There is less than a week until Christmas; can you believe it?! Most years I am counting down the days until Christmas but this year December has flown by! Maybe it’s because most of the time it’s cold and the boys and I don’t spend much time outside; which has not been the case this year. Or maybe it’s because they are older and we’ve been able to do baking and crafting together on days we’re not enjoying the sunshine outside. Either way Christmas is coming and it’s coming quick!
Last weekend we had family and friends over for a Polar Express Party & Hot Cocoa Bar. It was so much fun and my boys had a blast playing with all their friends. The only thing I would do different next time is bump the start time up a little bit. We didn’t get the boys in bed until 11 yikes! One of the funnest (and funniest) parts of the nights was when we started playing games. When I am planning a party I always stress about whether everyone will have fun. I didn’t have to worry about that this time thanks to Tiny Prints! They have put together this amazing Christmas Game Generator, a collection of 15 fun games that you can filter based on different types of parties (like family parties, work parties, church parties) and how many and what kind of guests are attending (big groups, small groups, adults only, kid friendly). They also include lists and tools to help you plan the games. It’s like a free party planner right at your finger tips!
We had so much fun and so many laughs. The kids’ favorite game was definitely the Penguin Waddle Game where you blow up balloons and have to waddle across the room with the balloons in between your legs. Whoever gets to the end first wins. It was a hoot to watch the kids walk around with the balloons! The adults favorite was definitely Christmas Charades. Other fun games include Santa Limbo, played like the classic limbo but players have to put pillows under their shirt so they have fluffy bellies like santa; Christmas Mad Libs and Name That Carol, just to name a few. I’m helping my mother-in-law plan our family Christmas party and we’re working together to create a few more fun printables for some of the game. So you can enjoy the games too I thought I’d share them with you today!
For the Memory Game all you need to do is print the pictures below, face them upside down and have the kids try to match two shapes. It’s best if you print on a cardstock or thicker paper so they can’t see through. This is also a great way to help younger kids learn some new vocabulary words.
The Who Am I game is a Christmas version of Headbands. Put a piece of scotch tape on each card and tape each piece on to a different person’s head. Then go around and have each person ask yes or no questions and try to guess who they are.
Christmas Family Feud is played just like the classic game. Divide into two teams with one host. The host will ask the questions in green and the teams will answer the questions. If they give an answer that isn’t on the list they get a strike. Three strikes and the round is over. Whatever team has the most points at the end of the game wins.