Do you want really nice dinner party games that can be incorporated into your next dinner party? Here are some really simple yet interesting and fun games that you’ll be glad to fuse into your upcoming dinner party.
Adults will love the creative fun added to the party as well as the engagement. So get ready to have one of your best dinner parties ever by making these dinner party games a part of your entertaining fun. These party games will have the adults at your party engaged, enlightened and enthused. Your dinner parties will certainly be time well spent with these dinner party games.
This is a really simple dinner party game that adults will appreciate. The game is designed to take on a life of its own, making it the type of game that can be repeated at a future dinner party but yield a unique experience for everyone. Your guests will love that you made this a part of the night’s dinner party games.
What You’ll Need: business cards, decorative ribbon, hole puncher & thought-provoking questions
How to Play:
Step 1: Create a number of thought-provoking (not controversial) questions that are equal to the number of guests that will be present at the dinner party. Print out the questions on business cards (or sturdy print paper) – one question per card. For a nice touch, decorate the card as desired.
Step 2: Punch a hole in a section of the card that does not contain any text. Tie one card to each dinner fork or bundled utensils if dining buffet style.
Step 3: When dinner is served, have one person read their thought-provoking question aloud and answer accordingly. Encourage the other guests to comment and discuss the question. Allow the discussion to evolve as little or as much as it wants and don’t be anxious to get through all the questions.
Step 4: When the discussion appears to be approaching its completeness then have the next guest read their question aloud, answer accordingly then allow the other guests to comment and discuss. There isn’t a sole winner of this game because the discussion opens the door of communication, self-awareness, and self-enhancement. The prize each person gains from the thoughts and ideas shared makes everyone a winner. This is an excellent choice for dinner party games.
Thought Provoking Questions: Here are some questions to get you started.
- Would you live your life differently today if you knew how short your life would be?
- If you could have that one job that is suited perfectly for you what would it be?
- What are the things in life that you find beautiful?
- What does it mean to you to fully allow yourself to love someone?
- What is your absolute greatest fear?
- Do you have joy or happiness? How do you differentiate the two?
- Is it really better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?
- What is the true meaning of peace? Can it only be found in the absence of a storm?
- Who would you be if you were certain nobody would judge your character? Would you or would you not be the same person?
- What are some small changes you can make in your life to make a difference in the lives of others?
Here’s a dinner party game more suited for a more formal dinner setting. It’s a memory game that introduces words of wisdom to the dinner party guests in a fun way. Adults will love the fun in challenging their memory all while gaining great insight with thoughts and perspectives that enhance and inspire. You’ll be glad you’ve made this a part of your selection of dinner party games.
What You’ll Need: candles & quotes
How to Play:
Step 1: When setting the dining table, set 1 candle at each place setting.
Step 2: Create a list of several wise, humorous, inspiring, etc. quotes that vary in length. When its time to dine, light everyone’s candle and enjoy the beautiful candlelit dinner. Begin the game when everyone has completed their meal but before they are excused from the table.
Step 3: To begin the game, read aloud one of the quotes from the list. Advise everyone to listen carefully as the quote must only be read once (unless the reader fumbles). Instruct the guests the repeat what was quoted one word per person going around the table. When someone forgets or messes up on the next word of the quote, that person must blow out the light of their candle signifying they are now out of the game. Repeat the quote once again for everyone to hear and to also confirm the correct and entire wording of the quote.
Step 4: Continue the game by reading aloud the next quote and picking up with the next person at the table. Again, each person must repeat one word of the quote until the next person forgets the next word. If no one forgets, read aloud another quote and continue around the table.
Step 5: The last person with their candlelit is the winner of Mental Light! This game makes a great selection for your dinner party games.
Quotes: Here are some quotes to get you started.
- “Try to be like the turtle – at ease in your own shell.” – Bill Copeland
- “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” – George Bernard Shaw
- “You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” – Abraham Lincoln
- “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Niebuhr
- “For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.” – Martin Luther
- “Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.” – Booker T. Washington
- “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn
- “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.” – Richard Bach
- “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle
- “Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell the name will carry.” – Bill Cosby
This is an entertainment idea that isn’t really a game but it is a great way to add fun and interest to your party. It is inspired by the popular social media craze called Twitter. It is designed to eliminate the public and give personal tweet attention to your event and/or guest of honor. It’s simple to do and a great idea that many will enjoy!
What You’ll Need: Decorative display board, rectangular message cards & double sided tape
How to Play:
Step 1: Create and decorate a large board and hang it in a prominent area of the party space. Label it Tweeter. This title is certain to spark the interest of any party guests who are familiar with the commonly used Twitter.
Step 2: Provide guests with decorative message cards and instruct them to write a short tweet (in honor of the occasion) for the Tweeter board.
Step 3: Advise the guests to post their tweets to the Tweeter board by adding double-sided tape to the back of their message card. Watch in delight as guests gladly compose and post their messages. Be amazed at how entertained they are by reading the messages posted by others! Be sure to add this to your list of dinner party games or any other entertainment idea.
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