We don't wait until December here at Random Harvest, Christmas in July is coming and we not only love to entertain with a huge selection of our favourite gourmet foods, but we love nothing more than a good party game when entertaining. If you’re hosting some parties, you need to keep your guests entertained. Games not only make parties fun, they’re also great for breaking the ice and encouraging your guests to mingle.
Choose a combination of individual and team games. You can also customize the following games to suit your party’s theme. Add twists to old games to make them more interesting. The real key to making these games more fun, however, is to bring out your guests’ competitive side with prizes that they actually want.
Prizes aside, here are some Christmas party games to help you get started.
Kid-Friendly Christmas Games
First up, we have some kid-friendly games that are perfect for your family Christmas party. To make sure that the kids get the rules, make your instructions as simple as possible and provide examples.
Put random items in a Christmas stocking then tie a ribbon at the top so no one can see what’s inside. Then, ask the kids to gather around a table and pass around the stocking to let them get a feel of what’s inside. Have them write their guesses on a piece of paper. The team or person who has the most number of correct guesses wins.
Print a picture of Rudolph and stick it on the wall. Hand the participant a red piece of paper with a tape on it. Blindfold the participant, spin him in a circle three times, and have him try to pin Rudolph’s nose. Whoever does this most accurately, wins.
Individual Christmas Games
Here are some fun individual Christmas party games for work or family gatherings that will get some laughs or get them moving.
Ask some of your guests to bring their holiday-themed childhood photos. Label the photos with numbers and paste them on a board or make a slideshow. Have them write their answers on a piece of paper, fold it, and drop it in a box. Draw the winners depending on how many prizes you can give away. Of course, only those with correct answers can win.
On a sticky note, write Christmas-related characters, places, or things. Give one to each participant and have them stick it on their forehead. They’ll go around asking other guests yes or no questions to get hints. The first person who guesses it right wins. You can also increase the number of winners depending on your prizes.
Team Christmas Games
For office party Christmas games, you’ll want to focus on games that are team-based to encourage your staff to mingle with those that they don’t usually socialize with.
Divide participants into groups of 4 or 5. Hand them an illustration board and some drawing materials. Blindfold the first group and ask them to take turns to design a Christmas tree. Give each team member 10 seconds to draw. For example, the first player draws the Christmas tree, the second player adds some ornaments, and so on. Do the same for the other groups.
Don’t let the participants see their final work. Without the participants knowing which one is their work, compare all the drawings and have them vote on which one is the best.
On a sheet of paper, print different emojis that represent Christmas movies. Make 3 to 4 teams and give each one a whiteboard and marker. One by one, hold up a set of emojis and have them guess what movie it is from. Give them 30 seconds to decide on an answer and write it on the whiteboard. At the end of the game, the team with the most points wins.
As the game progresses, you can level up the difficulty. The harder the question, or fewer emojis used to describe, the higher the points they can receive.