The Dare Essentials
November 19, 2009 7:38 AM   Subscribe

I am thinking of organizing a "two-dollar dare" party and I need simple dares that can be performed in front of a lot of people, and achievable right there. Props are fine, as is the use of another person. So far, I have things like, picking your nose, licking someone else's foot, peeing in a pair of adult-diapers, letting someone slap you hard, letting someone give you a haircut, simulating an orgasm. The idea is that if the people at the party want to see it, they can up the "bid" to a double-dare ($4) or a triple-dog-dare ($6) so I am looking for a good selection of tame dares and rather more outrageous ones. Can the hive mind help me?
posted by Sully to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (18 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
You would have to pay me a lot more then $6 to get me to pee in adult-diapers in front of others.

My ideas:

Stand on your head (with or without assistance)
Shave off facial hair
shave off eyebrows
Run around in your underwear/swimsuit
posted by royalsong at 7:43 AM on November 19, 2009


Eat a Baby Ruth bar and drink apple juice out of a (newly purchased) bedpan.

Reach into a "mystery sack" and eat whatever you pull out: weird baby food, anchovies, etc.
posted by jefficator at 7:54 AM on November 19, 2009


You would have to pay me a lot more then $6 to get me to pee in adult-diapers in front of others.

Agreed.

Ideas:
Eat a spoonful of someone else's spit.
Let someone touch your eyeball (or lick it - but that's kind of a dare for both people).
Run around in the underwear/swimsuit of the opposite sex (as always, more of a challenge for the dudes).
posted by shaun uh at 7:56 AM on November 19, 2009


Or have a big cup and have people mix random foods and drinks in it. Maybe the reward for drinking it goes up by $2 every time someone puts something in it.
posted by shaun uh at 7:58 AM on November 19, 2009


The key here i think would be to do things that, though embarrassing, won't do lasting harm or damage. Getting a haircut would not be on that list in my mind, nor would shaving off your eyebrows [which take a rather long time to grow back and might cause embarrassment outside of the party]. And how would you prove that someone peed in the adult diapers? Hand them around to the witnesses? That's just a bit nasty in my mind. Having them walk around in adult diapers without pants might be a more reasonable option. Painting a man's fingernails or dressing in drag is a fun, harmless dare as well.
posted by shesaysgo at 8:06 AM on November 19, 2009 [2 favorites]


Some of these are just gross, not funny or daring. Who wants to watch someone else pee in a diaper? And how will you prove it? Yikes.

Maybe you can come up with things that aren't positively revolting to behold and won't scare your guests away. Like men in drag, or telling an embarrassing confession, or showing off a secret talent.
posted by balls at 8:11 AM on November 19, 2009 [4 favorites]


You would have to pay me a lot more then $6 to get me to pee in adult-diapers in front of others.

Did it while in college at 3:00 after many beers. Adult diapers cannot handle a full 6 beer pee.

Puree various normally solid foods such as a cooked steak. Have people try them and guess what it is they are eating.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 8:17 AM on November 19, 2009 [2 favorites]


How about a truth or dare spin on this idea? Either that, or up the dollar rewards significantly... Because as others have mentioned -- a lot of these are gross, self-mutilating and just nasty. I'm glad I'm not invited to your party.
posted by cgg at 8:23 AM on November 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


Try some of the "impossible" food challenges - eat 10 saltine crackers in a minute, or swallow a tablespoon of cinnamon.
posted by RobotNinja at 8:24 AM on November 19, 2009


letting someone slap you hard

In the face? Not a good idea, depending on what someone's idea of "hard" is.
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:41 AM on November 19, 2009


These dares actually are pretty good - Have a person put gum into some one else's mouth without using their hands? Golden.
posted by banannafish at 8:42 AM on November 19, 2009


Tell anyone you wanna sex them up and invent a disgusting simile involving racism and crime. Arm wrestle and whoever loses has to remove their trousers. Do your best impression of whackin' it as a member of the opposite gender? Give a pass to the person who can best verbally express their love for Christian Bale or any other male or female actress? Fill a half pint of vodka with water and challenge others to down it in one? Act like a robot for fifteen minutes? Let your worst enemy in the crowd assault your hair with gel? Recite the pledge of allegiance in falsetto for dudes and a very low voice for ladies while grabbing your crotch and doing Michael Jackson "hee-hee"'s periodically. Give your best Christopher Walken impression? If you're feeling a bit risqué, have them do a t-rex impression with a mangina. Clothing optional. Wear a green shirt, do a jig and speak in an Irish accent for half an hour? Wear a red hat backwards and do a Fred Durst impression? Write a booty rap and perform it. You need backup dancers and a beat boxer. Attempt to summon a demon. You need chalk and candles beforehand. Bear in mind that Revelations 9:11 refers to a demon. Make earrings out of tape and paper and wear them. Draw the last penis you've seen. Draw the last vagina you've seen.

I'm in a strange mood so I hope none of this is too crazy.
posted by christhelongtimelurker at 8:46 AM on November 19, 2009


I organized a slightly similar party last weekend, although completing the events was only for points, not money. All of the following were completed by at least 2 people:

Shave an eyebrow
Drink a shot of olive oil (no liquid/food for 5 minutes) - this is a lot harder than it sounds
2 Tablespoons of cinnamon (no liquid)
Mama bird a mouthful of beer
Swap clothes with opposite gender
Naked lap
Travel from [point A] to [point B] without your feet/legs touching the ground
2 shots of hot sauce
posted by christonabike at 8:53 AM on November 19, 2009


I need simple dares that can be performed in front of a lot of people, and achievable right there. Props are fine, as is the use of another person.

Don't ask us. We can't help you.

When your guests arrive, hand them five 3 x 5 cards. On each card, ask them to write one "dare" - something they would do if someone paid them $2.

Frankly, a lot of what you have for suggestions (the adult diaper thing (ew), slapping someone, haircut, licking someone's [foot, eye, random body part], the spit thing (ew again) etc.) are more like $20 dares than $2 ones.
posted by anastasiav at 8:55 AM on November 19, 2009 [2 favorites]


Bananafish - that's a great list! A lot of those are going to be useful. Also thanks to all the other suggestions! I agree that some of the dares are quite crazy, and I am hoping that people will pool their money into a sizeable pot in order to persuade the person to do the dare. And if they won't? Well, someone else, needing the cash, likely will.
posted by Sully at 9:46 AM on November 19, 2009


Try some of the "impossible" food challenges - eat 10 saltine crackers in a minute, or swallow a tablespoon of cinnamon.

Cinnamon, in large doses, can be an irritant that can cause someone to choke. Don't do that second one.
posted by xingcat at 11:56 AM on November 19, 2009


This makes me think of the TV show "Ed"...Ed and his best friend used to bet each to do various things for $10. Many of the bets rely on having strangers around to embarrass yourself in front of, which would work if you were at a bar or someplace else in public, but some of them are just silly and would work in someone's house/apartment. The full list of bets is here.
posted by violetish at 2:45 PM on November 19, 2009


I remember having shots of vodka mixed with pureed habanero peppers. It was actually quite enjoyable at the time....not so much the next day.
posted by robotot at 7:00 PM on November 19, 2009


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