Halloween Haunting 101: Let’s Have Another Scream

Oh, these awkward pauses in between posts has to end!

I do have legit excuses though. We went through that terrible hurricane by the name of Irma two weeks ago (direct hit!), and we went 11 days without power! I have always been thankful for modern luxuries but good god do you become a cult-like follower of electricity when you’ve gone without for so long!

Regardless! I’m back and have some fun stuff to share!

First of all, I’ve confirmed that I will be reviving the ancient Seado tradition of the annual Halloween SoireΓ©. We are having a KILLER PARTY this year!

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As you know, I try to incorporate a theme for our parties every year. This time I went for a not so blatant Halloween theme and instead opted to celebrate traditional Slasher cinema.

This year’s party theme is a celebration of the classic horror slasher genre. The invite announcement above I designed to look like an 80’s/90’s horror film poster. I’m a huge fan of a good Teen Scream and I thought this would be the perfect revival for our tradition!

I also set up a video invite and a website for potential guests to go to! Check it out!

http://www.haveascreamwith.us

There’s a few details I will keep a secret for now as they’re a part of the twists and turns I’m putting together for my unsuspecting guests. πŸ™‚ But! Favors and DIY projects are already on my plate for this coming week! I’ll walk through some awesome ideas for decor and guest presents next weekend!

What’s your big plan for Halloween this year? Party? Trip? Tell me all about it!Β 

Until next time!

-Sarah

 

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Halloween Haunting 101: ‘Trick ‘r Treat’ Bingo (Download Available!)Β 

Well, I mentioned in one of my last posts that I was considering revisiting my Scavenger Hunt stuff as I just wasn’t sure if I’d have time to do the elaborate version I originally thought up. 

So! ☺️

I came up with something different. 

I felt that if I couldn’t do the Scavenger Hunt I wanted I wasn’t going to do one at all. I also really kinda wanted to do a game of Bingo but never picked up a set this year, so I came up with my own.☺️ One that somewhat combines the scavenging of a Scavenger Hunt and the game aspect of bingo! 

Behold: “Trick ‘r Treat” Bingo!πŸ˜†πŸŽƒ

  

Last night I worked on putting this game together (the above is a mockup for display purposes as I didn’t want my guests to see the squares yet 😏). It works like bingo where players need to get a row, corners, or clear the card entirely to win. The players must watch the movie and mark their squares as scenes that match their squares come up. β˜ΊοΈπŸŽƒ 

My game set has 4 different cards available and three ways to win! πŸŽ‰πŸ‘»πŸŽ‰πŸŽƒ if there’s a tie in the end for the big prize, I’ll do some movie trivia as Trick ‘r Treat is one of my favorites ever! 

Now, because I’m a nice person and I like you all, πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ I’m making this game available for free download! πŸ˜€πŸŽ‰πŸŽƒ You can get a PDF of all the cards, ready to print, at my Dropbox link below. β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ

https://www.dropbox.com/s/w867nkm5zcbxyrq/trick%20r%20treat%20bingo.pdf?dl=0 

Are you going to play this for Halloween or before Halloween? What do you think of the idea? What other movies would you like to see this bingo game created for? πŸ‘»

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-Sarah

‘It’s a Scream, Baby!’

So! I’ll be alone this weekend and I planned to test the sin factor a little.

☺️ Tomorrow I’ll be hosting this:

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Seems fitting under the circumstances…

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I don’t plan to have too many people over at all, but I still made up this awesome Scream drinking game!Β 

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This is guaranteed to get you wasted. πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ» Best not to be on the lam from any psycho killers while playing! ☺️πŸ”ͺ

Save it and partake in your own Scream Saturday!Β 

Send me your photos of such debauchery and I’ll feature them here on Vespertine House! πŸ˜€πŸ’œ

What’re you guys up to this weekend? What’s your fave quote/scene from Scream?

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-Sarah

Halloween SoirΓ©es 101: The Effectiveness of a Scavenger Hunt

Every year I spend a lot of time from August through October planning the big annual Halloween party.πŸŽ‰πŸŽƒ

It’s thee greatest party ever! And I always put a lot of thought into themes and nitty gritty details, because that’s just what I do. ☺️

Anyways, this year I thought long and hard about what I wanted to do, and instead of our traditional party with the games and contests, I want to really give my guests an experience. 😏

Each Halloween we have a scavenger hunt at some point during our party. Over the years my scavenger hunts have become more elaborate and clever. Typically most people really have a blast with it and love the game, but, as with anything, lots of people get upset that it’s too hard or too easy or something along those lines.πŸ˜’

There’s no pleasing everyone and it’s a real thorn in my side sometimes as I put so much effort into the riddles and clues and layout etc. πŸ˜”

So! This year! As a way to prevent such discrepancies and get my jollies on torturing my guests 😏πŸ”ͺ, I’ve got a very interesting scheme brewing in my brain. 😏

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This year’s plan: This year’s party will center around a very large and intense scavenger hunt. 😁

This scavenger hunt will more or less involve puzzles, riddles and dares that must be completed accurately in order to win. The first team that completes everything correctly will win.

Thing to note for this scavenger hunt:

  • All participants must be in a team.
  • At least one player should have their cell phone on them.
  • Players must collect all clues in order to win.

This year, instead of a clue list I’m going to provide all the clues via phone numbers. A player must call and listen to the voice greeting in order to retrieve the clue. This particular scavenger hunt will not be limited to our home either, I’m going to set this up as a walk through the entire neighborhood.Β 

One element that I hope I can incorporate areΒ dares. πŸŽƒ

Let it be known that I live in a relatively normal neighborhood, however, there are plenty of abnormal things that have happened. For one, the house next door is abandoned. The man who lived there previously was very cranky and died in the home, where no one found him until the neighborhood started to smell. 😐

Spooky I know.

Creepy back door. We boarded it up after some hoodlums busted in one night. Suffice it to say the boards are barely holding on and rotting off. Creepy, no? ☺️

Creepy back door. We boarded it up after some hoodlums busted in one night. Suffice it to say the boards are barely holding on and rotting off. Creepy, no? ☺️

The house is creepy and run down and has lots of potential for serious spooks.β˜ΊοΈπŸŽƒ

I plan on using that area and a roadside memorial area for the dares. These dares would include sending one team member to the site to have a 5 minute EVP session or playing Bloody Mary in the bathroom of the house etc. 😏

Yes, I’m a very dark and twisted individual. ☺️πŸ”ͺ

The thing I love about doing scavenger hunts is how easy it is to get people excited about them. More than likely your guests will totally be down to scavenge just for the fun of it. Adding a small incentive like a plastic trophy, ribbon, or goodie bag will definitely draw them in.

This year, I think I’ll make the prize a big bucket of candy with cans/bottles of beer or liquor thrown in. The team who wins can divide it amongst themselves as they see fit. ☺️

The beauty about this year’s elaborate concept is the fact that setting it up is completely free! Even the phone numbers can be set up for free through Google voice. πŸ˜†πŸŽ‰

Scavenger hunts are just a great way to get everyone involved and having fun with each other. πŸ’œ I really think, if I have the time to plan, and the run-through goes okay, I can really give my guests an experience they’ll remember. β˜ΊοΈπŸŽƒπŸŽ‰πŸ’œ

So! I wish I could give you all the full rundown of how I hope to plan this out but I’ll hold off so no one finds out all my secrets this year. πŸ˜‰

So what do you guys think of this idea? Do you want me to make some of my previous games from years past available here for your haunting season party planning inspiration?! πŸ˜ƒπŸŽƒ

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-Sarah