HAL O'WEEN AND HIS SQUISHY
Object of this
You pass around paper cups to your guests while telling the story
below. Do it in the dark or in a semi dark room and tell them they can't look in the cups.
The cups are filled with gross "body parts" (food) and guests have to
guess what it really is.
Paper cups. Peeled
grapes or olives, peeled stewed tomatoes, piece of uncooked liver or similar meat, wet
corn silk or yarn, catsup, latex glove, gelatin, cold spaghetti, pickle, chicken
or hotdog end. Papers and pencils. Don't forget to keep a box of hand
wipes around for guests to clean their hands off with when you are done
with the game!
What To Do
Ahead of time, prepare the cups that are described below. Have
everyone sit in a circle, then shut off most of the lights and start the story. You have to have
the room fairly dark so that people cannot see what's inside of the cups. You can pass out
paper and pencil a the beginning of the game and let them write down their guesses between
each cup or you can have each player guess out loud between each cup. At the very
end of the game, you can tell them what is in each cup, but wait until the end!!
Check out your local dollar store and pick up some festive Halloween paper
or plastic drinking cups or glasses to add Halloween flair to the game!
Here's The Story
Tell the story as you pass around each cup. "Once in this town there
lived a man named Hal O' Ween. T'was
years ago, on this very night, that he was murdered out of spite. They say these are his
"Here is his brain, which now feels no pain."
(use a peeled squishy tomato or stewed tomatoes)
"Here are his eyes, still swollen with surprise."
(use two frozen, peeled grapes or black olives)
"Here is his heart. Be careful lest it start!"
(use a large lump of uncooked liver or similar
"Now we have his hair, which once was so fair!"
(use a handful of corn silk or wet fur or yarn)
"Feel these drops of his blood. All the rest turned to mud."
(use a little catsup thinned with warm water)
"One hand all alone, just rotting flesh and bone."
(use a wet latex glove filled with red gelatin)
"Here is his ear. Nevermore will he hear!"
(use a dried apricot or similar dried fruit)
"This is his nose. Now to never smell a rose."
(use the end of a pickle, a hot dog or a soft chicken bone
"These worms are all that's left to feel. For them Hal O'Ween was
a lovely meal!"
(use cold, wet, cooked spaghetti)
After the lights are turned back on and everyone has finished writing down
their guesses, collect all of the papers. As you check their guesses, you can show everyone what
was really in the cups. Give a nice prize to the person with the most correct answers.
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