A great activity for everyone


By Jon Zajac

### Intro

As a fan of Halloween, I love incorporating spooky and fun elements into my events. One way to do this is by using Halloween-themed “This or That” icebreaker questions. By asking questions related to the holiday’s traditions, symbols, and themes, you can create a festive atmosphere and encourage your guests to share their thoughts and experiences.

How to incorporate Halloween themed This or That questions

To incorporate Halloween-themed “This or That” questions into your event, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare a list of questions beforehand that are related to the holiday’s traditions, symbols, and themes. You can find inspiration from browsing online resources, books, and magazines about Halloween.

  2. Print out the questions on cards or display them on a screen or a poster board. Encourage your guests to form small groups of 3-5 people and take turns asking each other the questions. You can also create a rotation system where each group moves on to the next question after a set amount of time (e.g., 2-3 minutes).

  3. Make sure everyone has a chance to answer each question and listen actively to their responses. Encourage follow-up questions, comments, and discussions that build on the initial answers. You can also share your own insights and opinions about Halloween to keep the conversation flowing.

  4. After everyone has had a chance to answer all the questions, gather your guests in a larger group and ask them to share their favorite or most surprising answers. You can also use this opportunity to highlight any commonalities or connections that emerged during the activity.

  5. Consider using some of the insights or stories that came up during the “This or That” icebreaker as a springboard for further conversations and activities throughout the day. For example, you could organize a costume contest based on the questions or create a photo booth with props inspired by the holiday’s themes and symbols.

Ideas on different themes of questions

To keep your Halloween-themed icebreaker questions fresh and engaging, you can explore different themes and categories that are relevant to the holiday. Here are some ideas:

  • Traditions: Ask questions related to the history, customs, and practices associated with Halloween (e.g., “What is your favorite Halloween tradition?” or “Do you prefer trick-or-treating or haunted houses?”).

  • Symbols: Ask questions about the visual icons and symbols of Halloween (e.g., “Which Halloween symbol do you find most iconic?” or “What is your favorite type of candy to receive while trick-or-treating?”).

  • Themes: Ask questions that explore the holiday’s themes and messages (e.g., “What does Halloween mean to you?” or “How has Halloween evolved over time?”).

  • Humor: Ask questions that tap into the holiday’s comedic style and humor (e.g., “Which Halloween character makes you laugh the most?” or “What is your favorite funny moment from a Halloween movie or TV show?”).

  • Cultural references: Ask questions that reference pop culture, history, and current events that are featured in Halloween-themed media (e.g., “What is your favorite celebrity costume?” or “Which historical figure would you like to see as a Halloween character?”).

By incorporating these different themes of questions into your Halloween-themed icebreaker activity, you can keep your guests engaged and entertained while also fostering a sense of community and shared interest. So why not give it a try and see how it can enhance your next event!

My favorite Halloween themed This or That questions

  1. Pumpkin spice latte or apple cider?
  2. Scary stories or funny Halloween jokes?
  3. Mummy or witch?
  4. Bobbing for Apples or Pin the Tail on the Witch?
  5. Witch or wizard?
  6. Halloween costume contest or pumpkin carving contest?
  7. Halloween cake or Halloween cookies?
  8. Scary clown or possessed doll?
  9. Candy apples or candy pumpkins?
  10. Trick or treating or house party?
  11. Frankenstein’s monster or Dracula?
  12. Ghostbusters or Hocus Pocus?
  13. Superhero or villain costume?
  14. Full moon or foggy night?
  15. Black and Orange or Purple and Green?
  16. Headless horseman or Sleepy Hollow?
  17. Trick or treating in groups or solo?
  18. Fog Machine or Strobe Light?
  19. Trick or treaters or Halloween party?
  20. Gargoyle or Demon?
  21. Apple cider or pumpkin spice latte?
  22. Candy corn or caramel apples?
  23. Halloween themed food or traditional favorites?
  24. Potion making or spell casting?
  25. Classic jack-o’-lantern or creative pumpkin design?
  26. Broomstick or broomstick ride?
  27. Werewolf or Zombie?
  28. Candy apples or caramel apples?
  29. Mummy or skeleton?
  30. Skeleton or mummy?
  31. Werewolf howl or ghostly moan?
  32. Trick or treating or handing out candy?
  33. Classic horror movies or modern horror movies?
  34. Ghost stories or horror movies?
  35. Pumpkin carving or apple bobbing?
  36. Werewolf or vampire?
  37. Scary costume or funny costume?
  38. Candy corn or gummy worms?
  39. Spiderweb or Cobweb?
  40. Pumpkin or Ghost?
  41. Grim Reaper or Death Eater?
  42. Spooky story or Halloween movie?
  43. Decorate with spider webs or pumpkins?
  44. Skeleton or Skull?
  45. Trick-or-treating or attending a Halloween party?
  46. Skeleton or zombie?
  47. Scream or silence?
  48. Witches’ brew or vampire blood?
  49. Haunted house or corn maze?
  50. Blood or guts?
  51. Halloween or Dia de los Muertos?
  52. Disney princess or fairytale villain costume?
  53. Trick or treating alone or with a group?
  54. Candy Corn or Chocolate?
  55. Scary clown or killer doll?
  56. Ghost ship or haunted hotel?
  57. Grim reaper or devil?
  58. Monster or alien?
  59. Jack-o’-lanterns or bats?
  60. Gothic or vintage costume?
  61. Black cat or owl?
  62. Ghosts or goblins?
  63. Halloween party or movie marathon?
  64. Day of the Dead or Halloween?
  65. Costume contest or pumpkin carving contest?
  66. Harry Potter or Hocus Pocus?
  67. Werewolf or Frankenstein’s monster?
  68. Frankenstein or Mummy?
  69. Bob Ross or Frida Kahlo costume?
  70. Witch costume or vampire costume?
  71. Bats or owls?
  72. Gummy worms or spider gummies?
  73. Bobbing for apples or pin the tail on the black cat?
  74. Graveyard or abandoned asylum?
  75. Black Cat or Bat?
  76. Haunted house or escape room?
  77. Witch or Vampire?
  78. Bobbing for apples or pin the hat on the witch?
  79. Horror movie or Halloween comedy?
  80. Full moon or crescent moon?
  81. Creepy crawlers or monster mash?
  82. Skeleton or zombie bride?
  83. Zombie or mummy?
  84. Halloween decorations or Halloween candy?
  85. Pumpkin patch or corn maze?
  86. Wick or Salem?
  87. Trick or treat bag or pumpkin bucket?
  88. Scarecrow or jack-o’-lantern?
  89. Spider or spider web?
  90. Costumes or decorations?
  91. Trick or Treat?
  92. Cauldron or crystal ball?
  93. Ghost or demon?
  94. Hocus Pocus or Nightmare Before Christmas?
  95. Trick or Trunk or Costume Parade?
  96. Candy corn or chocolate bars?
  97. Witch’s brew or vampire’s blood?
  98. Glitter or Gore?
  99. Spider webs or tombstones?
  100. Costume Party or Horror Movie Marathon?
  101. Black cats or bats?
  102. Cauldron punch or pumpkin spice latte?
  103. Zombie or ghost?
  104. Ouija board or tarot cards?
  105. Monster Mash or Thriller?
  106. Cauldron or Broomstick?

About the author

Jon Zajac

Jon Zajac

Founder & Chief Icebreaker

I started Icebreaker Spot because I truly believe that strong connections are the foundation of successful teams. I wanted to create a platform that would make it easy for people to find and share icebreakers and team building activities, empowering them to build trust, foster collaboration, and ultimately, achieve greatness together.