Post # 1
Hello all! We’re getting married on Halloween 09 in a full-out costume party, very family-oriented (a full 1/5 of our guests are children from 6 months to 16 years old). I need some help coming up with some original and clever activites and games that are in keeping with our Halloween theme. Any ideas?
Post # 3
No ideas… but that sounds soo fun!
Post # 4
Maybe costume BINGO? Instead of putting numbers on the board, you could put potential costumes (clown, bride, vampire, etc)?
A pinata? It’s not exactly Halloween-y, but it’s full of candy.
Maybe have the kids Trick or Treat to the tables and have on each table put a bowl of a different kind of candy?
Definitely have a photobooth to capture all the costumes.
Make sure some of the music is Halloween-y- like Thriller and Monster Mash.
Maybe have a costume parade and have guests vote (by a round of applause) for the winner in a variety of categories: age groups, best vampire, scariest, prettiest, etc.
Post # 5
bob for apples! not too original, but still fun!
Post # 6
scavenger hunt. like easter egg but with little pumpkins filled with candy…and other things to find during the night. You can do like I spy from Martha Stewart http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/article/i-spy-conversation-starter but halloween-y
Crave a pumpkin: y’all can do the dirty work and just let them do the faces.
Activity books with mazes, wordsearch, and riddles
Pin the wart on the witch/bone on skeleton/broomstick..whatnot!
Oh, you can get those dollar crafts at Micheals/Joanns with some craft glue!! They are mostly made of foam and the kids could make something so you could have like different tables with different activities. That way kids can split into groups of 4 and spend some time at each table.
Contest: Best costume; most creative…such and such with little surprise prizes.
Oh, that silly game where you stuck your hand into a box and it was yucky and you tired to guess what it was. Like cold pasta but labeled it like brains or something! I remember playing it as a kid..lol but don’t remember the name.
Off the bobbing for apples: I saw another game like that but they hung soft foods from a tree and you had to eat it the fastest…kind of like the relay where you eat crackers and have to whistle before moving to the next. ..
Post # 7
and I second the photobooth and that it would be so much fun
I love halloween! it’s our favorite holiday