The next New Year’s Eve will be celebrated in your house and you want to throw an extraordinary party, a night to remember forever! If you’re new to hosting house parties and can’t think of the best party games your guests will appreciate, here are some tips that can help you get on with planning the house party and games (including drinking games). to select.
You are the host, so it is up to you to choose which games your guests will play. The sooner you finish, the more time you have to plan and buy. First of all, get to know your guests. If your house party is for a group of close friends who prefer to stay up until dawn with glasses to their lips, drinking games are the way to go. Otherwise, if you are a teetotaler, it is best to choose some fun board games like “Taboo” or “Pictionary”, or conversation games like “Dumb Charades” or “Truth or Dare”. Either way, decide ahead of time and buy what you need ahead of time.
Ending the game (s)
The main purpose of party games is to have a common source of fun, rather than for people breaking into smaller groups to chat privately. It’s also a game changer, an intentional pun, for guests with diverse backgrounds or those who don’t know each other very well. Whatever your reason, some fun drinking games and no-drinking games are listed here to help you focus. Of course, you can choose more than one.
A helpful tip for selecting drinking games is to choose the type of liquor. For example, “Beer Pong” would please your guests only if they are beer lovers. If your guests aren’t particular about what they drink, go with other games like “Never Have I Ever” or “Flip Cup.” Warning: do not choose drinking games that require injections if there are only Scotch whiskey lovers.
Games without drinking
For a more formal house party, or one with children, board games or conversation games are your best option. Choose from the most popular games such as “Dumb Charades” or “Pictionary”. You can also explore lesser known options like “The Book” or “Dictionary Game”.
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Now that you’ve planned, purchased and decorated, your real test as a host comes on the day of your party. As your guests begin to arrive, let them cool off. Don’t jump into games right away, play them at home first. Once the games start, try to stick to your plans, but be open to improvisation if things get boring. As a host, you need to strike a balance between having the last word and being courteous. Most importantly, in between conversations, be perfect about your food and beverage supply and mingle with all the guests equally.
Enjoy the next party and don’t stress about having one. Have fun!