Halloween Party Ideas for Adults – Halloween Party Ideas/Themes

Halloween Party Ideas for AdultsThere are many fun ideas for adult Halloween parties, this one is a little different but will definitely keep everyone entertained and talking about the party for a long time. The party combines all the traditional fun of Halloween such as costumes, along with some fun insight into superstitions and bad luck omens.

Invitations:

Draw the outline of a cat onto black construction paper. Decorate by adding yellow eyes and other features. On the back use a white pen to write down the information for the party.

Decorations:

> The superstitious used to believe that the image seen in a mirror was actually the soul, and that a broken mirror represented the soul being away from the body. To break the bad luck of a broken mirror a person had to wait seven hours before picking up the broken pieces then bury the pieces in the moonlight. Decorate with cheap broken mirrors (be sure none of the pieces will fall out).

> Put out a couple of ladders. The superstition that it was bad to walk underneath a ladder comes from the fact that before gallows criminals were hung from the top rung of a ladder and it was believed that their spirit stayed there. For added spookiness hang a ghost from the top rung.

> Put the number 13 wherever you can, on the bathroom door, in the number of jack-o-lanterns you have displayed, etc.

> Hang a horseshoe over the entrance of the party upside down. When it is like this the good luck “spills” out.

Games and Activities

> Have a bonfire. Let everyone know that the bonfire came from Northern Ireland where Druids would perform rituals around the bonfire. They would throw the bones of cattle into the fire, and it is believed that this is where the word bonfire came from. The bonfire ritual was supposed to guarantee that the sun would be bright the following year.

> Play the game Black Cat. To play you will need everyone to sit in a circle and hold hands. One person will be chosen to sit in the middle. Without the person in the middle knowing one person will be chosen to start the path of the black cat. To do this they squeeze one of the hands they are holding. The person who has the cat passed to them squeezes the previous persons hand twice to let them know they got the cat. They then squeeze the next persons hand and the cat goes around the circle until the person in the middle can figure out where it is and cross the cat’s path.

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