balls) - to make it easy you can place the balls into a ghost cup to hand each carnival player!

The object of the game is to toss a ball into a LIGHTED PUMPKIN CUP. If the game players don't make one of their three balls into a lighted pumpkin, they receive a consolation prize. But, If one of their Ping Pong Balls lands into a Ghost Cup, they lose their turn (no more throws even if they have not tossed all their ping pong balls) but still get a consolation prize!

This is a fun Halloween game to have in a slightly darkened room or outdoors at dusk so the pumpkin cups that are lighted show up! If this game is outdoors, be sure to have some additional lights.

Additional Hints & Tips:

Note: this entire game can be a DIY homemade game!! Simply purchase orange and white cups and use a permanent marker to make the pumpkin and ghost faces on the cups. Don't forget your battery operated tea lights and table tennis balls too!


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