Halloween Party Prep: Food, Music, And Fun (Part 3)
Now, naturally, a good Halloween party will have a costume contest with winners for:
- Best Overall Costume
- Best Male Costume
- Best Female Costume
- Funniest Costume
- Most Original Costume
- Hottest Costume
- And so many more.
A costume contest ensures that people will dress up to win. A fun way to have the costume contest is to do a fashion show where people walk down a “runway” and everyone at the party votes for the costume contest winners. With a little bit of dry ice, some of the songs from the Halloween sounds blog, and a little bit of creativity, this could be a really fun activity even for adults.
Another good, fun thing is to have a carnival-like theme where booths are set up with traditional Halloween carnival events like pinning the nose on the pumpkin, wheel spins, go fishin’, and the likes. For adults, the prizes could be more risqué but kids love candy and glo sticks and stuffed animals.
And of course, bobbing for apples is a must. Who doesn’t want to look the fool trying to grab an apple in his or her mouth? I mean, I do not, but hey…it is a party, so why not?
In addition to these ideas, why not bring out the arts and crafts and have a pumpkin carving contest or, if that is too messy, a pumpkin decorating contest with paint pens, glue, glitter, and other artsy fun? And if that contest does not fit your theme, maybe a dance contest to, oh say, “Monster Mash” or “Time Warp” could work instead. With everyone dressed up, a dance contest could really bring about a good time. It could also be fun to do the dance to “Thriller” as group.
Punchbowl.com suggested some other fun options:
- Mummy Wrap: This classic kids game will be more entertaining for the adults this time around, particularly if there are Halloween libations involved beforehand. Teams pair up and each get a roll of toilet paper. Then one person spins around the other turning them into a mummy. The person becoming the mummy generally also tries to spin to help the team finish first, which is the goal. With all that spinning and drinking, it’s bound to be entertaining for those watching and playing!
- Shot in the Dark: This is a great scary Halloween party game for adults. Play a scary movie in the background or in a separate room. Set up some movie rules, like whenever someone gets shot, everyone does a shot. Or whenever a character screams, everyone drinks. Or whenever they say a certain word, everyone cheers. You get the point. You can get really creative, however it’s generally a good idea to watch the chosen movie ahead of time to get an idea of how many times you’re going to have people do each thing.
- Who am I?: This is a Halloween twist on a classic name game. Write down characters from famous scary movies on notecards. Tape one note card on each person’s back as they arrive. The objective of the game to have everyone ask questions and talk to each other them if they are that character to give them hints. Once everyone guesses his or her “identity” the game is over.
- Liq-or-treat: If you want to include a unique Halloween drinking game, this is perfect. Give each room at the party a unique Halloween themed drink. Guests can trick or treat from room to room to try to different Halloween libations that you’ve chosen.
If none of these seem to hit your level of fun factor, a quick Google search will bring up many other creative and fun suggestions for a perfect party this Halloween.
I hope your Halloween party experience is fun, safe, and full of spook.
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