Theme Party Games and Activities
Theme Party Games and Activities #1: Take a common object thats
small like a jelly bean, paper clip, etc. and hide 40 of them throughout
the party area. Tell your guests at the beginning that there are 40 of
the item to be found. The one who finds the most by the end of the party
wins a prize. This is a great game that can casually be played by your
party guests throughout the party, intermixed between other activities
you might have planned.
Theme Party Games and Activities #2: For a large group of
guests that are comfortable and familiar with each other, there is
a particularly ruthless game Ive called Platoon (in honor of
those who fought in WWII.) The rules are simple, but it gets interesting
VERY quickly. Take free40sgsthe number of guests and divide them by
three. Now take that many cards from three suits of a card deck, beginning
with the ace. For example, if you have 18 guests (18 divided by 3
= 6), then take the last six cards (ace, king, queen, jack, 10 and
9) of three of the suits (spades, hearts and diamonds) and make a
pile out of these 18 cards. If you had 36 guests (36 divided by 3
= 12), then take the last 12 cards from three of the suits. Whether
or not you are playing will depend on how evenly you can divide the
party guest number by three. It is important that the number of participants
is evenly divided by three. Once you have your stack of cards, pull
everyone together and explain that the simple rule is that the first
complete platoon to form wins. A complete platoon is a successive
series of cards, regardless of suit. For example, everyone gets a
card and you yell GO! The first group of guests that has one of every
card in their platoon, wins. Now, what is so challenging about that?
Well, wait till you see how many different platoons start to form
wait till you see platoons begin trading platoon members to try and
complete their platoons. It becomes a strategic battle to exchange
Theme Party Games and Activities #3: This works best with larger
groups. In honor of Frank Sinatra Old Blue Eyes, the famous
crooner of the 1940s, hold a Blue Eyes Contest. Award a prize for the
person at the party with the bluest eyes!
Theme Party Games and Activities #4: During the post war years
of the of the 1940s, as the US entered what became to be known as
the Cold War, suspicions were flying all over the country over who
could be possible spies for the Soviet Union. Any good spy needs to
be a great liar so test out your guests to see who would have
been successful! Have all of your party guests sit in a circle. In
turn, each guest must offer three facts two of them false and
one of them true. Once someone offers their three statements, everyone
votes on which ones are true and false. All correct answers (three
possible for each person) are awarded one point. Encourage the guests
to get creative with their statements, offering facts about their
lives that they think those in the room wouldnt know!
Theme Party Games and Activities #5: Play a game of Fire Brigade!
Enemy WWII planes are flying overhead and dropping bombs in your city.
Have all participants form two lines (or more depending on the number
of participants.) At one end of each line put a full bucket of water.
At the other end of the lines, put empty buckets. The goal for each team
is for the first person to scoop out a cup of water and pass it from player
to player until it reaches the end of the line where the last person fills
the bucket with whatever water is still in the cup after all that passing.
The cup is then passed back in the same way for the first person to scoop
out another full cup of water. To make it more challenging, space out
the players a good six feet apart from each other so that they have to
walk/run with a full cup of water!
Theme Party Games and Activities #6: A few times during the
party, hold an air raid. Its quite simple, simply turn out all
of the lights and instruct everyone that they must be quiet until
the air raid is over. For maximum effect, consider making it last
for a couple of minutes. It will give your guests the feeling of what
it must have been like to experience a real air raid. If possible,
get your hands on some sound effects of old air planes flying and
a siren. These can be played simply for your party sound system. Begin
with the sound soft
then have it get louder
again to simulate the passing of the planes overhead. Once the planes
are gone you can turn on the lights again and let the
party continue. For the most fun, initiate the air raids during busier
times of the party, when guests are in the middle of something else
and wont be expecting it!
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