What's a party without some fun games?! Here's guest contributor Sakina Kavi with some fabulous game ideas to make your party memorable, for all the right reasons!
One of the biggest problems with modern day parties is the fact that most of the invitees spend their time texting other friends rather than interacting with the people present at the party. Therefore, it is always a great idea to have a few fun games at your parties to act as an icebreaker and keep your guests entertained throughout. Here are some party games that you would love to include in your parties to keep your guests away from their cell phones, at least for a few hours.
1. Wink Murder
I remember playing this game back in my school days, and without a doubt it can still turn out to be a great icebreaker game for your parties. The rules are simple; you make as many chits as many players you have, naming one chit as ‘Murderer,’ and another as ‘Detective,’ while all the rest are ‘Victims.’ Now fold the chits, shuffle them, and let the murder mystery begin! The murderer winks to kill victims, however, he/she cannot kill the detective. After the first two successful murders, the detective has to come up with his verdict of who the killer is. If he guesses right, he wins. If not, the murderer gets away!
2. Continuing Novel
This game is likely to end in gales of laughter all across the room. All you need for this fun-filled, interactive game is a writing pad, a pen and a few friends with crazy imaginations. Start off by giving a fun theme to your friends and ask the first person to write a six-line-long story. Now pass on the paper with just the last line showing and ask the next player to continue the story. Finally read out loud the literary mess that your friends have created. I am sure there’s no way you can stop yourself from laughing out loud by the end of it.
3. Partners in Pen
This game requires a bag full of random objects, a paper, a pen and a bunch of friends. Divide your friends in pairs, asking them to sit back to back. Hand one of the partners a paper and a pen and hand the bag full of random objects to the other partner. Now ask the player with the bag to describe each object without naming it or telling what is it used for while the other partner tries to draw the object. This game usually ends with a bunch of imaginative drawings, and of course a lot of laughs.
4. The Frozen Chocolate Race
All you need for this game are two dice, a dice shaker, a knife, a fork, a large bar of chocolate (frozen overnight) and a few interesting apparels e.g. a cloak, a hat or a mask The rules are simple, every player gets a chance to roll the dice, whoever comes up with a double gets a chance to try and eat the very frozen bar of chocolate using only the fork and knife, while of course wearing the funky accessories. Keep going until the chocolate is gone completely. The player who gets the most bites of the chocolate wins!
One reason why I love this game is because it doesn't matter if you lose or win, everyone gets a sweet bite of the chocolate. Well only if you are lucky enough to throw a double, that is!
5. Bed Sheet Ping Pong
Now this is one fun game that everyone is likely to enjoy. Divide your friends into pairs, make a pair hold one side of the bed sheet, while another pair holds the opposite side, and drop a ping pong in the middle. Both the teams try to move the ping pong ball by lowering or taking the bed sheet higher. The main goal of the game is to make sure the ping pong drops off the bed sheet from the side of your opponent, and hurrah you are the winner!
6. Who is It?
This is one game that I have already planned to keep as an icebreaker game in the next party that we host at our place. The game is simple. In every round you select one person and blindfold them, while scattering everyone else around the entire room. As soon as the blindfolded player reaches out to a player, they ask «Who is it?» The person being asked the question replies with a funny answer in a made-up voice. In the end the player has to guess the name, and thus swap the roles. If they are unable to guess, the game goes on till they guess correctly.
7. Dancing Chain
This is yet another game that would make your party not only fun but also very memorable. The game starts with forming a circle, and asking a player to do a simple dance step like moving their hips, or punching the air. The move is practised by every single member, and the next person on the player’s left practices another move as the second step of the dance routine. The chain follows till the last player, and in the end the group practices the whole dance routine together! What could be more exciting and healthier than shaking your booty for a fun-filled party game?
Hosting parties can be a tiring job, but it can be just as fun when you have a bunch of joyful friends and a few party games to keep your party from being a boring get-together where people only meet to have food and exchange a few greetings. So incorporate a few games and let the fun begin! Who said party games are only for kids to play?