Thursday, October 8, 2009

I Need Your Help…

I spoke to my mom just a little while ago and apparently after the success of the Pirate themed party I threw for my son she now thinks I’m the party planner extraordinaire. She asked me to come up with some party games for a Halloween party; but there's a catch, they have to be geared for senior citizens and the party is this coming Monday.

Here’s what I’ve come up with so far:
  • Fill a jar with candy corn and have them guess how many are in the jar.
  • Halloween themed Bingo.
  • Sheets handed out with Halloween trivia…in LARGE print.
  • The game where you put a sticker on everyone’s forehead (or back) with an identity that they have to figure out by asking ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions.
  • ‘Touch and Feel’ boxes. Have the guests reach into various boxes and try to guess what’s in it. So far I’ve come up with peeled grapes (they feel like eyeballs) and wet spaghetti noodles (guts).
Here’s where you can help. Do you have any ideas or can you expand on the ones above? There will be about 30 guests so I need to come with that many identities (Halloween themed) for the game where they guess who they are. I also need more ideas for the ‘Touch and Feel’ boxes.

I’d really appreciate any suggestions, and so would my mom who just happens to be one of the nicest people on this planet.

Thanks.

10 comments:

Chelsie said...

For the halloween themed characters,
Dracula, Dr Jeckell/Mr. Hyde, Frenkenstein, Zombie, Ghost, The Addams Family, Evil Witch, Mummy, Devil, Angel

kapgar said...

I'd reconsider those "touch and feel" boxes. Elderly people have dirty minds, if you know what I mean.

Moonspun said...

Oh now you've set a precendent for yourself!
How about a pin the tail theme....at my daugter's past two birthdays we go to the dollar store and find decals that are supposeed to be for wall decorations and then draw something on a poster board and have that be the target. Like last year we found fairies and they stuck them to a tree. Like you could do witches and draw a broomstick....You wouldn't have to blindfold them at all...just have them close their eyes.
I like the touch and feel boxes...what about crushed walnut shells for bones? Or jelly beans...uh, just cause they are fun and seem cool to feel.And something fuzzy, like stuffing...
That's what I have...good luck, my friend!

Badass Geek said...

I've got nothing. I'm not much of a Halloween person.

If you do want to give 'em a good scare, though, Photoshop a picture of Sarah Jessica Parker nude.

That'd do it.

dsmcaron said...

A flying monkey (Wizard of Oz)
Cruella de Vil
Wicked Witch of the West
Blackbeard
The Child Catcher (chitty chitty bang bang)
Freddie Krueger
The Grim Reaper
The Headless Horseman
Voldemort
The Joker
The Penguin
Darth Vader
Executioner
The Hangman
The Queen of Hearts
Bonnie & Clyde
Al Capone
Skeleton
Witch
Goblin
Elf
Dementor (Harry Potter)
Jaws
Vampire
Fallen Angel
Leprechaun
Zombie
Corpse Bride
Jack Skellington

Hope this list doesn't make the comment too long! Have fun!

Miss Grace said...

notmartha.org has some good halloween links up on her site today. I think one of them is for halloween themed names.

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Suggesting Halloween themed jello shots is helpful, right?? :)

Hallie

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Have I taught you nothing? This is why you buy cheap-ass paper plates and draw stick figures on them, buy week-old ice cream cake that is stale as all get-out, and put up helium balloons that are "wilted." That way, people think you're a horrible party planner and you never get asked. But? You make up for it with an amazing gift. ;P I must teach you, Grasshopper.

Lola said...

Oh, honey, if only my mind wasn't so twapped from trying to come up with game ideas for the 30 kids I've got coming to my house for Halloween! I'm doing a scavenger hunt, and I can't even come up with 11 clues.

Good luck!!

Nej said...

The first thing that came to mind..."It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."

Not sure how you can incorporate, but seniors should recognize it.

I think your other ideas for games are really good!!