Holiday parties are among us as we celebrate with coworkers, friends, and family. This is the time of year (sometimes the onlytime all year) where we make great efforts and travel long distances amidst the busyness to gather together with those we care about, even if it’s just for one evening.
How do you spend these valuable moments together?
Are memories made?
Are relationships deepened?
Is laughter abundant?
I invite you to avoid the obligatory small talk this year and instead, be the one to add a dose of frivolity to the mix by inviting others to join you in having some good ‘ol fashioned fun together. Here are six super duper memory making activities you can play at your next holiday get together to help you turn the mundane into treasured memories.
Yep, dust off that classic plastic mat with the bright circles. It’s guaranteed to get folks laughing and your chiropractor might even get some business out of it.
Find out who has the best memory and have fun recalling things you haven’t thought about in years. Each person writes down two trivia questions regarding people or common experiences of people present- things that most people would know (but may not necessarily remember). Everyone writes down their answers, as well as shares their questions. The person with the most correct answers wins. Embarrassing stories are welcome!!
Classic fun – just like in elementary school. Gather everyone in a circle and start with something holiday themed. Watch as “The Christmas Story” turns into “Blades of Glory.” Get the kids involved and you’ll be sure to get some doozies!
4. Two Truths and a Lie
This is a fantastic way to learn random things about people you think you know and to discover who has the best poker face.
5. Holiday Pictionary
Come up with a bunch of holiday themed ideas and put them on slips of paper. Divide into two teams and have some fun trying to guess different Christmas carols, holiday movies, traditions, holiday desserts, etc. Set the timer to put the pressure on!
6. Name that Holiday Tune
Who are your music savvy friends? See who can name that tune in 3 seconds… or 5… or 10. Start with the classics and move to more obscure songs.
Bonus Tip: If you live in a snow covered area, consider these three fun ideas to take advantage of the white stuff.