Party games for high school kids should allow the opportunity to have fun while getting to know each other. The games can be done with both small and large groups. The setup is minimal for most of the games, and many high school students enjoy playing them. The games offer an alternative to drinking games that teenagers may play.
Giant Twister Game
Make a giant twister board by painting or taping different colored circles on a tarp. Have everyone play on the giant board, with one person calling the moves. When someone falls down they are out. Often several people will fall down at once.
Suck and Blow
Suck and Blow is a race between teams. Depending on the number of people you have, you can have two teams or several teams. Students line up alternating boy, girl, boy, girl. Each team is given a playing card from a deck. The first player uses air to suck the card up to his face, then he passes the card to the next player by blowing it forward. The fastest group wins.
Make Me Laugh
Players gather in a circle. One person is "it." That person chooses a another person and tries to make her laugh. If she laughs, she is "it." If she does not laugh, the person can move on and try to make another person laugh. This game can last up to half an hour.
Pictionary Review Game
Put together a list of words the high school students would like. Themes such as movies, music or television shows can make the game fun. Provide a large pad of paper or use a white board and dry erase markers to draw the pictures. Divide the group into two teams. One player picks a word out of a hat and draws it. Their team tries to guess it. If they guess it within a set time frame, then they get a point.
Paper Bag Limbo
Use a large paper bag. Participants have to pick the bag up off of the floor with their teeth. After each person's turn, cut or rip with your hands a strip off of top of the bag, about one-half inch wide. The game continues around the circle as each player tries to pick up the paper bag without kneeling down or putting his or her hands on the floor. To prevent the spread of germs you can also have each person use their own bag and play in rounds. The person who can grab the bag when it is the smallest wins.