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13 Hilarious Christmas Party Games
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Something we always love to do at Christmas time is to have Christmas parties with our friends and family. Christmas party games are a huge part of this, that is to say our kids love playing them. Finding fun party games for large groups can be a bit difficult and overwhelming when thinking about making sure everyone is having a good time. It is a fun way of bringing everyone one together.
The first thing I do when I am trying to find some inspiration is look on Pinterest or google it. I have found that when I google Christmas games or free Christmas games, there are a ton of options, especially ones that you can purchase.
I don’t know about you, but when it’s the holiday season, any time I can save a bit of money, I am all for it! As a result, I wanted to round up a great collection of free Christmas games that are fun for everyone! Most importantly, before you go choosing which party games to play, think about a few of these points below:
There are a few things we like to think about when planning fun Christmas party games:
- Most importantly, the age of the guests. If you are having an adult party, take care to plan for games that appeal to adults. Will your Christmas party games be appropriate? My mom and dad certainly have a different idea of fun party games compared to my friends.
- Second, are there kids coming, what are their ages? Make sure to have games appropriate for different ages. Something that us fun for a 12 year old may be too hard for a 4 year old. Try to tailor the Christmas games to their age and maturity level. We don’t want 6 year olds trying to play something too complicated for them.
- Third, think about the personalities of the party goers. You may not want to play that really outrageous game if your friends are very reserved and uncomfortable with this kind. This is a great thing to consider since some people may not feel comfortable playing at all, but if you can find something they might be interested in, you will have more success.
- Is it appropriate? For instance, some people may be uncomfortable playing a game that might be risque or a bit below their values. Keep these things in mind when choosing games for your friends and family.
- Are there any health restrictions? Some Christmas games can be very involved and may need the use of your whole body. Make sure your friends and family can participate. You may not want to do that game that requires diving for an item, or using energy some people just might not have.
- Finally, does it involve food? Are there any allergies? I have played holiday games that involved treats, and it was never an issue, but if you have someone that is deathly allergic to peanuts, make sure to only use treats that are peanut free or make sure that they know about it.
Looking for more fun Christmas games? Check out my post 12 Days of Christmas Games for Kids!
What other things do you think about when planning holiday games?
Okay, these are just a few of the questions you can ask yourself before investing a lot of time on your Christmas party games. I think my biggest advice for how to plan is to try to keep it simple, for instance.
There is nothing more overwhelming than showing up at a party only to find it is tightly scheduled with too much to do in a small amount of time. Make sure your group has time to sit back and enjoy each others presence….and maybe presents as well!
Above all, whatever you plan, I am sure your friends and family will have a ton of fun! To help you with your Christmas party planning, I have rounded up 12 really fun party games that will be a sure fire hit and if you are looking for Christmas party ideas, these are sure to be a great addition to your plans.
So, lets check out these Christmas party games:
Santa’s Delivery Game is a hilarious Christmas party relay game.
How To Play Santa’s Delivery Game
The winning team will successfully deliver the most packages.
Provide a large quantity of wrapped boxes and gift bags in various sizes with jingle bells inside for fun. No need for ribbon or bows.
Next, place a card table on both ends of the room. One will be the starting point where the packages will be placed. Select one person to be the hub manager. The hub manager is in charge of keeping count of the number of packages successfully delivered.
One by one, team members aka delivery drivers, will pick up as many packages as they can carry and quickly deliver them to the table at the other end of the room. Once there they will put them all down then pick them back up and deliver them back to the first table where the next member of their delivery team will then go.
Any packages dropped on the floor must remain on the floor and cannot be retrieved except by the hub manager who will return them to the starting table.
In additin, as the competition continues, the later players will need to carry more and more packages. The team to deliver the most packages successfully wins.
Do You Hear What I Hear ‘sounds’ like so much fun! We’ll be playing this at our party this year and so will our friends and family!
Do You Hear What I Hear from Your Homebased Mom requires normal Christmas items you will already have and ‘sounds’ like so much fun!
Christmas Carol Opposites Game is a free printable from Crafting Chicks. You may want to pair folks up in teams of two and encourage a little friendly competition with this one.
Pinned thousands of times and updated with free printables, Holiday Family Feud will make your party memorable!
Holiday Family Feud from Journey with Johnsons is complete with printable answers. This popular game will be lots of laughs at your party!
The Crepe Paper Christmas Game is a relay game adaptable to all ages
You will be wrapping a victim, party guest in crepe paper to resemble either a Christmas tree, a snowman or a Reindeer.
All supplies for this game are available at the Dollar store
- White, Green or Brown crepe paper
- 2 Hats for the snowmen
- 2 sets of reindeer ears
- Cheap stick on bows for the tree
- 2 Christmas head bands for tree topper
One person on each team will be the subject being decorated with the crepe paper. In addition the team members will wrap the subject around and around with the crepe paper until well wrapped. Once the wrapping is complete, top with the hat for the snowman or reindeer ears for the reindeer or the bows for the tree. The first team to finish wins.
Jingle Bell Toss will be popular with guests of all ages especially those who love Corn Hole.
Jingle Bell Toss takes only a few minutes to create using simple supplies. Grab the easy tutorial from Playground Parkbench.
Break out some Kisses candy and grab these free printable Christmas Bingo cards!
Who doesn’t want to play a game with candy involved! Thanks to The Girl Creative for these free printable Christmas Bingo game cards available in English or Spanish.
This Kids Christmas Charades Game will entertain the children at your party or you could make an adult version.
Katrina’s Paperie has this simple DIY Kid’s Christmas Charades Game which I’m sure your children will take out to play year round, especially on rainy days.
Play The Reindeer Antler Game
The Reindeer Antler Game is one of the most popular Christmas party games we have seen.
The Reindeer Antler Game is almost too much fun if there was such a thing as too much fun! This is a team game from Intelligent Domestications for those with a competitive spirit! You’ll want to repeat this game year after year for rivalry revenge as well as bragging rights!
The Stocking Stuffer Game can either be a team relay or a one on one competition.
First, you will need two Christmas Stockings, a bowl full of stocking stuffer goodies such as candy or Dollar Store trinkets and two spoons.
Next, hang the stockings. Then, place a large bowl full of the stocking stuffers onto a table near the stockings. Each player gets a spoon which they will use to scoop up the stocking stuffers and fill their Stocking. In the end, the first player to fill a stocking wins.
There are so many different ways to use Candy Canes in Christmas games. For example, I found this one on You Tube which looks like a lot of fun for families.
The object here is to get as many candy canes onto the one in your mouth as you can hold. In addition, you could do this as a relay by picking up one and carrying it to a designated location or filling a Christmas stocking with them. Use your imagination.
This free printable Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt Game is a great way to get the competition started early.
Begin this Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt Game from Intelligent Domestications about a week before your party. Firstly, set up a Facebook page for everyone to submit pictures of each item as they find them and watch the competition begin! You may want to give a nice prize to your winner for this one!
If any of these games seem like too much work, I was able to find a ton of fun Christmas party games on Amazon! Just click here to check them out!
White Elephant Gift Exchange
This has to be my favorite family Christmas game. We play this with the adults, but you could use the whole family too! Everyone brings a gift to the party. It needs to be wrapped in wrapping paper, with no name on it. It can be a legit gift, or it can be a funny joke kind of gift. You then each take a gift from the pile, and you do not know who brought which gift. The the first person opens their gift. They can choose to keep it or trade it for another gift. Then you move on to the next person. It gets more exciting because as the game goes on, the person opening the gift can choose to take a gift someone has already opened. It can only be traded twice before it is locked in to its new owner. We all end up laughing and leave with silly presents. We often keep the most funny presents as gifts for the next year. We have some gifts that have made the rounds about 8 times over the years. You can do this with younger children but we find it works better with a little bit older crowd.
Looking for more fun Christmas games? Check out my post 12 Days of Christmas Games for Kids!
To sum up…
Now, are you ready to play some fun party games at your next holiday party? Because if you are, I hope you will use this as a resource when making your plans.
Be sure to bookmark this blog and stop by tomorrow for 12 Best Homemade Christmas Food Gifts. In addition, we will have an exciting new collection of ideas every day now through December 12th!
Are you looking for other great Christmas ideas? If so, check out these posts in addition to this one about Christmas games:
- My Scandinavian Christmas Home Tour
- How to Make Dried Orange Slice Garland for Christmas!
- My Handmade Scandinavian Christmas Mantel
- Simple Tips for a Cozy Christmas Bedroom
- 12 Amazing Christmas Mantels
Each one of these posts provides inspiration for your home and family throughout the holiday season. I just love the Christmas season and look forward to playing some of these fun Christmas games with my family and friends. Do you have a favorite game, Because if so, I would love to hear about it!
Have a great day…and a Merry Christmas!
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