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Looking for a few ideas to get your office Christmas party swinging?
- Christmas Carols - my favourite "Limericks" ice breaker with a Christmas twist.
- Type the first 4 lines of a Christmas Carol onto a sheet of paper. Cut each line into a strip with one line of the carol on it. You will need 1 line of a carol per person attending party. On arrival (or you may choose to wait until everyone has arrived) hand guests a line of the Carol and ask them to go and find the other lines to make up the carol. When everyone has found the other parts of their carol and are huddled into small groups (and hopefully chatting and making friends!) tell them you want to see who got it right and ask them to sing the carol! Great way of getting a bit of festive carol into the agenda. Prizes for best carol singing!
- The Chocolate Game - everyone knows this classic and it doesn't get any better than this. Great raucous fun for adults and children alike. We play it by putting a table and chair in the middle of a circle of chairs with a bar of chocolate on a plate, knife and fork, gloves, hat and a pair of wellington boots. Everyone sits on the chairs in the circle. A dice and shaker circulate and everyone takes turns to throw. Any-time a six is thrown that person makes their way to the table, dons the hat (festive of course), gloves and boots, sits down and starts to attack the chocolate using the knife and fork. (keep the wrapper on for more fun). They can eat as much chocolate as they like until the next person throws a six and demands all the clothing to put on and take their place at the table. To speed up the game add more dice and shakers into the circle. To let more people have a go - have 2 tables on the go. For a more even approach form 2 teams with 2 tables and allow each person one piece of chocolate before rushing back to end of team line. First team to devour the chocolate wins.
- Christmas Card Challenge - Here's an easy Christmas winner. Find old Christmas cards or festive pictures and tear them into 4 pieces. Hand out the pieces. First 4 to put back together their Christmas card are the winners.
- Christmas Sack - if you're doing a Christmas Santa, wrap and place all Christmas presents in a sack - seal the sack and allow guests to feel what's in the sack. The person or team that can write down as many correct answers are the winners. Then allow a lucky dip!
- More fun ice breakers and games can be found on the ice breaker ideas web-site and Christmas page
Got a Christmas conference this week or next. Looking for a last minute idea to have a bit of festive fun with your audience? Look no further we have the perfect sit in your seat Christmas conference ice breaker. It's so easy - we don't know why we didn't think of it before!
If your delegates are seated in rows its tricky to do an ice breaker or some kind of break out session to get people involved, keep them engaged and stop then falling asleep.
So what about the traditional Christmas party game of "Pass the Parcel"?
In advance you will need to make up loads of pretty, wrapped and exciting looking parcels with lots of layers.
When the music starts (yes you will need piped music of some sort) feed the presents in at the start of row A and get them to pass along the row. When they get to the end they pass it onto the person behind them on the next row and they pass it down their row and so on until it reaches the end of the rows. When the parcel gets to the end of all the rows have some one on hand to take it back to the start of row A and feed it in again.
At random times begin to feed more parcels in at the start so you might have 20 parcels being passed around the rows at a time. Of course the exciting bit is when the music stops and the lucky people holding the parcel get take off a layer. At this point it could be a layer of wrapping or it could include some small gift, a corporate message or a daft item to wear eg. paper hat, plastic glasses etc. Be careful not to make this too ridiculous or to set out to embarrass people - the spirit of Christmas should always be kept in mind.
The most exciting bit is when the final layer is taken off the present and the person who does that gets to keep the present.
As there are lots of parcels on the way round and with different number of layers - keep going until the last present is opened. This could be an extra special parcel - the last parcel to be opened with more layers of wrapping than the others could be the best!
Good luck - you are sure to have fun with this festive Christmas conference game
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"Christmas is coming the goose is getting fat!" Are you getting ready for the Christmas festivities? What better way to celebrate than to throw a Christmas party! It's that special time of year when families gather together to celebrate the birth of Christ through festive activities. Here’s a couple of Christmas party games to get your children involved in decorating and enjoying the festive spirit.
A great game for children at Christmas time is to trim the Christmas tree when blindfolded. Put a small tree at one end of the room, ready to be decorate. Have all the ornaments on a table nearby, ready to be put on the tree.
Blindfold the children one at a time, then lead them to the table to take their pick. The first thing the child touches must be taken, and after turning the child around three times turn them towards the tree.
When they reach the tree, they must hang the ornament, tinsel etc. After a while turn the tree around otherwise it will only get decorated on one side. Take as many turns as they wish.
Here's a great Christmas party game you can play with others or on your own!
Suspend a large Christmas wreath in a doorway at a convenient height from the floor. Give each person 3 sheets of white paper to crumple into snowballs.
The players stand about eight feet from the wreath, and take it in turns, one at a time. Each is given three "snowballs," and the player who succeeds in throwing all three, one at a time, through the wreath, is given a prize.
To make it more interesting, form 2 teams and number each of the 3 snowballs 5, 10, 20. If the ball numbered 5 goes through, it scores 5 for that team. If it doesn't go through it's a loss of 5 points etc. The team scoring the most points is the winner.