What Are Some Cool Party Games?

by Christi Aldridge

If you're tired of the same boring party games, liven up your soiree with something different. Party games are meant to be a fun icebreaker, not a bore. Get everyone laughing and involved and pretty soon all your guests will be having a great time and getting to know one another.

The "No" Game

As guests arrive to your party, hand each of them a lei. Play the game by trying to get each guest to say the word "no." If you can get someone to say "no," you get his lei. Whoever ends up with the most leis wins. This can get very funny because people will go to great lengths to get each other to say the magic word. Guests will have to ask questions to try and elicit the right response in order to win the leis. If you lose your own lei, you can continue to play to try to win more leis.

Safety Pin Game

Pour uncooked rice into a large bowl and stir in some safety pins, about 50 or more of the little ones. Blindfold each party guest and set a timer for 30 seconds. Each person will have to find as many safety pins as she can that are mixed in with the rice. It's difficult and funny to watch everyone digging frantically through the rice. Whoever can get the most safety pins out of the rice can win a funny party prize.

Sticky Note Game

Write the names of celebrities on sticky notes and stick them to each guest's forehead. Guests can go around to each other asking questions to try and find out who they are. This will get guests talking and once the stars are guessed they can make new sticky notes and start the game again.

I Never Have

This game is fun for a more adventurous crowd. Make sure everyone has a drink in their hand, and go around in a circle telling something they have not done. It can be something as tame as a place you have never visited, or something a little more exotic. Everyone who has done it has to take a drink. This game can get pretty entertaining.

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About the Author

Christi Aldridge has been writing professionally since 2009. She graduated from Texas Christian University, where she was a featured contributor for several campus publications and won an award for best columnist.