When it comes to entertaining the guests at your holiday party, there’s nothing wrong with sticking to the classics — Pictionary, charades and the like are fun and easy to play. However, if you want to try something new this year, here are some ideas to mix things up.
Make bingo cards, but replace the word “bingo” with “piano” and write down the titles of Christmas carols instead of numbers. When a song that’s on your card gets drawn, you have to sing it (stick to one verse and one chorus, if you prefer) to be able to place a chip on that square in hopes of getting a “piano.” Is the song on more than one card? May the best performance win!
Guess my resolution
Have everyone anonymously write down one of their New Year’s resolutions, and then try to match each one with its author. Whoever has the most correct guesses is the winner. You can also play this game with famous quotes or expressions, as chosen by your guests.
Print out a variety of corporate logos — making sure to mask any visible company names — and ask players to match each one with the business it represents. You can also play this game with slogans instead of logos.
Fun for everyone
Organize a three-legged race in the snow. Have a contest to build the world’s most beautiful snowman (with toilet paper) or tallest Christmas tree (with humans). Fill an oversized Christmas stocking with different items and take turns trying to guess the contents. Fun times guaranteed!