Amp Up Your Cocktail Parties With These Games

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Planning a cocktail party? You have all your essentials from theme to drinks sorted, but what about keeping your guests entertained? If you are wondering about various party games that you can plan, then this article is for you! We have come up with some interesting and exciting games that are sure to be a hit! Your guests will be impressed and you will have lots of memories to cherish. Without much further ado, here are a few things you can do.

Cocktail Party Games Ideas

1. Indoor and Outdoor Games

Indoor and Outdoor Games
Hosting a house party at home and a have huge backyard at your disposal? Then why not plan some exciting outdoor games? Some of the outdoor games are - cornhole, volleyball, football, tug of war, giant jenga, etc. Additionally, if you can’t venture outdoors, here are some indoor games that your guests will surely love - trivia, board games such as Monopoly or Scrabble, Two Truths and a Lie, Never Have I Ever, etc.

2. Who Am I - Guessing Games

Guessing Games
Bring in some fun and know your guests better with this party game. The game is simple, As a host you will write the name of a famous personality, a celebrity or even an animal or anything else. You will then stick this on the forehead of the participating guest. The guest will have to guess the name on their forehead and they will do this by asking Yes or No questions to others.

3. Murder Mystery Games

If you want to include a party game that has everyone hooked recently - it’s got to be the Murder Mystery game. This game is trending and for all the right reasons. These games are perfect for cocktail parties that have a theme. You can play this game in various ways. If you want a role-playing option, then you will have to plan a story, assign characters to each guest and give them their roles and information, add clues and then get started! Guests will solve the mystery by gathering clues and interacting with other guests. Additionally, if you don’t have time for planning and setting it up, you can get a murder mystery board game.

4. Conversation Cards

Conversation Cards
This a perfect game if you want to know your guests better. Maybe they are new friends, acquaintances or colleagues. Through conversation cards, you will be able to ask thought-provoking or simple questions that can help guests know each other better. Some sample questions you can include in your conversation starter cards are “What’s the one thing you have always wanted to do?”, “Favourite hobby?”, “If you were to swap your life with a celebrity, who could it be?” “What is the most daring thing you have done?” etc.

5. Charades

Classic, simple and super fun! This is a perfect game from intimate house parties to spirited cocktail parties. The most popular is the Movie Guessing Charade. Divide your guests into different groups, and they can take turns acting out the movie they have got while others will guess what it is. 

6. Guess The Spirit

Guess The Spirit
How about amping the fun of your cocktail party? Set up a spirit-tasting party and your guests will have a one-of-a-kind experience. Assemble an assortment of spirits such as scotch whiskies, vodkas, rums, gins, etc. Blindfold your guests and let them guess spirit based on the taste. Additionally, you can also have a range of different whiskies on display and let your guests guess them based on their appearance, aroma and taste. 

7. Trivia

A perfect game for cocktail parties with themes. For example, if you are hosting a retro-themed party, you can have a variety of questions about the bygone era, especially related to cocktails and spirits. If you are hosting a tropical-themed party, then your trivia can match the theme with a range of questions based on your interests and likes. Alternatively, you can also an assortment of questions based on the occasion, celebration, theme, food, drinks, etc. 

8. Story Starters

Story Starters
Another interactive game to indulge in. First, you prepare a set of prompt cards, each card will have a a sentence or two of the beginning of a story. Pass the card to your guests and each of them will continue the story based on their imagination. This is a fun game as anyone can add their own twists turning the whole activity into an enjoyable experience.