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.
Head on over to Tiny Prints and check out all the awesome games they offer before your next party. And for more party throwing tips check out this post.
These are great games! We have tons of family all together on Christmas and some of these might be great for our group! Thanks for sharing.
So cute! I can hardly wait until my kiddos are old enough for games!
How fun! I am going to pin this for our future holidays! When my Nathan is a little older 😉 Great job!
These are great! I am putting together some games for our 4-H Christmas Party and these will be great. I’ll skip the Memory Game since they’re teenagers, but the others will work anyway. Family Feud is sure to be a big hit! Thanks so much for sharing.
I love party games! They get everyone up and interacting so you’re not stuck in clusters making small talk. Such a cute idea for your Polar Express Party!
Jane (Limeade Gal) says
What a fun party! That’s awesome that Tiny Prints takes care of the hard part! Lets you have fun & enjoy the party, instead of stressing about the games & activities. Love that!
Connie Gomez says
These are great! My kids would love these! Thanks for sharing!!!
Giveaways 4 Mom says
I love these ideas. Thanks for sharing.
Stephanie Keeping says
Those are so cute and fun!! Thanks for sharing.
Super fun game ideas for the family. My in-laws are coming over for the holidays, so many of these would be great they could hang out and play with the kiddos. Happy Holidays Sydney 🙂
Thanks Heather! My MIL is excited for the games too!
vidya sudarsan says
So cute! A nice way to entertain the kids!!!
Sounds like a blast, I’m looking through some of the games and really want to try some for our family christmas. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much Sarah I appreciate it!
Kim @ This Ole Mom says
Wow! Your party sounds amazing! I never knew Tiny Prints offers more than cards and invitations. Thank you for sharing. I absolutely love the games you played and, I am sure your children didn’t have a problem staying up until eleven!!!
Thanks so much Kim… yeah it was the next day that was a little rough!
Manu Kalia says
Wow. This is a perfect games for family for this Christmas. I will be setting this up for the holidays. Thank you the link.
Thanks a bunch!
WOW!! Love holiday games. I have pinned this and we may play them this week. Fun post
Thanks a bunch Megs!!
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