Events, Family, Lifestyle

8 Party Games To Try For Your Next Celebration

Birthday parties are a ton of fun, but cleaning up after is the worst. That’s why we’re so glad that there are fantastic catering service providers that not only keep your guests entertained during the party but also provide delish food to boot, too. 

Sometimes, though, we’d much rather have a birthday party at home or in a function room by the pool. You can have your own bouncy castle, whatever birthday cake you fancy, a few party games, birthday potluck, and bam – a cost-efficient and fun party. 

But when it comes to entertainment, what can you do? Well, we’ve got you covered. Party games are the perfect way to break the ice and invite everyone to engage in the party atmosphere. Even the most reluctant party-goer will be having fun after they play. 

Check out these party games that’ll leave you howling with laughter and keep everyone entertained too:

Mirror Charades

Just like charades, but two people go up instead of one. One person knows what they are acting out and performs the charade behind everyone trying to guess. The other person does not know, and simply mimics the first person since they are the only ones who can see them. It’s odd how much harder this version is.

Telephone Pictionary

Test everyone’s drawing skills by playing a game of Telephone Pictionary! Curate a list of words and get out some paper and a pencil. You’ll want to sit down in a line, then whisper the first word to the first person in line. They’ll have to draw the word, then fold the paper in half before passing it on. The following person will then have to guess what it is (without saying it out loud), and draw what they think the word is. 

Rinse and repeat till the last person, who has to guess the word. It’s a hilarious game when you get to the end and the scraggly drawings are nothing like what it started out with!

Birthday Bingo

Enjoy a bingo game! Create bingo cards where each square is something that is of interest to the birthday guy or gal, such as “Crossword Puzzles”, “Bike Riding”, “Horror Movies”, etc. This is something that can work for all ages of party guests – kids and adults alike (not many adult birthday party games fit that bill!).


The game comes with 300 topic cards like ‘THINGS…that are so last year’ and then everyone writes their response down on a slip of paper.  The person that read the card then collects all the papers and reads all of the responses.  Others take turns trying to guess who wrote what, if they guess correctly they get a point.  If someone guesses correctly what you wrote, you are out for that round.

Spin The Dare

We all know spin the bottle… A teen party game that gets a little lame after the third party it is played at. Not any more! Fill a bowl with loads of dares and funny things to do that are written on little pieces of paper. Now, spin the bottle in your circle of friends and whoever the bottle lands on must collect a dare and entertain you!

Blanket Ball

Take a large sheet, everyone holds on to the edges, see how many times you can continuously throw the ball up in the air and catch it without the ball falling off. Start counting, once the ball falls off, start counting over from one! Continue to improve on the record your team holds or compete against another team!

I Feel Food

Sensory stimulation through touch is not only recommended for kids, it’s great fun too! Turn this fact into a game and make your guests squeal with delight and horror. Blindfold the player and then guide their small hands into various bags and containers of food for them to guess the contents–spaghetti, rambutans, jello, etc. The more varied in texture, the better!

Story Starters

Remember playing Mad Libs or a game of telephone in school? This simple game is similar, and it gets your creativity flowing! Have the first person in the group kick off the beginning of the story and take turns adding to it. As the story progresses, laughter is sure to ensue! It’s also a great option for entertainment on a road trip or even at home.

Key Takeaway

Everyone can have a unique way to celebrate just anything in life if we allow them. Wallow through these free party game ideas and do not be fooled, these fun games can be played at any event, from family reunions to youth group gatherings. PLAY the games! 

Reading through these games won’t do justice to the amount of fun and laughter they provide. Select a few fun games for your cool crowd and make your indoor or outdoor party an unforgettable hit that no one will forget.