Below are two of my favorite adult Halloween party games. We play several games, but the top two games that we play, is a Relay Race and a Scavenger Hunt. Both games are the highlight of the party! My guests LOVE to play these games! It is so fun to play, and just as much fun to be the spectator.
We usually have around 50 guests at our party. When I am planning for the relay race, I usually count on about 20 people who want to play. For adult Halloween party games to be successful it takes some planning. So, below is the instructions on how to plan and play this game.
I designed this Halloween game several years ago, and every year I change it up a little. I wanted this game not only to be fun to play, but HILARIOUS to watch! This relay race game is based on activity stations. Each player has to complete the activity station before moving onto the next. Once that player has completed the station, the next team member can begin the station. Only one team member is allowed at a station at a time.
You will need other guests to man the stations and make sure the players are following the rules, and know where to go next. I usually stand out in the middle of the relay and make sure players are going in the right direction!
Be ready! It gets crazy and hilarious! Teams are cheering for their teammates, guests are usually laughing, and I’m blowing a whistle for team players going astray!
For this game, I plan for four teams of five players each. Having five activity stations works really well. Below is a drawing of the overall view of the relay race.
All teams start at the same time. (A whistle comes in really handy!) Each player must put their forehead on the bat, and spin 10 times around. Then they can run to station number 1. This is by far, one of the funniest parts of the game!
The player must either take all of Barbie’s clothes off, or put them back on, depending on what condition their Barbie is in when they arrive at the table. Now, let me be honest, if you haven’t seen a grown man try to put clothes on a very curvaceous Barbie, well you haven’t lived!
You need five small bikes for this station. I always borrow from my friends. Have your players ride the bike around something. You want them to ride it in a circle so that they end up back where they started. That makes it easier for the next player to find the bike and get going.
Shop the Dollar store for five small puzzles that have about 25 pieces. The player must put the puzzle together. The box should be sitting in front of the puzzle pieces, so they know what the completed puzzle will look like. Once they have put the puzzle together, they can move on. Whoever is manning this station needs to quickly take the puzzle apart before the next player arrives.
The object of this station is for the player to unwrap one present. Before unwrapping a present, the player must first put on a hat, gloves, and scarf. This station takes the most preparation. I usually buy really cheap wrapping paper, and ribbon and just wrap things from my pantry. Put a ribbon on the present to make it more difficult. Just be sure to not tie the ribbon in a knot!
After that, the player needs to run to the designated finish line! Once all the players cross the finish line, you have a winner!
If you don’t have a particularly large yard, incorporate both front and back yards into your game. This really is one of my favorite adult Halloween party games!
If you are looking for Halloween games for school parties, you could simplify this game by eliminating the bikes.
Another one of my favorite adult Halloween games that we play, is a Halloween Scavenger Hunt! Players are divided up into teams of 4-5 players. Clues lead them to different places in town, where they must take a photo with their phone to prove they got their clue correct. One responsible player is the designated driver.
I make up about 5-6 clues that reveal what the team is to find. Each clue is put into a separate envelope and numbered. All the envelopes are then placed into a large manilla envelope.
I gather the teams together in the living room, give them their envelopes and yell "Go!". I promise, it is hilarious to watch them all run out to their respective cars in their costumes. There are always a few guys who will push and shove their friends to get ahead. Everybody is laughing and yelling. I think this is my favorite part of this game!
Most clues are word puzzles, riddles, or math problems that give away where they need to go. For example, a clue may give away the word "target". The team then knows they need to drive to Target and have their photo taken in front of the sign.
Another fun "hunt" is to have the team have their photo taken in front of 5 different Halloween yard decorations. Always tell your team to be respectful of personal property.
Have them find another person around town in a costume and get their photo taken with them. Really, this game can be a ton of fun! Just use your imagination when coming up with clues!
I mix the clues up in different orders for each team, but they inevitably run into each other when they are out and about. This always makes them even more competitive and adds to the rivalry.
I give extra points for innovative and creative photos. Winners are decided by time completed and by creativity points. This game is also fantastic for a college Halloween party.
Both of these adult Halloween party games will fill your evening with hours of fun! And your guests will be talking about your party for weeks! You might even get the coveted title of "Queen or King of Halloween"!
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