No matter your age, parties and fun are always appealing. So why not make this Valentine’s Day one for the books. Take all the pressure of planning an ultra-romantic night or scrambling to find a date, off of your shoulders and just have fun. Call up some friends, put out some finger foods, maybe some drinks and let the fun begin. To make things even easier and more entertaining I have gathered up some great games to get everyone smiling and laughing.
You will need sticker paper and a marker for this game. Write down the name of at least twenty romance films, Titanic, Love Actually, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Notebook, etc., on the stickers. As your guests arrive put one on their back. Throughout the party they can ask questions about their movie but no one can reveal the answer. Once they have guessed correctly you can award them a small prize.
This game is about seeing how well your partner knows you. For this, you will need to prepare a list of random questions for each guest to answer on a separate piece of paper. For example, what is your favorite thing to do when alone? Or, if you want to make the game a little more interesting you can ask saucier questions like, what is your favorite part of your partner’s body?
The guests will write down their answers and put their
name on the paper. No one is to discuss their answers. The host will then have
a couple sit in a chair back to back. Keep each couples answers together. Now,
take turns asking them the questions and seeing if they can guess correctly
what it was their partner said. The couple with the most correct answers wins.
As your guests arrive, have pens and paper set
out. Have each couple write down some funny or interesting facts about their
relationship. For example, we met at the grocery store or we only dated for a
month before we were married, any little facts will work. Have them fold them
up and put them in a bowl. Once everyone
has arrived, hand each couple a paper and pen and read off the facts on the
papers, one by one. The guests are to then write down which couple they believe
it pertains to. It makes for great conversation pieces throughout the party.
You will need stickers, any type will do, for
this game. The purpose of this game is to watch what you say. Pick key words
that your guests are forbidden from saying. Anything to do with Valentine’s Day
will work, like; love, heart, dating, single….etc. Each time someone says one
of the words, they get a sticker on them. The guest with the most stickers at
the end of the party loses and is crowned cupid.
Pick out several lines from love songs and write
them down on sheets of paper. You can use old songs like “I Will Survive”,
“Baby I Love Your Way” or more current songs like “Your Body Is a Wonderland”
and “Love You like a Love Song.” Give each guest a song and they are to do a
dramatic reading of the song. Have the
other players try to guess the name of the song. The one with the most correct
Write 20-30 romantic or enticing words on cards,
words like hugging, lips, passion, etc. Now write 20-30 realistic relationship
words, words like bad morning breath, snoring, passing gas, etc. Have each
player pick one of each card without peaking at them. Now they have ten minutes
to come up with a love poem using those words. Once completed, they are to read
it aloud and trust me this makes for great entertainment.
Have the women go into a separate room from the
men and blindfold both the men and women. Guide the women back into the room
with the men. Now the couples have to try to find one another. There is no
talking or anything to hint at who is who. The first couple to find each other
Pick one person to be blindfolded and have
everyone else gather around them in a circle. Hand a box of chocolates to one
of the guests in the circle and have them begin passing it around. The
blindfolded will count to twenty and say “Be My Valentine.” Whoever is holding
the box of chocolates has to kiss the blindfolded one, (on the cheek or the
hand, whatever they prefer). Now they remove the blindfold to see who their
valentine is and the valentine is blindfolded and the game continues.
Have the guests pair up and give each pair a piece of poster board or butchers paper. Now turn on some good dancing music and tell them to start dancing but not to step outside of the paper. You will occasionally stop the music and they will fold their paper in half. The purpose is to see how long they can dance without stepping outside. The couple that lasts the longest wins the game.
This is a fun drinking game for Valentine’s Day. It’s also a great opportunity for your guests to find out interesting things about each other. Guests are to sit in a circle with a drink. The first person begins with “I never…” and follows up with something like “I never had a one night stand” and those that this is the truth do not have to drink. Those that are guilty of this must drink. Continue on around the circle until everyone has had their fill for the night.