Halloween Activites for Adults
Doing a Google search for adult Halloween games generally results in bobbing for apples or a ridiculous activity that can only lead to embarrassment (or regret). If you like getting your face and costume wet, or being put into awkward physical situations with strangers, more power to you.
I am no longer entertained by sticking my hand in a box of cold pasta and peeled grapes, feigning surprise, and exclaiming "Oh...it's cold intestines and eyeballs...again...who knew."
I like Halloween games that fall between kiddie delights and "adult fun". I have started to make my own (marked with ** in the title) and tweaked other games I'd stumbled upon over the years.
|**Halloween Movie & TV Trivia||How well do you know your creature culture? A fun quiz for the "Halloween Hardcores" at your next party. They are written in a format that requires the questions to be read aloud (otherwise, some of the answers are obvious because they are mentioned in the next question). I've kept the answers separate, at the end of the questions, just in case some of you ghost-hosts want to have some fun as you read through.|
|**Have You Learned Anything From Horror Movies?||You can always spot when a character in a horror movie has suffered a lapse in judgment. After the movie is over, you might talk about techniques of staying alive when encountering dark creatures and situations. I decided to take this concept and turn it into a competitive game of question and answer.|
|**The Devil is in the Details||Feeling like your guests haven't fully appreciated the amount of detail you've put into your party atmosphere? Devise questions that deal with your decorations and watch them explore your haunt.|
|Famous Movie Quotes||How well can your guests match up famous movie quotes to their respective horror film? For that matter, how well can you? The answers are at the bottom of the page so if you too would like to play, be my guest. Add your own favourite movie quotes to the list. Make them as easy or difficult as you like. If you think the people in your group of friends are extremely savvy movie connoisseurs, often bantering about lines from horror flicks, delete the list of movies to choose from and let them fend for themselves!|
|Monster Match-Up (icebreaker and team-maker)||Most of us have played a version of this game at one point or another, at some team-building seminar or drama class. Personally, I have never used it at my party (my friends would get mad at me if I made them play this) but I could see how other people might enjoy it. It would be effective to mix up your groups and get people talking to guests they don't know.|
|Prop Builders||So you've spent 3 months making props and decorations for your party. It's time you rested. Here's a cute game that gets your guests competing to make an original, scary scene using a selection of materials given to them by you. Just make sure you buy multiples of each item so every team has the same kit to keep it fair (they don't have to look exactly the same, but they should be equipped with the same TYPE of item).|
|Black Cat Got Your Tongue?||A game where you get a prize by catching others saying the forbidden words. I've seen this game described different ways, and most people hand out bags of candy to their guests. When one person catches another person saying a "forbidden word", they take a piece of candy from them and put it in their own bag. The problem with this? I don't know about your friends, but some of my friends would get the bag of candy and just eat it. I've adapted this to be a little trickier.|
|**Movie Picture Clues||This is a game where party guests are given handouts with images on them. Some of the images refer to a movie title specifically, while the other images refer to things associated with the movie. The challenge for the guests is to figure out which horror movie the clues are referring to.|
|**Chalk Outlines||This would best suit a party that has a murder scene or gory theme of some sort, but could be played at any Halloween gathering.The concept is simple (if not a bit morbid): choose a handful of volunteer guests to have their forms captured in a police scene chalk outline and challenge the remainder of the party goers to guess whose outline belongs to whom.|
|Blair Witch Short Films||I can't remember where I first saw this idea, but I've always liked it. The concept has your guests video taping themselves in Blair Witch form while they confess their wrong doings or anxiety over an everyday issue. Ask guests to keep the short films to under one minute (30 seconds is probably best). You'll watch all the films together at the party.|
|Head Waiter||I found this game on FamilyFun.com and tweaked it slightly. The object of the game is to be the first team to relay a severed head back and forth across a space without dropping it off the plate.|
|**Petrified Pyramid||Similar to the famous television game show, this game has players compete in teams. They choose categories and attempt to get their partners to guess as many answers in that category as they can within a time limit.|