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The Halloween Trail of Terror

Aug 17, 2007
Another delightful Halloween party is a progressive Halloween party. The advantage of the house-to-house party is that youngsters can be out of doors part of the time which gives them active exercise that fulfills yearnings for a rip-roaring good time. Tip a tip on how to make this party success.

The young guests may be asked to come, masked, to Pumpkin-Face Inn. The address must be that of the first house on the trail. The guests upon their arrival are given a small sack of buttered corn and four crackers. Here each guest submits to the "Ghost Test" which consists of eating the four crackers and then whistling. Try it sometime and see what a feat it is. The first successful whistler is given a lollypop.

The group is then told that there are paper pumpkins hidden throughout the house. The guests are divided into four groups, each with a leader. Each leader is provided with a string on which to put the paper pumpkins when found. Each group chooses a signal such as barking, meowing or crowing. No one except the leader is allowed to pick up a pumpkin. When one of the others finds a pumpkin he places his finger on it and barks or meows or does whatever his group is supposed to do until the leader comes to pick it up. The group, whose leader has the longest string of pumpkins, wins. This game is very hilarious and youngsters love the noise that they can make while playing it.

The party then proceeds to the second house which is completely dark. An adult ghost (or two) accompanies the group from house to house. The second place is called Haunted House. The leader raps on the door three times; a ghost opens the door and instructs the guests to form a lock-step line and to follow him. Amid shrieks and groans the guests are led through the house and finally into a dimly lit room and told a ghost story.

After the ghost story the youngsters are provided with paper sacks, crayons and scissors with which to construct a mask. The best one is chosen by popular applause and the winner awarded a prize. Each youngster is then given a pocketful of peanuts and they all proceed to Witch's Cavern.

Here there is an old witch with a cauldron full of cookies and fortunes. The children are greatly delighted with the fortunes given them by the witch. They are then conducted to the kitchen of the home. Here apples bob in a tub full of water. Each child tries his luck at bobbing for apples. An apple is the reward for the guest who is able to rescue an apple from the water with his teeth. The one or two unsuccessful youngsters are then given apples before they proceed to the next house.

The Hideout is the last of the four houses. At the Hide-out the guests are seated on the floor with a bowl of slippery pumpkin seeds in the center. Each child is given a needle and thread. At a given signal the children all begin to string the slippery pumpkin seeds. At the end of ten minutes a prize is given the youngster with the most seeds on his string.

Then the children are presented with a ball of Witch's Yarn. The first child unwinds the ball until he finds a slip of paper with his fortune on it. He then throws the ball to another child who unwinds until he finds his fortune, etc. Enough fortunes have been tied in the ball of yarn so that each guest will receive one.

The children are then served Halloween Sundaes. Halloween Sundaes are orange ice cream over which chocolate syrup is poured, topped off with imitation black spiders and chopped nuts.

The youngsters thoroughly enjoy this Halloween "Trail of Terror" party. Best of all it is not a great deal of work or expense for any one family, for the four families in the neighborhood who give the party share the work and expense. Perhaps you'd like to try this plan in your neighborhood.
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Mitch Johnson is a regular writer for http://www.kids-games-n-crafts.com/ , http://www.hubforcostumes.info/ , http://www.goodbudgetholiday.info/
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