Every nook and corner has some sort of Christmas celebration of its own, and you might be probably having some party at your place too. Or perhaps you will be invited to someone's party. Whatever the case may be, you will need some interesting Christmas party games to hold people's interest. Here are some clever ideas where you can twist your popular party games to fit in the Christmas mood. Christmas Party Game # 1 – Passing the Christmas Parcel 'Passing the Parcel' has been a very popular party game since ever. You can bring about a Christmassy twist in this popular game and make it more appropriate for the season. Keep the parcel something fit for Christmas, like a little Santa doll or a gift box, which the winner can open and claim when the game is over. Instead of the routine music, play Christmas carols. Now, if someone is caught with the parcel when the music stops, instead of ousting them from the game unceremoniously, have them come up to the center of the circle in which people are sitting and ask them a Christmas trivia question. If they answer the question correctly, let them rejoin the game, and if they cannot, they are out! This way, you can ensure the game goes on longer too.Christmas Party Game # 2 – Pin the Christmas TreeEver played 'Pin the Tail on the Donkey'? It's a popular party game where a tailless donkey's picture is drawn on a board and people try to attach the tail in the right place, keeping themselves blindfolded. It is hilarious to see the various places where people pin the tails when they cannot see! Here's a variation of the game with a Christmas touch.Draw a picture of a Christmas tree on a board. Make some cards, like our regular playing cards, and write Christmas trivia questions on them.
Then, attach these cards on the Christmas tree, face down, so that the questions cannot be seen. Then call your players one by one. Give them a big pin, suitably designed with a Christmas look, and tell them to pin it onto the tree. There is no need to blindfold them because the cards are already kept inverted. When they pin a card, remove it from the tree, and ask them the question. Score them according to the answers they give.You can make this game more fun by dividing your players into two groups. Tell people to come up alternately from each of the groups and ask them questions. Keep your questions interesting. This game could take up some very enjoyable minutes of your Christmas party.Christmas Party Game # 3 – Christmas Treasure HuntThis is a very common Christmas game, but it is still very popular. This game is real fun for kids and adults alike, and more so if you have a big house. The concept is very simple. Hide about 20 things (better if you select Christmas-related things) in different places of your house, inside and outside. Then draw up two lists of the things. Divide your players in two groups and give them the lists. Let them find out the things and bring them to the center table. The team that brings in the largest number of items wins!Adding clues will make the game easier and add to the fun element. You can put clues like this – Under the table, and over the carpet brown; I lay there, find me before sundown!
Of course, you will have several tables in your house, and then too, there are many possibilities of hiding things under tables! You can think of putting clues with the items people find. Like, if they find the first item, they will find the clue to the second item kept with it. This keeps the mystery of the game going on.This is a real fun game to play if you have young kids as your guests. Make kids stand in a line and draw circles on the floor in front of them. Then, stand before them, and say – In
. When you do that they have to jump in. Then say – Out
. They have to jump out. Then start confusing them. Say something like In – Out – In – Out – Out!
It will be fun to see how everyone goes out when they should be in, and stays in when they should be out!To make this game Christmassy, you can add Christmas-related gifts for the winners. And, instead of drawing circles, you can draw little Christmas trees on the floor. Christmas Party Game # 5 – The Christmas TelephoneThis game has no winners and losers, but still it is great fun, especially with large groups. Make your players sit in a linear fashion. Then write something Christmas-related on a card, like – We went Christmas shopping on Sunday at the mart. There were no sugarplums, so we bought jellybeans instead. The longer it is, the better; but do not make it too long. Then show this card to the first person in the row. He or she has to memorize the line, and then whisper it in the ear of the next person. They have to memorize it and do the same to the next in the row. The message is to travel in this manner, till it reaches the ears of the last person. Ask the last person to say it out aloud. It is a very rare chance that the person will say it right. It will surely be a moment of great hilarity when you compare it with what is written on the card! If you like hosting parties and enjoy the responsibility that comes with it, then I must mention that you are very like me. A few years ago, I hosted a party for Christmas. I spent hours cooking, baking, cleaning and decorating and do you want to know what happened? No one came! It wasn't because of my culinary skills (I am a good cook, at least that's what people tell me!); but it was because I had forgotten to post the Christmas invitations in all the excitement.I certainly would not like that to happen to you so If you are putting in time and effort in organizing, planning and hosting a Christmas party you need to make sure that it is attended and enjoyed by everyone, so please remember the importance of invitations. First of all it is important to select the appropriate invitation. Try and have it designed according to the theme you have in mind.Deciding on a theme should not pose a problem because of various websites that offer a lot of information; you could also consult the other members of the family or refer to books. Before you make your final decision think about the people you are planning to call. Are they blessed with a sense of humor? Would most people be comfortable in each other's company? Once you have decided on the specific theme and drawn out a rough guest list, your work is certainly narrowed down.While drawing out the guest list you need to ensure that there are no other events (that you know of) that would decrease the number of attendees to your party. Try not to organize a party on Christmas day because most people believe in celebrating Christmas with immediate members of the family.Invitations are incomplete without the location of the event too. So decide on that before you send the Christmas invitations out. While at that, make sure that the DJ, photographer, decorator or any other people who are bring life to the party know about the venue, time and date well in advance.With all that out of the way, you need to decide on your invitations, your could design the invitations yourself, but to do this you would need to give yourself enough lead time to get them done and also allow for any change. Since this is time consuming, you could also order the Christmas invitations online.Since time is of importance to your guests and you, send out the invitations at least three to four weeks in advance. Include a respond-no-later-than
date on your Christmas invitations so that you know how many people will be attending your Christmas party.Are you fed up of receiving and sending out drab and boring party invitations? Are you sick and tired of the same old unamusing formats and words that party invites have? Are you looking for some fun and interesting party invitation wording for your big party this weekend? Well, that's exactly what this article will give you. Yes, you'll find great invitation wordings for different types of parties here. Just read on…You may slog all day/week long to plan and arrange an awesome party for your family, friends and colleagues. You'll put your heart and soul to make sure that everything is perfectly ready for the party in time. But you'll be taking a big risk if you send your guests an extremely plain party invitation. Many of them will think about attending (or not attending) your party based on the invitation. It could be your best friend's bridal shower or your child's baptism invitation. It could be a birthday invitation or a wedding anniversary party. So it's quite evident that your party invitation should be, well, inviting. Given below are some samples of party invitations that you can refer to for the next big party you throw!A fun and unique party invitation can set the tone for any party, be it a birthday bash, a bridal shower, an anniversary party or a wedding reception. While you can always go and purchase the invitations from any party supplies store, the best way to save a few bucks, as well as add a unique touch to your party is, to create a party invitation on your own. And the best part is that you can make it exactly the way you want! So, why search for the perfect party invite when you can make them in the comfort of your own home and have it modified to suit your style and the party theme. Here is a step by step guide on how to make your own invitations at home.If you are creative and like to let your imagination run wild, then show off your talent by adding a personalized touch to your party invitations. There are many creative party invitation ideas that you can use to make your own invite. For a beach party, you can use the fun beach ball invitations, where you can use an actual beach ball to send out the invite. You can either choose to write down the party details or have them pre-printed. Similarly, for a princess party invitation, use designs of crowns, castles, knights and swords and decorate it with sequins and tassels. In addition, you can use gift bags for your party invitations and include various things that fit your theme, like a party hat or noisemakers. Use scrolls and stick it in a bottle to create a sense of adventure. For the ones crazy about sports, use bowling invitations, car racing, football, motorcycle invitations, Nascar themes, pool table designs, surfing, golf themes for the invitations.Accessories for your Invitations: You can jazz up a boring looking party invitation by using themed confetti, 3D stickers and cotton balls. There is an amazing assortment of custom papers and embellishments at any craft store, that you can use to make your own invitations.Printable Invitations: You can use any photo editing software such as Adobe Photoshop or GIMP to create printable party invitations. Download pictures that you can use for the invitation and use them as the backdrop. Use the software to delete any unwanted text and insert the details of the party. Take a printout of your party invitation and stick this to a sheet of card or a thick paper. There are many more fun things that you can do with the party invitation, like removing people's heads and planting them elsewhere, like on animals or celebrity bodies. You can also distort people's faces by making their eyes swell up or elongating their chin to add a comic element to the invitation. If you do not have the necessary computer expertise, then just pick out a printable party invitation from any of the free card making web resources. Shifting to a new house is one of the most exciting events in one's domestic journey. One is obviously eager to share the joy of shifting to a dream house, which is why a housewarming party is organized. It is not only way to show off your new house, but also to get introduced with the new neighbors. Generally it is the house owners who host a party, but even close friends or anyone wanting to celebrate the moment can organize a housewarming party. Invitations are the first step of organizing any party.Housewarming party invitations are different from the other party invitations in one sense, you cannot just mention the venue. In general party invitation we only mention the name of the venue, but in a housewarming party, it is necessary to mention the entire postal address as the guests might not know where exactly you have relocated. The tone of the invitation can be informal, so you can make full use of creativity here! The following are some funny housewarming party invitation wording samples for your help.Are you fed up of receiving and sending out drab and boring party invitations? Are you sick and tired of the same old unamusing formats and words that party invites have? Are you looking for some fun and interesting party invitation wording for your big party this weekend? Well, that's exactly what this article will give you. Yes, you'll find great invitation wordings for different types of parties here. Just read on…You may slog all day/week long to plan and arrange an awesome party for your family, friends and colleagues. You'll put your heart and soul to make sure that everything is perfectly ready for the party in time. But you'll be taking a big risk if you send your guests an extremely plain party invitation. Many of them will think about attending (or not attending) your party based on the invitation. It could be your best friend's bridal shower or your child's baptism invitation. It could be a birthday invitation or a wedding anniversary party. So it's quite evident that your party invitation should be, well, inviting. Given below are some samples of party invitations that you can refer to for the next big party you throw!fficial Hong Kong Expo Calendar. Search for upcoming events in HK. www.mehongkong.com/eng/miceA potluck is a kind of meal where every guest brings a dish prepared by him or her which is then shared by everyone. A potluck party is a very fun way to have a get together without the host going into the trouble of having to make a seven course meal. These kind of parties can be organized for a small party of friends or a big gathering. The most unique aspect of a potluck party is that there is an element of surprise in them, as the guests have no idea what they might get to eat or drink. If you are thinking of throwing such a party, then you must make some potluck invitation to let your guests know the venue and time of the party. A potluck party is a relatively casual affair and you do not need any fancy party invitations. It is more of a relaxed do where you get to catch up with your friends and share a meal. A potluck party is also a good way to meet up with your neighbors in a relaxed setting and it is more fun than a normal dinner party. When you are organizing a potluck party, there are some things that you should keep in mind to make the party more enjoyable and memorable. One such thing is to have a theme for the potluck party. You can choose a particular cuisine that is popular among people like Italian or Mexican or you can also try something more exotic like Moroccan or Lebanese. If you choose any of these themes, make sure that your guests are comfortable with preparing these cuisines.After you have picked a theme for the party, you need to decorate your house in that theme so that you get the complete ambiance. So, if you have a Moroccan theme, you can decorate your home in flimsy muslin curtains and special blue pottery, complete with a hookah in a corner. Instead of eating in the dining table, set up some mattress with colorful cushions on the floor and have your meal together here. Opt for authentic cutlery and dishes that are inspired by the middle east and serve only authentic Moroccan potluck dishes like lamb tagine, pita bread with hummus, couscous, lentil soup and harira soup. Your guests will surely appreciate such a potluck party. If you are throwing a closed group quiet dinner party, then potluck dinner ideas are just what you need which includes plenty of party food and light ambient get together.Wording for potluck invitation need not be very stiff and formal, since it is just a fun get together. It can be either handwritten or printed on some fancy paper informing the guest about the potluck theme, date and time of the party and the venue. You can specify the course of meal that you would like the guest to bring, but do not force your guest to bring a particular item. Also make sure to inform your guest as to how many other people you have invited, so that they have an idea about how much food to get.