Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Quickly Turn Christmas Trivia Games into Team Relay Party Games

Holiday Trivia Party Games can be lots of fun unless Patty who is known as Mrs. Christmas wins every year or Joe who can recite "A Christmas Story" or a "Charlie Brown Christmas" plays because if they do then they are a shoe in to win and others figure why both.

How do you get around this Holiday dilemma at your Holiday party or gathering?

One easy way to neutralize Patty Christmas and Remote Control Joe is make your Christmas Trivia Games a Team Relay Race!

Christian Christmas Song LyricsSo randomly divide up your group into 2 or more teams. I would say teams of 4 to 6 people work best. Then pull out a trivia game like Christmas Song Lyrics.

Now explain that each team will be given a sheet of Christmas Trivia or Holiday Match Games to complete, however a team member can only answer 1 question and then it on to the next person to complete or answer the task on the sheet.

Note: Other team member can't share answers, point to answers or assist other members when it is their turn.

One way to ensure that team member aren't cheating is to place the Trivia Games on a table at the front of the room and have team member come to the table to take their turn. Then once they answer they leave the table and tag the next person on their team and the team can be lined up and ready to go but can't be hovering around the quiz.

Note that Team Members can answer "any" Christmas trivia question on the sheet, so they don't have to go in order. They just can't answer more than one per term and as fewer and fewer questions are left to answer it gets harder and harder to answer the trivia questions.

Make things a little interesting by adding a one or two pass buttons to the game, this way if someone doesn't know they can pass. While that is a nice idea it is much more fun to watch them sweat it out or just make up an answer!

Here are some Christmas Trivia Games you can use.
Twas The Night Before Christmas - Harder than it Sounds
Reindeer Games - Match Reindeer Trivia fun for Families
Christmas Riddle Me This! - This is a Tough One
Toys and Games Decade Challenge!
- Interesting Toy History Challenge
Christmas Movie Characters - Looks Simple but a Challenge too!
Christian Christmas Song Lyrics - Entertaining and Perfect for Church groups
Who's Who Christmas Movie Stars - Pop Culture Game
If you liked 2 or more of the above Christmas Trivia Games for your Office then consider the Deluxe Christmas & New Year's Games Collection where you get 75 different party games and activities for all ages.

We found some additional Holiday Trivia Games, but these are focused on very specific topics and maybe not work well at the Holiday Office party, but could be just right for your Christmas party. These are not part of the Game Collection noted above.
A Christmas Story Trivia
Charlie Brown Christmas Trivia
Funny Christmas Joke Game - Sense of Humor Required

Find over 50 additional Holiday and Christmas Party Games for home or office parties and event or play these games for an afternoon of fun. 

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady
Party Game Ideas for Christmas Party Games, Kids Holiday Party Games, Gift Exchange Ideas, Holiday Murder Mysteries, Printable Christmas Party Games and more!
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Monday, December 19, 2011

Left Right Gift Passing Games - A Holiday Gift Exchange With No Gift Stealing

Want to do a gift exchange but are tired of the normal gift stealing gift exchanges, well then a Left Right Gift Passing Gift Game maybe be your answer.

Left Right Gift Passing Games are pretty simple.
1. Everyone would is involved in the gift exchange brings their gift.
2. When you read a Left Right Gift Passing story participants pass their gifts to the Left or the Right every time you use the words Left or Right.
3. When the Story ends the gift in your hands is your Holiday Gift.

Note: If it turns out that the your guests end up with their own gift after reading the story re-read a paragraph so that the gifts are mixed up.

Here are more details on the Left Right Gift Passing Game

We also found these ready to go Left Right Gift Passing Games
Right & Left Rudolph Game
Right & Left - Little Joe Wright
Right & Left Frosty the Snowman Game
Right & Left - Three Little Lambs
Office Left Right Game

These Left Right Holiday Gift Passing games should make your Christmas party interested, entertaining and on time.

And if you need more ideas check out 50 more Christmas Party Games and Activities at Party Game Ideas.

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady
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Holiday Classroom Games and Activities for the Busy Christmas Week

The last few days before Christmas at tough. Kids aren't focused, special programs are planned for several days and some parents are already pulling kids out of school because of Holiday travel plans, so how do teachers and classroom helpers keep their sanity this time of year?

Have a variety of Holiday games and activities to keep them focused, that's how. Plus keeping the kids focused on fun holiday activities means that they are less likely to get into trouble.

We have a variety of ideas that help keep the most excited kids, those 10 and under, busy and doing something challenging before the big assembly or when they say "I'm finished" you'll have something to give them.

Christmas Carol Picture Puzzle - Hand out as an activity, Play to see who can correctly complete it first, place a time limit to see who can get the most done in 3, 5 or 8 minutes or play as a team relay game where each team member answers one picture puzzle and then passes it to the next person on they team to answer another one and so one until the first team is done. Then check answers and if they have them all correct they win.

Play the Holiday 20 Questions - Set up teams and have them play against each other as they ask you questions. Play by going back and forth between teams or play one team goes at a time. The teacher is always the one with the term. Learn more on how to play Holiday 20 Questions.

Christmas Word Find - Easy, fun, word find of Holiday terms. Good to keep them busy for five or ten minutes

Snowball & Spoon Race - An simple relay race that keeps them focused on keeping the snowball on the spoon and having fun. Plus you can play with lots of teams.

Christmas Word Scramble - Challenge they to unscramble the words in their free time, add a time limit or set up teams and play as a relay.

Gift Stacking Race - Great if the whole class can play. Bring in gifts and as each player takes their turn the height of the gifts increases. Perfect for relays, plus you can modify it for your age group. Learn more about the Gift Stacking Game.

If you need even more ideas like Christmas Song Scramble, Reindeer Matching Games, Holiday Bingo (Image Bingo and Regular Bingo that can be personalized for your class) and more than consider the Printable Holiday Games and Activity Pack that gives you access to over 50 games. Thee are perfect for the classroom and your own activities outside of school.

Good luck this week with your kids and have a Merry Christmas.

Find over 50 additional Holiday and Christmas Party Games for home or office parties and event or play these games for an afternoon of fun. 

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady
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Friday, December 16, 2011

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Looking for Do It Yourself Party Games instead or printable Christmas party games then find over 50 additional Holiday and Christmas Party Games for home or office parties. 

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Rice Krispie Holiday Party Snack Ideas

I was watching Cupcake Wars last night and was thinking wow, those cupcakes are a lot of work, so when a Rice Krispies commercial aired I thought that would be easier and more fun to work with, albeit messier too.

So today I searched the web for ideas to help inspire you to make fun Holiday Rice Krispie treats for your kids Holiday party next week without spending all weekend in the kitchen.

Here are 3 Rice Krispie Holiday ideas to get you started.

Rice Krispie Presents - Cut into squares, add icing to look like ribbons and bows.


Rice Krispie Ornaments are a little harder. Form in the shape of a ball, decorate with icing and even M&M's pushed into sides of Rice Krispie ball, top is made with red rope licorice and mini marshmallows.





Rice Krispie Snowman - The hardest in the group. Chocolate scarf, mini chocolate morsels used for eyes and mouth, peppermint candy for hat, and assorted candies or cookie decorations can be used for nose, buttons and hat topper.

We found these items online, but Rice Krispies web site has a few more ideas but some of those look like time bandits to me.

As you plan your Holiday parties, events and gatherings, we at Party Game Ideas want to wish you Happy Holidays.

And let you know that if you need fun, creative and different Christmas and Holiday Party Games and Activities please visit us. We offer 500 Party Game Ideas for Holidays, Birthdays, Baby Showers and other special occasions.

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

10 Pre-K and Kindergarten Holiday Party Games, Kids will Love

Looking for Pre-K, Kindergarten and fun for younger kids holiday parties. Well we've got a list of 10 of our favorite games for those little guys and gals that enjoy Christmas so much.

Most of these party games and activities are do it yourself games and take less than 30 minutes of prep time. Here is our list of this year's list of our 5 Most Popular Christmas party games for kids and 5 of our favorite Holiday party games that include a few new games and activities for kids.

Here are 10 Christmas party games just for toddlers, Pre-K and young children, but the great thing is big kids and adults will have fun playing these games too!

1. Unwrap the Gift / Pass the Parcel - Our most popular game this year. This classic gift wrapping party game comes with two game variations that make unwrapping the gift a challenge and you can make it more interesting by making each layer of paper offer a naughty or nice surprise. Easy to adapt to themed holiday events for kid's and adults.

2. Christmas Corners - Always a hit for young kids as it is simple and fun, plus you get to listen to Christmas music. When the music plays kids move around in a circle or dance, but when the music stops they must select a Christmas corner. Will it be a lucky corner or the end of the game?

3. Holiday Picture Bingo - It's Bingo with Holiday images rather than numbers or letters, so there is no reading skills required and that makes it fun for young kids. We showcase several printable picture Bingo options, including Winter Holiday, Christmas and Christian games. Printable options allow you to create Bingo cards quickly and personalize the games to your event.

4. Gift Stacking Relay - Holding on to presents where big or small can be quite a challenge. Keep these gift game simple by just stacking a 2 gifts for little children and stacking a lot for older kids. Holiday relay game where kids must balance the Christmas gifts and be quick.

5. Left / Right Naughty or Nice Gift Passing Game - This gift passing game keeps kids hoping they are on Santa's nice list because the stay in the game. Receive news that you are naughty and you are out.

6. Find Santa's Reindeer - This game involves having the kids and / or families searching for Santa's reindeer which have gone missing. Hurry, we need to find them before Christmas Eve or Santa might not be able to make his trip! There is another similar game we created that you may also want to check out Find It Christmas Scavenger Hunt Relay

7 . Snowflake Balloon Catch - A Simple and fun game for the pre-k crowd and those in kindergarten. Simply have the kids try to catch a specific numbers of balloons or just as many as the can if they don't know their numbers yet and have fun. A game version is included to for 5, 6 and 7 year olds

8. Christmas Tree Ornament Find - Kids search for the Christmas ornaments they need to find so they can complete their task or count how many of those ornaments are on the tree. (Two variations of this game)

9. Pin the Nose on the Reindeer - Put a Christmas spin on Pin the Tail on the Donkey and you get Pin the Nose on the Reindeer or you could use Snowman too!

10. Rudolph's Red Nosed Relay - This is silly and a little messy and it should have them laughing all the way. A fun relay for little tikes.

These games and activities are sure to help keep kids busy during Holiday parties and the days leading up to the Christmas holiday.

Find over 50 additional Holiday and Christmas Party Games for home or office parties and event or play these games for an afternoon of fun. 

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Beer Tasting or Wine Exchange Party a Perfect Holiday Idea for Friends

Want to do something with friends but don't want all the pressure of a Gift Exchange or a giant holiday event then consider these two options.

Beer Trivia
Beer Tasting Party
This is a favorite among guys because they know what to do.
Buy Beer.
- We aren't talking Bud Light, Mich Ultra or Miller here, we are talking your own private Beer Festival where guests are asked to bring a 6 pack or two of their favorite or unique micro brew to the party.
- Make sure to have plenty of ice to keep the beer cold, cups for drink and if possible create a beer list of everything brought where guests can note which beers they liked and which they would pass on.
- Set up stations where guests can sample the beer 3 to 4 oz. each (not take a bottle) and note who brought each beer, so guests can ask questions about the beer.
- Last at the end of the night, divide up any remaining beer and have guests take home a bottle or two of their favorites.

Gifts that might interest the Beer Connoisseur
Beer Tasting and Hops Appreciation Kit
Beer Tasting Flight Carrier

And if you want some Beer Trivia for your event check these out
Beer Quiz: US Beer Trivia Match
Beer Trivia Multi-Choice
Beers Of The World Trivia Placemat

Wine Exchange Party
This party is another easy to put together Holiday party without all the stress. It is a gift exchange but one that you already have a good idea what you'll get in return.

The host needs to purchase wine, cheese and appetizers for the holiday event and instead of gifts everyone brings a bottle of wine. You can run your gift exchange the same way with steal or a left / right game but in the end everyone gets to go home with a bottle of wine.

Wine Trivia & Gift Exchange and Left / Right Wine Passing Games
Picnic Games: Wine Trivia
Christmas Gift Exchange Fun
Right & Left Frosty the Snowman Game or Right & Left Rudolph Game

Hopefully these Beer and Wine party ideas will help you enjoy the holiday season a little more.

Happy Holidays
And if you are thrown a Holiday event for the office, family or your kids check out over 50 Christmas Party Games at Party Game Ideas web site.

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Gift Exchange Mix Up - Offers a Twist with Each Gift Exchange Card

Need a new spin on the standard Holiday Gift Exchange?

Gift Exchange Fun - ChristmasWell this Gift Exchange mix up changes the rules as the game goes on. Instead of just picking a number and picking or stealing a gift this Gift Exchange game might limit your to just those wearing blue or participants with a bracelet and with lots of cards, you'll never know when your turn is the last one so it's important to get the gift you want.

This game works well for 12 - 25 Gift Exchange participants but if you have move just print out two sets of cards. View Gift Exchange game here.

Not sure this is what you are looking for in a gift exchange, then check out our Holiday Gift Exchanges which include a variety of gift swap options.

Happy Holidays
And be sure to check out over 50 Christmas Party Games at Party Game Ideas web site.

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady
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Monday, December 12, 2011

Snow Themed Party Games for Kid's Holiday Party, but No Snow Needed

For some reason this year I seem to be on a Snow theme for Party Games. Three of the last four games I have written have included snow in one way or another.

Since none of the party games include real snow, it might just be that I am missing seeing the white stuff as we don't get any snow in Orlando. So I wanted to feature a few of our snow inspired party games and activities.

Snowflake Balloon Catch - I always enjoyed walking in the falling snow and catching snowflakes on my tongue but how can you replicate that sense of something slowly falling around you can catching it? Well I came up with Snowflake Balloon Catch an fun activity for kids that makes falling balloon fun. Check out Snowflake Balloon Catch.

Indoor Snowman Snowball Battle - I wanted party game with action, but one that wasn't dangerous or would destroy the house and one that would be fun for boys. The result was Snowman Snowball Battle using styrofoam balls as snowballs to knock pieces of the snowman on to the other teams side. I think it turned out pretty good but would imagine that some parents will turn this into a better game than I imagined. Read more about Snowman Snowball Battle

Snowball and Spoon Relay - Sometimes the best ideas are recycling classic games into Holiday games with just a few simple changes. Learn more about the Snowball and Spoon Relay

While these are new Snow related games we have more including:
Shoveling Snow, Snowball Soccer and Snowball Squishers, these are just a few of 50 Christmas Party Games that can be found on Party Game Ideas web site.For some reason I think I need to put together a build the snowman game to round out our snow inspired party games.

Happy Holidays
And be sure to check out over 50 Christmas Party Games at Party Game Ideas web site.

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady
Party Game Ideas for Christmas Party Games, Kids Holiday Party Games, Gift Exchange Ideas, Holiday Murder Mysteries, Printable Christmas Party Games and more!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Kids Christmas Relay Race Party Games

Need a Holiday party game for kids with lots of energy, then a Christmas party relay race just might be the thing.

We took a like at our list of Christmas party Games and did some thinking to come up with 5 Holiday Relay Race games for kids.

1. Christmas Gift Stacking Relay
Kids must stay focused and navigate the course to delivery the presents to the next team member. Play with a fixed number of Gifts like 3 to 5 stacked on top of each other or play with and increase the stack each round. Play a round of each for more fun, fixed game first and increasing stack second.

2. Snowball & Spoon Relay
Take a styrofoam ball (snowball) place it on a wooden spoon and you have a wintery version of the egg and spoon race. Divide group into teams and you are ready for a relay race.

3. Mitten Munch Relay
If you have every had to unwrap anything while wearing gloves then you'll understand how this game is quite a challenge for all ages, except they'll have mittens and candies to unwrap.

4. Gift Wrap Relay
This works best with ages 7 and up and in you should provide pre-cut sheets of wrapping paper as you don't want a scissor cut during the game. The goal is to have team and one by one the first player wraps and gift and once done places it under the tree. Then the next person goes and so on.

5. Find It Christmas Relay
This relay Christmas game is based upon finding Holiday items in a room or rooms, on a tree, in a toy box or in a laundry basket. Take a picture of specific Christmas decorations, if using ornaments set up a small tree for the game and using non-breakable ornaments, toys and last winter articles of clothing that would go in the laundry basket or baskets. Then as each player steps up to go they are shown a picture of the item they need to find and head off to find it. Once they return with the item, then the next person is shown their item and so on until each team has retrieved they Holiday items. First team to find everything wins. FYI - You'll need separate items for each team to find so you'll need to sets of cards. 

Happy Holidays
And be sure to check out over 50 Christmas Party Games at Party Game Ideas web site.

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady
Party Game Ideas for Christmas Party Games, Kids Holiday Party Games, Gift Exchange Ideas, Holiday Murder Mysteries, Printable Christmas Party Games and more!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Holiday Trivia Games for The Office Party

This year add a little competition to your Holiday Christmas Party your own Holiday Trivia Game or these various trivia games we found online.

Christmas Trivia Games
What's nice about Holiday Trivia Games is the you can play them several ways.
1. One person reads a question and then the first person to answer correctly wins a prize.
2. Each Person is given a Holiday Trivia Game and the person with the most correct wins.
3. Teams / Tables are given a Holiday Trivia Game and the Team that gets the most right within a time limit or the team to get them all right first wins.



But where do you start when getting your Holiday Trivia Game together for your office?

You can create your own set of trivia questions like:
1. What year did the first Charlie Brown Christmas Special air?
2. Do They Know It's Christmas Time was released in what year?
3. What company is credited for creating the modern day image of Santa Claus?

And then offer a blank space for the answer or list multiple choice answers. Our recommendation would be to use a blank space for teams of people and multiple choice if you make the questions really difficult. FYI - You can always make one or two fill in the blank tie breakers if needed.

Ideas for diy Holiday Trivia Games for the office would include Christmas Song Lyrics, Years that Movies, Songs or Cartoons were released, a Question of two concerning your own business (ie Year founded, How many employees celebrated the first Christmas, etc...), general Christmas trivia like how many Christmas trees are sold each year in the US and so forth.

Once you have your Holiday Trivia Game ideas for your Office Party then you need to research the questions and get the correct answers. This can take a little while but creating an original game with a great questions is worth it and be sure to have any history regarding the answers so that you can add a little story to each question. It makes it more fun and interesting.

If however you don't have time to come up with your own Holiday Office Trivia Game we found several that should keep your guests guessing and entertained and you don't have to do much other than purchase and print these games.

Ready to Go Holiday Trivia Games for Office Parties
Christmas Song Lyrics - Who really knows those Christmas Carols
Twas The Night Before Christmas - Harder than it Sounds
Reindeer Games - Match Reindeer Trivia fun for Families
Christmas Riddle Me This! - This is a Tough One
Toys and Games Decade Challenge!
- Interesting Toy History Challenge
Christmas Movie Characters - Looks Simple but a Challenge too!
Christian Christmas Song Lyrics - Entertaining and Perfect for Church groups
Who's Who Christmas Movie Stars - Pop Culture Game
If you liked 2 or more of the above Christmas Trivia Games for your Office then consider the Deluxe Christmas & New Year's Games Collection where you get 75 different party games and activities for all ages.

We found some additional Holiday Trivia Games, but these are focused on very specific topics and maybe not work well at the Holiday Office party, but could be just right for your Christmas party. These are not part of the Game Collection noted above.
A Christmas Story Trivia
Charlie Brown Christmas Trivia
Funny Christmas Joke Game - Sense of Humor Required

Whether you create your own Holiday Trivia Game for your office or use one of the printable Holiday Trivia Games, we wish you all the best and a Happy Holiday season.

And be sure to check out over 50 Christmas Party Games at Party Game Ideas web site.

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Party Games on a Budget! 10 Helpful Tips

So your Christmas Party is coming up and your in charge of party games, well there is no reason to spend a fortune to have a great time!

At Party Game Ideas we try to come up with creative fun games that can be enjoyed by all ages. While there is often some expense here are 10 Tips to help you keep your Christmas party game costs under wraps.

1. Use Your Current (or Borrow) Decorations & Holiday Items
Need items for a Holiday Scavenger Hunt or Eye Spy type game well look at your current items first before buying new. Also if you have a need, post what you are looking for on Facebook first and see if any friends can lend you items for your party game.

2. Make You Own Game Cards
Print out Charade or 20 Questions ideas on your computer and attach them to back of old Christmas Cards. It makes each card colorful and guests won't be able to see through the paper.

3. Decorate Empty Gift Boxes
Use the boxes for a Gift Stacking game or a toss game.

4. Use Printable Party Games
When you are in a rush, printable party games solve a lot of problems like researching questions and answers, finding clip art graphics and making it look professional. Plus for a couple bucks, you can have a wonderful game in minutes without leaving your home or office.

5. Create a Story to Go with Your Party Game
Adding a story and purpose behind a game makes it more interesting and fun. When we put together Find Santa's Reindeer, we make a video about how someone left the gate open and all of Santa's reindeer went out to enjoy the forest. We need your help to Find Santa's Reindeer so Santa can deliver presents this year. Since this was a family event, the kids got all excited to search and locate the missing reindeer and our friends still talk out that party game today.

6. Add Music
Whether you want to a Name that Christmas Carol, Complete the Carol or Christmas Corners Game adding music makes it more interesting and entertains guests even if they are no longer playing the game.

7. Add Ping Pong Balls
Ping Pong Balls are cheaper and help make for easy tossing games whether you are aiming for a present, Christmas stocking or landing it in the middle of a wreath! Plus they can be used over and over again.

8. Christmas Carols Titles and Lyrics
Take Christmas Carol titles and scramble up the letters and you have challenging game, start the first two lines of a Christmas song or holiday chorus and see if guests can correctly complete the lyrics or take titles of Christmas Carols and turn them into Christmas Carol Pictionary. The page has Christmas song lyrics.

9. Hide Holiday Items
People love finding things, so consider hiding Ornaments, Reindeer, Santa's Elves or eye spy items around the house or a room and see who find the most Holiday themed items. Use real items or pictures you print from your computer.

10. Add Silly Challenges to A Game
The standard Unwrap the Gift game involves passing the Gift and then unwrapping one layer and then passing it on. But when you add a silly challenge or a free lottery ticket, then the game becomes more interesting as you don't know whether you will do something silly or be rewarded with something fun. basically, you take a simple game to a memorable one with just a few slips of paper.

With a few simple steps you can create games that don't involve very much cost and in some cases cost you nothing!

Happy Holidays
And be sure to check out over 50 Christmas Party Games at Party Game Ideas web site.

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Snowman Snowball Battle - A Safe Indoor Kids Party Game with No Snow Required

Inspiration for games comes in many forms and it seems odd that my latest game idea, Snowman Snowball Battle, came together while putting together a closet shoe organizer and watching a commercial involving throwing snowballs.

Snowman Snowball Battle Party Game
The idea is using a grid to sit styrofoam balls in the shape of a snowman and then using something else, 1 size smaller styrofoam balls, to knock pieces of the snowman on your opponents side.

In my mind it seemed easy, but in reality it takes some work to pull off but I think it could be a fun party game for kids that don't see snow. The light styrofoam balls offer a unique texture that seems more realistic and that fact that they aren't very dense means that you shouldn't have any accidents with things being broken either and I like that.

You will need to vacuum after this game, but you would after most parties anyways.

This Christmas party game, Snowman Snowball Battle, is good for kids from 5 - 10 years old and can be played in classrooms, living rooms or anywhere with space. In fact, adults can play this game too, because it is a target game and adults love a challenge.

While I often don't publish games until I have everything ready to go and multiple variations, I must admit I had some trouble solving all the challenges of this party game. So if you have any ideas to improve or variations to the game I included a comment box for your ideas. Game details for Snowman Snowball Battle.

Happy Holidays
And be sure to check out over 50 Christmas Party Games at Party Game Ideas web site.

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady
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Monday, December 5, 2011

Finding Frosty - A Christmas Scavenger Hunt Game for Kids

Having a Christmas party for kids that get excited to watch Frosty the Snowman? Then we've got a Holiday party game for your kids and you can even make the Snowman Melting Cookies we blogged about on Friday.

Finding FrostyWell this game, Finding Frosty,  is perfect for a snowman themed holiday party for kids as it takes the fun of knowing the lyrics to Frosty the Snowman and locating the hidden picture that matches each of the answers.

Plus you can decide how difficult or easy to make this game by hiding the pictures in plain site or hiding them throughout the house.

This makes a fun Holiday party game for kids and can be a fun activity at offices where you place a picture outside of each office door or cubicle and the kids can race around and find the corresponding picture.

You can play the Finding Frosty game as teams, individuals or as a fun afternoon activity on a snowy or rainy day, it is very adaptable and if you change up the hiding places you can play more than once.

Want to add a unique spin to the idea, then add a challenge to the few of the hidden pictures and call them roadblocks like they do in the amazing race. If you do this you'll have to station someone there to run the challenge. First person there gets to go first and if they succeed at the challenge then the get the picture, but if they miss they go to the end of the line until it's their turn again. I would suggest 2 - 3 challenges would make it a little more fun. You can get creative with a tossing challenge.

Learn more about Finding Frosty Now
And be sure to check out over 50 Christmas Party Games at Party Game Ideas web site.

Happy Holidays

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady
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Friday, December 2, 2011

Melting Snowman Cookie a Fun Party Treat

My friend posted this photo on Facebook and I had to share, The Melting Snowman Cookie, such a cute idea for Holiday parties.

This would be perfect at a Holiday Cookie Exchange Party, but only 1 per guest, for a kids holiday party or any Christmas party for that matter.

From what I can tell it is white icing, a marshmallow with a dent in it's head (hmm, maybe use a warm spoon) and the additional icing or small candies to create the details.

Looks like a fun night making cookies.

Happy Holidays

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady
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Kids Holiday Activities & Games for December All at Your Fingertips

Kids get all excited about Christmas, but how do you keep them busy doing something creative and fun rather than watching tv? Well these printable Christmas games include lots of activities and simple games for kids and will give them something new to do everyday.

Plus visit Party Game Ideas Christmas games section for over 50 Christmas party games that can be converted into weekend activities and Holiday fun.

Deluxe Christmas & New Year's Games CollectionWhat we like about this Christmas Party Games Pack is that you get so many games, over 75. Plus they aren't just for kids, they have Holiday trivia for the office, Christian games for the church and Christmas Jeopardy for your Holiday party.

With this Party Pack you can print out as many as you want and choose from a Word Scramble on Monday, Christmas Bingo on Wednesday and Picture Puzzles on Friday, so as a Mom or Dad this Party pack is perfect for an entire month of activities.


Here are 10 of our Favorite Christmas Activities in this Party Pack.
1. Christmas Bingo - Choose from image Bingo for younger kids or regular Bingo, plus you can personal these games too! Print 3, 5 or 50 Bingo cards.
2. Christmas Picture Puzzle - Put on some Christmas music and then challenge your kids to solve these riddles.
3. Left, Right Games - Play this fun gift passing game but consider playing it as a Hot Potato type game and break up the story by paragraph to make it more interesting. And it is a fun way to do gift exchanges too.
4. Christmas Word Scramble - A good mental challenge for kids
5. Find Frosty - A Scavenger Hunt & Complete the Story Game, perfect on snowy days!
6. Christmas Charades - There are a mix of terms so kids can enjoy it too.
7. Christmas Finish My Phrase - Is a What is the other person thinking game.
8. Christmas Word Find - Can they Find all the hidden Christmas Words
9. Pin the Carrot on the Snowman, Halo on the Angel or Nose on Rudolph
10. Christmas Carol Picture Puzzle - Another challenge to identify Christmas Carol Songs

View the complete Christmas Party Games Pack Now
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Plus there are more, so you can do one game or activity almost everyday and you don't need to leave the house to get anything you just print at home! Visit the site and you can buy one game or the seasonal party pack, so you can purchase what you want when you want it.

Happy Holidays

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady
Have fun and check out all of our Christmas Party Games, Invitations, Holiday Party Supplies, Party Favors, Decorations and Holiday Gift Baskets.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Best Christmas Sweater Ever for Ugly Sweater Parties

At first glance, most people will say nice sweater but not really understand why you wore it the Christmas party. But if they look, and maybe take a second look they might discover why this is the Best Christmas Sweater Ever. Take a look yourself.

Is it the elegant design?
Is it the joyful red color?
Is it the amazing fit and synthetic fabric?

If you need help seeing it, click the Reindeer Holiday Sweater page to see why this is the Best Christmas Sweater Ever.

Seriously, if it is not the best then it sure ranks up there in the Top 5 and this is the perfect sweater for Ugly Sweater Party Hosts!

Actually, I think this sweater is perfect for any Gift Exchange and fun gathering among friends. Yes, it's silly but the fun is seeing how long it takes guest to spot how classic this sweater is.

FYI - We only found this Reindeer Holiday Sweater at one store, so if you like it don't wait as once they sell out they might be gone for the season.

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas 20 Questions - A Classic Game adapted for Your Holiday Party

Just added Christmas 20 Questions!

Now you can take the fun of playing 20 Questions and turn it into a Holiday party game where every guess counts. So split up your friends, co-workers and kids and challenge them to ask and guess wisely for this Holiday game.

Check out our Christmas 20 Questions page on how to play and ideas for coming up with fun Holiday terms. We offer diy ideas and some printable shortcuts, just in case you need to save some time.

Have fun and Happy Holidays!

Party Game Ideas has over 50 Party Games for Christmas and Holiday Parties. Creative DIY Party Games for the office, daycare, gift exchanges, cookie swaps, family gatherings, classrooms and more!

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady
Have fun and check out all of our Christmas Party Games, Invitations, Holiday Party Supplies, Party Favors, Decorations and Holiday Gift Baskets.  

Monday, November 28, 2011

Top Christmas Party Games on Party Game Ideas This Week

With Christmas just weeks away and Christmas parties starting this week and weekend. I thought I would share what Christmas party games are being shared the most! So here are our Top Shared Holiday Party Games for last week.

Number 5.
Christmas Stocking Guess Game
Discover whats in the Stocking to Win this Holiday Game

Number 4.
Left / Right Gift Passing Game
This zany gift passing game is fun and involves no gift stealing!

Number 3.
Dirty Dice Christmas Grab - Gift Exchange
The Roll of the Dice Determines Which Gift You Pick or Grab from Another

Number 2.
Unwrap the Gift Games
Various Gift Passing Games for Kids and Adults

And Our Most Share Christmas Game Last Week
Number 1.
Find Out Who
A Christmas Party Ice Breaker Game to get guests to Mingle!

Top Non-Game Christmas party Pages Include:
1. Christmas Party Supplies
2. Christmas Party Favors
3. Christmas Gift Baskets

Party Game Ideas has over 50 Party Games for Christmas and Holiday Parties. Creative DIY Party Games for the office, daycare, gift exchanges, cookie swaps, family gatherings, classrooms and more!

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady
Have fun and check out all of our Christmas Party Games, Invitations, Holiday Party Supplies, Party Favors, Decorations and Holiday Gift Baskets.  

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thanksgiving Trivia Games for Office Thanksgiving Events

These days many of us are thankful we have a job and look forward to holiday lunches and meals with co-workers. However you don't want to just sit around and talk about business all lunch long, so add in some Thanksgiving Trivia or fall themed games to your event.

While you can spend time researching and making up your own trivia games, most of us just don't have the time so here are some fast and easy printable Thanksgiving games that will allow you to focus on more important things like plates, beverages and making sure the food arrives on time.

Let's Talk Turkey Trivia
Let's Talk Turkey Trivia


This and That Thanksgiving
This & That Thanksgiving Matching Game


This Thanksgiving game is fun as co-workers try to answer based on what their manager, owner or co-worker might put down for an answer.Thanksgiving Read My Mind
Read My Mind














Thanksgiving Riddle Me This
Thanksgiving Riddle Me This


If you like more than one of these Thanksgiving Games, then consider the Thanksgiving Game Collection which includes Thanksgiving Bingo, Word Scrambles, Football Trivia and more.
Deluxe Thanksgiving & Fall Harvest Games Collection














We also ran across these Thanksgiving games that are not part of the package above:
Thanksgiving Jokes Game - Which Includes Terrible Jokes
Thanksgiving Poultry Poetry - Bizarre Poetry Indeed, Fun for Kids Too
Thanksgiving Food Trivia - Fun to Sink your Teeth Into

These Thanksgiving Trivia and fun games should add some spark to you Thanksgiving office event and get you ready for the Holiday season.

Happy Thanksgiving

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

10 Gift Exchange Ideas and 100 Gift Exchange Gifts for Fun Holiday Parties

I know Thanksgiving is a week away but I have been working on Christmas Party Games, Gift Exchange Gifts, party supplies and decorations all month and it is time to start sharing ideas.

To get in the Christmas spirit if you aren't there yet consider checking out our Christmas Party Ideas which has about 20 different holiday party ideas.

At my office the announcement of the Holiday Gift Exchange and Party took place at the Thanksgiving luncheon, so I though it was a good time to share some of the Gift Exchange themes with you. The classic holiday gift exchange is the White Elephant Gift Exchange but consider a Chinese Gift Exchange, Left / Right Gift Exchange or one of our other ideas.

And if you need something different, fun or just a little bizarre consider some of our favorite Christmas Gift Exchange Gifts, we have pulled together 100 fun ideas (at the bottom of the page) and will have friends and co-workers clawing to get the gift or stunned in shock! Either way you are likely to have one of the most talked about gifts at your party. Ideas include iPlunge iPhone Stand, Baconaise, Angry Birds plush, Novelty 2012 Calendars, unique coffee mugs, puzzles and more.

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady
Have fun and check out all of our Christmas Party Games, Invitations, Holiday Party Supplies, Party Favors, Decorations and Holiday Gift Baskets.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Breaking Dawn Party Supplies for the Ultimate Twilight Party

Breaking Dawn Part 1 - Will be released in two weeks, so have can your Twilight fans get ready. Well host the Ultimate Twilight Party before the midnight premiere!

Spend the evening with friends and family watching the first Twilight films and then catch Breaking Dawn at Midnight or Open Weekend. The good news is that there is time to plan your party and get those party supplies.

Now we checked around to various party shops and didn't find a lot of options but we did find a bunch of Breaking Dawn party supplies here.
Here is what we found Breaking Dawn napkins, Dinner plates, Jacob and Edward cups, Twilight Buttons, a Twilight tablecover and more.So now you can get everything in time for your big Breaking Dawn party!

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

After Halloween Sales - What To Buy & What To Avoid

Halloween is over and the after Halloween stores have started selling items up to 50% off to clearance merchandise, but is it a good deal?

Some Halloween costumes and decorations are worth picking up while others aren't worth buying at 75% off. Here are tips so you can make the right after Halloween sale purchases. While the local Halloween shops offer the biggest bang for the buck as they want to sell it all, online shops like BuyCostumes and Spirit Halloween are running sales too.

First rule review storage space, moving and budget:
1. If you buy an animated zombie prop, Halloween costume or party supplies do you have a place to store them? If the answer is yes then it is safe to shop, if the answer is no then stay home.
2. Do you plan to move in 2012? If yes, pass on after Halloween shopping and if no then you are good to go.
3. Review your Budget and realize that it is no savings if you can't afford it.

Next Basics vs Trendy Costumes
Worth It If your an adult picking up a basic witch, zombie, fireman or cheerleader costume makes sense as basics are timeless and if you like the costume you'll have something for next year or an annual costume party. The savings are going to be far greater right now and the selection large than anything you'll see for 10 months, so it can be Worth It to buy now.

Not Worth It Trendy "It" Costumes, Movie, tv and one year wonder costumes rise and fall each Halloween. So unless you have a special reason to buy Charlie Sheen or a Katie Perry costume pass on Halloween fads.

Kids Costumes
Worth It if the costumes double as dress up for the kids. Halloween costumes that get played with for weeks and months are great fun and if you can pick up a special costume for 50% Off it's worth it.

Not Worth It, buying next years Halloween costume for your kids now. Why? Unless you know what size they will be next year or what their favorite Superhero or cartoon character will be, the risk in buying now could result in wasted money and tantrums. So save the cash for next years Halloween costume until next year.

Halloween Party Supplies
Worth It, better quality runners and tablecloths provide the best value and can last years if not decades.

Might be Worth It Tableware and partyware these items are often themed and unless you know next years Halloween party theme you might just change your mind. However generic kids theme like Happy Pumpkins and Silly Monsters are pretty timeless and if you can find cups, plates, and accents to match it is worth saving now.

Outdoor Halloween Decorations
Worth It, if you do yard displays and want to add a few thing now is a great time to pick up extra tombstones, fences and hanging ghouls that blow in the wind.

Not Worth It - Large electronic animated Halloween props. First you need to check right away if the props work properly and then you have to properly store if in a safe place for a year. While in most cases nothing will go wrong, we just like knowing that it works for Halloween. If something does go wrong, you can't return it.

Other Halloween Items
Worth It
Items you will use and those you need. So if you know you will use the Halloween party favors or a Mummy window cover or your kids enjoy the idea of playing in a dungeon then pick up the scene setter and enjoy a spooky November.

Not Worth It
Food items, we prefer fresh over aged candy. Latex balloons and masks, stored properly the balloons and masks will be fine however dry heat or sun damage could ruin them plus the latex ages and gets weaker over time. And for all the rest of the Halloween items if you have to think where you might store it or just are sure about whether to buy it or not then just save your money and wait til next year.

Halloween is a wonderful holiday and now is a great time to pick up spooky bargain, but just make sure those purchases don't come back to haunt you next Halloween!

Shop these online Halloween stores for Halloween clearance and discounts.
BuyCostumes - Clearance Costumes & Party Supplies
SpiritHalloween - After Halloween Clearance

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