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A List of 60 Dare Party Ideas 
(Indoor and Outdoor) for Adults

Dare party ideas - guy at the bus stop in his underwear This list of dare party fun contains ideas that are silly, naughty and creative. You won’t need to prepare a thing – just print the list and start playing.

The list has been divided into dares for playing indoors, and dares for playing in public. Make sure to film any dares in action, especially the outdoor ones, so you can rewatch them.

You can use these ideas as part of a regular party, in a round of Truth or Dare, or as a standalone dare party night.

Let’s get your dare party rolling.

Indoor dare party ideas 1-20

  • Start belly dancing in a circle of players or between customers in a bar.
  • Order a pizza or takeout delivery to a next door neighbour.
  • Walk down the street in only your underwear (like the guy in the top photo!)
  • Dance like a ballerina, instead of regular walking.
  • Blindfold a friend and have them kiss three objects. Just don’t tell them what they are.
  • Walk around the party with your bum hanging out.
  • Pretend someone’s hair is your crush and ask it out.
  • Run to the nearest store or neighbour, in a panic, and ask them if they’ve got a goldfish first aid kit.
  • Swap clothes with a friend, doing it in front of everyone. Then wear their clothes for the next hour. Pretend to be that friend, too, by answering to their name.
  • Call up a friend and tell them how excited you are about armpits.
  • Start singing a pop song out loud like you’re singing opera.
  • Come up with famous people each person in your group looks like.
  • Without any warning, turn to a friend and give them a French kiss.
  • Go next door and ask if they’ve seen your contact lens, lost bra or long lost relative.
  • Wear all your clothes inside out.
  • Start to body pop or dance weird when standing in a queue.
  • Write “kiss me" across your cheek in lipstick, then go up to everyone and get them to.
  • Pretend to be a pig and start sniffing all over the people in your group.
  • Do a death scene, out of nowhere, as dramatic as you can.
  • Kiss everyone’s knees.

Indoor dare party ideas 21-40

  • Ask someone to kiss you, only where they kiss you is up to you.
  • Have a player opposite draw a werewolf face on you.
  • Hold a friend’s hand, then act as if you’re stuck together with superglue.
  • Sniff your friend’s socks – while they’re still wearing them.
  • Do your best impersonation of the person to your left.
  • Go up to each player and compliment them on two aspects about themselves.
  • Wear all your clothes back to front.
  • Put on someone’s bra and go outside dressed this way.
  • Put an ice cube down your friend’s shirt.
  • Call a random friend and confess your undying love for them. Start telling them what you love about them, that you should marry, sobbing your eyes out that you can’t live without them.
  • Go to your neighbour and ask them for a spare condom.
  • Start doing a strip tease and keep going for a minute.
  • Massage your friend’s feet with your feet.
  • Act like a cat, by crawling on the floor, rubbing your body against people’s legs. Curl up on someone’s lap, and lick your paws.
  • Write a poem for someone you don’t know in your group, then perform it to them.
  • Gently lick the ear of the person to your left.
  • Spin everyone on the spot 10 times, then have them walk in a straight line.
  • Try to make the person next to you laugh. You’ve got 60 seconds.
  • Eat a spoonful of mustard or Tabasco sauce.
  • Pretend you’re having an orgasmic moment and start acting it out.

Dare party ideas - group doing the conga Outdoor party dares

  • Do a group conga in a bar (like in this picture).
  • Get everyone outside in drag, but in clothes that are too tight for them.
  • Ask for diet water in your nearest fast food joint. When they reply “we don’t have any", keep pestering them. Continue for three minutes.
  • Put your headphones on in a store and start dancing to your music, doing the stupidest, wackiest dance you can.
  • Get a man to sign your chest.
  • Close your eyes and use lipstick and make-up to draw a pair of fake eyes over them. Now walk into a store with your eyes closed, but pretending your new eyes see for you.
  • Go up to an ATM, withdraw some cash and start shouting “OMG, I’ve won the lottery again! Woo-hoo!"
  • You’re the world’s former strongest man/woman. Get into character and start asking everyone to feel your muscles. Start bragging about your former fame and all the ladies/guys you laid.
  • Use the wrong bathroom in a bar/restaurant. (Make sure to have a friend stand guard at the door, just in case)
  • Start barking at every dog you meet. When they bark, you bark back, as though you understand.
  • In the middle of a bus ride, stand up and start singing the national anthem out loud.
  • Go up to passengers on the bus and ask each one “Are you my mommy?"
  • Start flirting with someone’s handbag, rucksack or briefcase in a bar. Then start getting annoyed, when the bag won’t reply; “You think you’re something special? I’ve had better rucksacks than you!"
  • Turn to the person behind you in a queue and tell them how much you’ve missed them. Then add “oops, sorry, mistaken identity."
  • Blow a kiss to every passenger passing in a car for two minutes.
  • Walk down the street or around the room like a zombie/an Egyptian/or sleepwalking.
  • Run to the nearest store, wearing nothing but a bathrobe. Ask them if they’ve got any shower gel.
  • High-five the most strangers you can in 60 seconds.
  • Bow to every stranger you meet. Tell them “it was an honor to meet you, my lord and master."
  • • For the next half an hour, act like you’re a chicken. Start pecking at people, flapping your wings. Don’t forget to cluck every now and then.

Images: stevendamron, Ana Yacobi

Top 15 Office Party Games
 to Shake Up Any Office Party

Thanks to these office party games, office parties can now be enjoyable events.

Office games are like regular games, only toned down for work. This means they’re perfect for bringing your team together and breaking a little ice.

Important tips when choosing office party games

  • Make sure they appeal to everyone. i.e, don’t choose team games only for team players and exclude introverts.
  • Always start with an icebreaker, so even the most reluctant will play. Also make sure the game that follows flows naturally from it. That way, people will still join in.
  • Avoid gift exchange game or white elephants, which both take too long to complete. They’re not very engaging either.
Belly Balloon Break

This office party game’s played against the clock.

Balloons can only be popped, by being squeezed together between the players’ chests. No touching is allowed. Pair everyone up.

The pair with the most balloons wins.

Desk Thief

Steal one item from each person’s desk, then display them at your party.

Now everyone must work out which item belongs to who. Great way to brighten people’s spirits.

Couples Who Am I

Write out the names of each half of famous couples or pairings, on its own Post-It note.

  • Stick a Post-it to each person’s back. Now circulating the room, they search for their other half, asking only ‘Yes/no’ questions about who they are.
Famous Lines

Write out a list of quotes from well-known movies, e.g. “To infinity and beyond" (Toy Story).

Cut up the list and shuffle in a bowl. A player then pulls out a slip, reads it out and everyone guesses. Whoever guesses the most wins.

  • To up the stakes, award extra points to those who can name the character and actor/actress who said the line.
Hamburger

Write down a different ingredient for a burger onto its own Post-It note (or piece of paper). Then tape each note to the back of each player.

Players must now assemble themselves in the order the burger was made.

  • Add a competitive vibe, by having two teams play against each other. The first one to finish wins. Make sure you have plenty of space.
Death by Winking

Every player gets a piece of paper — but one gets the paper with ‘M’ on it (for murderer), another for ‘D’ (detective). The rest are marked with ‘V’ (victim).

The detective must find the murderer, who starts “killing" by giving their target a subtle wink. Victims should die, as soon as you’re winked at.

The game ends, when the murderer is found. The fastest detective wins the entire game.

Need a few games for your next office Christmas party?

Check out these 6 cool games to play with your boss (and this Santa drinking game).

Guess Whose Job

Got a work story you’re dying to share? This office party game’s for you. It’s also a fun way for people to learn about your job.

Each person writes out two job-related facts on to slips of paper.

Shuffle the papers, with everyone taking two. Players take it in turn to read theirs, leaving everyone to guess their owners. The funnier the stories, the better.

Laughing Game

Have everyone stand in a circle. Each player takes it in turns to say “Ha ha", “Ho ho" or “Hee hee".

Anyone who starts laughing is knocked out. Keep the game going, until one person’s left.

What Lie?

Give everyone a minute to write down two true personal facts – and one that isn’t (the lie).

Each person takes it in turn to read out their statement. As they do so, the rest of the team votes on which one they think is the lie. The person with the least number of votes for their lie wins.

If your team is large, break into smaller groups. Have the winners of each compete in a winner’s final.

Name that Song

Plan in advance, by deciding which type of music to use, e.g. by decade or genre. Supply the music and music player to play.

Play the first five seconds of your song. Anyone who knows what it is shouts out the name. The FIRST right answer is the winner.

  • Award extra points if the person can sing the next line, and knows who the singer is and year of release.

The player with the most correct answers wins.

Guess Which Movie

Cut up a list of several well-known movie titles. Shuffle the pieces in a bowl.

Pair everyone, then choose the first pair to start.

This pair pulls a paper from the bowl and acts out a scene of the movie written on it.

  • Make sure they do so silently; no words or sounds allowed. Everyone else has to guess the movie.

The winner then takes their turn, with their partner. And so on. The game ends when all the pairs are done.

The Statue Game

Make sure to explain the rules, before people begin.

  • One person is chosen to be the statue
  • At a certain point during the party, this person turns into a statue, in the middle of whatever they were doing
  • As people start noticing, they too become statues
  • The last person to notice becomes the next statue.

Great fun, especially when people turn into statues in the middle of talking.

Work Bingo

Create a bingo card of 25 squares, the center of each containing a statement. Each player gets a card and works the room, asking others for info.

The first player to complete an entire row of squares – either across, diagonal or down – wins.

  • Statements could include: has lived in another country, has done karaoke, speaks a second language.
Office Photo Hunt Game

A team building game, everyone will work in pairs to hunt down items provided on a list. Make sure each pair has a digital camera.

Decide in advance which items they’ll look for – and whether your pairs will be hunting inside your workplace or off-site.

  • Set a distance limit too. If outside, how far away? If inside, how many floors up or down?

Then set a time limit and send everyone off. The fastest team to complete the whole list is the winner.

Opposites

The goal of this office party game’s for players to do the opposite of what you ask them.

  • For example, you say “walk", then they should stand still
  • Or, you say “crouch", and everyone should stand up

Anyone doing what you do ask them to do (i.e. not the opposite action) is out. Last player wins.

More Adult Party Game Ideas: Simple But Wacky

These adult party game ideas are the perfect icebreaker for any party or birthday.

Here you’ll find ten new games, which are easy for you to set up. You won’t needing anything other than a large space to play.

For any running games, make sure to remove obstacles that could trip up players – like side tables, floor plants, slippery rugs. Lock away any sharp objects and cables.

Need to loosen up your party people first?

Icebreakers will do the trick. Here are 6 activities to try.

For groups of 6-10, these icebreakers for small groups are for you.

Adult party game ideas: click page 1 > 2 > 3 > 4

Malteser Game

Empty a bag of Maltesers (chocolate candy) into a bowl and place in the middle of the table. Give each player a straw and have them sit around it.

Each player now has 30 seconds each to use their straw to suck and transport their Malteser from the bowl to their hand.

The player with the most wins.

Charades Relay

Here’s a fun example of team adult party ideas.

Before playing, write down a list of 15-20 everyday life scenarios. E.g. Marriage proposal, tread in dog doo, miss the bus.

  • Break everyone equally into Teams A and B. Everyone in Team A leaves the room, bar one person. Team B will be the audience
  • Quickly show one of your life scenarios to the member of Team A. After 10 seconds, a 2nd member of their team returns
  • Teammate 1 now acts out a clue to help Teammate 2 guess the scenario – using only mime. After 10 seconds have passed, a 3rd member of Team A returns. Teammate 2 now acts out what they think the scenario is. And so on
  • The last person of Team A then makes the final guess. Once done, Team B takes their turn.
Ice Cubes

Split everyone into two even teams. On ‘Go’, the first player of each picks up an ice cube and tries to melt it as quickly as they can. They can rub it between their hands or their clothes – but what they can’t do is put it in their mouths, stamp on it or use any equipment on it (e.g. a lighter).

No one is allowed keep a cube for more than a few seconds, so make sure the cubes are being passed between players.

First team to melt the cube (or tray of cubes) wins.

Sing Song Ping Pong

Decide early on what type of songs to use. Decide who goes first, with that person singing a line of a song (preferably the chorus, always easier).

The rest of the group then think of another song featuring any of the words currently being sung.

For example, “Whoa-oh, we’re living on a prayer” (Bon Jovi)…

The next song sung could be “When you call my name, it’s like a little PRAYER” (Madonna)…

With the song to follow that “Even on my weakest days, I get a LITTLE bit stronger” (Sara Evans)

Players get a point each, for each correct connecting word. Round out these adult party game ideas with a singalong.

Who Is It?

Stand in a circle. Blindfold a guest and have them stand in the middle.

  • On ‘Go!’, they must reach out to the circle, and asks “who is it?”
  • The first person they nab must answer, only in a weird voice
  • If the blindfolded one guesses who this person is, the players swap for a new round

But if they guess incorrectly? The game continues until someone is caught.

Pass the Orange

The most well known of adult party game ideas here. You’ll need two oranges and plenty of space.

  • Break into two lines, each with varying head heights. The first players are given an orange to hold between their chin and neck
  • On ‘Go!’, the orange is passed down each respective line, from the chin of one person to the chin of their teammate
  • No hands are allowed to touch the orange during its passage. Unless it drops. In this case, the orange is passed back to the first player and their whole line starts again.
  • To win, the last player with the orange must transfer it back to the first, via their chin.

You also can play with 4 smaller teams. Run this game as before, with the fastest team winning. You can also play as a circle.

Also, try playing with odd-shaped vegetables – like turnips, avocados and aubergines.

For the Forehead version of this game, check here.

Balloon Volleyball

Unlike regular volleyball, using a balloon means you can play indoors without risk to furniture (or people). You can also play by sitting on the floor.

String up a net (with rope or a long bedsheet), and divide into two equal teams.

  • Start the game, by instructing the first team with the balloon to hit it across the net to the next team. The other team then hits it back
  • If a team fails to hit the balloon, or the balloon hits the floor – the opposite team scores a point
  • Set a time limit for each round.

The team with the highest score in a given series of rounds wins.

For extra mess, fill the balloon with shaving cream. But play outside.

Dancing Chain

Stand everyone in a circle, and nominate someone to start the dance chain. They do this, by making a simple dance move.

Such as? Waving their hands in the air. Or kick out a leg. Or jumping once.

Keep the move simple, as everyone else will need to copy it.

  • The player to their left then leads the circle, by repeating the move
  • Once the entire circle has done it, this new player repeats the move, before adding their own
  • The player to their left then leads the circle with the new move, and so on.

Keep the whole thing going, until an entire dance routine has been created. The game ends with the whole circle performing the routine together.

Drama Queen

Like Charades Relay, this game involves acting out life scenarios. This time, tailor them to be specific to your life.

For example – someone who loves the bar scene; or who works in a busy office; or who goes to the gym every day. Write out two identical lists.

  • Tear each list into strips, with each list getting a bowl
  • Split everyone into two even teams. Players take it in turns to act out a scenario for their group to guess
  • The fastest team to complete the list wins.
Laughing Game

Get everyone seated round a table or in a circle.

  • Players take it in turns to say “Ha", “Ho" or “Hee". Anyone who starts laughing is knocked out of the game
  • Keep going until everyone’s out

The person who keeps a straight face the longest wins a prize.

Adult party game ideas: click page 1 > 2 > 3 > 4

More Quirky Party Games for Adults

Hungry for more party games for adults?

Check out these eccentric gems, all chosen to crank out excitement from your guests.

You will need a few props to play – and in a couple of cases, a large playing space.

Also change up these party games, for adults partying from different lifestyles. For example, hipsters partying with IT people.

Try slipping in jokes and references related to their jobs or habits.

Guests will appreciate you thinking of them.

Need to warm up the crowd first?

Check out these 6 ice breaker activities.

For groups of 6-10, use these icebreaker games for small groups.

Party games for adults: click page 1 > 2 > 3 > 4

Hamburger

You’ll need Post-It notes, Sellotape and a pen to play.

A different ingredient for the burger is written on each note and then taped to the back of each player.

They now rearrange themselves, in the correct order a burger is made.

  • You can add a competitive element to the game, by having two teams do this as a race
The Continuing Novel

Players sit in a circle. The first person is then given 30 seconds to write a story six lines long.

When time’s up, the story is folded so the last line shows.

  • The story is passed to the next person to continue. The last player reads out the whole thing out
  • Add a fun theme, too. E.g. Got kicked out of a bar for having no pants on.
Leaking Bucket Relay

Love messy party games for adults? Here’s one.

Create a race course outside – with two empty plastic barrels at one end, and two barrels filled up with water at the other.

Break into two equal teams. Each team gets a bucket – with holes cut into the bottom (use a penknife).

  • Line the teams up with the water-filled barrels
  • On ‘Go’, the first players fill their bucket with water (by scooping it)
  • Putting the leaking bucket on their head, they now run to their empty barrel – and fill it with the water
  • Once the bucket’s empty, they run back to their team and pass it to their teammate

The first group to fill their tub to the top is the winner.

Two Truths and a Lie

Each person shares two true personal facts – and one that isn’t (the lie). The lie they share must be as good as the facts.

Now everyone tries to figure out which one’s the lie. Once found, guests can share more about it.

Group Silent Charades

Break into two teams of even players. Everyone in Group 1 thinks up a charade each, writing two copies of it.

Shuffle the papers, then distribute – so everyone in both groups gets a slip.

  • On ‘Go’, players simultaneously act out their charades – IN SILENCE… while also looking for another player doing the same charade
  • When spotted, they make a silent gesture, indicating the players are the same. Both must sit down at once. The last pair to sit is out
  • With everyone sat down, pairs now share their charades. If pairs are the wrong match, those players are out

The remaining pairs split into two new teams, for a new round featuring new charades.

The last pair standing in the final round wins.

Blowing the Ball

Set out a finish line and give each player a ping pong ball. On ‘Go’, players get on all fours and blow their ball towards the finish. First one who does is the winner.

  • If you’re playing off more than 6 people at one time, make sure your race course is wide enough
  • To make it extra hard, try blowing the ball up a slope.
Clump Freeze

Three to six people form a physical “clump" or shapeless shape. Touching is okay, being physically close too, but no leaning or trying a clever pose.

  • The group then moves as one, pulling faces to the crowd as they go
  • Then you, as host, shouts “Freeze!" The group must freeze in place. Anyone who doesn’t straight away is out of the game
  • Then shout “Unfreeze!" for the clump to move again.

Vary the “Freeze/Unfreeze". Last person standing – who does freeze right away – wins.

Party games for adults: click page 1 > 2 > 3 > 4

9 Adult Birthday Party Games 
You Can’t Party Without

Adult birthday party games - blow out the cake candles first The best adult birthday party games need to do two things…

• They’ve gotta be silly. (Grown up doesn’t have to mean boring).

• But they’ve also got to remind the birthday crowd that birthdays post-20s are still important.

It’s easy to become jaded with birthdays, when you’re paying the bills. It becomes a date on the calendar instead of an event.

Not only will these 9 adult birthday party games keep you on the edge of your seat. They’re also intimate, designed to bring everyone closer together.

For after-party memories, make sure you film the games in action. None of the games require props (a little bit of advance prep is all you need).

Let’s get you started.

Your birthday party games…

The Birthday Hot Seat

Just how well do you know your birthday star? This game is where the birthday guests are put under the spotlight and grilled by the guest of honor.

  • Bring everyone together, then place a chair in front of them, explaining how this is the Birthday Hot Seat
  • Nominate someone to sit in the chair
  • Now, give the birthday boy or gal 30 seconds to fire as many questions about themselves at the seated player, who must get as many of them as right as possible.

(It’s a good idea for the birthday star to have a list of at least 100 things in advance, so they don’t run out of things to ask on the spot).

When the 30 seconds are up, the next player takes over.

You will need someone to keep score; because whoever gets the most questions right will win a prize.

This adult birthday party game’s fast-paced and a lot of fun, especially when the questions are funny.

The Laughing Game

Space everyone around a table or in a large room.

Standing individually, each players takes it in turns to say “Ha”, “Ho” or “Hee”.

  • Anyone who starts laughing is kicked out of the game. Keep your game going until everyone’s virtually eliminated

The person who can keep the straightest face the longest wins.

Clothes Pegs

You’ll need 6 or more players, each wearing 5 clothes pegs around their neck (i.e. collar, jumper v-neck, attached to a necklace).

Set aside 1-2 hours to play, or play during your party.

  • Decide as a group 5 words to ban for the duration. Think of commonly used ones, for example, “happy", “birthday", “presents", “drink", “cake"
  • Players must now catch one another saying the forbidden word
  • So, if, say, James hears Ursula say “birthday", he can ask her for one of her pegs.

Players who lose all their pegs can say the words again. They can also rejoin the game, by trying to trick players with pegs into saying the words.

The player with the most clothes pegs at the end of the game wins a prize.

Honey, I Love You

This adult birthday party game’s also great fun as an icebreaker to warm up your crowd.

  • Sit everyone in a circle, with a person in the middle
  • This person gets to go up to anyone in the circle and say “Honey, I love you, won’t you give me a smile?”
  • The person who’s been asked the question must answer with “Honey, I love you, but I just can’t smile” – as well as making sure they aren’t smiling
  • The person in the middle is allowed to do anything to the other person to encourage a smile (except touch them).

Anyone who smiles is knocked out of the game. Last person sitting wins!

Unlikely Oranges

Love silly racing adult birthday party games? With Unlikely Oranges, you’ll need to split everyone into even-sized teams.

Give each team two orange and one pair of old pantyhose, long stockings or tights.

  • Set up a race course that needs to be wide enough for 3-6 players to race at once.
  • Stuff one of the oranges down the leg of the pantyhose, then tie the pantyhouse around the player’s waist. Ideally, the orange leg should dangle down towards the ground and be swingable between their legs
  • (If you’ve got players will long legs, make sure you have different lengths of pantyhose available, just in case.)
  • On ‘Go’, players must swing the orange leg against the second orange on the floor and race to the finish line.

The first player and orange to do so wins.

Musical Hula Hoops

You’ll need lively music as well as a bunch of average-sized hula hoops strewn on the floor.

  • Keep everyone dancing to the music
  • But as soon as it stops, players jump into a hula hoop (one per person) and start to hula
  • Anyone not in a hula has to do 3 press ups
  • Then restart the music.

Add more fun to the game as you wish. For instance, instead of needing to hula once in the hoop, you can instruct players to do a fun dance or weird movement.

Funny Birthday Business

Looking for acting adult birthday party games? Here’s one.

For Funny Birthday Business, you will need a hat, slips of paper and pencils.

Give each player 2-3 slips of paper and 2 minutes to write down one funny thing they’d like one of the other guests to perform.

  • Once time’s up, collect up the papers and shuffle in your hat
  • The hat is now placed on a table, next to a bottle of wine and empty glass
  • The player who starts must take a sip of wine, pull a slip from the hat – and perform it

To make this game work, think of funny or silly tasks – for example “pretend to be a snail” or “dance on one leg while flapping your arms and nodding”.

As the host, secretly slip in a few tasks that everyone must perform together, e.g. pretend to be cats licking themselves. This is a great game to film.

Balloon Shaving

Everyone is given an inflatable balloon and a marker pen each, and one minute to draw a face on their balloon.

  • Next, they apply shaving cream over their balloon and are given a plastic knife afterwards, which will be their razor
  • Once all that’s done – and ‘Go’ announced – players all attempt to shave their balloon. Without popping it
  • The first person to finish wins.

To add an extra risk to the game, you can fill the balloons with whipped cream.

Here are more messy adult birthday party games.

Crocodile Racing

Break everyone into 2 lines of 4-10 players, with each line queued up behind a designated leader.

Each player then places their hands on either the hips or shoulders of their person in front.

Everyone then crouches down, by bending down into their heels, almost like they’re sitting on each other’s laps. Each team is now a “crocodile”.

  • On ‘Go’, both crocodiles race against each other
  • They can either run to a finish line; or run to the finish but then back to the start, in order to win
  • The leader must make sure his/her team stays intact, by not running too fast ahead of them.

First crocodile to cross the line – unbroken – wins!

Image: Bekathwia

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