Christmas fun for everyone

    With so many family members and friends gathered together, Christmas day is a great time to enjoy some fun games and activities… and create some lifelong traditions. However, it is important to choose things that everyone – young and old – can get involved in and enjoy… and remember for years to come.

    Christmas games suitable for children

    Child-friendly Christmas party games need to be simple, appropriate, and not as competitive as adult games. Try these easy games:

    • 20 questions – guess the Christmas character by asking 20 ‘yes or no’ questions
    • Name that carol – try to guess the name of the Christmas carol after being given only a few of the lyrics
    • Pin the nose on Rudolph – a Christmas twist on the traditional pin the tail on the donkey
    • Santa limbo - Have people do the limbo, wearing a "santa belly" – made by putting a pillow under their shirt.

    Inclusion is key  

    Nobody likes to feel left out … especially on Christmas day, so make sure you choose a range of games and activities that involve everyone throughout the day.

    Family traditions

    Christmas is a great time to create new, and pass down existing family traditions.  Simple things can often be the best:

    • Try starting a Christmas decoration ‘lucky dip’. Each person buys/supplies a special Christmas tree decoration and puts it into a basket. Everyone selects one decoration and adds it to their collection for next year’s tree.
    • Christmas PJs. Everyone opens their first gift – new Christmas pyjamas – on Christmas Eve, and wears them to bed that night.
    • Choose a special game that gets played by everyone, every year… family limbo is always good for a laugh.

    Capture every moment

    Take lots of photos. It’s always good to see how much everyone has grown and changed over the years, and photos are also a good reminder of Christmases past.

    No matter what you do this Christmas, stay safe, have fun, and take time to remember the true meaning of the day – and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

     

    Posted December 12, 2017 in Blog