With games and entertainment, any party or celebration will be fun and joyful. And it does not depend on the company, everyone loves to have fun: children, youth, adults. The main thing here is to choose the right entertainment options. We will give tips for different occasions, will take a closer look at games and contests for a party.
Entertainment at the table
Depending on the composition of the company, competitions can be only for teenagers, adults, the youth environment, pensioners, or only, for example, for men if they are gathered in a bathhouse. And you can choose tasks in such a way that it would be interesting for a motley company. Next, will talk in detail about the options for entertaining guests that can be arranged without leaving the table. This is especially true when those invited to the event ate, discussed with each other all the latest political news, talked about their children, and re already prepared to be bored, because it’s still too early to go home. But that was not the case, the hosts of the celebration prepared not only delicious treats, but also fun entertainment to make the event unforgettable for everyone. There can be many options, it all depends on the imagination and preferences of the presenters, but there are also traditional contests loved by everyone.
This competition is suitable for a birthday celebration. Those who wish to participate in it are given a poem — these can be lines of classics or lines of a song, just funny rhymes or something else that needs to be sung to a ll-known melody. In this case, the song of the crocodile Gena from the ll-known cartoon about Cheburashka “Let them run awkwardly” or sing to the tune of I. Nikolaev’s song “Congratulations” is appropriate. Musical accompaniment must be taken care of in advance.
It should be noted that this task is not an easy one. It only may seem that it is so easy to deal with it, but it causes a storm of emotions both in the performers and in the audience. The mood will definitely rise for everyone after such a performance. This can be a good basis for continuing the evening in a musical spirit — for karaoke. This competition can have many variations, for example, compose a newspaper congratulation — compose it by cutting out the right words from the newspaper. Only the minimum number of missing words can be added with a pen.
Another option is to fill in the congratulatory text with gaps and insert the appropriate words from yourself to the hero of the day.
“Who are you?”
The easiest version of this game is to invite guests to bring their childhood photos with them, lay them out on the table, and the guests will have to recognize each other or guess who is in the picture. Another variant of this game is when the facilitator gives the participant a note with the name, for example, of the animal to be portrayed, and asks: “Who are you?”. And he, with gestures and facial expressions, depicts the creature indicated in the task, all the rest must guess who he is talking about. In another game under the same name, a sticker with the name of an animal or the name of a famous person or inanimate object is stuck on the participant’s forehead. The player, by asking questions, must guess who he is. They only ansr “yes” or “no”.
Quite a funny competition, when the “orator” is offered to read a poem with intonation with his mouth full, and the second (“stenographer”) types after him and then reads what he heard. That is, one participant is offered, like a hamster or a chipmunk, to stock up on nuts (cram a mouthful of them, you can take slices of an orange, apple, and so on), and then read the passage prepared by the host as clearly as possible with “cheek bags”. The second version of such a game is when two or three participants are called, each is given their own fun theme. On command, all the “speakers” begin to speak loudly and clearly at the same time, for example, some about dolls and baby dolls, some about how they could not pull out the biggest fish, and so on. The one who loses or loses the thread in his story loses. An inspector is placed behind each.
The following entertainment is suitable as a game for parties: before the start of the feast, everyone puts an individual task under the plate. It boils down to barking at a certain time, laughing loudly out of place several times, confessing love to another in a drunken voice, blowing soap bubbles on the person who is making a toast, and so on. During the event, each performs his task and guesses the “setup” of the other.
The task is a bit similar to the previous game, only the scenario is different. Guests will, for example, have to say a toast in the voice of the president, another famous person, or with a Georgian accent, in the form of reading a prayer or with the bass of a clergyman, and so on. And you can reincarnate in order to dance the “gypsy girl” with an exit or in an Indian to play an Indian hunting scene for an animal. It will be interesting and fun for everyone to watch such a “reincarnation”.
“True, True, Lie”
Everyone tells two truths about themselves and one false, and the rest must guess the false fact of the narrator. If there are many strangers in the company, a false fact is chosen by voting.
“Find the crocodile”
This game can be played as an extra during the whole party, you can do this trick when you want to drink. The essence of entertainment is to attach a “crocodile” (clothespin) to another guest’s clothes or throw it into a purse, jacket pocket to someone and loudly declare that the crocodile has escaped. Everyone is looking for him, and the hunter counts up to 10. If during this time there is a “crocodile”, then the hunter drinks, if not, then the one who did not find the “predator” overturns the glass. After that, everyone can sip some alcohol and continue to have fun or chat.
“I’ll put in my five cents”
The game diversifies evening gatherings with the insertion of unusual absurd phrases into a general conversation. Guests are handed out a phrase that needs to be imperceptibly spoken by others during communication and organically inserted into the general conversation. If no one guessed that it was your “five cents”, you won. If the guests heard the absurdity, this will arouse interest and excitement for the further game. Phrases might look like this:
- What are you! I’m just dumbfounded!
- And my grandmother in her youth knitted lace for grandfather’s pantaloons.
- Who can you sleep with tonight?
- My computer just crashed after that.
- I saw a kangaroo with a tail at the zoo.
- I have never eaten such a set cucumber before.
- I’ll go and brush my teeth.
- There is a herring, but where is the milk?
- It happened to me once in England…
Phrases can be very different, the main thing is that they arouse interest and laughter in the company.
With children, you can play a fairy tale at home and it will be interesting. Consider home entertainment for adults, most of which are team-type, that is, it is quite possible to play when enough people gather in the house.
“Guess the melody”
It’s more of a team game. It can be done in two versions.
- Easy level involves the participation of two teams, which are alternately allod to listen to excerpts (the melody sounds up to 20 seconds) from the songs. If the team failed to guess what melody sounded, the opponents can use the right to ansr, who, in case of a positive ansr, will earn 1 point. The team with the most points is considered the winner.
- Difficult level involves guessing the melody not by the musical sound, but by playing it by one of their team members. A representative of the team is selected, who approaches the leader and receives the task: to sing (whistling, mumble, tap, and so on) the melody of a ll-known song so that the team members guess what song they are talking about. If they fail, the “ball” goes to the other team. The winner is determined by the highest number of points.
Important! Do not focus on little-known melodies in this contest, the best options are ll-known modern songs, because the goal of this game is not to test your musical memory, but just to have fun and have fun.
Participants put in a hat, saucepan or bag on a phantom item (lipstick, handkerchief, keys, pen, and so on). Now one of the players needs to turn his back to everyone and listen to the leader. He, taking out one thing at a time, asks what to do for this phantom. The participant standing with his back comes up with a task: sing like a rooster in the morning, sing a song in the voice of Lev Leshchenko, jump around the table with a “bunny”, kiss the person standing next to him, and so on. Tasks depend on the composition of the company. Phantom will have to complete the task.
Another interpretation of the game is to perform the task in pairs: one says it, and the other shows it, like a sign language interpreter. For example, you need to continue the wish for the newlyds: “May you have …”, one says aloud, the other — in sign language.
Variants of this game are also present in other entertainments, for example, in Fanta. We need two teams and one representative from each group. The facilitator gives them cards with the written word. The task of each participant is to explain to his team what is written on the card, but to do it almost silently and only with the help of gestures and facial expressions. The winner will be the team that scores, say, the first 8, 10, 12 points.
At first, words should be easier to perform (animals, professions, machines, natural phenomena), and gradually they can be complicated — set the task of depicting rest, love, tenderness, fidelity, a molecule, and so on.
For this competition, you will need colored paper, colorful balloons of various shapes, scissors, glue, adhesive tape, markers and other improvised items, based on the task. It is interesting when a team of men and a team of women are organized. They compete to make the perfect female statue and the perfect male statue. If the team is diverse, then you can give the same task to make a sculpture, for example, a “beloved” leader (if it is a single team), a snowman or a statue of love.
In fact, this is a real game of checkers, only glasses with a strong drink (vodka, cognac) and red wine are placed on the checkerboard. The participants of such a “tournament” choose drinks themselves. If this is a competition for young people or non-drinkers, then the glasses can be filled with lighter drinks — juices, fruit drinks, mineral and set water. The game is played according to all the rules, only the played “figure” is emptied. So you can hold entire tournaments.
Small business options
There are cool games for a friendly company, for example, which has gathered for a beer party.
In order not to be bored, and also to exercise your eyesight, you can distribute the same newspaper text to those who are sorry to play and, depending on the content, ask them to underline on this sheet, for example, all the words “they”. The winner is the one who completed the task the fastest without missing any of the indicated words. Not, For this competition, you do not need to buy many copies of newspapers, it is enough to make a high-quality photocopy of one fragment.
A very simple but fun task: you need to collect as many autographs as possible from those present at the event as quickly as possible. 3–4 people can participate at the same time, to whom the leader gives a blank sheet and a pen. At the same time, on command, they proceed to the specified action. The winner is the one who has collected the most murals in a certain time.
“An Unusual Acquaintance”
This is a couples competition, two or more couples can participate in it. They are given the same task, which they must play out most vividly. For example, “an unexpected acquaintance in …” and options are given: in a lingerie store, a lake, a dentist’s office, a dark alley, a massage parlor, and so on. The jury will determine the most artistic couple or it can be chosen by the applause of the audience. Who will clap louder, whose staging will cause a more violent reaction — that is the winner.
“White peakless cap, striped collar …” — this song may ll become a musical accompaniment for this competition. We need two teams of 2 people. The host will distribute caps and remind you that during a storm, sailors tie them by ribbons under their chins so that their hats are not blown away by strong winds. In the “Sea Wolves” competition, participants tie peakless caps in pairs, but each works with only one hand.
Other active entertainment
Active entertainment includes outdoor contests and games that bring emotions not only to participants, but also to spectators. Let’s consider some of them.
This is a competition for men. They are offered to wring out blindfolded the maximum number of times. After several push-ups, the presenter, under the guise that the floor is not clean enough and so that the participant does not get dirty, offers to cover the surface with paper. In fact, he puts a large sheet of drawing paper or a piece of wallpaper with a painted naked woman. The man, not knowing about the antics of the leader, continues to perform certain actions as if nothing had happened. Hover, the audience is already “warmed up” and reacts accordingly. The host removes the blindfold from the man’s eyes and he sees what he is “doing” in public.
“Grandfather for a turnip”
Gardening game for men and women. Couples ready to participate in the competition approach the leader. Men build “beds” — they sit down in Turkish, hiding their hands behind their backs. And the ladies are located beten the legs of men — they are turnips, only for a more complete image they stretch their arms like “tails” of a turnip.
The Michurin grandfather (at the first stage, this role is played by the host) walks around his “garden” and talks about the usefulness of a growing vegetable, telling some interesting information - thus, distracts the attention of “plants” and “beds”. Having lulled the vigilance of the participants, the “Michurinian” suddenly grabs one of the “raps” by the “tail” and pulls it along, trying to pull it out of the “bed”. If a man could not keep his “turnip”, he becomes a Michurin grandfather. Then he seeks to pull the “turnip” out of someone else’s “bed”, and the woman goes into the hall. The winner is that pair of “beds” with “turnips” that re able to stay together.
A very funny competition for the audience, but participants should be careful in their movements. Two men are invited to the makeshift deck, they are dressed up as captains of long-distance ships. They can ar goggles for swimming, fins, caps, provide them with inflatable children’s circles and life jackets. Then the “captains” are seated in plastic basins, they are given “oars” (plungers) in their hands and sent to “sail”. Their task is to “swim” faster than the opponent to the finish line. Under the terms of the competition, in order to move from their place, they are allod to push off with their hands. You can air this competition without basins, then the “captains” in flippers just need to overcome the obstacle course.
For some competitions you need to prepare in advance. These can be separate cool themed parties, for example, superhero-themed, gypsy-themed parties with a variety of dances in costumes, with performances in the style of Pin Up, French era or pioneer era. Here you will need to work on the script, ask guests to come in clothes of the appropriate theme or style, start making attributes and select contests accordingly. As a rule, a whole group works on such parties.
In order for everything to go “without a hitch”, the organization must be at a high level, but the result of such a holiday will please both the organizers and the guests.