You can bust out your deck of the good ol’ Ice Breaker card game or you can take it up a notch and introduce exciting games for your holiday party. If you’re still having trouble planning the activities for your upcoming gathering, these awesome Christmas party games are guaranteed to be the most talked-about portion of the night. Trust us. Money scoop challenge? Jenga with a twist? We even included a Christmas game straight from 2021’s best series, Squid Game. Check them out below.
Money scoop challenge
@voltee8##fyp ##for ##foryou ##foryoupage ##traveltiktok ##tiktokph ##viceganda♬ original sound – Voltaire_0122
Everyone seems to be enjoying this game as evidenced by the number of videos we saw on social media. The mechanics are simple: Using a spatula, the blindfolded player has to scoop as many bills as they can into a bowl or tray. They get to keep whatever amount they successfully put into the container — whether that’s air or P1,000. Here’s an idea: Every time one of your “inaanak” comes knocking at your door, you can let them play this to earn their keep.
@annjjj26Utakan lang HAHAHAHAHAH ##FYP♬ original sound – Angela mejia
@angeliquemantothe catch: it’s faucet water 💦♬ original sound – angeliquemanto
Want something that’s chill but still nerve-wracking and fun? This barkada is doing a simple challenge of taking turns pouring water on an empty glass and waiting for it to spill over. Whoever is responsible for the spill is the loser. From there you can get creative such as thinking of punishments like taking a shot whenever someone loses. Before you ask “What’s so exciting about pouring water?” we recommend you try it first.
Christmas ornaments game
@ashlyn_ross##christmasgame ##christmasthrowback ##christmaspartygames ##funny♬ Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
On the opposite side of the energy spectrum is this little game. You’ll need a box, a makeshift belt, and some Christmas ball ornaments for this to work. You can start with two players who have to tie the box filled with the ornaments to their waist and move around to remove as many balls as they can. It’s going to be hilarious once you review footage of your friends who have no choice but to twerk to win.
Candle blowing challenge
@alexpresley_The Candle Blowing Challenge 2 great Thanksgiving Game! ##gamenight ##thanksgivinggames gc: @bip.house♬ It’s Tricky – RUN DMC
It’s time to find out who has the toughest lungs in your group. Place a row of candles on the table and assign prizes for each. It could be money, a treat, or a punishment. The players will have to blow through all the candles in one breath in order to win the grand prize. This might just be one of the best Christmas party games of the night. Although you have to keep in mind that this challenge is not the best game in the middle of the pandemic what with blowing droplets in the air and all. Practice caution or only do this with family you’re already spending time with.
Flour pass from 2 Days & 1 Night
@2d1nmoments flour game🤣 credits to:kbs #2d1n #2days1nightseason4 #korean #2days1night #kbs ♬ original sound – 2 Days 1 Night ♡
Thank Korean variety shows that give us awesome ideas for party games! Although this flour pass game is a bit messy, we’re sure the young ‘uns in your group will love it. It’s played by a group of people sitting (or standing) in a row, blindfolded. The first person gets handed a plate full of flour which they have to pour overhead on the plate of the person behind them. It’s going to be a hilarious turn of events because a player is bound to mess up and pour flour on someone else’s head.
Jenga with a twist
@amber_poerJenga meets girls night 🥂 ##girlsnight ##partygame ##gamenight ##bachelorette ##bacheloretteparty ##drinkinggame♬ Level Up – Ciara
Inject a little excitement and level up your squad’s Jenga game. Write dares on the Jenga blocks so whoever pulls them has to do it. You can opt to write on each block or write on a few to make the game even more suspenseful. Proceed to play the regular way.
Squid Game Red Light, Green Light
@vancouverfoodieWhen Squid Game is every themed party for 2021 ##redlightgreenlight ##partygames ##squidgame ##squidgamenetflix ##squidgames ##shotschallenge♬ Red Light Green Light (Squid Game) – Tiagz
It feels right capping the year off with a great game of Red Light, Green Light. Especially since Squid Game broke records this year and was the most-searched Kdrama and TV series on Google. You should know how this game goes by now. In case you didn’t, you have to assign a leader and place them on the opposite side of the room from the players. When the leader’s back is turned, players can move. When the leader looks back, they have to freeze. Whoever gets caught moving will have to take a shot or be creative about the punishment. It ends when one of the players successfully taps the leader.
Blindfold money challenge
@catlidentalclinic##swerte!!! ##anniversary ##partygames ##games ##celebration ##philippines🇵🇭 ##tiktokph ##fypシ ##fypシ゚viral♬ The Show – Lenka
Christmas is a time for what Filipinos call aguinaldo which, in some countries, means 13th-month pay, but for Pinoys, it means monetary gift. Handing aguinaldo over in a red envelope? Boring. Making it into a game? Fun! Stick money on the wall and let someone blindfolded take their pick. Much like circumstances in life, it’s a lottery. If they end up picking only P50 bills instead of the crisp P1000, that’s on their bad luck.
What other fun Christmas party games would you recommend? Share it with us in the comments!