Apple Dance

A great way to get folks up close and personal on a chilly fall night
1 apple (or balloon) for each couple
Some form of music system - CD player, radio, MP3 player
Assorted music that can be easily changed, such as on a CD or playlist

1. Assign a "DJ" and set up station for playing music.
2. Have everyone find a partner and spread out in the playing area.
3. Hand an apple (or balloon) to each couple.

How to Play

1. Have each couple place the apple (or balloon) between their foreheads as securely as they can.
2. Without letting the apple fall, have the couples join hands.
3. Have the DJ begin playing music.
4. Couples must begin to dance to the style of music being played, i.e., if it's classical they should waltz, or sway, if it's pop they should shimmy and shake, if it's 50s they should twist...
5. Couples must keep the apple between their foreheads without letting the apple fall. If it does fall they can pick the apple up, replace it, and begin again.
6. Play continues with the music changing styles for about 3 minutes or so... or until everyone seems tired from the effort!


1. To make the game competitive, eliminate couples as they drop their apples.
2. Don't switch the music, just choose one song and have couples dance from beginning to end.
3. Use any other round object: ball, clean rolled-up socks, stuffed animal, toilet paper roll... anything that can be squeezed between two heads.
4. Theme your music and object. Do the "Monster Mash" with ping pong balls colored like eyeballs; play some jungle music and use a banana, try a pirate song and a sponge (for swabbing the deck, of course!).


1. Safety first. Never use anything sharp or breakable as your "apple".

Activity Length
5 minutes or less
Either/or (can be played either way)
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Mess Factor
Clean and tidy
Noise Level
Number of Players
3 to 4
5 to 10
10 to 20
As many as you can handle!
Prep Time
No prep time needed!
Team Division
Buddy up (pairs of two)