When my daughter was young, planning her parties was a real pleasure. Whatever I suggested, she adored it all: pink fairy cakes, pastel décor, easy princess games. But now.. it is different. In her teen years, my daughter’s taste has changed a lot and I find it hard to please her. Based on my personal experience, planning a teen party could take every ounce of your patience.
To help you save your nerves without compromising the party, I have put together a list of games that I can assure you will be big hits.
I AM – A fun imitation teen party game. Each player chooses someone popular to impersonate. It can be anyone as long as everyone knows them – teachers, parents, celebrities or friends. Each player writes the person’s name that they will impersonate on a piece of paper. One by one start impersonating and the rest must guess! The person, who gets the most impersonations correct, wins. You can have two prizes – one for the winner and one for the person that does the best impersonation!
GIFT GRAB – Another nice icebreaker to start a party. For this game, you will have to prepare 5 – 10 small wrapped gift prizes and TWO packs of cards. Sit in a circle. Pass the cards from the first deck out to everyone, giving one card at a time until all the cards are handed out. Do not worry of some players get more cards than others. Now take the second deck of cards and call out each card as you pull them from the deck. The person that holds the matching card from the first deck of cards picks a prize. Continue until all the prizes are gone. The funny part begins when all the prizes are handed out. Everyone can now STEAL THE GIFTS from each other. You can steal a gift from anyone else who holds a gift when a card you hold is called. When the complete second deck of cards has been called out, the people with the gifts keep them.
HEAD POP – An extremely fun teen party game even if you are not taking part and just watching! Hang 20-40 or more balloons in two colors from the roof at different heights; it can be as low as the ground for more fun! You will need two pins and two hats, the pins should stick out of the top of the hats. Divide the teens into two teams, each team choose a color. The first player from each team has 15 seconds to pop as many balloons of the teams color with the pin in the hat on their head! No hands or feet are allowed! Every 15 seconds a new player must go in, grab the hat, place it on their head, and start popping balloons. The team who pops all of their balloons first wins.
PASS THE PEANUT –Stand in a circle. Each player holds a plastic spoon in his or her mouth with the spoon part sticking out. The peanut is placed on one player’s spoon and the game starts! Balance the peanut on your spoon and pass it on to the next person’s spoon. Made the pass without dropping the peanut, you stay! If not, you are out and the next person starts with the peanut! The last two players to remain in the game win.
FUNNY HOT POTATO – Put in a garbage bag all sorts of embarrassing and somewhat funny clothes and accessories (bikinis, big briefs, etc:-)you can come up with. Now in the form of hot potato you pass the garbage bag around and when the music stops, the person with the bag pulls out an article of clothing and must wear it! The game ends when all the clothes are gone. The winner is the person with the least clothes from the bag on. This game is good for a laugh, especially when guys are wearing bikinis and so on.