Tuesday, December 13, 2011

More Christmas Games for Your Party!

Christmas Idea #13 - More Christmas Games For Your Party!

White Elephant Gift Exchange.  If you have ever been part of one you know just how much fun these can be!  We recently had a white elephant gift exchange at our work Christmas party.  The invitation said "G" rated, and yet somehow I ended up taking home one of the only gag gifts...a 50DDD bra!  You'd have to know, but that is so like me to end up with the gift like that!  Before sending out the invitations for you party, you may want to include if there is a price limit (ours was $5 or less) and decide if it matters if the items being gifted should be funny, re-gift items, useful items, etc.  (Just a suggestion!)  Also, choose how you want to gifts to be passed out....Christmas With the Right Family might be just what you need to get things moving!

A new game I haven't heard of before, but sounds like a complete blast is this paper plate game.
Have everyone get a {sturdy} paper plate and place it on their head. Using a marker or pen each person is to draw what they are instructed to without looking.  Remember *NO peeking!*  Once everything has been drawn, you can reveal your masterpiece to everyone around you.  I am sure this is sure to cause a few laughs!  Add up your points based on the rubric below to determine the winner.  You may want to give the winner some kind of prize too!

Here is what to draw:
1. Draw a line for a floor.
2. Draw a Christmas Tree.  Add decorations if you feel so inclined.
3. Draw a star on top of your tree.
4. Draw a fireplace with a mantel next to the tree.
5. Draw a stocking hanging from the mantel of your fireplace.
6. Draw a present below the tree.

Rubric for the Plate Game:
1. 2 points if the tree touches the floor.
2. 2 points if your stocking is touching your mantel.
3. 1 point if your star touches your tree.
4. 1 point if your star is above your tree.
5. 1 point for every Christmas ornament ball that is ON your tree, etc.
6. 1 point if your fireplace doesn’t touch the tree (it’s a fire hazard!). :-)
7. 1 point if you actually drew something decorative on your stocking (or something cute, like a tiny kitten peeking out).
8. 2 points if your present is under your tree.

The paper plate game and Christmas with the Right Family are from Happy Home Fairy.  Thanks for sharing!


Ruby Islam said...
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Happy Home Fairy said...

Hey! Thank you so much for featuring my Christmas Game!!! I have met many new friends as a result! Your site is amazing - has always blessed me with many great ideas. I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

agbraz said...

This game sounds great! I'm going to tailor it a bit for our winter-themed party, as follows:

Here is what to draw:
1. Draw a wavy line for snow covering the ground.
2. Draw a Snow Man with three circles.
2. Add 2 eyes, 1 carrot nose add a, a mouth made of coal.
3. Add a scarf, three buttons, and two stick arms.
4. Draw a hat on top of your snow man.
5. Draw a tree next to your snowman.
6. Draw three stars in the sky.
7. Draw a chipmunk next to the snowman in the snow.

Rubric for the Plate Game:
1. 2 points if the snowman touches the snowy floor.
2. 1 point if the three circles of your snowman actually touch
3. 2 points if your hat is on your snowman. 1 point if your hat is at least above your snowman.
4. 1 point if your stars are above your snowman.
5. 1 point each if your eyes, nose, mouth, scarf, buttons and arms are ON your snowman.
6. 1 point if your snowman is smiling.
7. 2 points if your chipmunk actually looks like a chipmunk!

Allison @ Room Mom 101 said...

Agbraz...I like the variation to the game. Thanks for sharing an alternative idea!!

Donna Robertson said...

This also could be adapted to birthday anniversaries etc .. just leave it up to you imagination .. great for a hens night too if you get my drift LOL...

aliah said...

Christmas is the best time to get together and playing christmas games is a great idea for christmas party. there are number of christmas party game you can play and i like the plate game idea you shared.
hens nights Sydney

Abhijit Sarkar said...

wonderful article, i really needed some ideas regarding christmas party games and i think that the ideas mentioned by you are lovely.
I would surely implement them.

Anonymous said...

Love this idea! Will use at the second grade Halloween party having the kids draw pumpkins with a face instead of christmas stuff! Thanks!!

curtis03 Lewis said...

I adore Christmas party games. These are absolutely amazing. I will be organizing a family Christmas party at the local Los Angeles venues and would like to include these fun activities in the bash. I am thinking to use a unique funky theme for Xmas bash. Do you have any ideas for that?