This year has gone pretty quick and it’s time to start making plans for the festive season of presents, turkeys and Z-listed Celebrities pulling out all the stops in a fun-filled pantomime (they have to earn their keep somehow). Behind all the jazz Christmas is about spending quality time with the people around you, who you care about. It’s a time for appreciation and fun and what’s more fun than Christmas party games? These Christmas party games mainly require items that you probably already have and are great fun no matter your party size or age! So, throw on your Santa hat and get playing…
Snowman Wrapping Contest
According to Charles Dickens it’s good to act like a child sometimes, and Christmas is the best time of the year for this behaviour. So, we are going to take full advantage of these wise words of wisdom. This game consists of two or more teams going head to head against the clock to create the best human snowman. Wrap one of your team mates in toilet paper from head to toe and accessorise with hats and carrots to create a Christmas masterpiece. Yes that’s right, we are using Charles Dickens as an excuse to release our inner child and play this game.
Fill the Christmas Stocking
We are going to apologise in advance and take no liability for your messy front room after this game. Divide into teams and have the contestants race to fill their teams hanging stocking with a spoonful of sweets. If you want to avoid finding ‘millions’ and ‘wine gums’ down the side of your sofa for the next year we maybe recommend that you play with wrapped sweets or chocolates.
Observe the Ornaments
A great way to kick start the day is to have your family or guests guess how many ornaments are on your Christmas tree. The closest guest wins!
Santa’s Always Watching
This is another great game to play on arrival. When your guests enter your house hand them a Santa hat and tell them to keep it on until they see you take yours off. When everyone has arrived and has their hats on in full swing, engage in conversation or play some of the above games. Once everyone is distracted sneakily remove your hat and see who catches on. The last guest to have their hat on has to do a forfeit- don’t be too mean, it is Christmas remember.
Who doesn’t love a dramatic game of charades? Why not keep in the Christmas spirit and play this crowd pleasing game with Christmas films, carols and books. Plus, it’s always fun to see that over enthusiastic Aunty take it really seriously.
Two Truths and a Fib
The chances are you have heard of this game before, and it’s probably not the most ideal game to play with just the people you live with, but if you have a house full it could be a good laugh. Each person should say three of the worst or funniest Christmas presents they have ever received, two should be true and one should be a fib. The rest of the party then have to guess which one has been made up!
Hot ‘gift’ Potato
Pass around a wrapped up gift as fast as you can, when the music stops whoever is holding the gift is out of the game, keeping the gift they were holding. By gifts, we’re not expecting PS4’s or a set of car keys with a pretty ribbon wrapped around them, just small simple things such as sweets, dolls, toy cars or body-spray. It’s fun for all of the family and nice to see everyone trade gifts at the end- plus it’s possibly the only game in the world where you can lose and still get a prize.
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Sometimes it’s hard not to get caught up in the pressure of Christmas, from expensive gifts to the having the best turkey on the street. As cheesy as it is, Christmas really is about spending some quality time together whether that’s having a nice cup of hot chocolate whilst you watch Elf or playing some party games with a bottle of fizz! If you play a certain game every Christmas or have any you think we have missed feel free to let us know, we’d love to hear what you get up to!