The funny games have always stayed in the heart of each birthday party. Before playing the games, do a quick check of your players and decide how to tailor these fun party games to their personality. You need to make sure that everyone will enjoy them.
Also, just a quick reminder: don’t forget to film the games in action for after-party memories.
Depending on the number of players (which at best should be between 6 and 15), write out a piece of paper for each person.
One of the sheets should have ‘M’ on it (for murderer) and another for ‘D’ (detective). All the rest sheets should all have ‘V’ (for victim).
Shuffle all the pieces in a hat, then allow everyone to pick a piece.
• If you’re the detective, your job is to work out who the killer is
• If you’re the murderer, you kill by giving a subtle but evil wink at your intended target
• If you’re a victim, you die as soon as someone winks at you.
The game ends, when the detective finds the murderer.
Then, go for a second round. The winner of the entire game is the detective who recognizes the murderer with the fewest kills.
The Laughing Game
Your guests can stay around a table or in a large room. Each of them should say “Ha”, “Ho” or “Hee” when his turn comes.
Everyone who starts laughing is kicked out of the game. The game will keep going until everyone’s virtually eliminated. Naturally, the player who can keep the straightest face till the end wins.
Honey, I Love You
If you need an icebreaker and want to warm up the atmosphere, then Honey, I love you! is the best game to start with.
Your guests sit in a circle and just one of them is in the middle. This person will have to go to each of the players and says “Honey, I love you, won’t you give me a smile?” The answer of this question should be “Honey, I love you, but I just can’t smile” – as well as making sure they aren’t smiling.
The person in the middle can do anything to the other person to make him smile (except touch them).
Anyone who smiles is knocked out of the game. Last person sitting wins!
Funny Birthday Business
All you need for playing this game is a hat, slips of paper and pencils.
At first, you need to hand out 2-3 slips of paper to each of the players and give them 2 minutes to write down one funny thing they’d like one of the other guests to perform. Once all are ready and you can collect the papers and shuffle in your hat. When you finish you can place the hat on the table along with a bottle of wine and empty glass.
Each player should take a sip of wine, pull a sheet of paper and then perform it.
In order to make the game a lot of fun, the tasks should be crafted very carefully. The silliest they are, the greatest time you will enjoy.
This is a great game to film.