This year we decided we wanted to play Halloween Jeopardy and I searched the internet far and wide for ideas, but fell pretty short coming up with much. There were a few places that had sheets with questions on them for party guest to work on but I didn’t find much in the way of an actual jeopardy game so I spent the next 5 hours using ideas from different quizzes I found online, as well as Halloween fact sheets I found, to come up with the actual Halloween Jeopardy questions. I actually found way more questions than I had room for so I had to cut some….. maybe I can use them for next years party.
I came up with 14 categories total and 5 questions per category ranging from easy (100) to harder (500) and then I made the Double Jeopardy questions even harder.
Our party is a family party so I wanted some questions on Halloween Jeopardy to be harder to get the adults involved and some of the questions to be easier for the young kids to have fun as well.
We broke up into 4 teams and my husband kept track of everyone’s points, while I asked the questions. He said he was my Vana White, I told him that was the wrong game. I’m glad he loves me enough to go along with my silly shenanigans.
To make the Halloween Jeopardy board I simply added the 7 categories to the top of my poster boards and then taped on 100-500 and 200-1000 under each category like on Jeopardy. When a group chose a question I removed the paper attached to the category and number and then read the question off my sheets of paper that I had. I printed off all the questions so I could just have them all in my hand to ask the questions from.
We changed up our Halloween Jeopardy from the real jeopardy since we didn’t have buzzers and I didn’t want to worry about who “buzzed in” first, so instead each group just went in a round picking the question and answering it. If they couldn’t answer the question they picked in 15 seconds then another group had a chance to steal. Each group had a spokesperson to answer the question so there was no confusion and then that same person had to raise their hand to try to steal the question from the group who didn’t answer correctly. If the group got it right they got the points and the game continued on. If a particular group got the answer right, they didn’t get to go again like in real jeopardy just because I wanted every team to have a chance to answer. If we were playing with an older group I would have had us play like regular jeopardy. Our teams ended up being one full of adults, one group of teenagers, a group of 9-11 year old boys and then a mixed group so I wanted to hopefully make it fair for the younger groups since I know the adult group would be able to answer more of the questions. ( I tried to tell the kids to make sure they had some adults on their team, but I’m just a Mom so what do I know?)
I didn’t get a ton of pictures because I was so busy partying it up, but my awesome friend took some for me. Hopefully you get the idea of how to make the board from this picture. It was nothing super fancy, it got the point across and I didn’t stress to much about it being “gorgeous” because I was too busy celebrating the holiday season with my kiddos (and baseball, lots and lots of baseball).
This was by far our most favorite party yet. I think everyone had a blast playing the game (the little kids had a blast running around destroying upstairs, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.) I’d say we effectually put a spell on our guests and had one Hocus Pocus filled fun evening.
Here are the questions for Halloween Jeopardy, including Jeopardy, Double Jeopardy and Final Jeopardy.
100 Name the 3 Sanderson Sisters.
-Winnifred, Sarah and Mary
200 What movie has a Goblin King?
300 Who is the avid believer in the Great Pumpkin on “Its a great pumpkin charlie brown” cartoon?
400 Who do the trick or treater accidentally kidnap in the Nightmare before christmas?
500 What cute creature cant get wet?
100 Nutty Happiness
200 2 female pronouns
300 Famous Trio of old
400 Not laughing out loud
500 Best reason to work
Things that go bump in the night (monsters)
100 Decapitated Equestrian
200 Chainsaw welding maniac
300 Goalie masked carries knife
400 Soul sucker
500 Precious Obsessed
Whats it all mean
100 What halloween movie is about a dog?
200 What are male witches called?
300 What cartoon movie has a mom with button eyes?
400 Whats the last ingredient in the Sanderson sisters spell?
-dead mans toe
500 What phobia do you suffer from if you have a fear of Halloween?
100 Which Disney Princess caught a ride on a pumpkin?
200 Pumpkins are what? Fruit, vegetable, or mineral?
300 What percentage of Pumpkins sold are used for Jack O Lanterns at Halloween?
400 How much water are pumpkins made out of?
500 How much did the largest pumpkin ever grown weigh?
It happened at Night
100 What city actually hung people they thought to be witches?
200 What movie is the tag line “ Where monsters go to get away from it all.”
300 What is the name of the motel in the movie Psycho?
400 What spooky show features “the upside down”?
500 Whats the name of the Summer camp in Friday the 13th?
-Camp Crystal Lake
100 Who is the serial killer in the film Halloween?
200 What not so scary movie has the characters Roz, Celia, Needleman and Fungus?
300 In a horror movie you should be worried if you encounter a doll with this name.
400 Who wrote the novel “frankenstein”?
500 Who wrote the spooky story “The Raven?
-Edgar Allen Poe
200 In nightmare on elm street what colors are in freddy krugers sweater?
-red and green
400 Name 3 scary movies by Tim Burton.
Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, nightmare before chirstmas, sleepy hollow, corpse bride, dark shadows, coraline, frankenweenie
600 In what horror film did Johnny Depp make his acting debut?
-Friday the 13th
800 Whats the longest horror movie series made?
-Friday the 13th
1000 What scary movie was inspired by a Edvard Munch painting?
Legend has it
200 Give me 3 different names used for Halloween?
– All Hallows Eve, Samhain, All Hallowtide, All Saints Eve, EL Dia de los Muertos (day of the dead)
400 Where did the tradition of wearing masks on Halloween Originate?
- Welsh and Celtic Tradtions
600 Why did wearing masks for Halloween become part of the Halloween tradition?
-Anciently it was believed that the dead could visit the living on Oct. 31st so masks are worn to keep the spirits of the dead from recognizing the living.
800 What famous magician died on Halloween 1926?
1000 What country does Halloween originate from?
200 What do the traditional Halloween colors Orange and Black represent?
-Orange represents Fall harvest and black represents the darkness.
400 What were the first jack o lanterns made out of?
600 Halloween is the third biggest party day of the year, What days are 1st and 2nd?
-New Years Eve, Super Bowl Sunday
800 Why do black cats get such a bad rap?
-they were once believed to be witches subordinates who protected their masters dark powers
1000 An ancient folk legend says if you see a spider on halloween it means what?
-Its said to be a spirit of a loved one watching over you.
200 “Their creepy and their cooke their all together spooky”
400 Who aint afraid of no ghosts?
600 What play does the quote “Double double Toil and trouble” come from?
800 “Theres something very wrong,Whats this? theres people singing songs, the streets are lined with little creatures laughing”?
-Nightmare before Christmas
1000 “You hear the door slam and realize there is no where left to run. You feel the cold hand and wonder if you’ll ever see the sun.”
The number game
200 How many times do you have to say bettlejuice to get him to show up?
400 How many movies (remakes or otherwise) are there in the Friday the 13th franchise?
600 How many bones make up an adult human skeleton?
800 Halloween the Movie was made in 1978 on a low budget in how many days?
1000 The Exorcist was nominated for how many Oscars?
Its all about Halloween
200 How much money is made off Halloween candy annually in the US?
400 What percentage of Americans decorate their home for Halloween?
600 Not just kids dress up for Halloween, what percentage of costumes sold are actually adult costumes?
800 How much money do haunted houses bring in annually?
-around half a billion dollars
1000 How many children go trick or treating in the US annually?
Who said it
200 What movie does this line come from, “I see dead people?”
400 What movies features the line “They’re heee-re…”?
600 What movie is the quote “We are just three kindly old spinster ladies spending a quiet evening at home…. Sucking the lives out of little children.”
800 Who said “Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.”
1000 What character says “ We all go a little mad sometimes.”?
If you want to get in, you’ll have to know the numbers
Whats the combination to get into the Addams Family safe?
-2,10, 11 (eyes fingers toes)