Skits are a fun way to spice up any party. Party skits are particularly well-suited for birthdays and anniversaries, where friends poke a bit of fun at the guest or guests of honor. When putting on a skit, take some time to plan ahead so that everyone knows his part beforehand and the skit comes off as clever and well-thought out.
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A Day In the Life
This skit idea is well-suited for retirement parties, birthday parties, anniversaries or any other event that celebrates a guest of honor. For this skit, the guests get together to act out "A Day In The Life" of the honoree, with humorous results. Find a close friend to play the guest of honor, and have his friends act out daily interactions with him. This is a great way to poke a little light-hearted fun at the guest of honor's daily routine.
Another good skit idea for a party with a guest of honor is to put together a skit that re-enacts a memorable moment in her life, or a particularly well-known story she enjoys telling about herself. Guests who may were there during the actual event play themselves and re-enact what happened, either accurately or humorously to make fun of the guest of honor's habit of telling the story. Another idea is to wildly exaggerate the story in the skit.
Christmas parties are a great time for short skits and there is a wealth of material to be used in classic holiday stories. The story of the nativity is a popular skit for children to re-enact at holiday parties, and it is such a well-known story that it requires very little preparation. For a more secular idea, "Frosty the Snowman" or "A Christmas Carol" are both be easily simplified into a skit for the enjoyment of all.
Improvisational skits are a great way to get guests acting on their feet at any party. Improv breaks the mold of planning out an act beforehand and challenges guests to come up with a quick skit on the spot. Get a handful of guests to volunteer to be the actors and have the rest of the party goers call out ideas for characters and locations that the participants then have to act out. Another idea is to hand the actors a variety of silly objects and have them make up a skit around them.