party games

Balloon Race
1. BirthdayPut small inflated balloons on serving spoons and ask the children to run a short distance without letting the balloon fall off the serving spoon. You could also have a relay race if there are more than 10 children. Whoever reaches the finish line first, wins. In relay race, each child could be asked to burst the old balloon and carry on with a new balloon .....
Sack Race
2. BirthdayTake old pillow covers as sacks and ask the children to get into them. Then let them run with their sacks for a short distance. Whoever reaches the finish line first, wins. A few chocolates could be kept which they would pick with their mouths and eat as they run to the finish line. .....
Counting in two languages
3. BirthdayChildren will stand in a circle and each of them will count consecutively one after the other but one speaks the count in English and the other in the local language. Whoever fumbles or takes a long time is out. The child who is left at the end is the winner. Every time a child is out, it is started all over again with the next child starting with one. Children can be asked to pass a pillow while they speak .....
Upcoming hairstylist
4. BirthdayThis game is conducted in pairs. Each pair will be given a packet of straws and pins. One of the two players has to come up with a funky hairstyle on the other using those straws and pins. The pair whose hairstyle looks the most attractive wins. Can keep a time limit for the game to become faster and interesting. .....
Ad mad game
5. BirthdayFor this you would need a list of tag lines or sounds of common ads that come on tv. One person would have to conduct the game by saying one tag line or the sound and children would raise hands to tell which is the product that the line or sound is related to. The child with maximum number of correct guesses wins. Introduce some tongue twisters in between for children who are not able to answer at all. .....
Pin the Clown s nose
6. BirthdayFor this you would have to make a clown on a chart paper n leave its nose blank. Each child will be blind folded and would have to put a mark inside that nose with a red marker. The child who puts the mark perfectly on the clown's nose, wins. Instead of the marker you can use things like- round shaped stickers, a small red ball with a double tape on its one end or a small inflated red balloon with a double tape on one end. .....
Balloon Dance
7. BirthdayThis game is played in pairs. Children stand back to back with a big balloon in between. When the music is played, they dance together without letting the balloon burst or fall. The pair left in the end is the winner. The children could dance and move towards a finish line. .....
Jumping rewards
8. BirthdayA few chocolates or toffees are hung on a string (or a clothesline) and the children are then asked to jump and catch the chocolates or toffees with their mouths and collect in their respective baskets/bowls in a given time limit. Whoever collects the maximum chocolates or toffees, wins. Two elders could hold each end of the string and manipulate it according to the jumping skills of the children. .....
Hit the Jackpot
9. BirthdayDivide the children in 2 teams (team A and team B). Each group has to work together and find clues to a jackpot which should be hidden in the most unlikely place. The clues should help the members to get to the jackpot. The team which finds the jackpot first wins. Can make the clues a little confusing or indirect .....
Trash it in the bin
10. BirthdayThis game is played in pairs.one member would be given a poly bag/basket/bowl and the other would be given sheets of newspaper and are asked to stand at a fixed distance apart. The child with newspaper has to make paper balls and aim it at the partner's bag/basket/ball in a given time limit. The pair with maximum number of paper balls aimed correctly, wins. Ask the child who is holding the basket to dance while they try to get the paper .....
Tie Style
11. PartyThis game is played in pairs. All the pairs are handed a colourful tie each. One partner has to put the tie on the neck of the other partner in a new style and not the usual style of wearing a tie. Whichever pair ties it in the most unusual and smart way gets the prize Play the music and let both of the partners dance while tying the tie .....
Mummy Game
12. PartyThis game is played in pairs. A toilet paper roll could be given to each pair. One partner has to roll the paper around the other partner covering him or her completely to look like a mummy. Whichever pair does it first gets the prize. Before starting you could send each pair somewhere not seen by the others and then only the person who has been made the mummy comes out and the others guess the person. .....
The Proposal
13. PartyA picture of a beautiful girl could be taken or drawn on a chart paper. When the party starts handover a rose bud to each male member. When the game begins, each male member would be asked to make a proposal for a date with the rose bud to the dummy picture. Whoever proposes in the most unique/funny way gets the prize. You could blindfold the boy and then ask him to propose. .....
Paper Dance
14. PartyThe group is divided into pairs. Each pair is given a sheet of newspaper which is spread on the floor. All the pairs get on to their respective newspaper sheet and start dancing. Everytime the music is stopped, the newspaper is folded in to half. The pair has to be within the periphery of the newspaper and dance. If any of the partner's foot goes outside the newspaper, the pair is out. The pair that is left in the end is the winner. The par .....
Donut rewards
15. PartyThis game is played in pairs. Donuts are hung on a string (or a clothesline) at some distance and the pairs are asked to jump, bite and eat the donut. Their hands are tied at the back. If the donut falls on the ground, the pair is out. The pair that eats the donut first gets the prize. The pair's hands are tied together so they need to jump together to eat the donut. .....
Treasure Hunt
16. PartyDivide the members in 2 teams (team A and team B). Each group has to work together and find clues to a treasure which should be hidden in the most unlikely place. The clues should help the members to get to the treasure. The team which finds the treasure first wins. You could make the clues a little confusing or indirect. .....
The sipper
17. PartyAsk the participants to be in a line. Keep a bowl of small colourful thermocol balls in front of each of them. Give them a straw each. They have to inhale through the straw to pick up one thrmocol ball and put it in the 2nd bowl. Whoever collects the maximum balls in 1 minute is the winner You can play it in pairs. One partner puts the thermocol balls in the bowl and the other makes a garland of these balls by putting them through a needle .....
Forbidden word
18. PartyWhen the party begins, one common word is decided by the group as the forbidden word. After that each participant is asked 3 questions and the person needs to answer without using the forbidden word. Whoever is successful in answering without using the forbidden word is the winner.( The answers may or may not be correct) You can ask them to answer without using the word 'I' .....
Dress your partner
19. PartyThis game is played in pairs. All the pairs are asked to stand in a row facing each other. Each pair is given a loose shirt, a belt, a tie and a hat. Now one partner dresses up the other by making him wear the shirt first, buttoning it up, then the belt, the tie and the hat one by one. The other partner just stands with his hands streched in front. Whoever is ready first, is the winner. Once the other partner is ready, he runs to a finish .....
Musical chairs
20. PartyChairs are arranged in a circle. Everyone stands in a circle and when the music starts, everyone starts running. The number of chairs should be less than the number of participants.Once the music stops, everyone should sit on a chair. Those who are left standing are out. Each time the game is started again, one chair should be removed. The person who stays till the end becomes the winner. All the boys could be asked to stand in a row puttin .....
Master Crafter
21. Halloween PartyThis game can be played in groups. Each group of 4-5 members is given a pumpkin and a set of knives, decorative items like coloured wool, paper streamers, tape, candles and matchbox. They are then asked to scoop out the pulp from the pumpkin and then carve it to make a Jack-o-lantern. A candle is then placed inside the lantern. Whichever group makes the best lantern gets a prize. .....
Best Halloween monster
22. Halloween PartyThis game is played in pairs. A huge pile of Halloween costumes and props like brooms and masks etc is placed in the centre. When the game starts, one partner of each pair runs to gather a Halloween costume comes back and dresses up the other partner. Whichever pair is ready first gets the prize. .....
Costume Race
23. Halloween PartyChildren are asked to line up in a row. They are then asked to run to a finish line. On the way to the finish line, they have to keep wearing a part of a monster or a witch costume. Whoever reaches the finish line first, wins. .....
Toss in the pumpkin
24. Halloween PartyA large cardboard box can be cut in the shape of a pumpkin. Ask the children to stand at a distance and keep tossing balls in the pumpkin. Whoever tosses the maximum balls in the pumpkin, wins a prize. .....
Ring the witch s hat
25. Halloween PartyMake hats with cardboard paper in different sizes. Put them at a distance. Give colourful plastic rings to the children. Ask them to put the rings around the hats from a distance. Whoever rings the maximum hats gets a prize. .....
Halloween Chef
26. Halloween PartyThis game can be played in groups or pairs. Each team is given a boiled egg. Goodies like ice-cream cones, chocolates, candies, jellies, gum balls etc are placed in a bowl. One team member has to run and collect the goodies one by one from the bowl and the others have to decorate the egg like a witch?s face. .....
Halloween Mask Maker
27. Halloween PartyThis game can be played in groups. Each team is given coloured paper, scissors, glue, coloured buttons, masking tape, colour pens, ribbons etc. They are then asked to make a Halloween mask and make a member wear it. Whichever team is the quickest, gets a prize. .....
Trick or Treating
28. Halloween PartyOne person has to conduct the game and has to throw candies in all directions towards the players. The players are supposed to catch as many candies as possible in their hallooween caps. The person with the maximum number of candies wins the game. .....
Scary Movie
29. Halloween PartyThe players are divided into teams and each team gets a preparation time of one minute. The teams must come up with an interesting scary story of about a minute . The team with the scariest story wins the game. .....
Pumpkin Football
30. Halloween PartyThis game is played by dividing the players into two teams. They have to pot the pumpkins into the goal post using broom sticks in a limited time duration. The team with maximum number of goals wins. .....
Dancing Around Chairs
31. New Year PartyThis game is fun to play among large group of members. You must keep chairs (one less than the number of players) in opposite directions. The players are supposed to move in a line around the chairs as long as the music plays. Once the music stops they must be seated to their adjacent chair. The person who does not get a chair to sit gets disqualified and another chair is removed to carry on with other rounds. The player who remains .....
Resolution of the Year
32. New Year PartyThis very common game is fun to play with lots of people around. Each player gets a minute to come up with an extraordinary/funny resolution for the coming year. One judge must be kept who decides which player has come up with the best resolution of the year and that player gets a prize. .....
Treasure Hunt 2
33. New Year PartyThis game is played between two teams. One team must hide all the New Year goodies in the room at the most unpredictable place. There are clues hidden everywhere in the room to get to that treasure. The team which finds the goodies first wins the game. .....
Guess the Movies
34. New Year PartyTake a bowl or a party hat and fill it with chits of names of the upcoming movies. Each player takes out a single chit and must convey the name of the movie through actions and no words. The person who manages to convey the name to another player gets a gift along with the one who guessed it correctly. .....
Let s Rewind
35. New Year PartyThis game must be conducted by a leader, the leader has to prepare a list of popular incidents that happened in the passing year. The players must be able to guess the month in which that incident happened and write it on a paper. The person with the maximum number of correct guesses wins the game. .....
Find your Family
36. New Year PartyFor playing this game one must prepare chits with names of members of a family (for example: Cat family- papa cat, mamma cat, brother cat, sister cat etc. depending on the number of people you want to keep in each family. Similarly dog family, fish family etc.). The chits are then picked up by all the participants. Once the game starts everyone must call out to gather all their family members and together run towards the finish line .....
Grab your Gift
37. New Year PartyFor playing this game you need to put lots of New Year goodies on a table in a scattered manner. Each player gets 3 rings to try and get a gift by throwing the ring around their chosen gift from a set distance. The players who manage to get their rings perfectly around the gift win it. .....
Burst the New Year Balloon
38. New Year PartyFor this game you must blow lots of balloons and insert chits inside it with messages like-try another balloon, not this one, go burst another etc. and in one balloon put a chit with Happy New Year written on it. The player who bursts the balloon with a Happy New Year message inside it wins the game. .....
Spotlight on You
39. New Year PartyThis game must be conducted by a person. You must prepare a list of questions corresponding to the guests in the party. For example- the youngest in the group, the one with longest earrings, the one with maximum colours on their dress etc. The person conducting the game must speak out the question and whoever amongst the players is fit for the category must run towards that person and get their gift. .....
Race with Balloon
40. New Year PartyThis game is played in pairs. The partners are supposed to pass a balloon to each other in a relay manner without letting the balloon touch the ground. The pair that gets to the finish line earliest with their balloon wins the game. .....
Heart Tic Tac Toe
41. Valentine's Day Party Cut out nine pink hearts. Have colourful chits with interesting questions like favourite colour, favourite dish, most memorable moment etc. written on them and put them in a glass bowl. Draw a tic-tac-toe grid on a board. Divide guests into pairs. Call on one pair at a time and ask them questions about each other. For example you may ask one partner what is the favourite colour of his/her partner. If it is answered correctly .....
Candy Heart Jar
42. Valentine's Day PartyThis is a simple variation of a guessing game that is always a hit! Fill a jar with candy hearts (doesn't matter which kind), and have guests guess how many hearts are there in the jar. The person who comes closer is the winner and wins the prize. .....
Roses are Red Board
43. Valentine's Day PartyTake a large white poster board and title it "Roses are Red, Violets are blue..." at the top centre. Cut out one large pink heart to the bottom corner of the poster board so that it forms a pocket to hold markers, smaller hearts and scotch tape. Now cut smaller hearts out of construction paper, these should be big enough so that you can write a line or two on them. Place these in the larger heart pocket. When your guests arri .....
Broken Hearts
44. Valentine's Day PartyHave a board and some board pins at a central place Take large cut outs of red construction paper. Cut hearts in half, using a zigzag or other shapes, making each one unique. You should have enough half hearts so that each person at the party gets one. As your guests arrive, hand them one of the half hearts and tell them to find their match by finding the other half. Whichever pair pins their complete heart on the board first .....
Famous Couples
45. Valentine's Day PartyWrite names of famous couples on mailing labels. When the game starts stick one label on their back. They need to guess who the famous couple is by asking yes or no questions to other people at the party. They may not ask the same person more than one question. Whoever guesses the name of the famous couple on his/her back first, wins .....
Best proposal
46. Valentine's Day PartyYou just need a few Rose buds for this game. As your guests arrive, handover a rose bud to all male members. Do not tell them about the game now and just ask them to keep it with them. When everyone arrives, ask the male members to choose a pretty face from the party who they would like to propose. Now let them propose to their favourite person in a most unusual and innovative way. Ask a volunteer who is not participating to .....
Be My Valentine
47. Valentine's Day PartyThis party game starts off by blindfolding one person, while the rest of the group forms a circle around him/her. The group then proceeds to pass around the circle an object (this object could be a pink, stuffed heart). While the object is being passed around, the blindfolded person call out ?'Be My Valentine'' Whoever is holding the object when "Be My Valentine" is called, then gives the blindfolded person a kiss (it can be .....
Head over Heels
48. Valentine's Day PartyOn Valentine's Day, this game is played in pairs. You need large paper glasses, ice cream cones without ice cream and lots of popcorn in a large bowl placed in the centre. Let the pairs stand around the bowl of popcorn. As the game starts, ask each partner to put a paper glass on his/her head. He/she is not allowed to use his/her hands to hold the cup.The other partner takes an empty cone, fills popcorn and then transfers the .....
Valentine s Treat
49. Valentine's Day PartyThis game is played in pairs. You just need some blindfolds and chocolate bars. Tie all the participants' hands at their back. Now blindfold both partners, put a chocolate bar in his mouth, make them face each other and finish the chocolate together. Whichever pair finishes the treat first, wins. .....
Cupid s Cards
50. Valentine's Day PartyFor this game, take out all the hearts from a pack of cards and keep them in a tray on a table in the centre. Let the pairs stand facing each other with their hands tied at their back. Let one partner pick up one card at a time with his mouth and place it between the lips of his partner. The other partner will then place it back in the tray. Likewise all the 13 cards have to be passed this way. Whichever pairs places the maxi .....
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