So you’re throwing a Halloween party that will have adults and children? Are you having difficulty coming up with activities for both sets of guests? Well, since you have a diverse crowd (kids and adults) you should have activities that work for everyone.
Two things always work for the adults and children; costume contests and karaoke. You can’t go wrong with either of them.
Make sure your guests know you plan on handing out several different prizes for the costume contest; ranging from most realistic, made everyone laugh, best overall, most creative...
You should also give gifts to the children too! Give everyone a little trophy! You can even have a category for best family costume. Incredibles family costume anyone?
For karaoke you should keep all the songs "Halloween" themed. Here are a few to get you started -
- I Put a Spell on You - Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
- Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra
- Highway to Hell - AC/DC
- Monster Mash - Bobby Boris Pickett
- Purple People Eater – Sheb Wooley
- VooDoo Child - Jimi Hendrix
- Super Freak – Rick James
- Led Zeppelin - No Quarter
- Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
- Sympathy for the Devil - Rolling Stones
- Don’t Fear the Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
- Halloween – Stephen Lynch
The kids might not be as interested in karaoke as the adults so if you need one more activity, why not have a scavenger hunt? We happen to have a great Halloween Scavenger Hunt on our site.
Here is an example of the clues -
There's a special place that you must go to.
To discover a cauldron of witch's brew.
Dunk one team member's face to find
the apple of your team's design.
What you do: Set up a cauldron of "Witch's Brew" where everyone can bob for apples. Tie a different color of string around the stem of each apple, and make sure the teams know which color they are and that they must bob for the apple with their team's color on the stem.
For your next task you must retrieve
a set of tootsies among the leaves.
Look up, look down and you may see
a pair of feet in a great big tree.
What you do: Cut a pair of feet in each team's color out of construction paper. Hang the feet in the trees- if you want you can color red on the feet to make them look dismembered. Each team must somehow get their pair of "dismembered feet" from the trees.
And so on. There are 11 clues in all. Or use this as a template and do your own, the kids will love it!
If there is another great Halloween song for karaoke please share it in the comments below. Have a great time, and Happy Halloween!