Instructions: As each party-guest arrives, pin a card with a Halloween word or phrase onto their back. The guest must try to guess the word or phrase by asking ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions. No peeking in a mirror or asking someone else to tell you what it says. Correct guesses get a small prize like a miniature candy bar.
Phrases to put on the cards: Start with these words/phrases or make up your own. Vampire Witch Pumpkin Black Cat Dracula The Mummy Werewolf Trick or Treat Headless Horseman Ghost Phantom Specter Bloody Mary Wizard Cauldron
He was a jolly, round little man with a cherry red face and a button for a nose. He sat every day in the front window with a bottle of whiskey at his side, and he would beckon folks over to the windowsill, put up the pane of glass and tell them his latest riddle or story.
There once was an evil priest who did not fear God or man. His duties for the church included counting the offerings and ringing the bells to summon people to Mass. But his heart was filled with greed, and he began to take advantage of the good people of his parish. The priest stole money out of the offerings to keep for himself, and when he had filled a chest full of gold, he killed a man and buried him with the chest so the murdered man’s ghost would guard it.
About a mile back from the river stood the cabin of Nick Wolsey, who, in the 1800s, was known to the river settlements as a hunter and trapper of correct aim, shrewdness, endurance, and taciturn habit. For many years he lived in this cabin alone, except for the company of his dog; but while visiting a small settlement in the wilderness he was struck with the engaging manner of one of the girls. He repeated the visit; and thereafter he found cause to go to the settlement frequently. At length won the maid’s consent to be his wife.