Here is a great website for family and children’s games to make an ordinary New Year’s Eve Party extraordinary!
Try Scramble New Year’s Eve Style:
Scramble the letters as you write several words that have to do with New Year’s. Have a traditional New Year’s prize. Try to pick gifts that may help in planning or enjoying the coming year. Good gifts include calendars of many varieties such as wall calendars, desk calendars, and pocket calendars. Also, consider giving out single, crisp new dollar bills. Gifts that may be more humorous could include several different diet plans, coupons to health food stores or child oriented restaurants.
New Year’s Fortune Telling:
Theholidayspot.com web site also suggested this thought provoking and fun activity. Hand out pictures from various magazines. Divide your group into teams. Have each team made a New Year’s prediction and use the picture to illustrate their prediction.
Www.Familyfun.com is a treasure of great games, crafts and food suggestions.
Here is their suggestion of a slight twist on an old favorite.
First Night Flash Light Limbo
This is a lights out but laughs on game. To play the game, first hand out two flashlights. The object is to use the two flashlights to create a solid beam by shining them directly at each other. Next, turn out the lights, send everyone under the light beam limbo bar and enjoy all of the laughs!
I love this game from www.party-games-etc.com because it mentions a traditional figure, Father Frost. It involves movement and lots of laughs. The game is called Father Frost. One of Father Frost duties is to bring presents for everyone, much like the Big Red Guy who visited just a week ago. Divide your group into teams. It is more fun to put children and adults together on teams (especially more fun for the children). The object of the game is for the teams to illustrate the story, which is read aloud by one person, who represents Father Frost. The leader begins, “On New Year’s eve Father Frost brings presents to families. To the father he gives a comb. All of the players imitate combing their hair. To the son he gives skis! All of the players imitate the son skiing, but they must not stop combing their hair. All of the movements are added to each new one and they all must continue. At this point everyone is combing and skiing. To the daughter Father Frost gives a doll with a bobbing head. Now everyone is combing, skiing and bobbing their heads. To the mother Father Frost gives a mixing bowl. Now everyone should be combing, skiing, bobbing his or her heads and missing. The team who can do all of the motions best and at the same time wins.