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Old 08-14-2012, 08:42 AM
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1. This one is always a hit: Elephant, Giraffe, Palm Tree
Form a circle with one person in the middle. The middle person will point to an individual and the person pointed to along with the persons on each side will have to form what was called out. ELEPHANT- Middle person (one pointed to) will form an elephant trunk by putting arms straight in front of you crossed at the wrists. Persons on each side will form the ears of the elephant by bending toward middle person, cupping around the mouth with hands as if whispering to the middle person. GIRAFFE- Person pointed to raise arms above head, arms extended fingers closed. Side people will grab middle ones waist bending over. PALM TREE- Middle person raise arms above head in "Y" formation, fingers open. Side people do the same but lean toward outside, away from the middle person. The object of the game is to try to keep changing all the time. The game has to be played quickly. As soon as an object is formed, the person in the middle of the circle has to point to someone else.

2. Here's a rhythm game: King Elephant

3. You pin or tape the name of a different famous person to the back of each guest. Each guest has to guess the name of their character by asking the others questions to which the answer must be 'Yes' or 'No'. For instance 'Am I female?' It helps to maintain the theme if the famous character has something to do with that theme; however this is not essential and in fact it can be great fun if one or two of the characters have nothing at all to do with the theme.

4. You could also give each guest so many pennies/clothspins/choc. kisses and tell them they can't say a certain Christmas word (like snow, Christmas, white, etc.) and if someone catches them saying the word, they get one of their pennies/cloths pins/choc. kisses and the one who ends up with the most wins a prize.

5. You could also do white elephant gifts. Here's a game to go along with it:
Gift Exchange. To play this, you need ample floor space. Everyone should get in a circle, and you then place unwrapped gifts in the middle. The number of gifts should be fewer than the number of guests. Wrap the gifts in different boxes of different sizes and colors. Your gifts should range from nicer gifts (bath beads, a small picture frame) to cheap gag gifts (less than a dollar). When you're ready to begin, set a timer for ten minutes. The first person rolls 2 dice. If they rolls doubles, they can select a prize from the middle. If not, they do nothing. Either way they then passe the dice around the circle. Everyone keeps rolling and taking a gift when they get doubles. When the prizes are all gone, the guests then may start taking gifts from other guests if they roll doubles....or they can trade with someone else. Keep passing until the time expires. Then, everyone keeps whatever gift they have....and they open the boxes. It's a blast then seeing what gifts people fought over, especially if they wind up being the gag gifts.
Thanks! i will try these with my friends someday!
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:04 AM
Licious Licious is offline
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Minute to Win It!

I would google for ideas. A few examples are 1) put a pedometer on your head using a headband. You shake your head and the one with the most "steps" within a minute wins. 2) attach an empty tissue box to your waist using a belt. Fill it with ping pong balls. Shake your bum till they all fall out. Those are just two ideas out of hundreds.

You can get lots of items at the dollar store. Then we keep all the items in it's own tote and can use it over again for parties and get togethers.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:58 PM
goincrazy goincrazy is offline
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I'm loving these game ideas...now I just gotta host a friends get together!
Mom to 4

The happiest people do not necessarily have the “best” things. They simply appreciate the things they have. -Warren Buffet
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:34 AM
shoppaholic shoppaholic is offline
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Join Date: Aug 2012
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I don't know what it's called but:

1. get 2 or 4 pairs (one guy and one girl)
2. have 1 apple for each pair
3. tie each participants hands at their back
4. let each pair have one apple in between their chests
5. now the pair needs to find a way to get the apple in one person's mouth (by biting) pair should start squeezing their bodies from each other to let the apple roll through their bodies to one person's mouth (apple should not be dropped - if dropped, apples should be placed on the pairs chests again and have to start over)
6. the pair who first have the apple in their mouth wins!

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