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Keep your guests entertained with these Halloween party games and gift basket ideas for adults. Looking to impress your party guests this Halloween? Look no further. Below is an assortment of Halloween party games sure to give your attendees a thrill. After a night of merriment or, depending on the players, fierce competition, send your guests home with something sweet to commemorate the night. What exactly does that something look like, you ask? We’ve put together some great Halloween gift basket ideas for adults to be your source of inspiration. Implement the following and other folks’ Halloween parties will pale in comparison to yours.

Planning the Perfect Adult Halloween Party

Halloween Party Games for Adults

Halloween Movie Trivia

From the “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Friday the 13th” series to the loveable “Hocus Pocus,” some of the best, most iconic films to ever hit the silver screen are Halloween themed. So, why not test your friends’ knowledge of said films with trivia? Trivia is an easy Halloween party game, too. Just create your own questions or print some off online — The Washington Post can get you started with these — pick teams, have a designated score keeper and get busy trivia-ing!

Bobbing For Apples

Kids aren’t the only ones who can play this quintessential Halloween party game. If fact, it is more entertaining to watch grown adults voraciously submerge themselves into a bucket of water for the sake of an apple than it is children (no offense, kiddos). If you really want to make it a Halloween party game, replace the water with sangria. Your adult bobbers will thank you.

Shot in the Dark

Shot in the Dark is one of our favorite Halloween party games for adults 21 and over. The game requires two things: a classic Halloween movie and alcohol of your choice. Pick a phrase, action, object, anything in the movie. When that phrase is said or object appears on screen, guests must take a shot (or at least a little sip). Be sure to watch the movie before the party. You don’t want to be surprised with too much or too little of each thing come party time.

Halloween party games: murder mystery

Murder Mystery

Who doesn’t love the board game, which was later adapted to the big screen, Clue? Unlike other Halloween party games, Clue is full of suspense, mystery and — dun, dun, dun — murder! Let your guests channel their inner Miss Scarlet and Colonel Mustard in a murder mystery, a great Halloween party game. My Mystery Party  gives you pointers on how to be the perfect host and provides several themes as well.

Name the Monster

The ultimate Halloween icebreaker game. As guests arrive, stick a piece of paper on their back with the name of a monster written on it. Guests can’t see which monster they are. Instead, they must work the room asking “yes” or “no” questions about themselves until they guess their own identity. From a ghost to Freddy Kreuger, make sure all monsters are accounted for in this Halloween party game.

Mummy Wrap

Looking for Halloween party games that don’t require you to buy any materials? All you need  is toilet paper for this one, lots and lots of toilet paper. In this party game for adults, guests are divided into teams. Each team selects one player to be their mummy. When the host says go, each team races to wrap their mummy head to toe in toilet paper. The team who finishes first wins! Or, instead of racing, name the best wrapped mummy as the victor!

halloween party costume contest game

Costume Contest

If Coloween, Denver’s most epic Halloween party, has a costume contest (which awards the winner a $1,500 cash prize), then your party must follow suit. And while a costume contest isn’t technically a Halloween party game, it’s a sure way to get all guests participating. Give people incentive to dress up, like prizes!

Halloween Gift Basket Ideas for Adults

What’s a party without a great gift basket, right? Right. These Halloween gift basket ideas for adults are great party favors and game prizes.

halloween gift basket ideas with candy

The Candy Basket

Candy is a cornerstone of Halloween. Adults buy it. Kids go door to door collecting it. It’s a whole thing. That’s why a no-frills candy basket is a must. Fill an orange-colored basket or trick-or-treat bucket with a medley of gourmet candies, like truffles, fudge and caramels. Candy can easily be added to any of these Halloween gift basket ideas for adults.

The Pumpkin Basket

Pumpkin infiltrates everything in the fall. From PSL, or pumpkin spice latte for those who may be living under a rock, to pumpkin bread and pumpkin tea, it’s inescapable! For those pumpkin lovers in your life, because we all have at least two, this basket is for them. Filled to the brim with all things pumpkin flavored, hearts will be swooning.

Halloween gift basket ideas for adults

The Café Basket

Some of the best Halloween gift basket ideas for adults this season involves something coffee inspired. After all, adults need caffeine to keep up in today’s busy, busy world. Fill a festive Halloween cup with all the fixings: pumpkin-flavored coffee (fitting with the season), sugar and cream packets and chocolate covered coffee spoon.

Hangover-Cure Basket

If you’re looking for original Halloween gift basket ideas for adults, expand upon the coffee idea and create an entire hangover-remedy basket! This would be a lifesaver after a night of partying at Coloween.

May I See Your ID, Please? Basket

Adults 21 and over will enjoy this Halloween gift basket idea. Fill a basket with a collection of mini liquor bottles, wine bottles or both! If you want to get real fancy you can include bar accessories and tools, like a muddlers and mixing glass. Top it all with a can of cocktail nuts and you have yourself a fully equipped and portable bar.

A Night-In Basket

It’s the simple things like a good movie and a big bowl of popcorn that makes a night spent in great. This basket brings you exactly that. It features a few Halloween movie staples like “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Halloween” and local gourmet popcorn that’s impossible to put down.

Upgrade Your Halloween Party with Coloween

Feeling inspired by our Halloween party games and Halloween gift basket ideas for adults?  We hope so! Seek even more inspiration at Coloween 2019, Denver’s most epic Halloween party. There will be themed bars, some of the city’s best restaurants serving up mouthwatering bites, local entertainment, a costume contest where the winner takes home a $1,500 cash prize and so, so much more. Hurry and purchase your tickets today to experience the best Halloween Denver has ever seen!

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