Naughty or kind, everyone loves a good party game —, especially at Christmas. They’re an excellent method to break the ice and encourage guests to start mingling. The trick is to select the right games for your group.
With that in mind, we fashioned this interactive collection of Christmas party game ideas. Use the buttons to describe your get-together and let the holiday magic begin. Whether you are having a Christmas party with family and companions or an office party with co-workers, here’s a list of games that will add some fun to your party.
1-Find Santa’s Friends
A scavenger hunt to find Santa’s companions is a great way to host a friendly game in which everyone wins. After saving a variety of plastic elves and reindeer, you can hide them throughout the house. Some of Santa’s companions should be easy to find, just in case younger kids select to play, whereas other items should be harder to find for the older children. You can also choose out of using plastic and go for stuffed Christmas symbols instead. Each child that sees one of Santa’s friends will receive a Christmas gift. You can also hide an additional amount of reindeer and elves, so children don’t feel left out.
2- White Elephant Gift Exchange
Every year I see forward to our annual White Elephant gift exchange party. In a White Elephant gift exchange, each participant brings a wrapped, unmarked gift and places it in a designated area.
Guests get numbers as they arrive, or their names randomly are drawn, and they select gifts in that order — with a twist.
On the first turn, the person assigned with #1 picks out a gift and opens it so all can see what it is. On the second turn, the person entrusted with #2 gets the choice of “stealing” #1’s unwrapped gift or choosing a wrapped one from the pile. If #2 steals #1’s gift, then #1 must choose and open a wrapped gift.
As subsequent players take their turns, they either select a new gift or steal an already opened gift from any of the other players. Have any player who has a gift stolen away either choose a unique gift or take an already-opened award from another player.
The game continues with the following rules:
- If someone steals your gift, you can take someone else’s gift or choose and open a wrapped one.
- Continue until everyone has had a turn for a gift. A shift ended when an unopened gift unwrapped.
- A gift can only be “stolen” once during a turn. If an award eliminated from someone during one round, it cannot make it back during that same round. You can, however, retake it in a later series if you are in a position to select a gift.
- A gift cannot be immediately taken back from the player who just took it.
- Once a gift has 3 “owners,” the 3rd owner of a gift gets to keep it – it is retired and can’t be retaken.
- The gift exchange ends when the last wrapped gift is chosen and opened.
After the last turn, the person who started (since she didn’t get a chance at the beginning) can put back the gift and “steal” a gift according to the rules. This starts the gift exchange again (following the above rules) and ends when someone chooses or is forced to take the gift given up by the person with #1.
3- Two Truths and a Lie Game
Two Truths and a Lie is a famous icebreaker game. In the game, a person tells three stories about themselves, 2 of which are correct, and one that is not. The player aims to determine which account is not valid. You can play this in a Christmas get-together setting in a group with the theme topic of their worst Christmas gift.
4-What If / Then the game
Every person gets in a circle and given two pieces of paper and a pen. In the first paper, each guest put pen to paper down any “What If” question. Bring together all of those papers into a bowl.
Afterward, pass out the “What If” questions and have each guest write the “Then” answer to that particular question onto their second piece of paper. Have each guest write their “What If” inquiry into one bowl and the “Then” reply into a second bowl.
Now it’s time to recite them Mad Lib style. Have each guest take one paper from the “What If” bowl and one document from the “Then” bowl. Take turns going around in a circle and reading the 2 articles back to back: What If / Then! It’s hysterical, and a great crowd enjoys it.
5-Can you guess the Christmas songs from the images?
How fun would this reverse Pictionary game be at a Christmas get-together? Hold up the image and have the room guess what song it is. You can even split up into teams and like a little competition. If this isn’t the best image – so if any of you talented artists reform this, be sure to send it to me!
6-Christmas Carol Pictionary Game
It is isn’t a free download, but I thought it was a charming game made by a fellow blogger that you can play with all ages.
7-Gift Wrapping Party
Wrapping holiday gifts can be a tiresome chore, often amounting to hours expand on the floor in a sprawl of presents, cursing from the paper cuts, and somehow every time running out of tape. Now turn that chore into a gathering, and you’ve got something much more fun and joyful.
8-How to Host an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
Host a hysterically themed meeting where all the guests come wearing a hideous Christmas sweater they can find.
9-How to Host a Cookie Exchange Party
Organize a group of your companions and ask each guest to bring a dozen goodies for each guest, plus a few for the gathering sampling. Guests should also bring a copy of the recipe card for their baked items for every person.
10-Christmas Themed Art Party
Have your guests create their work of art while celebrating the day of the season.
11-Santa’s Christmas Breakfast
I love this idea for a Christmas lunch party. Take a see at those donut towers! And I am freaking out a little bit over those mason jar beverage dispensers. I’m going to have to get my hands on some of those.
12-Santa’s Mustache Christmas Party
It is is a Girls’ Night out Cocktail Gathering, but you can tweak it for an office or family affair. All the supplements and decor are all centered around the white mustache. Delightful!
13-Winter Candy land
This get-together hosted for a Kindergarten class is the best option. But you can use many of the components and decor ideas for a party of all ages.
14-We Three Kings
A good-looking black, gold, and white themed lunch with all the creative accents like a frame, invitation, napkin rings, and place cards.
15-Winter Wonderland Cocoa Part
An elegant get-together of white and baby blue glittered with snowflakes. Such an amusing theme color scheme.
16-Gingerbread House Making Christmas Party
Astonishing decor and Christmas game ideas and party favor for the children this holiday season.
17-Top 10 Christmas Activities for Children
There are a ton of Christmas crafts out there, but the projects I am performing today are not only loveable, but they are super SIMPLE and fun activities for children! Most of the projects only need a few materials to complete, and they are great for children of all ages.
18- Eight Gingerbread Houses
Eight tutorials on how to make the most beautiful Gingerbread houses. It can be an enjoyable party theme or just an activity for the family.
19-Christmas Mad Libs
Who doesn’t love the best Mad Lib?! Use these to keep the children busy over the holiday break, or roll them up and stuff them in their stocking on Christmas morning for some enjoyable family laughs.
20-Printable Christmas Action Cards
Use these delightful action cards to get your little one engaged in some fun activities. Pick an image and let them act it out.
21- Fill the Christmas stocking
Divide into teams and have the partakers race to fill their team’s hanging stocking with a spoonful of enfolded candy.
22-Christmas gift wrap relay
Set up get-together lines of gifts, boxes, scissors, wrapping paper, ribbon, and tape for each team. Either has every one player wrap one gift or make an assembly line of workers. Then competition to wrap!
23- Word Find. Using Christmas word
Christmas, Poinsettia, Candy cane, etc.—have each person make as many smaller words from it as likely before the timer runs out.
24- Christmas Carol Charades.
Get histrionic! You can’t beat this crowd-pleaser, as it is sure to bring the jokes.
Provide silly props and backdrops for invitees to use to get silly in front of a photographer keep in mind it doesn’t have to be an expert.
26- Birth year gifts.
Before drawing names, have everybody write down the year they were born. When you buy for that person, you brought, purchase a gift relating to the year they were born. Be creative!
27- Snowman building competition.
A judge on quickness or originality.
28- Snowman wrapping contest.
Wrap a person like a snowman in toilet paper and beautify. First or best one victories.
29- Snowball throwing contest.
Make a big bulls-eye in the snow with food coloring from spray bottles. Indicate points for each circle of the objective, like in darts or shuffleboard. Everybody makes the same amount of snowballs and throws for points.
30-Decorate a person as a Christmas tree.
Using green crepe paper, adornments, tinsel—whatever you can find—beautify your tree. The first or best one wins. Christmas holiday get-together class pet volunteer signs up.
31- Pin the red nose on Rudolph.
The Christmas type of Pin the Tail on the Donkey.
32- Build an ice sculpture.
Freeze colored water ahead of time in the ice-cube serving dish, jello molds, and yogurt containers. Place all supplies on outdoor tables and have participants build sculptures or totem poles or whatever else you elect.
33- Ornament guess.
Have guests guess the total number of adornments on the tree as they come into the party. The closest guess successes.
34- Christmas stocking guessing game.
Fill a big stocking with items around the house and let the children guess what things are in the bag.
35- Christmas memory game.
Put Christmas items on a serving dish and give people one minute to memorize things. Take the tray away and have them write as numerous down as they can remember in 30 seconds.
36- Holiday ABC’s.
Give each kid or team a piece of paper with the alphabet written vertically from A to Z. Have them inscribe a holiday word that starts with each letter. The first one to complete the list of successes.
37- Christmas tie game.
Use those old Christmas or horrible tries to have some fun. Give each team two a tie. Using only one hand, one somebody must tie his partner’s knot. The first one did successes.
38- Name that carol.
Make a list of lyrics from tunes that only provide 3-4 words from each song, not the title. The person who names all – or the most – songs in a certain amount of time successes.
39- Christmas dice gift exchange.
Have everybody sits in a circle and start with a gift. Play a Christmas carol while 1-3 dice are being passed around them out. Each person rolls and gives the dice. If they go six, they can exchange packages with whoever wants. At the end of the song, everybody keeps the box in front of him or her.
40- Get what you wish to gift the game.
Have every person bring a wrapped gift for him. Freebies are all mixed up and passed out. Everybody opens one gift and then must guess who bought it. Have a list of everybody at the party so people can write down their guesses. Whoever has correct guesses successes? To spice it up, have everybody donate $1 to the pot. The winner gets the pot.
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Thank you, and we wish you and your family to have a blessed holiday!!!