Reindeer Games: The Top 5 Christmas Games for Groups
Your company’s Christmas party gives everyone a chance to unwind, celebrate the season and exchange presents. Planning entertainment can be challenging, though, as you take different personalities, preferences and interested into account. Consider engaging everyone at this year’s party with five fun Christmas games for groups.
1. Employee Trivia
A few days before the party, invite your coworkers to share two or three winter-related trivia details about themselves. Possible suggestions include least favorite carol, annual traditions or favorite winter sport. Type the trivia facts on one side of a sheet of paper and employees’ names on the other side. The party attendee who correctly makes the most matches wins.
2. Who Am I?
Tape a piece of festive Christmas stationery to each of your coworkers’ backs as they enter the party. On each piece of paper, write the name of a Christmas item. Suggestions include tree, light, ornament and cookie. Guests may ask each other questions to determine which items listed on their backs, but the questions must be answered with yes or no.
Divide everyone into groups of three to five people, and hand each team a large Christmas stocking. Each stocking should be prefilled with small wrapped holiday or winter items like mini snow globes, plastic ornaments and candy canes. The teams have three minutes to feel the items in the stocking and write down everything they can identify.
4. Mystery Stocking
Divide everyone into groups of three to five people, and hand each team a large Christmas stocking. Each stocking should be prefilled with small wrapped holiday or winter items like mini snow globes, plastic ornaments and candy canes. The teams have three minutes to feel the items in the stocking (no peeking!) and write down everything they can identify. The team who identifies the most Christmas objects wins.
5. Christmas Wrap Race
This game requires employees to be divided up into pairs. The first pair of employees to wrap a package first wins. The catch? Each player is only allowed to use one hand – and the gifts have to look good!
6. Santa Hat Game
This festive and game tests your coworkers’ observation skills, and as an admittedly “silly” game – can also serve as an effective ice breaker. Choose someone to be “It,” and give everyone a Santa hat to wear. No one can take the hat off until “It” takes his or her hat off. The next “It” is the last person wearing a hat.
Entertain your coworkers this holiday when you play Christmas games designed for groups. Don’t forget to plan ahead and order invitations, holiday stationery, and all your other party essentials. Then, get ready to have fun at your annual company Christmas party. Merry Christmas!