The best part about the holidays is spending time with your favourite people. From family to friends, meeting new partners or bonding with your nieces and nephews, getting stuck into a good old Christmas party game is a great way to let your hair down and enjoy the moment. With ideas suitable for adults, teens and children too, you won’t fall short of activities this year with this array of entertainment!
A great one to help stop the younger ones from peeking into their stockings or keep them busy while they patiently await the arrival of Father Christmas is “Pin the Nose on Rudolph!’ Get creative and draw out a large coloured Rudolph and the whole reindeer gang or print out a picture to use. Cut out a red circle to use as the glowing nose attached to a piece of tape and set it up where there is lots of space for everyone to gather around. Weather permitting, this is a perfect outdoor game; invite all the children outside and, one by one, blindfold whoever’s turn it is. Slowly spin them around and attempt to get the nose on Rudolph! Mark every attempt with the participant's name, and whoever is closest wins at the end. This game guarantees giggles galore and is a lovely way to watch the little ones interact with each other.
After dinner, games are always a good idea; it gives you time to digest all the deliciousness and relish in each other's company. You can’t go past Two Truths and a Lie if you want to get to know your nearest and dearest even better! Tie it in with a Christmas theme and let the laughs ensue. Whether it's finding out your Auntie actually did burn the turkey that year or that Grandpa gets someone else to wrap all his presents, it is a hilarious way to relive fond festive memories. Christmas-Themed Charades are another engaging, light-hearted game that will swiftly become a yearly tradition. Team up with someone you don’t know as well and bond over the amusing acting from your merry rivals! Have a pre-printed list of actions for your teammate to perform in front of everyone, from putting the star on the tree, peeling the prawns or shovelling snow; you can get let your imaginations have a bit of fun - remember, no talking or signalling is allowed and keep within the time limit for a chance to win!
You will want to get the camera out for this one, the Marshmallow-Stuffing Contest! The object of the game is simple, for each player to see how many fluffy marshmallows they can fit in their mouth at one time. The party guest who manages to handle the most wins! Another side-splitting competition is the Stocking Guessing Challenge, a family-friendly one that will get everyone into the festive spirit! Nominate a host to put random objects inside a stocking; once it is stuffed to the brim, tie it up at the top so no one can see what is inside, then have all your party participants sit in a circle and pass around the stocking and guess what is inside! Play alongside some classic Christmas tunes, and be prepared for a jolly boogie with the gang! Lastly, the Ugly Christmas Jumper Game is an annual crowd-pleaser, the more hideous, the better, because who doesn’t love a cheesy festive jumper? Go store-bought or get stuck in with some DIY decorations, the most ghastly garment wins!
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