Christmas party games are one way to ensure that even the teenagers at the event have some fun. Whether it's a game of Christmas Pictionary, trivia based on Christmas movies or a Christmas scavenger hunt, the teens and tweens are bound to have a jolly good time playing these fun Christmas party games.
Christmas version of Pictionary
Christmas Pictionary is like the classic game of Pictionary except the concepts all have some form of Christmas theme. Make some cards or paper sheets with Christmas or seasonal themes ahead of time, such as Santa Claus, Christmas lights or a snowman. One player from a team chooses a card and draws the concept written on the card while other players guess. The first person to guess correctly wins that round. Play as many rounds as you'd like, as this guessing game is lots of fun.
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Christmas scavenger hunt
A Christmas scavenger hunt is a good way to get a large group of teens involved in a little holiday party excitement. Break the group into teams so the team members collectively have to find all the items on a printed list. Play the game outside if weather permits and have the teens collect items such as pine cones or play inside or outdoors and have the kids cross items off a list as they find them rather than collecting them. Outdoor play makes this game one of those Christmas activities that ensures the teens get some fresh air for a little while.
Some items that are fun to find on a scavenger hunt list include gingerbread, Christmas lights, Santa Claus in a sleigh, a Christmas tree or a santa hat. Turn the hunt into a Christmas bingo game for even more fun using free printable Christmas bingo cards or make your own. The first player or first team to either find everything or complete a straight or diagonal line on the Christmas version of the bingo card wins.
Scavenger hunts are fun even for large groups if played outdoors.
Christmas movie trivia
A trivia game about movies featuring the holiday season is another fun Christmas party game for teenagers. This requires a little research ahead of time to come up with trivia questions and answers. Be sure to choose favorite Christmas movies that teens and tweens are familiar with, such as Elf, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation or A Christmas Story. The first person or team to guess the movie correctly wins that round, and the person with the most points at the end wins. Let the winner be in charge of the next Christmas party game.
Christmas minute-to-win-it fun
Minute-to-win-it games are fun party ideas for tweens and teens, as lots of excitement happens within a short period of time. Here are some easy DIY Christmas minute-to-win-it games that also feature tasty treats for all the players.
Minute-to-win-it games are often hilarious and perfect for teens.
Place a set amount of fake snowballs, which are actually regular or mini marshmallows, on a paper plate in front of each player and then give each player a set of chopsticks. After you say "go," the players use only the chopsticks to create a snowball stack of as many marshmallows as possible using the chopsticks however they see fit. The winner is the first player to stack all the marshmallows or the person who has the tallest pile at the end of one minute.
For a silly minute-to-win-it game, place a bowl of marshmallows, Christmas Hershey's kisses or even mini candy canes in front of each player along with an empty bowl and a plastic spoon. At the call of "go," each player puts the handle end of the spoon in their mouth and uses only the spoon (no hands) to scoop the treats one at a time out of one bowl and into the other. The winner is the player with the most treats in the second bowl at the end. For a team-based variation, turn it into a relay race with bowls at each end of the room; the first team to complete the relay and move all the marshmallows wins.
All in all, between the minute-to-win-it games and all the other games the teens play together, this is bound to be a Christmas party they'll enjoy and remember for years to come. Have fun!