Adult Christmas Party Games - Get the Party Started!
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2007
by Terri Hunziker
Games and Letters, Inc.
Adult Christmas games can make your holiday celebration a hit. Playing group games is a great ice breaker and fun maker to get the party started and keep it going. Try these great games designed for adult group suitable for friends, family or co-workers.
Kiss it Relay: Place a large bowl of Hersey's kisses on a table. Divide your group into two teams and have them line up around 10-15 feet away from the table. Give the first people in the row mittens that are slightly larger than they would ever need. On the mark of "Go", the first player of each team runs to the table (with their mittens on), takes a Hershey's kiss out from the bowl and tries unwrapping it with the large mittens. After they unwrap it they have to run down and pop it into the next person's mouth. The next person takes the mittens and runs to the bowl to do the same.
Reindeer Antlers: Divide your group into teams of two to four people. Give each group a pair of pantyhose. Give each team eight balloons. Then, when "Go" is said, the race starts, and the teams start blowing up the balloons and stuffing them into the pantyhose. Once all the balloons are stuffed inside the pantyhose, a team member wears the "reindeer antlers" and the team yells "Rudolph" when finished. The first team to finish is the winning team.
Oh Christmas Tree: For this game you need green construction paper. Give everyone a chance in attempting to rip a sheet of green construction paper (behind their back) into the shape of a Christmas tree (they cannot look at their trees until finished). Once they've finished ripping, and before they look, give them little stickers to decorate their tree with. Once all done, hang everyone's tree up and have everyone judge for the best looking tree.
Sneaky Santa: Have each guest wear name tags. Write one small letter in the corner of each tag in one of 3 colors. Add a note to the back of the tag telling the guest to find other guests with letters of like colors that form a Christmas message. The first group to get complete the message must stand together and say it out loud together. They all get a party gift.
Guess the Christmas Carol: Divide your group into two teams (try to keep it even between them). Let them draw out of a hat or rock/paper/scissors to see which team begins. One person from the first team is chosen. They get a piece of paper with the name of known Christmas Carol on it. They can't show this to anyone - and just like Charades or Pictionary. They need to either act out (no words or sound) the name of the Christmas Carol or on an erase-board/chalkboard/butcher-paper on the wall - they need to draw out so that the team has to guess what Christmas Carol it is. Each team's guesses are timed and the team with the shortest guess time all of the carols wins. Losers have to sing a Christmas song chosen by the winning team.
Christmas Balls: A fun passive game. Fill a clear large jar or vase with many Christmas ball ornaments of different sizes and colors. Guest try to guess how many ornaments are in the container. Can also have multiple prizes for guessing how many red ornaments, green ornaments, etc.
Find the Ornament: Take close up pictures of ornaments that are hung on the Christmas tree. Hang all the pictures on a wall with a number next to each one. Each guest is given a sheet of paper numbered to match the ornaments. Have each guest locate the ornament on the tree and mark it off the list as they find it. They cannot take the pictures off the wall. The first one to complete the list wins. This can also be played with teams.
Snowball Toss: Divide the group into teams each team forms a line. Place a 2 taped markers on the floor a few feet from the teams. Give each team a bag of marshmallows (large, not the mini size). The first team member in line stands behind the tape marker. On "Go" the 2nd one in line takes a turn trying to "catch" a marshmallow in their mouth. Once a team member catches a marshmallow, they get out of line. The team that finishes their line first wins.
Flip Punch: Place a row of plastic drinking cups full of punch on both sides of a table. Enough cups for each player. On "Go" players drink the punch as fast as they can. set the empty cup right side down and then tries to "flip" the cup off the edge of the table so it lands right side up. The first side to flip all their cups wins. This is even more fun with "spiked" punch.
There you have it - some great Christmas party games for your next holiday event!
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» left by Kay from Alabama 1 year 169 days ago.
I have not played any of these games. I have been doing work Christmas parties for 8 years and have done none of these. We have played many. Thanks for your ideas. All usable, safe, and easy to do.» left by BossOdds 1 year 159 days ago.
I need some game ideas for 50 construction workers Christmas party. I want them to participate this year and not just sit and eat/drink. Thank you.
» left by Ray from Los Angeles 1 year 157 days ago.
The best and MOST fun game to date at all of our family Christmas parties has been Pictionary. We play on a large white erasable board and form into two teams. From day one, this has been the MOST requested game of all.» left by SANTAS WIFEY from IN NORTH POLE 1 year 148 days ago.
How do you play pictionary? sounds fun. and do you have any other ideas?
» left by bobbie from louisiana 1 year 156 days ago.
Great ideas..needed this for a small office party of about 15 tomorrow! Thanks
» left by haoleGirl from NewWark 1 year 155 days ago.
Omgz! Oober great! Thank you!!
» left by FamilyMember from North Carolina 1 year 149 days ago.
Thank you for sharing. These are some great ideas and I will be using them for our family gathering.
» left by Santas wifey 1 year 148 days ago.
These are great ideas! Thanks for sharing these. We have about 70 people coming for christmas, so i needed ideas. some are kinda grumps and dont like games and getting off our sofa but im sure these games will get everyone in a jolly spirit! Thanks again, hope these work!
» left by rudolph from north pole 1 year 148 days ago.
Some of these sound really fun! This is the first year im hosting the christmas celebration at my house :0 so im a little bit in a panic. Usually each year we all ust eat,open presents and then sit around. But this year i really wanted the celebration to be fun! I wanted to get everyone up and having a blast. Any other game ideas?
» left by JOHANNA IN FLORIDA from HOLLYWOOD FL 163 days 21 hours ago.
WRITE A SHORT STORY USING WORDS "RIGHT" "LEFT" AND "ACROSS" . GET THREE OR FOUR SMALL BOXES AND PUT A GIFT EX. LOTTERY TICKET IN EACH. ADD CANDY CANES, TANGERINES AND ETC SO BOXES HAVE DIFFERENT WEIGHTS. DISTRIBUTE THE BOXES AMONG FRIENDS AND BEGIN STORY. WHENEVER YOU SAY RIGHT, LEFT OR ACROSS THEY MUST PASS THE BOX. SO FUNNY TO SEE BOXES FLY AROUND THE ROOM WHEN STORY IS OVER THE PERSON LEFT WITH THE BOX OPENS IT AND HANDS TO THE PERSON ON THE RIGHT.» left by Paula from Boston, Massachusetts 163 days 9 hours ago.
Thank you for posting this idea! Sounds perfect for our 'girls' Christmas party! I'll comment after the party to let you know how it went.» left by Dawn from Ohio 157 days 2 hours ago.
You don't have to write the story. There are several if you search for Christmas party stories/games. One is called Christmas with the Wright Family. It is a fun game to play.
» left by ALLISON 1 year 146 days ago.
We have a Christmas eve open house every year. It's a great tradition that keeps the kids busy and gets us together with friends who may not have family in the area. The kids wrap each other from head to toe in toilet paper and add a black plastic hat, orange paper nose and black paper eyes and coal mouth. They also draw a snowman on a chalkboard and toss wet cottonballs at the board trying to fill in the snowman. Fun games help the kids have fun while the adults visit and we end the evening with a "night before Christmas" reading. Great tradition.
» left by Cheryl 169 days 7 hours ago.
I did the find the ornament and Oh Christmas Tree games and they were a HUGE hit!
» left by Xana Winans from PA 152 days 10 hours ago.
I surprised my team with the Hershey's Kiss/Mittens game, Snowball toss and Reindeer antlers at the office Christmas party this weekend. There were three relay teams (the teams changed every time to keep the groups fresh) and rank of the teams (first, second, third) won time to spend in a money machine that i rented. i think the games were actually more fun than the money machine! You have never seen a group of people laugh so hard and so long. Spectacular games!!!!