Halloween is a great time to be a dad. The weather is cool, but you can still get a few lawn mows in. You get to dress up as bad puns. You eat all the candy meant for trick-or-treaters when your wife isn’t looking. And you get to throw Halloween parties.
Halloween parties are secretly awesome for dads. While all the games are meant for kids, dads enjoy them as much, if not more, than the younger participants. And here are five specific games that dads enjoy way more than they’d ever let on.
The Feel Box
You might not know this game by its proper name, but you no doubt know the feel box. This is the game that has everyone close their eyes as they feel things like grapes and cold spaghetti as they’re told they’re touching eyeballs and brains. Dads love this game because they can really ham up the backstory, and in general dads take a strange satisfaction in watching their kids get grossed out.
Pin The Tail On The Donkey
Now, you probably won’t see a donkey here, but there are all sorts of “spooky” versions of the game. But still, dads enjoy this game more than they let on. They weirdly enjoy spinning around, getting dizzy, and trying to lurch towards their destination, but they also get a kick out of watching all the kids at the party stumble around like little drunks.
It’ll bring dad back to his beer pong days, so yeah, he’ll probably enjoy the game focused on tossing marshmallows into cups a bit more than anyone else at the party.
Smash The Piñata
Piñatas are a mess and can potentially lead to disaster in the form of crying children who accidentally got whacked by a stick. But…they’re still kind of a blast. And the moment of pandemonium when the thing finally cracks open is oddly calming. Piñatas are alright by a dad’s book. But the best Halloween party forever remains…
Bobbing For Apples
Bobbing for Apples is the ultimate party game that dads will love more than anyone else. It’s a game that seems so easy until you’re actually dunking your head underwater and realizing how impossible it is to get a good sizable bite on one of the apples to take it out of the water. But dads are insanely good at it, for reasons that science cannot explain. And nothing beats the rush a dad gets when he emerges from the tub of water, victorious, apple in hand. Well, apple in mouth. It feels like Halloween at its very best.