Use one small pumpkin for every two players in this
version of an "egg-less" toss. The players toss the pumpkin back and
forth between them, taking one step backwards with each toss. The team
that doesn't drop the pumpkin wins!
Spider's Web Maze
You will need colored yarn, a different color for each player, cut into
long pieces. Attach a tag to one end with a number or letter on it, then
weave a web throughout the room. Each player takes one end and follows
the yarn path to the end. A prize is chosen that corresponds with the
number or letter on the tag.
Pin The Nose On The Pumpkin
Leave the donkeys be! Instead, draw a pumpkin on a large piece of paper,
with only the eyes and mouth filled in, a blank triangle in the middle
indicating where the nose should be. Each player gets a black triangle
nose with a number painted on it. Blindfolded, the player is spun around
three times, then heads off in the general direction of the pumpkin.
Nose closest to the middle wins. The prize? How about a small bag of
The Haunted House
The traditional haunted house is a dark or black lit room. Someone leads
the guests through, asking them to touch various "dead body parts". Some
people have a poem to recite, but we prefer to ad lib using scary
voices. Be sure to tell the "victim" what they will be touching. All the
"body parts" should be cold and oiled. It adds to the mood to have the
guest walk through "cobwebs".
~ Some people use peeled grapes, but really, who's got time to peel
grapes? Olives work just as well.
~ Cold, oiled spaghetti.
~ A canned peach half.
~ Freeze and thaw a big hunk of tofu and round the edges off.
~ Corn silk or a wig.
~ A soft, oiled flour tortilla
~ Tofu hot dogs
~ Unpopped popcorn
~ Fill a surgical glove with water, drape it over a bowl and freeze it.
Stick it in a container of dirt so the guest has to feel around in the
dirt for the buried hand. The grand finale of all this is the hand in
the bucket. Cut a hole in the bottom of the bucket and stick a rubber
glove through the hole. The "victim" will be expecting to feel a fake
hand, but there is someone hiding under a table with their hand in the
glove. As they start to feel the hand it suddenly grabs them and pulls
downward through the hole. Prepare yourself for screams. This is a
really good gag.
And as your guest are leaving, and raving about the
wonderful dishes they thoroughly enjoyed, why not hand them this
newsletter and let them know that not only were you careful to make sure
that no animal was harmed in bringing them your culinary delights, but
also that you had your guests' best health in mind.
GO VEGGIE FOR BETTER HEALTH
AND TO PROTECT THE ANIMALS
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