How to Play a Fun Game at a Get-together or Party

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A great game can turn an average party into a memorable event. It can get the party group mingling and laughing together while helping to pass the time and keep everyone from staring at the clock. If you know the hobbies and interests of the party group, you can cater the game to the guests to make the event even more enjoyable for everybody.

Things You'll Need

  • CD
  • Treasure hunt items

Music Lovers Lyrics Game

Make a selection of the party group genre's favorite music. This makes the game adaptable to any age group. Choose 20 to 30 songs for an hour-long game.

Record a small piece of each song onto a CD. Make a note of the line in the lyrics where each piece ends.

Write down the lyrics for the following two lines of each song piece.

Divide the party group into two teams.

Play a piece of one song and then stop the music. One team, or one member from a team, must finish the next two lines of lyrics for the song. If the team or team member guesses correctly, the team receives a point. If not, the opposite team has a chance to guess for the chance at a point.

Continue playing pieces of songs, alternating between teams back and forth. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.

Naughty or Nice Treasure Hunt

Assemble a selection of items to hide. For a children’s party, hide items that follow the party’s theme, such as crowns and candy necklaces for a princess party. For an adult’s party, such as a stag and doe, make the items as racy and sexy as the party group can handle.

Hide the items around the party venue. Make the hiding places simple for children and progressively more difficult as the age group increases.

Write down a list of the items onto two sheets of paper. Once your guests have arrived, divide the group into two teams and give each team a copy of the list.

Send the group off on a hunt for the treasure. Watch little children delight in their finds and the naughty smiles on the faces of your grown up group of friends. The teams continue to search until all items have been found. The team with the most items wins the game.

Tips & Warnings

  • Only well know real people names are used...at least one person at the party has to have heard of this person.
  • Cartoon or TV Characters don't count.
  • If they say a one word name like Madonna, that is fine, the next person still has the letter M though.
  • If you're drinking while playing this game, the rule is: If you can't think you have to drink. Although this doesn't always help you think : )
  • If drinking...Please drink Responsibly and be of Legal Drinking age.

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References

  • Great Group Games: 175 Boredom-Busting, Zero-Prep Team Builders for All Ages; Susan Ragsdale, et al.
  • A to Z of Fun Party Games for All Occasions; Linda Alchin, et al.
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