The Addams family may be creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky… but they are incomplete. Gomez hasn’t seen Uncle Fester in 25 years. When some money-hungry con-artists hear, they pretend they’ve found Fester as a way to get their hands on the Addams Family fortune. Will their scheme work? Find out whether family or money matters more with our latest Movie Night Activities. Read the movie review for The Addams Family to see if it's right for your family.
Wear While Watching:
*Get into the holiday spirit by wearing your Halloween costumes to watch the show, or copycat some of the characters. Try wearing all black like Wednesday, a long black dress like Morticia, a suit coat, dress pants and argyle socks like Gomez, black shots and a striped shirt like Pugley or a one robe like Uncle Fester.
*Tell everyone to wear their best Cousin It hair style. Grab a wig or flip your long hair over your face and add sunglasses. Post pictures to our Facebook page, so we can see who makes the best looking Cousin It.
Home Theater Décor:
*To make your home look like the Addams family mansion be sure to decorate just like them. You’ll want to have a black wreath on the door, a vase full of rose stems (remember to cut the actual rose off!), candelabras, dead plants, fake spiders and lots of cobwebs. As a final touch, play some creepy organ music to create the perfect haunted ambiance.
*The Addams family has their own cemetery in the backyard, complete with a couch amid the tombstones. Recreate their yard by putting up fake headstone & statues all around your couch.
*Create the grossest Monster Menu for your guests. Serve a full course dinner with Mummy Dogs, Entrails Soup, or Graveyard Ghoul-ash… just remember to re-name whatever you’re having so that it’s creepier than normal. If you’re looking for snacks to serve, consider Monster Finger Sandwiches,Band-aid Graham Crackers, Spiderweb cupcakes or just punch with a creepy ice hand in it.
*Remember to play with your food… just like Morticia has to remind Wednesday to do. You could set up a bowl with an air filled bag inside it, then fill the bowl (covering the bag) with oatmeal. Put a spoon in the bowl and let people squish the oatmeal around and see how it moves with the bag in in.
*In honor of the classic Uncle Fester move, serve cookies shaped like light bulbs.
Movie Inspired Adventures:
*Turn on the Monster Mash along with all your Organ music so everyone can have a dance party. Be sure to have music for Waltzing, because that’s how Gomez and Morticia love to dance. Make sure to leave time to perform the Mamushka as well.
*Host an Addams Family Obstacle Course. Include events like shooting an arrow at an apple in Pugsly’s mouth, fencing, mixing potions, lightning candles for a séance, finding the right book to open the secret passage and tapping out a message in Morse code like Thing.
*Play “Wake the Dead” like the whole family does at the end of the movie. Hide something outside, or have dirt or sawdust bins where your family or guests can dig up prizes.