Cupcake Walk Summary: This game is just like the classic cake walk played at carnivals, just a miniature version Ages: From 3 to 10 Recommended Number of Players: Between 6 and 15 Equipment: Cupcakes Cardstock or Construction Paper with numbers 1 through 15 (if you have less than 15 players, only have as many numbers as you need) Slips of paper with as many numbers as you have on the floor CD player and a music CD Set Up: Decorate the cupcakes Tape the numbers to the floor in a circle Have the CD player plugged in close to the circle of numbers How to Play: Play a song for a few seconds while the guests walk around the circle from number to number. When the music stops, draw a number that corresponds to the numbers on the floor. The girl standing on the number that was drawn out of a hat gets to choose what cupcake she wants. The player that won the cupcake leaves the game and takes the number she was standing on with her. Then the music begins again as the remaining girls walk the circle. Winner: Non-competitive Variation: If you have many players, then do not play elimination style as listed above. Just have as many games as you cupcakes. Have the girls decorate the cupcakes first. Then while playing, the winner of the round can pick the cupcake, but it can not be the one she decorated. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
You Can't Say That Summary: A party game where the guests are given a word they cannot say during the whole event Ages: From 14 and up Recommended Number of Players: 5 or more Equipment: One beaded necklace for each player A large safety pin would also work in place of the beaded necklace Set Up: Give each player one beaded necklace to wear How to Play: Choose a word that your guests can not say during the whole party. If you are at a baby shower, the word could be "baby", or at a birthday party the word could be "birthday." The trick is to choose a word that is likely to come up in conversation often. Give each guest a beaded necklace as they come to the party. Let them know what word they are banned from saying. If anyone at the party hears a player say this word, they turn to that person and say "You Can't Say That!" and then takes the beaded necklace from that player and puts it around their own neck. If a player has more than one necklace and is heard saying the forbidden word, then the player gives ALL her necklaces to the player who caught her. Winner: The player with the most necklaces at the end of the party wins a prize.
Mad Scientist Summary: Mad Scientist is a Halloween game where the players feel old "body parts" and try to guess what the real contents of the box is. Ages: From 10 to adult Recommended Number of Players: Between 3 and 25 Items Needed for the Body Parts: Brain: Head of cauliflower with mashed tomatoes smeared on top Eyes: Two frozen peeled grapes Heart: A lump of uncooked liver Hair: A handful of corn silk Blood: Ketchup thinned with warm water Hand: A cold plastic glove filled with red gelatin Ear: A dried apricot Nose: A pickle or hot dog Worms: Wet spaghetti Additional Equipment Needed: Bowls or plates to put each body part on One box for each body to hide in Candles if you are playing with adults Set Up: Line the “body parts” up on a table or counter and cover each with an upside down cardboard box with a hole cut out of the bottom. Write the name of the “body part” on the outside of the box, like “eyes,” “brains,” etc. The trick to the game is to keep the lights low so guests can’t see what the real contents of the boxes are. If you playing with adults, you can use candles to add to the ambience. How to Play: Tell the players that they are in the secret lab of a mad scientist. He is almost ready to put assemble his "creation." The old dead body parts from other people that he will use to make his own creature are here on the table. To make the game a tad bit scarier, say these next words while pointing to the appropriate box. Use your "mad scientist" voice. *Here is his brain, which now feels no pain. *Here are his eyes, still frozen with surprise. *Here is his heart. Be careful lest it start! *Now we have his hair, which once was so fair! *Feel these drops of his blood. All the rest turned to mud. *One hand all alone, just rotting flesh and bone. *Now touch his ear. He nevermore will hear! *This is his nose. T'will never smell a rose. * These worms are all that's left to feel. For them, this body was a lovely meal! Each player must then put their hand into the hole of each box and feel the “body part.” On a piece of paper, have them write down what are the true items in the boxes. Winner: The player who accurately guesses the true items of the body parts wins the game.
Object of the Game: This game is played in teams that race to be the first to pass the miniature pumpkins without using their hands. What You Do: Pick teams of about six to eight people and have them stand in a line. You can go boy-girl or random. For a teen party, boy/girl maybe a great ice breaker for the kids. Each team gets a mini pumpkin which the first person places under their chin. The mini pumpkin is passed down the line, person to person by holding it under their chin and passing it this way, no hands allowed!! The person holding the mini pumpkin can stand in front of the next person for easier passing. All teams start at the same time, first team to get their pumpkin to the end of the row and back again to the starting person is the winner.
What You'll Need: Empty and dry water bottles with caps About 40 small Halloween related items per bottle 10 pound bag of Parakeet Seed or other fine bird seed Funnel that fits bottle mouth Measuring Scoop Craft Glue List of Items Stretch ribbon or cord in orange or black Halloween Pens or Pencils Make sure that your water bottle is completely dry inside or the bird seed will sprout and mold. I've tried using paper towel and a chop stick to dry it out, which works or just sitting them in the dishwasher over night works fine. Take the label off the bottle by soaking it or using Goo-Gone to remove all traces of glue and wash the outside with soap and water. Find about 40 small items to put inside the bottle. Make sure that the items that you pick out will fit through the bottles opening. You can use any little Halloween related toys that can be found and add in other items like buttons or beads of different colors and sizes. Write down each item or type them into your computer and save for making the check list later. Next, using a funnel that fits the bottle, scoop some of the seed into the bottle. Add about five items, add more seed, doing this until the items are all added and the bottle is filled. Leave a space of about three inches at the top. You need room to be able to shake. roll and move the seed around inside so that the items can move to the surface of the bottle. Use a small amount of glue around the threads of the bottle cap and cap the bottle. Use a craft glue that dried transparent so you'll know when it's dried. Do not shake bottle until glue has dried or you'll get seed stuck on the inside of the lid.. Print a list of all the items inside the bottle. I like to use a program that has tables to I can print four copies of the list at a time. Eight pages of lists is enough for one bottle. Cut them apart in equal sizes. Line them up and use a hole punch to put a hole in the upper left hand corner. Run an orange or black stretch ribbon through the hole and tie around the neck of the bottle. You can include a Halloween themed pencil if you like.
Scary Objects - A Memory Game Object of the Game: This game will test each players memory of what they see on a tray full of objects for a short time. What You Do: Using about 20 to 25 different Halloween related items, such as rubber bats, spiders, skulls, ghosts, etc. and place a few of them on a tray. Cover it with a cloth. Give each player a paper and pencil. Players sit in a circle around the tray and the cloth is removed for 60 seconds. When the time is up, replace the cloth. The players write down everything they can remember seeing on the tray. The person that gets the most items is the winner. You can keep the game going by having the winner of each round sit out and give the other kids a chance, change one item to add to the tray each time. What You Need: A tray, a cloth that covers it 20-25 small Halloween related objects Pencils and paper.
The Haunted Body Shop: Body Parts Directory Teenage Werewolf Hearts: Peeled, roasted chestnuts ("good to eat—feel the ridges on your tongue") Bat's Toenails: Whole caraway or cumin seeds; "crush them in your teeth." Batwings: Smoked turkey wings (without the drumstick); beef jerky lightly soaked to soften. Bloody Nuns' Hearts: poached eggs in chunky salsa. Breaking Fingers: Wieners pierced with a thin breadstick; snap in half. (use a skewer to make a hole through the length of the wiener first). Burned Rats & Rattails: Long green anaheim chiles (fresh, with stem), charred until blackened. Coagulated Bat's Blood: chunky fruit purée with granola. Cockroach Carcasses: Rice crackers—the ones shaped like little logs. Dead Baby Brains: A bowl of overcooked, mushy cauliflower and eggplant, with large, round capers; can also be anyone's brains. Dead Baby Fat: Tofu, preferably silken soft but any variety will do. Dead Ears: Dried apricots, apples or pears. Dead Witch Veins: Cooked buccatini (hollow spaghetti), chilled. Decaying Flesh 1: dried phyllo dough sheets. Decaying Flesh 2: baked puff pastry. Decaying Flesh 3: mashed potatoes topped with flakes of the above. Decaying Flesh 4: Corn meal mush, or polenta, dried and in chunks. Decaying Flesh 5: Toasted dried seaweed sheets (Japanese nori); crush them. Dried Lizard Legs: fried La Choy Noodles. Dried Worm Exo-Skeletons: fried La Choy Noodles. Ectoplasm: Applesauce. Eyeballs 1: Popping: Cherry tomatoes set in gelatin (Jello) in an ice cube tray—stick one in the victim's mouth and tell them to bite down. Eyeballs 2: Peeled grapes in a bowl; stick the victim's hand in. Eyeballs 3: Olives stuffed with cream cheese and a squid tentacle. Eyeballs 4: Fish eyeballs: martini pearl onions in a bowl of honey; raisins plumped in oil. Fresh Vomit: Chunky Salsa & Canned Corn, mixed. Missing Toe or Finger: Piece of carrot, cut to proper size, peeled and dried for 2 days. Pus Soup: Mayonnaise and green salsa. Rotted teeth: Unpopped (or partially popped) popcorn kernels; Cornnuts; pine nuts. Skeleton hair: Corn silks. Vampire's Earwax: Fudge. Worms: Spaghetti in a bowl; spiral-shaped rotini make good locust larvae; stick victim's hand in. Zombie hair: scraped, cooked spaghetti squash. Read more: Halloween: Edible Body Parts www.globalgourmet...
Tied donut game - Doughnuts on a String How-To Tie a length of rope between two trees. With kids standing under the rope, tie pieces of ribbon to the doughnuts (one per player) and then to the rope so the treats hang slightly above mouth level. Have players start on the count of three. Instruct each to eat an entire doughnut -- no hands allowed -- without letting it fall off the ribbon. The first to finish wins. There's no need for prizes; they've just been eaten.
Cook and cool at least three boxes of spaghetti noodles before the party. Place it all in a shallow laundry tub. Add one tablespoon of cooking oil per box to keep the noodles from sticking and to ensure maximum slipperiness for your guests. At the bottom of the noodles, slip in three marbles. Let the games begin! Set the noodle-filled tub on the kitchen floor, and put a chair on either side of it. On "Go!," two kids must race each other to find the missing eyeballs, using their bare feet only. They must pull the eyeballs out of the tub with their toes and deposit them into a small bowl next to the tub. Whoever pulls out the majority of eyeballs in two minutes wins. Reward the winners with ped-appropriate gifts such as toenail polish or Halloween-themed socks