Ring in the New Year with some fun New Year’s Eve party games! These 10 adult NYE party games will get everyone in the spirit, whether pregaming at home or attending a big bash. Some are classic games that never go out of style, while others are new and exciting additions to the NYE party game repertoire. So put on your best party hat and get ready to have fun!
10 Best NYE Party Games To Play on New Year’s Eve
Invite a few close friends, break out your best bubbly, and get ready to have fun. To help you get the party started, here are a few great New Year’s Eve party games.
1. The Name Game
If you have a large group of friends, then the name game is a perfect New Year’s Eve party game. The game is simple: the group stands in a circle and you choose someone to start. They say their name, usually followed by a fun fact about them or something like their favorite color. For example, “I’m Judy Smith, and my favorite color is purple.” Just make sure to agree on nuances like if you’ll say first and last names and what additional facts should be said, if any.
You continue around the circle with each person saying their name, followed by all the previously-said names. For example, the third person in the group might have to say, “Greg, green. Harry, yellow. Judy, purple.”
If anyone says the wrong information or misses something, they’re out.
Charades is a party game played by acting out clues to other players who then have to guess the word or phrase. It can be played with any number of players and is a great way to break the ice at a party.
The game can be customized to any topic, and there are many variations of the rules. However, the basic premise is always the same: one player acts out a clue while the others try to guess it.
For New Year’s Eve, try playing charades with NYE-themed clues or words related to resolutions.
3. Adult Loaded Questions
This board game is designed for adults with suggestive questions and hilarious answers — play by taking turns reading questions from the game cards and then answering them.
If the question or answer makes your guests blush, then you know it’s a success. This NYE party game is great for larger groups and will have everyone laughing all night.
4. Two Resolutions and a Lie
The NYE version is similar to the game Two Truths and a Lie. Each person in the group says two resolutions that they plan on keeping, and then add one lie.
The other players must guess which one is a lie. This NYE party game will help you get to know each other better and create friendly competition.
5. Highlights of the Year
Many of us reflect on the past twelve months as the new year approaches. What were our highlights? What did we learn? And what are we looking forward to in the year ahead?
This party game is all about looking back at the past year. Each person takes turns sharing a highlight from their year, and then everyone guesses which one is true.
You can write questions, put them in a bowl, and draw them out, or take turns sharing stories and facts about the past year. It’s fun to reminisce about the good times and get everyone excited for what’s to come.
6. New Year’s Eve Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts are always a hit at NYE parties. It can be played individually or by teams, and a list of items is provided to each group.
The group has to find the item in the room before time runs out, and then they receive points for it. For NYE scavenger hunts, assign items like New Year’s hats, decorations, noisemakers, and New Year’s resolutions.
7. Guess the Resolution
New Year’s Eve is a time for reflection, resolutions, and new beginnings. But it can also be a time for fun and games! Guess the Resolution is a great game to play with family and friends as you count down to the new year.
To play, write down a few of your New Year’s resolutions on slips of paper and place them in a bowl. Then, take turns drawing out a resolution and trying to guess who wrote it. You might be surprised at how well you know (or don’t know!) your loved ones!
Make sure to add Guess the Resolution to your New Year’s Eve traditions list and get ready for some laughs.
8. Balloon Pop Charades
To play, start by inflating balloons and writing NYE-related words on slips of paper. Put the slips of paper into the balloons, then blow them up and tie them off.
Next, divide your guests into teams and have each group choose a balloon. The first player on each team pops their balloon and tries to act out the clue without using any words.
They get the point if their teammates guess correctly within the time limit. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins! This game will surely add festive fun to your New Year’s Eve party!
9. Pass the Hat
This simple yet fun party game doesn’t require any extra supplies. All you need is a hat or other headwear and chairs for the players to sit in.
To play, have everyone sit around in a circle. Pass the hat from one person to the other without using their hands. Whoever drops it must leave the circle, and the last person in the circle wins the game.
10. Name That Tune
As any music lover knows, there is nothing like dancing to your favorite tunes. What better way to ring in the new year than by dancing the night away?
Try something new this New Year’s Eve and name that tune! To play, start streaming your favorite tunes and see how long it takes your guests to identify each one. The person who correctly guesses the most songs within the allotted period wins.
Not only is this game a fun way to enjoy music, but it’s also a great way to test your knowledge of popular tunes. Go ahead and crank up the volume — it’s time to name that tune!
What To Do After All the NYE Party Games Are Done
Once all the party games are done, and the last of the champagne has been drunk, what is there to do on New Year’s Eve?
For many people, the answer is simple: head to bed and get a good night’s sleep. After all, New Year’s Day is a holiday, and there’s nothing like waking up refreshed and ready to enjoy a day off.
However, there are still plenty of options for those who want to stay up and celebrate the new year. One popular choice is to go to Resolution, Denver’s All-Inclusive New Year’s Eve Party.
The event will feature dance parties, mind-blowing music and DJs, a midnight countdown, and unforgettable New Year’s Eve treats.
If you’re looking for the best way to ring in New Year’s Eve in Denver, buy tickets to Resolution today and get ready to have the best Denver New Year’s Eve Bash of 2023!