Are you having a party for Christmas? If so, you need some sort of entertainment. Nowadays, your guests don’t just expect delicious food and plenty of alcohol, but they also expect you to do your best to provide them with excellent entertainment. And we are not talking about listening to music or watching a movie (that’s just boring). We are talking about fun activities that involve all your guest. So, if you’re having a Christmas party, or a party in general, here are ten awesome party games.
1. Honey I Love You
Sit in a circle again with one person in the middle. The person in the middle can go to anyone in the circle and say “Honey I love you, won’t you give me a smile?” The person who was asked the question has to answer back “Honey I love you, but I just can’t smile” (without smiling.) The person in the middle can do anything to the other person to make them smile except touch them. You have to be the judge as to what you call smiling.
Another cool game that you can play if you have many guests is Mafia. Mafia (also called Assassin, Werewolf or Village) is a group role playing game of strategy, survival, and the ability to spot a fraud. The imaginary setting is a small village where the local townspeople and Mafia are in an all out battle for survival.
3. Quick on the draw
Divide into teams of two or more and write down subjects for the other teams to draw. They should be a bit challenging but nothing too complicated. Use a flip chart or a roll of lining paper. Let the teams take it in turns to draw as many of the ideas as possible within a minute or two while their fellow team members guess. The winning team is the one with the most correct guesses at the end of the game.
4. Scavenger Hunts
This needs a bit of preparation in advance. Scavenger hunts are a lot of fun and they come in many variations.
Video Scavenger Hunt – Players use video recorders to record themselves doing the silly things on their list. When all the groups get back together, they watch the tapes.
Picture Scavenger Hunt – Players use Polaroid cameras to photograph the crazy things on their list.
Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt – Players go out on foot in your immediate neighborhood to follow the instructions on their list.
Mall Scavenger Hunt – Players are set loose in the mall to follow the instructions on their list.(This works well with the camera!)
Pick your favorite and make up a list of activities for the players to complete.
5. Holiday Sticker Stalker
Everyone at the party has ten holiday stickers and must get rid of the whole sheet by sticking them to the other guests without them noticing. If someone catches you, they can stick one of his/her stickers on you. First one to empty their sticker sheet wins!
6. Twenty (or more) Questions
Choose one person to start. This person must think of an object. Other players may then ask questions about the object that can be answered with a simple yes or no. The person who has the object in mind should answer as honestly as possible. After hearing the answer, the questioner is allowed to guess the object. Players are allowed to ask a total of 20 questions.
If someone correctly guesses the object, that person thinks of a new object and the game begins again. If, after 20 questions, no one guesses the object, then the first player wins.
7. Drinking games or “I have never…”
Prepare some shot glasses. The each person takes turns in saying something he has never done. If you have done that thing, you must take a drink. Or the famous Flip Cup that Jimmy Fallon plays a lot.
8. Truth or Dare
We couldn’t have had a list of party games without the famous Truth or Dare. If you have never played this game, here are the rules: All players sit in a circle. Choose one player to start the game. This player asks “Truth or Dare?” to another player in the circle. The second player must choose between answering a question and performing a dare. If he/she chooses a question, the first player may ask any question and the other player must answer truthfully. If he/she chooses dare, the first player should dare him/her to do something, and the second player must comply.
9. Trivial Pursuit
Did you know there are more than 80 different versions of the game, ranging from sports, the big screen, to even guys vs. girls? Find your favorite and give this game a chance.
Divide the group into two teams and decide on a time limit (usually 1 to 2 minutes) for each round. Each team write titles of books, TV shows, movies, or other phrases, characters, or activities on individual scraps of paper, then folds them to hide the writing. Each team then places its scraps in a separate bowl. When it’s your turn, close your eyes and pick a piece of paper from the other team’s bowl. Read its contents to yourself.Without speaking, silently act out whatever is written on the piece of paper you drew from the bowl. If your team guess correctly before time runs out, they get one point.