It's that time of the year and thanks to the holiday period, you can save yourself a lot of money by downloading out awesome and fun party games!
Written by:- Farhan Subi
It’s Christmas time and I am sure you must’ve invited friends and family over to your place for some really good, soulful food and just spend some time with them. But what if there was a way to elevate that experience by a whole lot? Well, then you’ve come to the right place looking for that.
There are tons of holiday themed party ideas out there but sometimes, it might be very expensive or just not something that you might be looking for. It could vary in a plethora of price ranges and it might not be feasible for everyone to be able to afford it. That’s where downloading and hosting your own Christmas holiday party would be a much better idea than actively looking for something that might be super expensive.
For starters, if you’re on a tight budget, you could start off by not adding too much decorations around your home. You might have already decorated your home for the holiday period anyways and it doesn’t make sense to add too much decorations on top of it. Besides, simplicity is key to decorating your home. Add too much and your place could become like a flea market, and no one wants that, for sure.
You could also skimp on invitations though, that is really up to you. It doesn’t necessarily make sense to make invitations but it’s really up to the host. If you do plan on calling a lot of people, you could make an evite since for starters, it is easy on the environment and you don’t need to spend so much money printing it and things like that. Just a simple e-vite would definitely help, if needed.
Next up is food. Obviously, if you’re inviting them during the holiday period, chances are, you most definitely have food prepared though if you don’t, you could order some home-made food from restaurants or you and if your guests love cooking, you could whip out a dish that most people would definitely love and you could cook it with them! If you want to serve alcoholic beverages, limit the choices to wine and beer. This will help reduce your cost. For non-alcohol drinkers and designated drivers, you can always keep it simple and set up dispensers or pitchers filled with iced water with fruit slices and freshly brewed iced tea or serve hot cocoa with all the fixings such as marshmallows, candy canes, whipped cream, etc. And since it is the holiday period, eggnogs are popular as ever and can be used as well!
One interesting game you could pick up is Secret Santa. You and your guests can pick a draw with each other and that’s where the fun begins! You could set a spending limit as low as you like and let people get creative. That way, your guests will only have to buy one gift instead of a gift for each guest. Also, if your budget allows, you could send your guests home with gifts such as ornaments or special sweet treats like fresh baked cookies or homemade candies.
Another interesting party you could have is basically a wholesome Christmas movie! For instance, Home Alone has a reboot now. and it’s everyone’s favorite Christmas movie (well, almost.) There are plenty of movies that a family could watch together and it’s better if you have a subscription service to something like Netflix, Hulu or something along those lines, you’ll most likely have content curated for the holiday theme as well, so that’d be a great idea.
But another great idea is basically just chilling around and playing a ton of games that everyone can enjoy regardless. One of them is basically our own games, here on Fat City Entertainment. We have Trivia which is actually one of the most popular games we have in our store. There are various topics to choose from and the feedback we’ve received has been incredibly great! You can check them out here if you ever are interested in that. We also have a Christmas Special Game Pack, which includes a simple knowledge trivia with 5 Christmas themed categories. Plus, it also includes bonus rounds as well! Another game includes Music Trivia which includes final challenges and bonus rounds as well.
We also have a plethora of music trivia games and music bingo games as well! Music bingo is essentially a different take on bingo where instead of crossing out numbers, you cross out music based on what music the caller/DJ plays.
That’s some of the games and holiday party ideas we have. We’d love to know if you have any more ideas. Feel free to mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
Time to party!
We have completed testing on our newest pack of trivia presentations. Satisfaction is guaranteed, as always, so let us know how the games went for you. We have tested on twitch and in Virtual Reality environments such as Bigscreen. (https://bigscreenvr.com/)
For any noobs reading this, what you do is download the file. Open it in presenter mode (microsoft powerpoint or equivalent), and make sure your device is connected to a large TV screen at your event, party, or online games. You can also use a dongle device like Google Chromecast (https://store.google.com/product/chromecast) or Apple Airplay (https://www.apple.com/airplay/)
3 games with a variety of categories from "Retro" to "New" will keep your guests engaged
Admittedly, if your guests have never played a lot of games growing up or as adults, they are going to have a tough time. But if you can remember games like "Tekken" "NBA Jam" and "Pokemon Blue/Red" you will enjoy a lot of the questions.
I'd say they are not too terribly difficult for avid gamers, but some of them will definitely make you think. If you have a group of 25 or more (5 teams of 5, perhaps) I think someone will likely get all the questions). If your event has only 5 to 10 players, they will miss some. Be sure to give out hints whenever they seem lost, and emphasize the right parts of the questions to help them figure it out with the clues that have been laid out.
Want to check out the games before you download?
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