Year after year, your Halloween parties probably revolve around your kids, trick-or-treating with them around the neighborhood, or sharing some laughs while getting them into their creative costumes, for instance. But while the holiday is for some hair-raising fun, that doesn't mean you can't join in on the fun, too. Whether you're celebrating the spookiest day of the year this time around or inviting some friends over, you'll appreciate this roundup of creative adult Halloween party ideas. Our list of adult-friendly Halloween games features the right mix of fright and humor, making a perfect excuse to tap into your wild side.

9 fun Halloween games to get you in the spooky spirit

Halloween Witch’s brew

How can you turn a normal beer pong into a Halloween event? Simple answer, by switching plastic cups with some mini cauldron cups to create a witch-themed atmosphere. This witch’s brew gameplay promises to give you extra fun with your homies, just be sure to drink responsibly so that you don’t pass out after this.

The rules remain the same: participants shoot ping-pong balls into the cauldrons of their opponents, and the first team/individual to make a shot in each cauldron wins. Instead of drinking from the cauldron after the shot, the drink is taken and put into a big cauldron under the supervision of someone you trust. You can make this one extra fun by having a witch guard the cauldron as the team members pour their cups into it.

The twist is that instead of using beer only, you can put all types of other liquids and juices in the cauldron so that after the game is over, the losing team must drink a cup from the witch's cauldron.

Scavenger Hunt 

Scavenger Hunt, a hidden object game, is among the most popular gameplays to elevate your mood with your people this festive season. If you plan on doing an adult Halloween scavenger hunt with your friends virtually, you need to come up with very unique items to find. You can also choose to hide bottles of alcohol around the hunting area, a witch brew, a witch broom, or even a Halloween costume. 

The rule is just simple, whoever loses the game needs to complete a mission set by the winner: taking a shot, doing some silly dances, answering a question, just to name a few. Whatever the punishment is, Scavenger Hunt promises to give you unforgettable moments with your friends online on Halloween night.

Virtual haunted house tour

The haunted house is a staple of Halloween entertainment. This Halloween season, although you and your remote team might not be able to physically tour an abandoned mansion or take a scary hayride together, you can still give your friends goosebumps with a virtual haunted house experience.

Some virtual tours of real-life creepy locations that you can easily find via the Internet such as Winchester Mystery House, Isla de las Munecas (also known as Island of the Dolls), the Paris Catacombs, and more. These virtual Halloween tours provide all the thrills and chills of a traditional haunted house experience, with the bonus of allowing you to switch to a different tab if it gets too scary.

Halloween costume contest

Costumes are required for all Halloween gatherings, and virtual celebrations are no exception. Invite your guests to join the video call in costume to set the tone for the holiday. Set a dress code for all participants so they understand that holiday apparel should be professional, with no extremely revealing items or gore.

Some virtual costume party ideas that you can take into consideration such as: 

  • Witch, witchcraft
  • Disney characters
  • Horror movie characters
  • Guests from the future

How about leveling up the fun factor by throwing a virtual Halloween costume contest? All you need to do is to make a list of the categories before the party, such as best coordinated costume, scariest costume, funniest costume, most innovative costume, most detailed costume, and most timely costume. During the call, you can ask participants to cast votes for the top costume in each category with the help of your video platform’s polling feature. Once all votes are in, announce the winners of the contest and award prizes like a pack of beer or gift cards.

Virtual Halloween movie marathon

Halloween and Christmas are perfect holidays that are full of exciting/thrilling TV and movie specials. While Christmas movies usually make you feel warm and fuzzy, Halloween movies get you ready to scare up some screams, either with fear or with laughter.

To set the mood for your virtual Halloween party, you and your friends can stream creepy Halloween content via platforms like Zoom. If you wish to watch your Halloween shows and movies simultaneously, you can switch to a program called Meta stream, in which you and your group can enjoy the moment together. 

Watching Halloween specials together is also a great way to find out which of your teammates are jumpy and chicken-hearted, and which ones have wicked senses of humor. Not to mention, surviving scary movie viewings is always easier with a bunch of people!

Virtual creepy Halloween cocktail tasting

Adult Halloween parties have a distinct advantage over kid-themed Halloween parties: booze. Halloween scary cocktails can add an element of eerie fun to your online booze. It’s advisable to send your team a list of ingredients or recipes ahead of time so that your friends can make the cocktail without any hassle. You can either lead your booze team through a Halloween-drink-making tutorial during the call, or you can allow each member to build up their own cocktail to bring Halloween spirit to the party.

For inspiration, check out 4 outstanding creepy cocktails as below:

Black charcoal lemonade

A sprinkle of activated charcoal dresses up this cocktail recipe for Halloween. Just add a splash of vodka if you wish to make this drink a little deadly.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp. of activated black charcoal
  • 1 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cups of cold water
  • 2 oz vodka

Instructions:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and 3/4 of cup water and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer without stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove the pan from heat, stir in the charcoal, and let it cool completely.
  2. In a large pitcher, combine the vodka, sugar syrup, lemon juice, the remaining water and stir gently. Serve your cocktail over ice.

Super Heineken beer cocktail

Dress up your favorite beer with one of these delicious cocktail recipes. The gradient of the drink is super cool, which gives off some spooky vibes and of course, makes an unforgettable impression on your buddies.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. blue curacao
  • 2 oz soda
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • 4 oz Heineken

Instructions: 

  1. Add some small ice cubes to the base of the glass and pour over the lemon juice and blue curacao. Then add lemon-lime soda.
  2. Gently top with Heineken beer. Garnish your cocktail using a lemon wheel.

Tart cherry eyeball punch

Oops, you’ve got eyeballs in your drink! Have no fear, they're actually delicious lychees stuffed with blueberries to take your Halloween-themed cocktail to a new level.

Ingredients:

  • Some lychees (canned or fresh)
  • 2 oz. blackberry juice
  • 2 oz tart cherry juice
  • 1 oz fresh orange juice
  • 2 oz chilled sparkling water
  • 1 1/2 oz vodka or light rum (optional)

Instructions: 

  1. Stir together all ingredients, except the lychees and the sparkling water in a large pitcher
  2. Drain the mixture in a highball cocktail glass over ice, let it chill a bit
  3. Carefully stuff blackberries in lychees (1 blackberry for 1 lychee)
  4. Top the cocktail with sparkling water and enjoy.

The Witch's heart

This tempting Halloween-themed drink will put a haunted spin on your happy hour. Just inject some red grenadine with a syringe, you’re about to take it to the next level. The beautiful purple color with the shimmery liquid definitely calls out to a perfect witch’s brew ever!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz apple brandy or apple vodka chilled
  • 1 tsp of grenadine
  • 2 oz purple shimmery liqueur, chilled
  • Powdered dry ice ( for the smoky effect, optional)
  • Blackberries and cherries to garnish

Instructions:

  1. Add in advance 1/2 tsp of powdered dry ice to the bottom of the glass. 
  2. Pour the apple brandy and liqueur into a cocktail shaker. Add 1 large ice cube and shake it for a few seconds to chill the drink. Strain the cocktail mixture into a martini glass. You can top up with more purple shimmery liqueur if needed. 
  3. Pour the grenadine syrup into the surface of the drink, allow it to sink to the bottom of the glass to create a "bleeding" effect. 
  4. Add the remaining powdered dry ice on top of your cocktail and serve with a stirrer for a smoky effect.
  5. Garnish with blackberries and cherries.

Zoom Trivia gameplay

One of the best games for virtual Halloween parties is Zoom Trivia. Participants can join teams and compete in a game of spooky season smart. Some possible trivia topics could be traditions, candy, scary movies, monsters, and costumes. You can either write your own questions or look up online for examples of Halloween trivia questions. Alternatively, you can book a hosted trivia session and let the host decide who in your group is the “PumKING” of scary trivia.

Virtual Halloween bingo

Besides Zoom Trivia, Halloween Bingo is also one of the simplest virtual Halloween party games to play this spooky season. You don't even need a printer for online parties; simply randomize the squares and send a different card to each player. If you're worried about a few cheater-cheater-pumpkin-eaters in your group, lock the cards or take a screenshot before sending to assure fair play.

To play the game, split into breakout rooms and ask other participants questions. Players can also fill in the blanks with information from memory or personal experience, but they must be able to back up the facts. In any consecutive row, column, or diagonal, participants cannot employ the same teammate.

Telling scary ghost stories

Ghost stories are traditional Halloween entertainment. This Halloween season, do not hesitate to ask your teammates to contribute spine-tingling spooky stories to spice up your online Halloween celebration. You can browse the Internet for ideas, there're thousands of terrifying stories from numerous websites for you to choose from. However, the most important point is that you need to express in your own words and have some pause or tone changing if needed, instead of merely reading from the screen.

If your team member feels creepily creative, each person can compose their own terrifying story to share. 

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Halloween party is most fun when everyone embraces the weird. There is no reason that your virtual Halloween party with friends or your celebration with homies should be any less thrilling than your previous ones before the Covid thing. You may need to work harder to create the atmosphere, but with Drinkies.ph, you will surely have a good time on Halloween with your remote friends. Hesitate no more, it’s time to add your favorite bottle to your cart, and let Drinkies bring excellence to your door!