Moving into a new home is an exciting time. You get to start fresh and make your new place feel like home. One way to do that is to throw a housewarming party! Invite all your friends and family over to help you celebrate and make your house feel like a home.
You might be asking what kind of games do you play at a housewarming party? We have put together some fun housewarming party games to get you started.
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Housewarming Charades and Pictionary
At your housewarming party, playing charades or pictionary will be a lot of fun. These games are a great way to get everyone involved and having a good time. If you have a large group, you can even split into teams and have a competition.To play charades, each person takes turns acting out a word or phrase without speaking. The other players have to guess what the word is. For pictionary, one player draws a picture while the others try to guess what it is. These games are sure to get everyone laughing and having a good time.
Keep the Key
This housewarming game is a fun way to make sure everyone gets a chance to win a prize. Here’s how to play: Split your guests into teams of two and give each team a key ring with one key on it. The goal of the game is to collect as many keys as possible from other teams. To do this, team members must take turns asking other teams questions about the new house. If they answer correctly, they get a key! The first team to collect all the keys wins. This is a great game for getting everyone involved and learning more about your new home. Plus, it’s a fun way to see who knows you best.
This is a great way to test your guest's memory and for them to get to know your new home and its layout. Before the game starts you (as the host) will need to put a key or small stuffed animal into one of the rooms. Set it somewhere obvious such as on a bookshelf, next to the sink, on a pillow.
To play this game, split your guests into teams of two. Take each team on a quick tour of your home. Then give each team a piece of paper and a pencil and have them draw a map of your home, including all the rooms. While they are drawing their maps you can go and collect the key or soft toy that you put into one room.
Once the maps are finished, show the teams the item that you had hidden and ask them to show on their map which room this item was in. The team with the most correct maps and can name the room the hidden object was in will win the game.
Famous House Match Game
To play this game you will need to print out pictures of famous houses from movies and TV shows. You can also use pictures of real houses of your friends and family. Display the pictures and have each guest try to match the house with the correct movie,TV show or person. This is a great way to get people talking and laughing.
Pick the Key
To play this game you will need to have a bowl with several keys inside but only one of them which opens up your house door. The objective of the game is for each guest to choose which key they think will open your front door. Whoever chooses the correct key is the winner.
For this game you will need some packing peanuts, plastic spoons and boxes. To play, place a pile of packing peanuts in a bowl in front of each player and give them a plastic spoon. Without touching the packing peanuts with their hands, they must use the spoon to scoop up as many packing peanuts as they can and top them into an empty box. After the set time, the person with the most peanuts in their box is the winner.
The Balloon Drop
Fill a bunch of balloons with confetti or small prizes. Hang them from the ceiling or a tree in your yard. It can get a bit messy with confetti so playing this outside with biodegradable confetti is a great idea. When it’s time for the game, have everyone stand under the balloons. Start playing music and let the balloons fall. When your guests catch a balloon they can pop it to see if it contains a prize or just confetti.
A Scavenger Hunt is a great game to play at your housewarming party. To play this game, you will need to divide your guests into two teams. Each team will be given a list of items that they need to find in the house. The first team to find all of the items on the list wins the game.
If you want to add a bit of competition you could try a Themed Scavenger Hunt. This game is perfect for a housewarming party because it will get everyone exploring your new home. Hide items around the house that relate to your party theme. For example, if you are having a beach-themed party, you could hide shells, sand dollars, and sunglasses. Give each guest a list of items to find and see who can find them all first.
Printable Housewarming Games
When you have a housewarming party, it can be fun to play games but sometimes hard to decide which games to play. Printable games are perfect for this, since they are quick to download and print, easy to play without needing may other items for the games and they are economical in price. You can print as many as you need for your party so they work well with parties of any size.
They are also sold in bundles such as this one, taking all the guesswork out of deciding which games to play with your guests.
So, whether you’re looking for something to keep the party going or just want a few ideas for your next housewarming party, we hope this list of games has given you some inspiration. Try any of the ones we’ve suggested, or feel free to get creative and make up your own. Which game will you choose?