Some people are never satisfied! As if Halloween freak fest wasn’t enough, some folks thought they needed more spookytastic frolics. So they dubbed the Friday before Halloween, Frankenstein Friday. Evidently they felt the good doctor and his monster needed their own gig. Well, no point in letting a perfectly good howliday go to waste. Here’s a Frankenstein Friday party planner Enjoy kid-friendly Frankenstein boo-yah-palooza bash. Or use suggestions for a frankly monstrous adults-only monster mash.
Play “Pin the Bolt on the Monster” by printing your favorite Frankenstein monster image. Perhaps you prefer the Boris Karloff one? Or maybe you like Frankenweenie? You might print Frankenberry or a generic Frankenstein monster image. Here are free printable Frankenstein images to choose from. These make great Halloween masks too. Enlarge the image and attach to wall. Cut out bolt shapes from gray cardboard. Add a loop of tape to the back (to prevent damage to walls from pins). Let guests try to get bolts on Frank’s neck. The adults-only Frankenstein Friday version could be drinking game. The winner gets a Mad Scientist Molotov Cocktail (see recipe below).
Watch a version of Frankenstein movie. Look for “Victor Frankenstein” (2015), “I, Frankenstein” (Aaron Eckhart) or dig up the original Boris Karloff. For a funny twist, you might like the Peter Boyle (yes, Frank, from “Everybody Loves Raymond” version of the monster in “Young Frankenstein.” Old-schoolers will recall Michael Sarazin’s 1973 interpretation in “Frankenstein: The True Story.” (He was so hot? What happened?). Some might be too scary for kids, so pick a classic Halloween comedy like “Abbot and Costello Meet the Monster.” Adults-only Frankenstein Friday party guests could watch “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” with Tim Curry as Dr. Frank-N-Furter (he looks more like a cross-dressing vampire than a monster, but it’s a thought.)
Have party guests dress up as monsters for Frankenstein Friday. Award prizes for the most creative monster costumes. Dance the Monster Mash. Have guests make up funny Frankenstein monster dances.
Make a Frankenstein monster themed party snacks buffet. Serve a green fruits and veggies tray with sliced green kiwi (for eyes), celery sticks (monster’s fingers), green pepper strips (skin), broccoli (brains) and guacamole dip (Frankenstein guts). Make green milkshakes with mint chip ice cream. Color Rice Krispie Treats green. Shape in cylinders. Melt chocolate and dip for hair. Make eyes, mouth and bolts from Runts candies. Make monster pizzas. Give each guest a small pizza crust. Let them create their own monster faces from pizza toppings.
Mix up Mad Scientist Molotov Cocktails (non-alcoholic for kids’ parties of course). Mix Mountain Dew, limeade, green Hi-C or Kool-Aid, lime slices and lime sherbet. For alcoholic punch, add vodka or Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila. Or make Monster Mojitos: mix green creme de menthe, soda water, rum or gin and add lime slices as garnishes. Your Halloween party guests will go mad for them.