One thing I remember about grown-up parties (from my perspective as a five-year-old) was that they were b-o-r-i-n-g. No tails or donkeys to pin them on anywhere to be found. Now that I’m all "grown-up," I’ve noticed that most get-togethers still lack that needed bit of childlike "oomph."
HGTV.com featured some interesting tips by Lisa Konfruff on "how to get the party going with grownup games that will have your guests meeting and mingling in no time." I especially liked her idea:
Play the Two Truths and a Lie game. (This one is for later in the evening.) Have everyone tell three things about themselves, two of which are true, one of which is a lie. Everyone must guess which "fact" is a lie.