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How to make a New Year’s party at home fun?

Do you have any ideas of games or contests (for adults) that could be played at home? If you have any ideas about a coll New Year’s party please share =]

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7 Responses to “How to make a New Year’s party at home fun?”

  1. Doublemint said:

    You could play ‘Scene it’! its a fun DVD game and you can get it in all sorts of variations!

  2. rhizora said:

    Write as many New Year resolutions as you can think of on slips of paper. Make them as serious and silly as you like. Fold them and put them in a basket. Ask your guests to take one. If they don’t think the resolution is for them, they have to try to give it away to someone else. Have them read their resolution out to the others beginning with “I resolve…” Some New Year game suggestions are:

    • Save money. • Eat more chocolate. • Lose weight.
    • Exercise less. • Spend more time with friends.
    • Spend more money on a loved one. • Play more with your children. • Quit smoking. • Quit drinking. • Read more.
    • Talk less. • Make more money. • Give more money to charity.
    • Eat honey instead of sugar. • Get a new career.
    • Find a new love. • Adopt a dog. • Give up caffeine.
    • Learn a new hobby. • Roller skate to work.
    • Resolve any problems of the heart. • Go to Church more often.
    • Do more volunteer work. • Go on holidays to somewhere romantic. • Surf the net more. • Surf the net less. • Renew old acquaintances.
    • Ride a bike. • Stop making resolutions.

    Dress to suit the hat

    Have a large assortment of hats. Each person selects or is given one hat. They then have to speak and act as they imagine an owner of such a hat would behave. They can even give themselves an accent and a new name. Everyone introduces themselves to the others as that new character.

    Paper costumes

    Divide the guests into groups of about six. Give each group a bundle of newspaper, some sticky tape, pins, string and scissors. Using one person as a model, each group has 10 minutes to create a costume on that person using just the materials supplied. Headdresses can be included.


    Divide the party guests into groups. Give each group a three or four letter acronym that you’ve made up. The group must decide what the acronym stands for and what the company does and then tell the group all about the company.

    Guess the Month: Go through old magazines from the past year, or to your local library (this is fun research though) to search through old news articles. Find many events that took place in the past year. Make a list of these events, and have your guests guess which month the event took place in. For example- “During what month did Gwynneth Paltrow win her best actress award?” Whoever guesses the most right wins a prize.

    Charades of the Past: Go through magazines and newspapers to pick out events from the past year. Use these events as “titles” to act out for Charades or “Win, Lose or Draw”. For tons of fun, make each of your guests team up in two’s and act out whichever past year’s event that they have randomly drawn.

    Guess Whose Resolution: Make each of your guests write down 5 resolutions, each on its own slip of paper. Pull one slip of paper out of a hat at a time and read it out loud. Everyone has to write down who they think made each resolution. At the end of the readings, the person who guessed the most correctly wins a prize. Read some of the wrong guesses out loud for fun!

    Find Your Prediction: Make up some phony generic predictions like, “In the New Year you will shave your head”, and attach it to a corresponding item (a wig). Hide predictions with their corresponding items. Tell guests that predictions are hidden around the room with corresponding wrapped items, and that they each need to find one, read it aloud to the group, and open it.

    Who Wins a Prize?: Every 10 minutes or so (or longer, depending on how long the party is supposed to last) call out a question that relates to guests at the party, such as “Who’s the youngest here?” “Who brought the best food?” “Who said the last word?” “Who laughs the loudest?” “Who’s sitting next to the hostess?” and so on. Award a prize each time you call out a random question. Soon lots of people will have prizes- and they won’t have to stay for the entire party, or worry about missing all of the games because they are party hopping.

    Board Game Tournament: About 20 to 25 folks attend and we all participate in the various board games. (Usually about 4 or 5 different games). You get points based on where you finish, i.e. 4 points for 1st, 3 points for 2nd, etc…. Once all the games are played, a king, or a queen is announced. Complete with pictures and the passing of the crown! It’s absolutely a blast! I highly recommend this type of event for someone looking for something out of the ordinary.

  3. ~Melissa~ said:

    Have like a themed party like where your guest have to come dressed up from the 60’s and decorate your house with that. Then have a costume contest for most creative.
    You can also play a game where you have hidden in your house like decor and see who can find your list that fastest. The party I went to who done that it was a x-mas party and her house was decorate with alot of stuff everywhere it was fun then in the end have cool prizes for the first three people done.

  4. Micah L said:

    it depends on who you will invite’s likes.

  5. bunny foo foo said:

    1) Karaoke
    2) Jager
    3) Redbull

    Be sure to get rid of your neighbors or include them in the fun:)

  6. nikki said:

    Card games and family

  7. Titus Eastep said:

    Thx for your post, I really enjoy your blog. Long time lurker, first time commenter, you know the drill. I tried to share this one time before, I don’t think it posted correctly…hopefully it will this time!


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