Let the FUN begin with these Party Games!
Party games might sound like the kind of thing you play at a child’s birthday, but why should kids have all the fun? Adult party games can be just as much fun if not more.
If you’re planning on having a party at your house, you don’t have to rely on drinking games to get your party guests in the right spirit, although the odd one of those is more than fine too.
There are party game suggestions that can be played at small events like dinner parties or crazy action packed ones for larger crowds. From sitting down around a table to jumping around the room, keep your party moving!
Just like planning a kids party, when getting ready for an adults party you need to make sure that you have thought of everything and are prepared for when your guests arrive. You don’t want to be running around doing preparations during the party, after all there is too much fun to be had. Timing is everything!
Parties can often bring strangers together, so icebreaker activities or games can have your guests mingling in no time. If you consider every element of the party as well as your guests, adding a game or two will prove to be a huge success and often talked about for weeks after. Sending your guests home laughing and full of great memories makes your event a success. Boredom can be a “party pooper”!
Remember – some of the best party games are not expensive just creative.
Need a great party icebreaker? – set up a giant jenga game and have guests start playing as soon as they arrival. Make or hire a giant jenga game (these have become very popular lately.)
If you hire a giant jenga set and want to add a twist, use stickers and number the ends of all the blocks. By using stickers you won’t damage your hired set. Write another set of matching numbers on pieces of paper and put them in a bowl. Before anyone’s turn, have them choose a piece of paper. Whatever number they draw is the block they have to pull. This could make for some quick games. You could also use colored stickers. Stick them on the ends of the blocks. Write the colours on pieces of paper and play the same way.
If you decide to built a giant jenga, consider painting one side with chalkboard paint so your can write fun instructions on each block. Write things on the blocks with chalk, like bark like a dog, down a shot or do the chicken dance. Whoever pulls a block that has writing on it, must follow the instructions.
Peg A Guest
One of those party games that can be played throughout the party!
- Plastic or very light clothes peg.
How To Play
- Hand the peg to a “pegger. He or she must attempt to peg a guest without them knowing.
- The “pegger” then moves away from the victim and begins to count out loud to 6. Watch the fun begin as everyone frantically searches themselves to find the peg.
- If the victim cannot find the peg before the count of 6 he or she must take a shot.
- If the victim does find the peg then the “pegger” must drink.
- The victim now becomes the “pegger” and the game and fun continues.
Where is My Partner?
- Enough sticky notes so you have 1 per guest.
- Research famous couples. Write the name of each person on a sticky note.
How to play
- As each guest arrives, attach a sticky note to their back. Once everyone has arrived, have your guests start asking questions to try to figure out firstly, who THEY are and secondly find their “match”. Your guests will be talking, laughing and mingling in no time.
- Setting up a photo booth, they are available for hire on the Gold Coast, is lots of fun. You can also make a photoshoot area of your own with a large picture frame and some homemade or store bought props. Now your newly formed couples can have a few pictures as keepsakes.
- Want to add a twist? Tell everyone that they are able to guess who they are anytime but they have to guess right, otherwise they have to take a shot.
Who Likes Cherries?
- A few large glass bowls
- Maraschino or fresh pitted cherries
- Whipped cream
How To Play
- First of all, ask your party guests – “Who likes cherries”?
- When you have a few volunteers, ask them to sit at the table. Place a cherry in a bowl in front of each of them.
- Explain that this is a race to see who can eat the cherry first without using their hands. Just as they think this is the easiest party game ever, fill each bowl with whipped cream. AND now the fun really begins. Make sure you have your camera ready!
Check out our Party Themes page for more ideas.