Christmas Party Game IdeasJudah Hirsch
An English poet, Thomas Tusser, once said, “At Christmas, play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.” It’s that time for the office Christmas party again and, anytime soon, you might be finding yourself dusting off last year’s decorations, booking a venue in your favorite hotel, and calling your usual caterer for the food. There are, of course, no issues with holding on to traditions and doing the same things all over again. But if, and only if, you’ll find yourself wishing for something new, something fresh, something different for this year’s Christmas party, then fret no more! Since the office Christmas party is, in fact, a way of thanking the employees for a great year, make the whole team feel appreciated while having some fun! Put away those banners and decorations and try something innovative! Here are some new and creative ideas that might spice up that party that you’re going to organize. As soon as they walk into the room, make them all play the “Ornament Guessing” game. Without touching the tree, each participant must guess the number of ornaments in the Christmas tree. The closest guess will win a small token or prize. This game is the easiest to set-up, understand, and play. This game can, however, set the mood of the party and make the employees giddy with anticipation. The next game is an icebreaker to make everyone feel comfortable with each other. The name of the game is the “Christmas Find Out Who” game where everyone will have the chance to talk and know their colleagues. When everyone has already been seated, distribute papers with printed questions on them. The first person to write down all the correct answers will be the winner. Here are some sample questions: Has celebrated Christmas in another country ____________________________ Has seen a real, live reindeer ________________________________________ Believed in Santa Claus until he/she was already 10 yrs old _________________ Has been to Bethlehem _____________________________________________ Went caroling last year ______________________________________________ Has his/her Christmas shopping done ___________________________________ Has “re-gifted” a Christmas present _____________________________________ Knows all the reindeer names __________________________________________ Loves eating quezo de bola with menudo _________________________________ Did not go to Divisoria for Christmas shopping _____________________________ You can also play the “Christmas Ball Roll” if you have an available space large enough for group games. To play, you must use a gift-wrapped box (about the size of a shirt box) to serve as a fan. A round Christmas ornament will have to be moved across the floor and into a marked square with the gift-wrapped “fan.” However, the “fan” must not touch the ornament while the game is in play. To make the game more difficult, put some obstacles in the area and the ornament will have to pass through or around the hindrances towards the goal. Another game is the “Christmas Balancing Game” where a pair of players will have to play together. You can set a time limit for each pair or just award the prize to the team (composed of 3-4 pairs) that finished first. To play the game, place an empty wrapping paper tube on a table or on the floor. Then, and balance a yardstick on top of the tube. Each of the pair of players will be given five Christmas tree ornaments of equal size and weight and standing on opposite sides of the yardstick, the players must work together to hang all five ornaments on their side of the yardstick without toppling the structure. adidas gazelle pas cher bns gold The pair will not be replaced by the next pair until they have finished the task. What’s Christmas without the “Jingle Bells” song, right? The next game is aptly titled, “Jingle Bells” because the Christmas Jingle will have to be played. Fjallraven Kanken Mini Sounds easy, right? This game will require some preparation before the event because the Christmas Jingle will have to be played using a spoon and glasses of water with varying amounts of water in them. chaussure timberland pas cher However, these glasses with varying amounts of water will be placed in random order on the table. ugg australia classic The whole team will have to then rearrange the glasses to play the tune. Increase the number of glasses to increase the difficulty level. Another game is the “Christmas Dance” game where each player will take a gift paper-wrapped Kleenex or tissue box with 12 plastic ball ornaments inside. The box must then be strapped to the player’s lower back. To achieve this, glue or attach strings on both sides of the box so that the strings can be securely tied around the waist. The player will then have to shake, jump, move around, or dance in order to get all the ornamental balls out of the box. nike air force 1 You can either have a one-minute time limit for each player or the fastest player to finish the task wins the prize. Another way of giving, say 4 to 5 random people, prizes from the company is to award them prizes through the “Christmas with the Right Family” game! Or, everyone can be required to bring a “unisex” gift and the gifts can be cleverly and randomly exchanged with this game. nike air max 97 To play the game, groups must be arranged in circles. The story of the “Christmas with the Right Family” will then be read out loud. Every time the word RIGHT is read, the gift is passed to the person to his/her right while every time the word LEFT is read, the gift is passed to the left. When the word ACROSS is read, the gift will have to be passed to the person across from the holder of the gift. When the story ends, the person with the gift will keep the gift. Here’s the story: Christmas With the Right Family Christmas was almost here and Mother RIGHT was in the kitchen finishing the Christmas baking as Sue RIGHT was ACROSS the room decorating cookies. Father RIGHT and Billy RIGHT returned from their last minute Christmas errands ACROSS town at the mall. “There’s not much LEFT to be done,” said Father RIGHT as he walked ACROSS the kitchen to eat one of Sue’s cookies. “Did you leave the basket of food at the church ACROSS town with A CROSS on top?” asked Mother RIGHT. “I LEFT it RIGHT where you told me to,” said Father RIGHT. Bill RIGHT walked ACROSS the room to get a cookie too, “I’m glad my shopping is done,” he said, “I don’t have any money LEFT.” “And pretty soon there won’t be any cookies LEFT!” Sue said laughing. The hall telephone rang and Sue RIGHT LEFT to answer it. She rushed back and told the family, “Aunt Tillie RIGHT LEFT a package for us RIGHT on Grandma RIGHT‘s porch! I’ll go over there RIGHT now and get it!” she said and LEFT in a rush to go ACROSS the street to Grandma RIGHT‘s house. Father RIGHT LEFT the kitchen and brought in the Christmas tree and set it up ACROSS from the fireplace. By the time Sue RIGHT had returned, Mother RIGHT, Father RIGHT and Billy RIGHT were trimming the tree. Kanken Classic nike air max 2017 The entire RIGHT family sang Christmas carols while they decorated. Then they hung ACROSS on the top branch. They LEFT all the presents under the tree and went ACROSS the room to admire the twinkling lights. As they drifted off to sleep that night, the RIGHT family hoped that they had selected all the RIGHT presents for their family. Now I hope you have the RIGHT present for yourself, because that’s all that is LEFT of our story! Except to wish you a Merry Christmas… isn’t that RIGHT?? The last game that can be played is the “Boggle-like” game of “Christmas Word Find” with Christmas words. Teams can be grouped together and a word can either be announced out loud or the same word can be printed out and given to all the teams. The objective is for the team to come up with new, smaller words out of the given Christmas word. A time limit can be set and the group with the most number of words will have a point.