New Year's Eve parties aren't just for adults to have a great time! Incorporate these games into the evening to ensure your children and guests have a wonderful and inclusive evening.
Guess the Resolution
As kids arrive at the party, have each one write down a New Year’s resolution they would like to make. Place the resolutions into a hat and then pull them out, one at a time, and read them aloud. When you read the resolutions, guests must guess who wrote each one. Award little prizes to players who guess correctly, or keep score as you go, and proclaim the person with the most correct guesses as the winner. Adults can play this game as well.
Two Resolutions and a Lie
Have the kids sit around a table, or gather on the floor in a circle. Players must take turns stating three New Year’s resolutions they will make. Two of the resolutions should be real, and one should be something just made up by the player. The rest of the players have to guess which of the resolutions is false. Keep track of the correct guesses and when every player has had a turn, the one who guessed the most correctly wins.
Indoor Treasure Hunt
You Will Need:
- A white board and marker
- Items to hide
- Write out the names of the hidden objects on the whiteboard.
- Tell the kids to find all the items that you will have to hide in advance inside the house.
The kid who finds the most items will be the winner.
New Year's Eve Trivia Game
Compile a list of questions relating to the year gone by and popular New Year traditions. Play the role of host and make guests answer questions. Award points and prizes to the winner.
Who Am I?
Provide sticky notes for your guests to write the name of a famous person – a celebrity, book or movie character, or sportsman. Have them secretly write the name and stick it to the forehead of the person next to them. Now the fun begins! Each person asks the other guests questions to determine who they are. Questions can only be answered with a “Yes,” or “No.” The goal is to not be the last person who guesses the name of their celebrity.