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:
It’s best if you spring today’s activity on your friends and family unaware.
We make it easy with these handy labels. Just stick one unobtrusively to the bottom of every dinner or plate before guests arrive, then when it is time to eat, let folks go through the buffet line without drawing attention to that hidden surprise.
Once everybody’s plate is full (but before they finish eating and start throwing disposable plates in the trash), announce that you’ll be having a “Twelve Days of Christmas” sing-a-long after dinner and that they’ll need to check underneath their plate to learn what part they’ve been assigned.
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When it’s time to sing, each guest stands up long enough to sing only the line printed on his/her plate. The first time we every played this game at a party, we were the unsuspecting guests, and Doug wound up with “a partridge in a pear tree” and had to sing it solo for all twelve verses. That was really funny!
Things can get a little mixed up, especially when you’re dealing with a large crowd, but it’s always great fun and draws a lot of laughs every year we’ve done this.
So get your friends together… and sing your hearts out! And if you love Christmas games as much as we do, give one of our other Christmas games a try (or visit my Christmas Party Games Pinterest Board for even more fun ideas.
- Ice Breaker Bingo
- Christmas Timeline Challenge
- Pop Quiz on Party Preparedness
- 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?