- Jingle Box-
Top Notch DJ Service Holiday Games - Jingle BoxHow to Play: Jingle Bells (or Sleigh bells) are placed in present or gift boxes. The game hostess should have between 5-9 different present boxes for this game to work well. Different quantities of the bells should be placed in each box. Participants can determine the amount of bells in each box by shaking and rattling the box so that the bells will ring. Participants are allowed 1-2 minutes to arrange the boxes in the correct order from the least to the greatest number of bells. (Hint- for an even more exciting game, require the participants to be blind folded while they attempt to arrange the “Jingle Boxes”2. Saran Wrap Ball - (compliments from website Awesome Jelly for posting this idea) Saran Wrap Ball- picture from www.AwesomeJelly.comHow to Play: This game does require some prep work as the party host will need to create this enormous ball of saran wrap. Be sure to include fun Christmas Candies and treats throughout the wrapping of the ball, along with 1 major key prize in the center of the ball that all participants will be eager to obtain. How to Play: Participants must either sit or stand in a circle. The first chosen participant may begin unraveling the ball, meanwhile the participant beside him/her should have a roll of dice and attempt to roll doubles. Once the participant rolls doubles the ball is passed to them and the dice to the next person in the circle until all gifts in the Saran Wrap are acquired and the ball has been completely destructed. Image from the move "A Christmas Story"3. Holiday Movie ID -How to Play: Participants are formed into groups and are given either buzzers, bells or chimers to ring in their answer. The party host should state a list of buzzwords. These buzzwords can be various words, items or phrases from specific famous Holiday movies. Along with the list of buzzwords, the host should state a buzzword that is in fact NOT a part of the Holiday movie category. The first group that identifies the holiday buzzword that does not belong receives a point. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins. An example would be“Category: A Christmas Story” Buzzwords: Red Rider, Bunny Suit. “I Triple Dog Dare You”, Elf on the Shelf. The buzzword that would not belong would be “Elf on the Shelf”4. Right Left Gift Exchange - (also known as the The Grinch Gift Game) (original idea for game credited to Diva Girl Parties & Stuff)How To Play: A short speech or holiday story is composed and read by the party host that MUST include the words “Left” and “Right” repeatedly (such as “When Santa left Bobby's home, he jumped in his sled and immediately went right to Jenny's house, he went right through the chimney and left only 3 presents” Participants must be formed into a circle with unclaimed gifts in their hands. As the party host reads the story, every time the word “Right” is read, the participants must pass their gifts right, similarly when the word “Left” is read, participants must bass their gift left. When the story has concluded participants can keep whichever gifts they are holding.
Image from "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" Junk the Trunk Game. Original image found here5. Jingling Trunk-How to Play: This game is basically similar to “Junk in the Trunk” which Top Notch plays at various pool parties, birthday parties and other types of events. 2-5 empty tissue boxes are required along with string or belts and jingle bells. Jingle bells should be placed in each tissue box and tissue boxes are attached to the participants prior to the start of the game. Participants must shake their hips in the attempt to shake all of the jingle bells out of their box. The first to shake all of the bells out within 1 minute wins!Conclusion: Holiday Party games are not only great Ice Breakers for any corporate or holiday event, but many also incorporate teamwork, camaraderie and fun memories between working peers. The result is not only good stories for water cooler chat the next week at the office, but a shared sense of enjoyment outside of the working environment for all involved. Along with the activities listed above, Top Notch does utilize a number of additional ideas and activities for Holiday parties that can be found in a prior Top Notch post by clicking here.
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