Are you looking for some fun holiday party game ideas? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Holiday parties are a great way to celebrate the season with friends and family, and the perfect time to enjoy some festive games. From classic guessing games to interactive activities, there are plenty of games to play at holiday parties that will make your gathering even more memorable. Read on to discover several fun holiday party game ideas that you can incorporate into your next festive gathering.
Christmas Carol Pictionary
One of the most popular Christmas party games is Christmas Carol Pictionary. This game is sure to bring laughter and good times to your holiday gathering with friends and family. To play, you’ll need Christmas-themed or holiday-themed cards with the titles of popular Christmas songs and stories on them.
To start the game, each player takes a card and has to draw the Christmas carol or story without using any words. All the other players must guess what they are drawing and whoever guesses correctly first gets a point. If the drawer cannot be guessed correctly, then they must draw another card and try again. The game ends when all the cards have been used up, and the player with the most points wins.
This fun game is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit, as well as entertain your guests. Be sure to include props such as jingle bells, candy canes, Santa hats, and a Christmas tree to give the game an extra holiday feel. Enjoy this classic game at your next festive gathering and spread the joy of the season!
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas Gift Exchange
Most of us have probably heard of Secret Santa or White Elephant Gift Exchanges. For a really special twist on the gift exchange, why not try The Grinch Who Stole Christmas Gift Exchange? Instead of using a poem, you’ll use the iconic book by Dr. Seuss to pass the gifts around to your friends and family.
Start by having each person bring a Christmas-themed gift and wrap it up in wrapping paper or some kind of gift wrap. Once everyone has arrived, you can read the book out loud and have the guests pass their gifts to the left or right depending on the words in the story. When you reach the end of the story, the last person with a gift is the winner! This is a great way to have a holiday-themed gift exchange while having lots of laughs along the way. For full instructions on how to play this game, click here.
Santa Says is a fun and easy game that can be played at any holiday gathering. It’s similar to Simon Says and is great for kid-friendly parties. The goal is to follow all of Santa’s instructions as quickly as possible. You need at least three people to play: a leader and two players. To make it even more fun, have your leader wear a Santa hat. Check out the Santa Says Game for Christmas Parties guide for full instructions and a free printable.
Charades is always a popular choice for a party and there are plenty of creative ways to make it Christmas-themed. Here’s how to play Christmas Charades:
- Divide your group into two teams.
- Give each team a list of Christmas-themed words and phrases to act out, such as popular Christmas movies, Christmas stories, or classic Christmas songs or carols.
- Have each team take turns acting out their words and phrases, with the other team trying to guess correctly within a set time limit.
The general rules of Charades are pretty simple, making it an easy game to play with a large group of people.
Jingle Bell Toss
Jingle Bell Toss is another fun and easy game to play that is sure to be a hit at your next holiday gathering. To play this game you need some regular-sized jingle bells, plastic cups, and a table to set your cups on. The concept of the game is to stand on the opposite side of the table and throw your jingle bells into the cups in order to get points. For full instructions, check out this list of 5 Ways to Play Jingle Bell Toss.
Candy Cane Hunt
This game is fairly self-explanatory. It’s basically a scavenger hunt but with Candy Canes. Both kids and adults will enjoy this game. Hide some Candy Canes throughout a designated area and send players out to find them. You can give them clues as to where they are hidden or just send them out looking, it’s up to you!
Pin the Nose on Rudolph
We’ve all heard of Pin The Tail on the Donkey. This is a classic party game where a person is blindfolded and attempts to pin the tail on the donkey in the right spot. To make this game Christmas-themed, print out a picture of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and have guests put on blindfolds and try to pin the nose on Rudolph.
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