2021 wasn’t as nerving as 2022. This doesn’t mean it wasn’t crazy enough. We say lockdowns, restrictions getting relaxed, then again lockdown and you know the pattern. The point is, you already have suffered a lot in the walls of your home, now it’s time to have some fun. How? First, go over all the New Year’s Eve Party Games, and then you will understand.
Don’t worry! It’s not going to be a big task. Decorating your place and having dinner is one thing, but we are talking about a party here. Still no issues, before jumping into all the games to make your party most entertaining, you must put in a little effort to make everyone feel special.
Write New Year card wishes on your holiday cards and give them to all of your guests. While you are on the thought of gifts, we have also curated a very special list for you. You can give some personalized New Year gifts to your friends and then begin your celebrations.
7 New Year’s Eve Party Games For Kids
Nowadays, it has become hard to make kids enjoy the real world. They are much fascinated by the digital world and gadgets. That is why they love technology more. But this time, the New Year’s eve party games will make the children forget those virtual video games. They will definitely enjoy it a lot more after playing these games.
1. Balloon Stomp
Balloon Stomp is a fun chasing game. The game is about popping balloons. The balloons will be tied to the ankle of the players.
It can be played between two or among as many that could fit into the room. The one who has the balloon attached till the last wins the game.
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2. Beanbag Toss
Bean bag toss game is a game that can be played with two or four players at a time. Each team gets 4 bean bags to throw. The team that has a bag on the board or in the hole gets the point. The opponent loses the round.
3. Freeze Dance
Freeze dance is a fun activity that includes little exercise as well as fun. Each player must stop immediately and freeze when the music ends. They have to hold that position until the music resumes. The one who fails in freezing has to do 10 jumping jacks before the start of the next round. Then rejoins the game, making it all fun.
4. Treasure Hunt
The most favorite and popular game among children is Treasure Hunt. It includes preparing a list of items that are hidden in the room. The kids are made to find those items with the help of clues in different corners of the house.
Limbo includes a 2-meter length stick. The stick is adjusted at the chest height, held by two people, each on both sides. Children have to go under the stick without touching it. They can bend the knees or lean with the chest up. If the stick falls, the player fails.
6. Simon Says…
Simon says is a popular game, also picturized in many movies, music, and literature. It can be played with three or more. One player plays the role of Simon. Simon gives the command to the rest after the phrase “Simon says”.
The opponent player needs to follow the given command. It is the aim of the person playing the role of Simon that the command is not followed by the opponent. If the opponent doesn’t do as per the demand, they are marked out of the game.
7. Pin the Tail on the Donkey
Pin the Tail on the Donkey has an incomplete drawing of a donkey without a tail. The player is blindfolded. Then, he is made to attach a piece of cloth as Donkey’s tail. The blindfold makes him place the tail without a clue of the actual position leaving everyone to laugh.
Try these New Year’s eve party games to make your toddlers laugh and enjoy the day. Apart from these, the New Year’s Eve party games for kids, also try Anagram Challenge, Scrabble/Boggle, Ispy, Pictionary, Musical chairs, Scavenger hunt, and Charades.
7 New Year’s Eve Party Games For Adults
Not every game can be for the kids, right? You should have your own fun sometimes, you know, the games that can only be played without the kids.
The New Year’s eve party games below will leave you all boozed up and laughing with your friends. Check out all of them now-
1. Head’s Up
Heads up is a guessing game. One player holds up a card to their forehead and the other player has to give him clues to guess what’s written on that card. But without saying the actual word within a limit of 2 minutes. And the first player will continue to guess the words until he is correct or decide to pass.
2. Mystery Word
Mystery Word is a puzzle game. It is about finding the missing letter of the incomplete words. The one who guesses the word first will get the points equal to the number of letters present in them.
3. Ring of Fire
Ring of Fire is a game that involves both drinks and cards. The players drink continuously while playing the game. This can be played in two forms. The waterfall type is started by the person who draws an ace on picking the cards and can stop drinking whenever he wants. The rest has to drink until the first person commands them to stop. In the other type, you can choose someone to drink.
4. Human Cluedo
Human Cluedo is a real form of a fun video game. You can play this interesting game by listing down the name of all the players and mentioning how to kill them with weapons. The weapon can be a stick, cup, pen, or anything around at a particular position. The position can be a room or kitchen. Then, tasks are assigned to the players to kill others by protecting themselves.
5. Poker Tournament
When we have a good gathering of friends who loves to play poker, then a poker tournament is something that must be given a trial. It involves playing different layers on a single table. In this, the blind level increases steadily at regular intervals. It is one of the musts from this list of New Year’s Eve party games for adults.
This is like a multiple choice type question where a plot of a story is made like any situation. Then questions are asked accordingly with right and wrong answers as clues. The player has to choose the right answer among all.
7. Sheet Mime
Like the Head’s up the game, it is also a guessing game. They differ in holding the sheet in front of the other in Sheet Mime. The other person mimes the activity and makes the former understand and guess the word.
The other alternatives to these New Year’s eve party games could be the Cereal Box Game, Beer pong, and chocolate game.
New Year’s Eve Party Games For Family Gatherings
Family and friends become our first priority on any eve. So, how could we miss them on New Year’s? Here is a list of the New Year’s Eve party games for family gatherings. All you need to do is set up an area in your home where they could gather. Make them participate in these games and have their delicious meals.
1. Blow the Ball
A set of 5 symmetrical cups fully filled with water are placed on the table. The player is made to blow the ball from one side of the table. They have to blow in such a way that the ball reaches the last cup on the opposite side over the water without falling.
2. Make a Family Album
Collect the pictures of your family members and make a collage out of those pictures. Then, print out the picture and cut it as a puzzle. Let them form the collage out of it again. The one who does so in a short interval wins the game.
3. Drawing the Touch
Another fun activity involves two paper sheets and markers to draw. Again, a guessing game. The one who needs to guess and draw the same. It includes the player being in the front while the other one that places the sheet of paper on the former’s back draws.
The best alternatives to these New Year’s eve party games could be Play Ball, Water Balloon Toss, Egg Race, Family Talent Show, Story Time Scavenger Hunt, Baby Rattle, Pucker Up, Whack Attack, Bingo, and Nervous Nelly.
Give a try to these easy and fun New Year’s eve party games and welcome a new year joyously. Path of EX team wishes you a very happy new year.