Halloween isn’t just for kids anymore. Plenty of adults celebrate the day as well. Halloween parties are a common event for many adults these days. If you’re planning a party of your own, here are some fun adult Halloween games to liven it up.
Photo Scavenger Hunt
The object of a photo scavenger hunt is to get pictures of all the items using a digital camera or a Polaroid camera so the pictures can be judged right away.
Break your guests up into several small groups and give each of them a list of items they have to find. They can all get the same items or you can make each one different if you don’t want them tripping over one another in their search.
They head out on foot or by car to find the items and take pictures of themselves with each one. I like to make them find someone to take their picture if possible – if the whole group isn’t in each one, they get penalized.
You can choose the winner by the first team to finish, the team with the most creative pictures or whatever criteria you want.
Make the scavenger hunt items fit the theme of your party. You could use a tombstone, a hockey mask, red paint or a horror movie poster for example.
This one is fun for any age, really, but adults can have a lot of fun with it.
Partially fill ten 2 liter pop bottles with water to weight them down, then decorate them to fit the theme of your party.
Set them up in the standard 10 pin layout.
Have your guests “bowl” with pumpkins. The smaller gourds usually work best, or at least smaller pumpkins. Round ones tend to roll better but the ones that aren’t as perfect make the game a lot more challenging.
A lot of people have switched to painting pumpkins rather than carving, both for safety and for longer lasting jack-o-lanterns. But carving is still the best in my opinion. There’s nothing that says Halloween like the light of a candle flickering through the face of a pumpkin.
You can buy carving kits at most craft and hobby stores around Halloween, with small tools for more detailed carving.
They usually come with stencils as well but for this game you’ll probably want to leave it up to your guests to do freestyle.
You can judge the game in several ways – the first to finish their pumpkin, the most creative (in your judgement or the entire group’s), the scariest, etc.
And there are plenty of children’s games that are just as much fun for adults – bobbing for apples, Twister, musical chairs, etc. Don’t worry about whether it’s a “mature” thing to do – just worry about whether your guests enjoy themselves!