As the holiday season is getting closer, some of those who like to plan far ahead are already wondering about the best Christmas party games for adults.
So we set our Life Daily team the task of researching adult party games that would be great ice breakers for YOUR Christmas party.
Of course, since we are a wholesome family site, we couldn’t allow our list of adult games to be TOO “adult”, but we think that you and your guests can still have lots of fun with the games we have chosen.
So, whether you are having a Christmas party with family and friends or an office party with co-workers, this list of games is guaranteed to bring fun to your celebration.
1. Christmas gift wrap relay.
Set up assembly lines of gifts, boxes, scissors, wrapping paper, ribbon, and tape for each team. This can be an individual or team event. Either have each player wrap a gift, or make an assembly line of workers.
2. Christmas Carol Charades.
You can’t beat this old favorite – and it always brings out the laughs.
3. Photo booth.
Provide silly props and backdrops for guests to use to get silly in front of a photographer.
4. Two truths and a lie.
This is a great ice breaker! Each person tells two stories about themselves, two of which are true and one that is not. A great Christmas twist is to name their three worst Christmas gifts; two would be true and one would be false.
5. Snowman wrapping contest.
Wrap a person as a snowman in toilet paper and decorate. First or best one wins.
6. Decorate a person as a Christmas tree.
Using green crepe paper, ornaments, tinsel—whatever you can find—decorate your “tree”. First or best one wins.
7. Ornament guess.
Have guests guess the total number of ornaments on the tree as they come into the party. The closest guess wins.
8. Christmas memory game.
Put Christmas items on a tray and give people one minute to memorize the items. Take the tray away and have them write as many down as they can remember in 30 seconds.
9. Holiday ABC’s.
Give each person or team a piece of paper with the alphabet written vertically from A to Z. Have them write a holiday word that starts with each letter. The first one to complete the list wins.
10. The night before Christmas.
Give each person the name of some part of Santa Claus’ outfit—sleigh, reindeer, belly, etc. As the host reads “The Night Before Christmas”, each participant listens for his word and when he hears it, he stands up, turns around and sits down. When the host mentions Santa Claus, everyone changes places
11. Name that carol.
Make a list of lyrics from Christmas carols but only provides 3-4 words from each song. The person who names all – or the most – songs in a certain amount of time wins.
12. Christmas dice gift exchange.
Have everyone sit in a circle and start with a gift. Play a Christmas carol while 1-3 dice are being passed around (space them out). Each person rolls and passes the dice. If they roll a six, they can trade packages with whomever they want. At the end of the carol everyone keeps the package in front of him or her.
13. Christmas gift fact exchange.
Number each gift as it arrives. Give the person who brought the gift a corresponding number. Get them to write a little known fact about themselves, and throw it into a bowl. When gift exchange starts, the host draws a fact and reads it without mentioning the package number. The person who guesses who it is first is given the package with the corresponding number. Once someone guesses correctly, they are out of the game. The game ends when there is one gift left for the host.
14. Get what you really want gift game.
Have each person bring a wrapped gift for himself. Gifts are all mixed up and passed out. Everyone opens one gift, then must guess who bought it. Have a list of everyone at the party so people can write down their guesses. Whoever has the most correct guesses wins. To spice it up, have everyone donate $1 to the pot. The winner gets the pot.
15. Christmas tie game.
Use those old Christmas or ugly ties to have some fun. Give each team of two a tie. Using only one hand one person must tie his partner’s tie. First one who is successful, wins.
Remember, no matter which Christmas party games your adult group decides to play, the purpose is to let go and have fun.
After all, embracing the Christmas spirit is more important than just winning!
Which of our party games is your favorite? Or do you prefer one that we didn’t – or couldn’t – include? You can tell our readers simply by using the comment feed below.