Last night our Bible Fellowship Group hosted our 2nd annual "12 Games of Christmas" party and we ate, hung out and competed in 12 minute to win it style games. I thought I'd share the games we played in case you're in the market for some entertainment for an upcoming Christmas party, a youth group event, Christmas Eve with family, etc. Keep in mind we played ours as "Guys vs. Girls" so that's how the instructions are written out.
TP The Tree
Two girls and two guys will be competing against each other as a team. One is the tree and the other is the wrapper. The tree stands with their hands above their head (like a tree) and the wrapper has to wrap as much toilet paper around them as possible. The team with the most used paper at the end of one minute (or the team to use all of their rolls the fastest) wins.
Supplies: package of toilet paper
Do you want to build a snowman?
Each player will have a bowl of mini marshmallows and they have to make as many “snowmen” (stacks of 3) as they can in one minute. The person with the most snowmen at the end of the time wins.
Supplies: Bag of mini marshmallows
Suck It Up
Contestants must transfer 25 M&Ms from one plate to another using only a straw. First person to complete the transfer (or person with the most done at the end of one minute) wins.
Supplies: 50 red and green M&Ms, 2 straws, 2 plates
Stack 36 cups into a Christmas Tree form (starting with a base of 8) the quickest using only one hand.
Supplies: 72 solo cups
Catch A Kiss
Two girls and two guys will be competing against each other as a team. One member of the team has to unwrap Hershey kisses and toss them into the mouth of their partner. Whoever catches the most kisses at the end of one minute wins (or whoever gets one first if no one has caught one after a minute).
Supplies: bag of Hershey’s kisses
Naughty or Nice
Players must quickly go through a bowl of red and green candies and divide the candies (one candy at a time) into separate bowls across the room labeled naughty or nice. Red candies go into the naughty bowl and green candies go into the nice bowl.
Supplies: Red and green candies, two bowls.
Each player will have a bowl filled with 10 cotton balls. They’ll be blindfolded and have to “shovel the snow” from one bowl to the other using a plastic spoon and one hand.
Supplies: 2 bowls, 2 plastic spoons, 20 cotton balls
Candy Cane Pile Up
Move candy canes from a pile on the table to a bowl using only a candy cane that you’re holding in your mouth. Person who transfers the whole pile the quickest OR who has the most at the end of one minute wins.
Supplies: 2 bowls and a bunch of candy canes
Unwrap the gift
Each person has a “gift” that’s been wrapped in an entire roll of Saran Wrap. The first person to get their gift out wins.
Supplies: 2 gifts (candy bars), 2 rolls of saran wrap
Each person gets a paper plate and a sharpie. They put the plate on top of their head and have to follow the following instructions…
Draw a line for the floor
Draw a Christmas tree. Add decorations to your tree.
Draw a star on top of your tree
Draw a fireplace with a mantel next to the tree
Draw a stocking hanging from the mantel of your fireplace
Draw a present below the tree
After they’re done drawing, count up how many points each player received using the following rubric…
1 point if their tree touches the floor
2 points if their stocking touches the mantel
1 point if their star touches the tree
1 point if the star is above the tree
1 point for every Christmas ornament that is ON the tree
1 point if your fireplace doesn’t touch the tree (that’s a fire hazard!)
1 point if you drew something decorative on your stocking (or something cute, like a tiny kitten peeking out)
2 points if your present is under your tree
Supplies: 2 paper plates, 2 Sharpies
Each person has an ornament on the floor. They have to push it from Point A to Point B using only their nose. Fastest player wins.
Supplies: 2 Christmas ornaments
Each person has a bowl with 30 marshmallows. Whoever can eat the most in one minute (or whoever finishes their bowl first) wins.
Supplies: big bag of marshmallows
We had SO MUCH FUN!!! We did this same kind of party last year as well. I gathered the ideas from Pinterest and Google searches and tried to pick games with easy and inexpensive supplies. Hope you found a game or two to play this Christmas Season!!!