Adult Christmas parties give adults a chance to play a variety of games. A couple of game styles include gift exchange games and guessing games. Gift exchange games can be played with any type of gift, either gifts of a specific price range or gift type, such as Christmas tree ornaments. Guessing games give Christmas party guests a chance to know each other a little better, with the potential to have some good natured fun.
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Left/Right Gift Game
The Left/Right Gift Game is a method for adults to do a gift exchange. Instead of drawing names from a hat, each guest brings a wrapped gift that falls within a price range specified by the host, and can be received by a guest or either sex. The host creates a story to read to the guests at the party. In this story the words left or right should be used at least 40 times. The guests all sit in a circle for the story, starting with their own gift in their laps. Each time the word left is read, everyone passes the gift they hold to the left. If the word right is read, gifts are passed one person to the right. This continues until the end of the story, with the each guest opening the gift he is holding at the end of the story.
Two Truths And A Lie Holiday Gifting Style
Give each guest three sheets of paper upon entering the party. Instruct each guest to write her name on two of the sheets of paper along with one of the worst holiday gifts she have ever received. On the third sheet, she should write her name as well, but make up a gift that she thinks would be a horrible gift to receive. These should not be too unbelievable, as the object of the game is to guess which gifts were really received and which weren't. On the back of each paper, have the guest write whether the gift was real or made up. As each guest finishes his pieces of paper, paste the papers along a wall and number them. During the party, have each guest number a piece of paper. Aside each number he notes whether he feels the gift is real or made up. At the end of the night, reveal which were really received and which were made up. The player with the most correct guesses wins a prize.
Childhood Christmas Photo Game
Ask each of your guests to bring a photograph of herself either opening gifts on Christmas day, or sitting with Santa Claus from when she was a child. Each guest should write his name on the back of the photograph. The photos should be displayed and numbered on a bulletin board at the party. Instruct each of the guests to guess which of the other guests is in each photograph. After everyone fills out a sheet with guesses, have guests stand up when their photo number is announced. The winner is the player with the most correct guesses.