Halloween feel boxes are kind of like a family-friendly Halloween version of the TV show Fear Factor. You can easily spook your guests using items you already have around your home.
Basically, Halloween feel boxes are covered bowls hidden inside a box. Each bowl is filled with household items or food meant to feel like something spooky. For example, closing your eyes and putting your hand in a bowl of peeled grapes could feel like eyeballs. Gross, right? Perfect for a creepy Halloween party!
To get started, you’ll need:
- One large shipping box or several smaller boxes
- Plastic bowls if you use small boxes
- Sandwich bags if you use a large box
- Strong tape
Step 1. Cut a hole in the box large enough for a hand to fit in but not too large that you can see inside.
Step 2. Tape the plastic bowl or baggie inside the box so that when you reach through the hole you reach into the bowl/bag.
Step 3. Cut enough holes for each item in the feel box and tape on the rest of the bowls/bags inside the box
Step 4. Then wrap the boxes in wrapping paper to further cover the openings so people can’t peak.
Now the fun part – filling the bowl with your spooky items! Here are a few ideas:
- Canned tomatoes labeled as “hearts”
- Canned corn labeled as “teeth”
- Cut up balloons labeled as “skin”
- Canned peas labeled as “witch warts”
- Cooked spaghetti labeled as “worms”
- Peeled grapes labeled as “eyeballs”
- Grape stems labeled as “spider legs”
- Banana peels labeled as “snake skin”
- Peeled orange slices as “liver”
- Uncooked rice labeled as “rat droppings”
- Cooked spaghetti squash labeled as “witch hair”
- Raisins labeled as “flies”
- Watermelon seeds as “rat teeth”
- Tapioca pudding labeled as “fish eggs”
A few things to keep in mind when planning your game:
- To ensure guests don’t see what they are touching, you can use blindfolds.
- You could turn this into a guessing game where party guests try to guess what is in each bowl. Have them write their guesses on a piece of paper so they don’t give away the answers to the guests who haven’t played yet.
- Wait until right before the game to put the spooky food items in the box. You don’t want to leave the food sitting out for a long time allowing it to grow bacteria. Yuck!
- Before you start planning your spooky Halloween feel boxes, you’ll want to make sure your party guests don’t have any food allergies. The boxes are supposed to be scary but not dangerous!
We hope you have a spooktacular party!