Fun for all the family
How are you ringing in the new year? If you're celebrating at home with family and friends, then this week's blog post is for you. We've collected 5 super party games so everyone can join in the fun! Happy new year!
1. New Year’s Eve Scramble. This game can be played by 2 or more people. One person thinks of a word related to New Year's Eve (such as fireworks), and then writes the letters down all scrambled up (e.g. srfiweokr). The other person has to guess the word using the scrambled letters. To make the game more challenging, you can use a timer.
2. Resolution Guessing Game. Each person writes down one of their New Year's Resolutions on a piece of paper. Split into two teams and have each team mix their resolutions together. Then each team member takes turns to guess which resolution belongs to which person on the opposite team.
3. 2016 Scavenger Hunt. Adapted from this 2013 article, this game is easy to prepare if you have a printer. Gather all your favourite photos from 2016 (you could encourage party guests to email you a few ahead of time), and print them all out as small squares. Hide the photos in red and blue envelopes. Make sure the amount of red and blue envelopes is equal. Now the fun begins. Split your party guests in teams of blue and red and have them find their respective colour envelopes. This game can be timed and the team with the most envelopes at the end wins.
4. Make a party bag for each hour. This isn't a game but a great idea for the kids! Starting at the hour the party begins until midnight, make party bags for them to open each hour. Each party bag can include a few treats, each different, such as sweets, party poppers, or glow sticks!
5. New Year's Memory Game. This classic game is sure to bring smiles to party guests as minds are stretched! Make a box of assorted objects, which can be anything from Christmas crackers to a pair of socks! The party guests get to look at the assortment for 30 seconds, then the box is removed from the room. The host removes one of the items from the box then returns, and the guests have to write down which item they think was removed. Then the box is removed again, and another item removed, and the guests write which it was again, and so on. Keep going until no more items remain. The person who guessed the most items correctly wins. The more items present, the harder this game is, the trick is making it not too easy and not too hard!
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