Add any of these fun party games to your party - and you'll lose a weight off your mind.
No more worrying if people are mingling or enjoying themselves.
As party host, you want peace of mind that everything's going well.
I love energetic games, so that's the attitude of what you'll find below. Maximum wackiness rules.
A few require props; others need a large playing area. Every game is easy to set up.
Before playing the very active ones, do a quick health check of your players. That way, you can adjust them to suit their fitness levels.
Get into rapport with them, too - tailoring these fun party games to their personality or job.
Finally - play safe. That means refereeing and creating a safe playing environment. So:
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Check out these 6 ice breaker activities.
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Depending on the number of players (six to 15 is best), write out a piece of paper for each person.
Only one piece of paper should have ‘M’ on it (for murderer) and another for ‘D’ (detective). The remainder should all have ‘V’ (for victim).
Shuffle all the pieces in the hat, then ensuring everyone picks one piece each.
The game ends, when the detective finds the murderer.
Then, go for a second round, with the pieces of paper returning to the hat. The winner of the entire game is the detective who spots the murderer with the fewest kills.
Blind Man Walking
Make sure your room is safe for playing. You’ll also need to place random balloons all over the place.
Blindfold your first player. Then spin them on the spot three times, before giving them a pin.
Give every person 3 soda crackers (or rice cakes or whatever fried snack you like). On 'Go', everyone now puts all the crackers in their mouth at once. The first person to whistle wins.
Play this either in pairs, even teams or a group of people playing to an audience.
Players must form alphabet letters or 2-3 letter words based on what a leader calls out.
Balloon Relay Race
Get players into two teams, preferably no more than six in each. Each team is given a newspaper and a balloon.
Assemble both teams into lines. The first person of each team holds out the newspaper and the balloon.
On ‘Go’, they must drive the balloon toward the next player in their lineup, by flapping the newspaper and creating a draught. They must also keep the balloon from veering off course, again with more flapping.
Once the balloon reaches the second player, that player grabs the newspaper and flaps it to the next player.
The first team to get the balloon from first to last player wins.
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Easy rules - just ban everyone from saying yes or no. Choose one person to start. He/she has only one minute to answer as many questions from the group as possible, without answering yes or no.
Ping Pong Blow
Break into two teams, positioned on opposite sides of a table. Everyone then kneels down with arms behind their backs.
The objective? To blow the ping pong ball off our opponents’ side. Hurrah!
The props for this indoor party game are small ordinary household items. Put these in a bag so no one can see.
Everyone pairs up. The first pair is given an item - and two minutes to improvise as many uses as they can out of it. Each improvisation scores one point.
When time’s up, the next pair gets their items. The team with the most points wins. Need an example? Say I was given a coin -
The aim of this game is for players to do the exact opposite of what you ask them to.
Anyone doing exactly what you ask them (i.e. not the opposite action) is out of the game. Last player standing wins.
Donuts and Toothpicks
Line everyone up, so they're of equal height. Then hand your players a toothpick, which they're to put in their mouth.
The first player now puts a small ring donuts on their toothpick and has to pass it onto their teammates - without making it fall.
These games bring out the kid in you.
Guaranteed to turn long car rides into memorable experiences. Great for passengers who don't travel well and bored commuters.
Kick off the soccer season or learn more about soccer with these.
Although created for Christmas, there's nothing Christmasy about them. Best of all, they require no props and have no almost no rules.
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