My sister and I are usually the ones hosting the family parties close to Christmas, and because we aren't millionaires, giving out extravagant gifts, we play games. We've done Dirty Santa for years, but we like to do some for the kids. It gets the family interacting and hopefully everyone is glad they came! I have scanned the internet and Pinterest looking for new ideas this year. Here's a new one I've found for us to play and a couple I've created:
Christmas Ball Relay Race: Using shirt boxes, the players move unbreakable Christmas balls from one end of the room to the other and back again. First team finished wins...an ornament!
Santa/Rudolph Launch: I found these slingshot toys and thought they'd be perfect for a game! I think I'll make a target on a wall and see who can fling it the furthest - good for the little ones.
Christmas Selfies: Everyone draws a number out of a bowl (there are two of each number). Each pair chooses a bag of goodies (old Christmas decor) to decorate themselves and has to take selfie pics of themselves together. Hopefully one of each pair has a phone with a camera on it. After each pair is done, they select their favorite one and then everybody places their phones on the table, and votes for the best/funniest one! Maybe the winner gets to be declared on Facebook? (I'm pretty excited about this one - hope the teens will enjoy)
I'll have to let you know how they turned out...do you do any special games with your family?