Our entire family loves Christmas and parties and games — and Christmas party games. In this post series, I’m sharing a dozen of our favorites:
We call today’s game “A Party Preparedness Pop Quiz.”
Several years ago, my daughter called home from college to ask if she could borrow one of my (many) Christmas sweaters for a holiday party she was attending.
I was briefly flattered, until she let it slip that she’d been invited to a so-called “Ugly Christmas Sweater Party.” The point? To see which attendee could wear the ugliest, gaudiest, most over-the-top, sparkly, spangly, bejeweled and bedazzled Christmas sweater imaginable.
And my sweet girl figured any of Mom’s holiday sweaters stood a good chance of winning!
A Different Era
Turns out, my daughter wasn’t able to make a trip home to pick one up before the party. So she borrowed something from a friend’s mom.
I saw the pictures she posted on social media. That mom and I have similar taste.
The loaner sweater was lovely, and my daughter looked cute as a button wearing it.
I may be showing my age here, but I remember a time when everybody wore festive holiday attire all season long. Moreover, they dressed all their children to match, with candy-striped stockings and pom-pom trees plastered across their chests. I loved it.
It was during that era that today’s game made its first debut. Back in the day, it was not uncommon for a party guest to score 85-90% on this little survey:
What goes around comes around
If ever there was a game perfectly suited for an “Ugly Christmas Sweater Party,” our “Party Preparedness Pop Quiz” is it!
Whether your guests are dressed in holiday clothes and Christmas sweaters because they like them (that would be me) or because they’re making fun of them (my daughter and friends), you can pop out this little quiz at your next party to see who really came prepared. Consider offering a prize to the guest who shows the most holiday spirit!
Click here to print as many copies as you need.
And if you’d like to give some of our other Christmas games a try, check out our other Christmas games (linked below) or visit my Christmas Party Games Pinterest Board.
- Ice Breaker Bingo
- Christmas Word Scramble
- Christmas Timeline Challenge
- Who Gets What? Matching Game
- Put the Baby in the Manger
- Merry Christmas Word Find
- Christmas Carol Quiz
- 12 Days of Christmas Sing-a-Long
- Who Wore It Best? Matching Game
- Holiday Photo Scavenger Hunt
- Christmas Travel Bingo
- How Well Do You Know Your Christmas Carols?
Want more? Then follow the link below to download 12 of my newest Christmas party games (with answer keys) in a single click!
Can you think of a holiday game we should add to our collection? If so, leave a comment below and tell us about it!
Know friends or family who’d enjoy playing our Christmas games? We’d love it if you’d send them our way by emailing a link or sharing on social media (see share buttons below). Thanks!