I always liked the feely boxes... Cardboard boxes painted black with a hole in the front with plastic covering so you can get a hand through the hole but not see what's inside. Then you get creative with the contents for Halloween. Each box should have something different inside to feel eg Brains (cold spaghetti), Eyeballs (hard boiled eggs) etc and people have to guess what it is or just be grossed out by it! Also did donuts on strings, apple bobbing.
As a variation on the box thing, we used to have a box lined with foil with a hole in the top corner, filled with horrible gloopy flour and water paste, dyed green, as a kind of lucky dip, with little (thoroughly cling film wrapped) parcels of sweets etc in them...
some of these sound great, I liked the idea of getting someone to come along with a bat, but too late to organise, I think I think we'll def do something with a gloopy mess, and the boxes with spaghetti etc in.
Dooking for apples, for so many kids is, I think too expensive and too time consuming (we only have an 1.5 hours).
You know, soemone goes out the room, you decide who the murderer is, all in a circle, first person comes back, stands in the middle and the murderer winks at people who 'die'. first person has to guess who the murderer is.
I think with 60 kids you need to spit them into groups anyway - and then rotate them round several activities. So you could do dooking for apples / treacle scones etc that way. Personally I don't think you can HAVE a Halloween party with dooking for apples - but I'm Scots!