There is no denying food is the main course at any dinner party, but it’s important to entertain your guests as well! After you and your guests have cleaned your plates and enjoyed your fabulous meal, continue the party by playing games everyone can enjoy. Games are a fantastic way to follow any meal, because they give your friends a chance to interact as a group and can be great icebreakers, if some of your guests don’t know each other! Now that the cooking and cleaning is done, take this time to relax and really enjoy the company of your closest friends! Try these 3 game ideas for some fun:
Never Have I Ever
Create a deck of fun "Never Have I Evers" like "never have I ever traveled outside the United States", or "never have I ever been on a diet".
Try and think of about twenty or so.
Begin the game by choosing a card from the deck and reading it aloud. The rules are, if you've done the "Never Have I Ever" you take a sip from your drink.
If you catch someone taking a sip, probe them to elaborate. The game goes on until everyone has asked a "Never Have I Ever" question.
You can skip the drinking and give each person a tally for every claim they actually have done. First person to reach 10, or any given number, wins.
This party game opens up conversations and invites laughter when played. The older and more life experiences you have, the more fun.
1. Have everyone write down something about themselves that no one else knows and drop it in a hat.
2. After eating the hostess will pull out a piece of paper from the hat, read it out loud and everyone else tries to guess who at the party the factoid belongs to.
3. A prize can be given away for got the most correct or just play for fun.
How To Be a Good Sport
As a host or hostess it's your job to organize the game and make sure everyone's involved. Here are a few tips to make sure everyone gets into the game.
Familiarize yourself with the game. If you're not an expert it will be difficult for you to explain it to guests who've never played before.
Make sure that everyone can be involved. Don't choose a four person game if you know that there will be five guests. You never want someone to feel left out.
If the game is complicated, print out instructions and distribute them during dinner. That way, once the plates are cleared the fun can begin.
Ask each of your guests to bring along suggestions for a favorite game. That way you won't have to bear the burden of leading.
Don't force participation. If a guest wants to sit out a round, go with the flow. The important thing is that everyone enjoy themselves.
Get outside. If weather permits, it's always nice to use the outdoors.