Food & Drink

The Ultimate Halloween Drinking Game

When you’re a kid, Halloween means jumping from house to house to score as much candy as possible. But when you’re an adult, the only thing you really care about on Halloween is drinking as much as possible. Make Halloween fun again by playing this drinking game throughout the evening, whether you’re attending a raging party or just quietly handing out candy to the neighborhood children. Just be sure to chase all that booze with some chocolate bars, candy corn and caramel apples for good measure.

Take a sip if you see anyone wearing these pop culture Halloween Costumes. Finish the drink if you’re the one wearing it:

  • David S. Pumpkins from Saturday Night Live
  • Eleven from Stranger Things
  • Anyone from the Justice League—two sips for Wonder Woman
  • Pennywise the Dancing Clown from It
  • Regina George from Mean Girls
  • Negan from The Walking Dead  
  • Beyoncé
  • Anyone from the new Star Wars
  • Offred from The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Harley Quinn or the Joker from Suicide Squad
  • Jon Snow or Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones  
  • Anyone from Orange is the New Black
  • Walter White or Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad
  • Harry Potter, Ron Weasley or Hermione Granger from Harry Potter
  • Any of the Taylor Swifts from her “Look What You Made Me Do” video

Take a sip of your drink if:

  • Someone says “Trick or Treat”
  • Kids complain about your candy selection
  • Someone makes a cringe-worthy, spooky pun—two sips if it’s you
  • You see a dog in an adorable costume and you can’t even
  • In the horror movie you’re watching, someone separates from the group and dies
  • You see someone shiver from wearing far too little clothing for late October
  • You ignore texts from someone asking you to come to his or her Halloween party  

Take a shot if…

  • Someone is wearing the same costume as you
  • You win a classic Halloween game, like bobbing for apples or the mummy wrap
  • Someone scares you and you scream
  • Uncostumed adults try to get candy from you
  • You hear “The Monster Mash”
  • You see someone actually dressed as a sheet ghost

Finish your drink if:

  • You win the costume contest
  • You finish all the candy you were supposed to be handing out
  • You successfully scare someone else
  • You do the entire “Thriller” dance perfectly
  • Someone is dressed as President Donald Trump

Go home and drink alone if:

  • You’re not wearing a costume. No one wants to be around you, you spoil sport.