During the year-end celebrations, meetings of all kinds are required: office parties or family, all occasions are good for entertaining! If you are organizing a party this year, why not also prepare some games that will set the mood for your celebration? Of course, do not forget to provide small rewards for the winners!

To get to know each other

When you find yourself with a group of heterogeneous people, or who do not know each other, it is often necessary to help the guests to feel at ease. The simple tour de table where everyone simply declines his name does not always help to create the atmosphere of rejoicing that you had imagined … The best way to put a little atmosphere is to propose some fun activities:

The pairs

  • Put small papers in a hat. Each drawing (or letter, or number) must be repeated twice.
  • Have small papers drawn to the guests.
  • The “couples” must meet.
  • Then give 5 minutes (stopwatch) to everyone. People should ask as many questions as possible about their tastes, life, personality, etc.
  • At the end of the allotted time, each person introduces his new friend to the group.

On a deserted island

Each person must say his name (obviously!), Then 3 things he or she would bring if he were alone on a desert island: an object, a person, a book.

In family

Of course, family reunions are numerous at this time of the year. It’s time to create memories for the future:

The game of mimes

Divide the group into teams of 3 people. The game consists of guiding your team members to a situation, an animal, a place, an event or a character. To help the players, you can prepare small papers with ideas that people will take turns taking. Of course, you should stay in the theme of the evening: the red-nosed reindeer, the star fairy, the stuffed turkey, the midnight mass, the Christmas tree, the crib, etc. Lots of laughs in perspective!

Singing contest

Separate guests into teams of 3-4 people. Each team chooses a Christmas carol (or any other popular song they all know) and needs to change some of the lyrics to make it their own. Then they will have to present their song in front of the others. And why not add a choreography to the challenge?

The Snowman

Again, the guests will be divided into several teams of 3 people. Outside, each team has 2 rolls of toilet paper, a big carrot and various accessories: sticks, mittens, scarves, etc. Then start the countdown: each team has 5 minutes (more or less, at the choice of the one who deals with the stopwatch) to create the most beautiful snowman. The winning team will win a prize, such as a box of chocolates to share during the evening.

Quiz about movies … or food

There are so many Christmas movies … For this game, you will have to prepare about twenty questions (with or without a choice of answer) on a sheet and photocopy it according to the number of teams. Each team must answer all questions on paper. Then we correct the answers. If you like quizzes and you are all fans of the pleasures of the table, Docte Rat Bouffe will surely have fun.

Games for children

The youngest are often super excited while waiting for Santa … To channel their energy a little, there is nothing better than organizing some fun games.

Christmas stocking

Fill a big bottom of several objects: wooden spoon, orange, sunglasses, book, etc. Children should slide their hand down and guess, without looking, what are the objects in them.

The wrapped gift

It’s a classic, but still fun. In turn (for example, every two minutes), young people have to put on big mittens and try to open a huge gift. They only have a spoon and a butter knife, which they must hold in their gloved hands.

We must pack the gift in several boxes, papers, strings and ribbons. The person who manages to reach the gift is the big winner.

Race in the snow

When the noise becomes unbearable in the house, why not plan an outdoor activity? Simply tie the children in pairs (by the foot) and make them run a team race. The activity is already fun in summer, so imagine them in the snow with their big winter boots! Their effort could be rewarded with a cup of hot chocolate .

Games for gift exchange

The end of year holidays do not exist without gifts … Here are some tips to add a little spice to your exchange of gifts:

  • We set the price of the gift in advance so that everyone is comfortable: $ 15 to $ 20 is generally correct.
  • For fun, we propose to make an exchange of ugly gifts or quetaines or used. However, be careful not to bring a gift that one of the guests would have already offered “seriously” in the past. It has happened to me already … Malaise …
  • The name of the gift must obligatorily begin with a particular letter (or a vowel, for example).
  • You can choose a theme: the gift must be round, eat, make noise, etc.

For the exchange as such, there are many ways to proceed. You can play the gifts on the dice, on the cards, exchange them once or more, steal them, unpack them before or after the exchanges. The important thing is to have fun … and that each person leaves with a little something!