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19 October 1999

NOT-TOO-WILD GAMES
KEEPING OUR ANIMAL FRIENDS IN MIND

Pumpkin Toss

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 pumpkin seeds?

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".

EYEBALLS:
~ Some people use peeled grapes, but really, who's got time to peel grapes? Olives work just as well.

GUTS:
~ Cold, oiled spaghetti.

LIVER:
~ A canned peach half.

BRAINS:
~ Freeze and thaw a big hunk of tofu and round the edges off.

HAIR:
~ Corn silk or a wig.

SKIN:
~ A soft, oiled flour tortilla

FINGERS:
~ Tofu hot dogs

TEETH:
~ Unpopped popcorn

HAND:
~ 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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