What could be easier? Are you like us — we plan every detail of our parties – the invitations, the party decor, the party favors, the food, and never think about planning activities absolutely convinced that our guests are interesting and engaging individuals and can easily entertain themselves. (except for children’s parties where we plan and schedule every minute).
And then once in a while, we either have a sneaking suspicion a day or so in advance or are caught completely off guard right then and there and realize things aren’t going so well. We have had political conversations go ballistic, strident parenting advice get a bit overbearing, and the freshly minted vegan choose this opportunity to proselytize. There is not much to do about it except quickly change the conversation. That’s where these printable games for St Patricks Day come in extraordinarily handy. So be your own party savior with this fun and easy way to keep the kids and adults entertained at your next Irish themed party. Continue Reading →
Start A New Valentine’s Tradition – Play Valentine’s Day Party Games With Your Coupled or Single Friends
If you’re in a relationship, the frustration of planning what to do with your special someone can become a tedious yearly endeavor. Inviting other couples to a Valentine’s Day get-together can be a fun way to add something new to the holiday while still allowing for romantic time with your sweetheart. Valentine Bingo, Lefty’s In Love, and Movie Love Quotes are fun games to play with a room full of people, so the more the merrier! These games would also be perfect for classroom Valentine’s Day parties and workplace break time fun!
If you’re not in a relationship, spending V-Day alone often feels like rubbing salt in an open wound. That’s why having your other friends who are also single over can make the reality of the day not seem quite so depressing. Doing something different and having a Valentine’s Day game night can be a fun new tradition to start.
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Football Party Fun & Games >> Football Guys Game | Football Pinata | Tabletop Finger Football Game | Printable Super Bowl Party Games | Madden Football | Penalty Flag
Plan on at least a few party games just in case there is a lull in the conversation or the football game is a blowout. If you are watching a game on television, let your guests make the calls — provide individual penalty flags – just picture a room full of people tossing their flags all at once! Madden NFL is always good for hours of football fun. For the young at heart, pinatas are a great way to end any party. Years ago we met the fellow who created Fiki finger Football and have been obsessed ever since! And printable games are quick, economical, and easy to execute party fillers. Continue Reading →
Holiday gift exchanges and Christmas gift grabs are a fun part of the holiday season. Make the traditional gift exchange into a game and add a fresh and festive element to your home and office holiday parties. If you are stumped for gift ideas, Be sure to check out Party Idea Pros comprehensive list of Holiday Grab Bag, White Elephant Gift Exchange & Gag Gift Ideas (it really is quite a good list, if we do say so ourselves 🙂 )
Holiday Gift Exchange Games >> Gift Grab or Gift Wars
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How the game is played…
The game is fun, because each person gets to select a wrapped gift, unwrap it and then possibly lose it to someone else and have to select again. Being able to select from unwrapped gifts or “steal” a gift someone is holding is what makes this game so much fun. Continue Reading →
Today’s mom’s have little trouble creating beautiful and festive children’s birthday party celebrations but sometimes between our own crazy busy schedules and the quest to throw the this year’s most talked about event, we forget to add the little things that make the day especially meaningful. We think it is important for kids to know how much we love them but equally important for them to understand they are not the center of the universe. Children need to learn and develop a healthy sense of self which includes compassion and caring of others. What better day to teach this lesson than on the very day they are lavished with gifts. Teach by example – integrate a “Give back” craft activity into your child’s birthday party in addition the the usual birthday fun and party games.
And with the holiday spirit upon us, why wait for your child’s next birthday party. This “Give Back” craft activity would be a wonderful addition to any classroom holiday party and equally brilliant to incorporate into your own kid-friendly holiday celebrations. Continue Reading →
Print and Play!
What could be easier? Are you like us — we plan every detail of our parties – the invitations, the party decor, the party favors, the food, and never think about planning activities absolutely convinced that our guests are interesting and engaging individuals and can easily entertain themselves. (except for children’s parties where we plan and schedule every minute). And then once in a while, we either have a sneaking suspicion a day or so in advance or are caught completely off guard right then and there and realize things aren’t going so well. We have had political conversations go ballistic and strident parenting advice get a bit overbearing. There is not much to do about it except quickly change the conversation. That’s where these Halloween printable games come in extraordinarily handy. In just a few minutes, we can change the course of the evening. Don’t get caught in a scary spot. Plan ahead this Halloween by having a stack of pre-printed games ready at a moments notice. Have a fun-filled Halloween and party hearty!
One more thought … many of these print and play games work great in a classroom. Some are even customizable so you can tailor them to your lesson or set them aside for your classroom Halloween celebration.
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