If you have family and friends over to celebrate the new year, chances are you’re on the lookout for activities that everyone can partake in. Fortunately, games of all types tend to appeal to people of all ages. Here are a few of the best New Year’s game ideas that will entertain all of your guests and encourage bonding.
1. Name That Celebrity
If Hollywood celebrities are a hot topic among your friends and family, you should consider playing the “Name That Celebrity” game. To play this game, you should write down a list of the celebrities who were constantly in the news that year on index cards. Write down one name per index card.
Once everyone is ready to play, one person should put an index card on their forehead. Their team will need to give the player clues without saying any names. If the player correctly guesses the celebrity within a certain amount of time, the team scores a point and it will be the turn of a player from the other team to guess a celebrity.
2. Midnight Kiss
Another New Year’s game that you can play is “Midnight Kiss.” This game involves writing out “midnight” on five tiny pieces of paper and taping the slips of paper to the bottom of a few chocolate Kisses. Lay out 100 chocolate Kisses on a table. The bottoms should be facing down and the Kisses with the taped slips of paper should be included in the 100 chocolate Kisses. Have the players go through all the Kisses trying to find one with “midnight” on it. Players can only eat one Kiss at a time and those who find Kisses with “midnight” on it should win a prize.
3. Keep Up Your Resolution
Every player should blow up three balloons and write down a New Year’s resolution on each balloon. The goal of the game is to prevent all three balloons from hitting the floor for as long as possible. The winner of the game is whoever manages to keep all three balloons in the area the longest. If you plan on playing this game with multiple players at a time, you should play the game in a large space. Also, different players should have different colored balloons.
These New Year’s game ideas are a great way to keep everyone entertained at the end of the year. If you’re planning on moving to a new community for the new year, feel free to contact us about our Charlotte apartments.