Here’s a pretty basic yet enjoyable Halloween party game that makes it disgusting through the power of suggestion. Children adore this, since their active imaginations easily convince them that it is genuine. Essentially, you must come into contact with witch or wizard bodily parts. This is how.
Utilize some sort of narrative, such as how you were wandering in the dark last night and glanced up to see a witch or wizard flying on a broomstick. After that, she flew wildly, creating zigzag patterns in the sky.
You witnessed her suddenly tumble to the ground and smash. You dashed over to her, only to realise she had already died. Thus, you cut her into little pieces and stored the bodily parts in boxes (or bags.)
“Now you get to stick your hand in the boxes and feel her body parts. You’ll have to tell me what you feel. Maybe you’ll be lucky, and only touch her hair. Maybe you’ll feel her heart. Or maybe you’ll get a squishy, wet eyeball!”
To set up the game, you’ll need many opaque bags, boxes, or containers. Put a different “body part” in each box or bag. Create some that are dry and some that are wet, some that are firm and some that are soft, and something that is definitely smooshy and unpleasant.
Cut holes in the corners broad enough just to stick a hand through, but not large enough to see through. If you’re using bags, gather the opening together and attach a piece of fabric or string so that it can only be opened partway, enough to stick a hand inside.
Here are ideas for what to use for different body parts:
Eyeballs-grapes, canned lychee fruits, olives, cocktail onions
Brains-boiled head of cabbage or cauliflower, or a gelatin mold
Guts-canned tomatoes, cooked spiral pasta, the “guts” from a pumpkin jack-o-lantern
Fingers-small sausages, baby carrots
Hair-steel wool, corn silk, yarn
Heart-pudding or applesauce in a plastic bag, whole stewed tomato
Blood-chocolate syrup, corn syrup, maple syrup
Skin-fruit leather, tortillas, limp cabbage leaves
Fingernails-seeds from pistachio nuts, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds
This nasty Halloween party game will be a hit with your tiny goblins this season. Part of the enjoyment is just getting sloppy. Kids love to get their hands filthy, and when they can do so without being chastised, they take full advantage.
Also, thinking anything wet and mushy might be blood and guts makes them think it might truly be true, even when a part of them knows it’s just pretending, and not really feeling magical brains.