Bobbing for Apples
The seemingly timeless game of bobbing for apples originates from the rituals to appease the Roman goddess Pomona (autumn apples were believed to be associated with fertility and marriage).
Remove stems from apples and place in large tub of icy cold water. A participant dunks his head in trying to bite an apple. This may seem easy, but believe me, it's very difficult. Large apples makes the game more challenging.
In our current oversanitized society, this "communal" activity may no longer seem appetizing. If you prefer, hang an apple from a string and attach it to a sturdy pole. Have one participant maneuver the pole and one trying to bite the apple.
(My gravest gratitude to Troy Davis for posing, yet again, for one of my creepy photos.)