Thursday, October 17, 2019

Crypt Keeper's Crypt Halloween Party Game

Halloween is our favorite time of year.  We always go all out with decorations, activities,  and games.  This game was a big hit with the family.  

It is so much fun and you can change it up to match any holiday or theme.

You will need:
2-4 cauldrons (you could use garbage cans or buckets)

A bone for each player (we like to do 2 turns each, so we do twice as many bones)
Optional: life size skeleton

How to Play:

Have the group split into two teams.
Line up the teams on one side of the room or yard.

Place a cauldron with enough bones for each team member inside it in front of each team.
Place a cauldron on the other side of the room or yard.

Each team member must race one at a time, waddling with the bones between their legs or thighs, to the cauldron across the room or yard. No Hands!

The players must drop the bones into the cauldron and run back to their team.  If the bone was dropped anytime before the cauldron they must start over.  If the bone does not land in to cauldron, you must start over.

Once the player has returned, the next player can go.
Repeat until all the players have had a turn.

The first group to finish is the winner.

If you want to soften the fall, you can put spider webs, cotton balls or batting in the bottom of the cauldron.  This might look like smoke.

There are many different ways to play this game.

Witches Brew
Gather up all your fun unbreakable Halloween decorations for ingredients for your witches Brew.  We used a plastic skull, foam pumpkin, squishy shrunken head, plastic rat, plastic body organs, brain, yellow ball for the moon, fake fruit, doll, spiders, Scorpions, plastic potion bottles, crystal balls (glitter filled water balls),  etc.

Pumpkin Plop
Foam or mini pumpkins & gourds of different kinds.


Sewer Rats
Sewer  rats into a small metal garbage can.

You can use ping pong eyes, inflatable eyes, or paint some small balls into eyes.

Werewolf Droppings
Like the Poop the Potato game.  Here's a Link to their video.  But, they didn't create the game, it's actually been around for quite a while.  It was a good reminder from childhood, and we decided to play it for our family party. We later played it at my daughter's birthday party.  They loved it!

*This game is definitely one of those games that depending on who you are playing it with, it's either a big hit or a big miss.   People either think it's hilarious or just gross. 
*Play with silly crazy fun people only.

Spiders into a Web
I would use large spiders or bugs, and drop them into a net (looks like a web)

You could use Halloween stuffed animals or bean bags.  
The possibilities are limitless.

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Vampire Talk Party Game

Sorry for the TERRIBLE pictures, but you get the idea.  That's what happens when you rely on someone else to take pictures, lol.  Nobody else would let me post their pictures, haha 
(they usually change their minds, we'll see)

There are several ideas to play this game.  The basic idea came to me last year after our house fire, we were left with none of our games or Halloween stuff.  I did however buy a  Watch Ya Mouth game at the local thrift store (yes I sanitized it).    While shopping around I saw some vampire teeth and it hit me.  Why not try the same concept with vampire teeth?  So, I bought a bunch.  Before the fire we had a set of mouth guard dental expanders I bought on Amazon, and wrote our own verses and tongue twisters.  I bought the Mouth Guards separately, because I wanted a bunch to play with the entire extended family.

We used a one minute timer, but you can change that depending on the difficulty of your phrases or age or your group.  Break up into teams.  You get one point for each phrase your team guesses correctly.  If your team doesn't guess the last phrase, the other team can guess and steal the points.  We played to 25 points.

I thought it would be fun to make up our own Halloween phrases to say.
Then, I decided to look online, but they are all copyrighted so here's the links to what I found.

I looked online for some Halloween tongue twisters.
Halloween Tongue Twister Sites:

I found books from Amazon you can download.
Books available in hard copy or Kindle download:

Then, I thought maybe movie quotes from famous Vampire inspired movies. 

Adult Movie Quotes

You could go the simple route and just purchase these non-Halloween games on Amazon.
(Just using the vampire teeth makes it a Halloween game right!)

Or, you can download a 1100 mouth guard challenges for free here Mouth Guard Challenge download.  But really the game is only like $8 to have it made for you in a box.

It really doesn't matter what route you decide to take, this game is going to be fun!
We did a combination of the tongue twisters and movie quotes.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Halloween Clown Wreath

First off, I'd like to point out this is the first decorative mesh wreath I've ever made. So it's definitely not perfect!

I love it!

I had so much fun making this wreath.  I had seen some similar wreaths come across my Facebook feed in some of the crafting groups I follow, and I was dying to make one.  You can use any clown face you can find online.  My daughter is really into Stephen King's  IT and IT chapter 2, so we decided on the character of Pennywise.  You can either print out a Pennywise picture online onto cardstock and laminate it or use a Pennywise mask for the face.

You'll Need:
 a standard wreath frame 
six rolls of  6"X5 yds. red decorative mesh
two rolls of  6"X5 yds. blue decorative mesh 
four rolls of  6"X5 yds. white decorative mesh
red, blue, and white pipe cleaners

*Mine is really full and thick.  You can alter the amount of decorative mesh you use depending on how thick you want your wreath.  You can also make the strips longer or wider if desired.

 I cut the decorative mesh into 8" strips.
I found it faster and easier to roll them out on top of each other and cut all the rolls at once.
I just used a ruler and craft scissors since we were still in our rental house after our house fire without any of our crafting supplies.  It might be easier and faster if you use a cutting mat.

I didn't want to ruin my scissors cutting the pipe cleaners, so I borrowed some cutting pliers from my husbands toolbox.  I cut the pipe cleaners in half, but you could possibly get away with thirds.

Decide where you want each color on the wreath.  I began with red on the inner ring.  Depending on the look you're going for, you could start on a different ring.  Start by folding the pipe cleaner in half, then twisting it twice around your wreath frame in the desired placement.

Get three of your cut pieces of mesh and tie them together on the pipe cleaner on the wreath frame.

Repeat until your about 2/3 way around the frame. 

Finish the ring with the white Decorative mesh.

After the wreath is fill completely around with the red and white, move onto the blue.
The red signifies the clown's hair.
The white signifies the clown's collar.
The blue signifies the clown's clothes.

I decided i just wanted a hint of the blue.
I used two pieces of decorative mesh instead of three.
The used the pipe cleaners on the outer edge under the white.

I did put a white piece between the red and blue to keep them seperated by the collar.

Once you've filled it in the desired amount, turn it over and fluff it the way you want it to look.

Now you're ready to attach the face.  I chose to do the laminated card stock face.
I just tucked the face into the decorative mesh and hot glued it in place.

Pretty Creepy!

I personally like to use command hooks to hang my wreaths.
If hanging on siding I like to use siding hooks, command hooks don't stick great to siding.

We'd love to hear how yours turned out, or any tips and tricks you have to improve our design.

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