Fun Game Night Party Ideas to fit everyone’s different skills in the group! Post may contain affiliate links. Our game night party was a blast because it had the perfect mix of games that everyone could enjoy, a little bit of Jeopardy, Minute to Win It, and Family Feud.
If you have been following along in our 9 parties in 9 weeks challenge (this was party #7), you may have noticed that I like adding a bit of creativity where ever I can. When I was collaborating with my friend over game night party ideas, she noticed the large cardboard circles leftover from our western party and had an epiphany. Why not make the cardboard into a giant spinning wheel for our game party?! Heck yes! Stroke of genius! Okay so I get a bit excited about little things….
The spinning wheel wasn’t really necessary but it added a fun aspect to the room. The lighted chalkboard was reused from our white elephant bingo party and my wonderful co-host put together the Jeopardy board.
Game Night Party Ideas
We divided into 3 groups and each chose their team name. We kept tally of the names and their scores on a big chalkboard to keep the competition hot. 🙂 Each group took turns spinning the big wheel to see which game of the 3 we would play next and then would send one of their members up to compete in the challenge. If it landed on the ‘Bonus’ spot, the team that spun had the opportunity to pick one of the games of their choosing.
Jeopardy consisted of four categories: Disney Quotes, State Capitals, State Facts, and Nursery Rhymes. We used little doodle boards for the Jeopardy questions and while the 3 contestants were up front pondering the answer, the rest of us sang the Jeopardy song. For Family Feud, we used a rubber ducky for the contestants to grab to see who had first shot of naming the right answer.
Minute to Win It games are always a lot of fun. All you need is a stopwatch (phone’s stopwatch works great too) and a few items that you probably already have around the house.
We played Noodling Around: Each player tries to pick up as many beads as possible using just a spaghetti noodle.
Cookie Face is one of my favorites to participate in by either doing it myself or watching. Each contestant places a cookie on their forehead and whoever can wiggle that cookie into their mouth using only their facial muscles the fastest wins.
We had played this Cookie Face at our family reunion and everyone loved it! The fastest person took at least two minutes but this one…This was AMAZING! This was a fierce competition among two brothers and the spouse of one of the brothers. She blew them both out of the water! She took 22 seconds! It was AWESOME!
Say Ahhh: Each player tries to stack as many sugar cubes (dice work well too) as possible onto the Popsicle stick they are holding in their mouth.
Funny story about this picture is my friend in the middle was crushing the competition (this is her at just 30 seconds) but her team encouraged her to just hold that and add nothing else. Well… what happened was another competitor (on the left) kept going until the end and beat her by a few cubes.
My color scheme for this party was dark blue, gold, and silver… Ah and our star decorations… well lets just say I had a lot more decorations prepared but they involved glitter and since this wasn’t my house we opted not to put them up. My husband had warned me this was a bad idea but I thought the glitter would stick better. Owell… The 3-D stars (you can find the tutorial here) were a simple addition but I thought they added a nice touch.
Afterwards we mingled and snacked on yummy goodies. Everyone helped contribute to the refreshments which made my life easier. 🙂
Thanks to the crazy weather of freezing rain, ice, and snow we have been experiencing lately, we cancelled our game night and rescheduled it for the following Friday. Because of this, everyone said they wouldn’t be able to make it besides one family. That put me in a bit of a panic, so I invited a few more families hoping that at least one didn’t have prior plans. Nope, all three said they would come! Then I received a message from my friend saying that she had a change of plans and could come after all and two other families confirmed last minute. Needless to say we had a full house! Which was great and made for a very fun night!
Yes, there were children present (a LOT more than the four shown) but amazingly enough they all played together in another room. Nice good party perk, right? Which made for some pretty happy mommies.
Have you thrown a game night before? Do you have any fun game night party ideas?
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