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  1. #1
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    Default Tempt Your Fate party game

    I want to state up front that this is NOT my idea - one of the lovely posters on here came up with the game concept... I wish I could remember who so I could give proper credit!

    I plan on having this game set up at our party this year. It is not mandatory participation, only the brave will choose to play.

    I'm going to get about a dozen or so balloons with helium (I found some great black/orange balloons at Walgreens - the black ones have ghosts and the orange have a JoL face). I'm taking in the little good/bad fate slips (see below) and stuffing them inside each balloon before they inflate them.

    If someone chooses, they can pop a balloon for a chance at a prize. I have amassed quite a nice collection of prizes - horror dvds, fancy candy, bubble guns, oragami books (halloween/icky themed - with paper), etc... if they are lucky, they'll get one of those.

    If they get a "fate is cruel to you" slip, then they will have to do something silly/gross. I have a really yucky gummy heart, candy mice that look a little too real, or they'll have to dance to the entire recording of "Monster Mash" (lip syncing encouraged)... more stuff to come up with for the bad fates, but you get the idea.

    So here is my design for the instructions and the slips.





    Feel free to use the images if you want, and if anyone has any good ideas about more stuff to have them do if they get a bad fate, I'm all ears! (just not too mean or gross - don't want to piss off my guests too much!)
    Last edited by Frankie's Girl; 09-09-2008 at 09:54 AM.
    I'm a Halloween Bride! 10/31/2002

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    Awe, I'm definitely honored that you took such a great liking to mine & the hubby's "Tempt Your Fate" game. We get so many fabulous ideas from this forum, it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside to know we have helped someone else with their party!

    We created the Tempt Your Fate game for our very first ever Adult Halloween party 5 years ago and it has been played at every one of our Halloween parties since. (We used a terrible alcoholic drink called "Gangrene" as the "ill-fated" consequence. It was aweful...but effective!) A fish bowl, some slips of paper with good/bad fate on each, some prizes, and a huge over dramatic display = Great Adult Fun! lol

    I love your idea of the balloons! We were debating on doing a Psychotic Circus theme this year and had wondered if balloons with the fate slips inside would be a good fit for the theme. We try to incorporate the game into our theme some way every year. We also got an idea from another poster on this sight to have a tent far away from the main party with Tarot Cards hanging on the inside. How cool would it be to have your guests pop a ballon to receive a Tarot Card and have them wonder out to the tent to find their duplicate Tarot Card hanging in the tent? We could put "Fate" on the back of the duplicate hanging Tarot Cards for the guests to discover and make up our own "readings" for them while we are at it!

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    I can't take credit for the balloons either - someone else did that as well.

    I just created a graphic-y instruction sheet and the slips.

    I just love the fact that the game isn't forced group participation. The party can go on around it, and no one has to do it if they don't want to!
    I'm a Halloween Bride! 10/31/2002

    Where there is no imagination there is no horror.
    ~Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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    We did something similiar to this game years and years ago........what we did is if anyone showed up wihtout a costume then they had to pop the balloon and do what was stated inside on a peice of paper. We only had two that showed up without a costume. One was one of my sisters and she had to walk around all night with her shoes laces tied together. This was a very small, family only, non drinking party....so she did not get hurt. And the other person was my nephew and he had to wear a bra all night LOL.
    Your idea is much much better and Im thinking of doing this for our much bigger Halloween party this year.
    Thanks for the idea!!!
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    LOVE IT!!


    Could you share fate is cruel and fate is good ideas?
    Eat, Drink and 'B' Scary

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    Quote Originally Posted by B Scary View Post
    LOVE IT!!


    Could you share fate is cruel and fate is good ideas?
    Yeah, I'd love to hear some of your ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacks Attic View Post
    Yeah, I'd love to hear some of your ideas.
    As far as "bad" fates, we always use a really bad tasting alcholic drink of some sort. (Gangrene being the most memorable by guests!) Here is a link to the original thread about this game. It may give you more ideas!

    http://www.halloweenforum.com/party-...tml#post383951

    Hope this helps and Happy Haunting!

    ~Rya

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    Love it!! And LOVE the graphics, I might just shamelessly steal them....

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    I did this last year after reading last year's thread about it. Great idea and it worked well.

    I opted for a simple but effected 'Trick' or 'Treat' scrolls inside the orange and black balloons. Participation was optional but most chose to do it as it looked like good fun.

    Treat's were things from Halloween themed lotto scratch cards (which went down a treat when someone won on one), cheap horror DVD's and CD's soundtracks from wal-mart. Small halloween token items, like squishy skulls, bottles of halloween themed beer i found on sale called 'Witches Ale' and i can't remember the rest.

    Trick's were simple. I had a row of halloween goblet glasses (wal-mart) filled with a ghoulish alcohol cocktail. Last year i went for a totally experimental mix of vodka & strawberry milkshake with whipped cream on top. Looked like a blood-shake.

    My parties are young-adults to adults only and everyones responsible drinkers, and close enough friends to know that misbehaving is rude and not acceptable.

    The only person i had a problem with was my own sister haha. Who i stopped from playing after i could tell had had enough to drink, and was crying because she got a 'trick' scroll haha.

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    What an awesome idea!

    I'm doing a 'Gates of Hell' theme this year, don't think balloons would be too fitting, what d'ya all reckon to 'Coals of Hell'? Scrunched up plastic bags with treats/bad things inside, wrapped in newspaper and painted?

 

 
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