Getting the family together for the holidays is not just about food, drinks and music anymore. People want to be entertained at a party.
CHRISTMAS PARTY QUIZ GAMES are good for smaller groups as well as larger ones, and will add to the joy and fun of getting together, making your gathering memorable this holiday season.
Some of these quiz games are good for gift or ornament exchanges.
Some of them are :
An easy game for all ages to play, and most everyone knows the rules so there isn’t a lot of necessary explanation required.
- Print the BINGO CARD onto paper.
- Either write in Christmas words or have guests fill in their own. Group the bingo words.
- Cut small strips of paper and write individual words on each strip.
- Fold the strips and toss them in a Santa hat.
- One person is the caller and randomly pulls strips out of the hat.
- Each player marks the words called and the first to announce a bingo is the winner!
- Have guests mark “called” squares with holiday candies such as red and green M&Ms.
- Give out small prizes for winners.
- Change it up and don’t just do straight lines for bingos. Have people use an H shape, L, picture frame, whole card, etc. as a way to keep the interest of your guests.
This is a wonderful game for a gift exchange party in which the gifts could be for any guest, such as a grab bag. It gets everyone involved.
- Count the number of guests that will be attending.
- Cut strips of paper. One for each guest.
- Choose popular Christmas carols that everyone knows and take one line from one of these and write it on one strip of paper. On the next strip of paper write the name of the carol. For instance: One piece of paper has “With a corncob pipe and a button nose” and on another piece of paper has “Frosty the Snowman”.
- Throw all pieces of paper into a Santa hat.
- As each guest arrives, they pull out a piece of paper from the hat and tape it on their gift.
- When it comes time for the gift exchange, each guest holds the gift that they brought.
- Going around in a circle, those with the lyrics on their package call out their lyric. Everyone guesses the song that it belongs to, and whoever has the song title on their package does the exchange with the lyric, until all are finished.
- If you are playing with adults, choose more obscure lyrics to encourage discussion and make it more difficult.
- Choose easy songs for children.
- If you have an odd number of people, use two lyrics from the same song and have the three people exchange gifts.
- It is always a good idea to have a few extra songs and lyrics just in case of unexpected guests. Keep those on the side and do not put them in the hat unless needed. Otherwise there will be a lyric without a match!