Preparing for your Halloween party is a ton of work, and you certainly don’t want your guests yawning the night away! Save yourself from the stress of feeling like you have to push your guests from activity to activity, by preparing a list of activities for your guests to enjoy during your party!
Consider sectioning your house into themed areas. Have a mystical fortune teller’s room, with a coffee table covered with a black cloth. Add a few candles, some old photos, playing cards and a few chairs and there you have it!
You might have the “spooky stories” room, where people can read from some classic (or new) scary stories, or even make up their own. Guests might even compete for a prize at the end of the night for who has the creepiest story!
Another possibility is to have a scavenger hunt, where teams visit each room to collect one “haunted” object. You might give them a list of clues for each team, so that each team gets one particular object, while doing a different activity in each room to get there.
Have an area where your guests can take scary pictures. You might decorate the area with some cardboard gravestones, some blue lighting, and a few spooky cobwebs (I’m sure your imagination can add even more!). Everyone can have a great time posing for spooky pictures in the “graveyard.”
Don’t forget the costume contest! Of course, you can always jazz it up a bit. If singing is the group’s favorite, consider a costume & karaoke contest. You might have other awards for scariest story (see above), most ghoulish couple, or even "most" un-dead zombie.
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