New Year's games for the family that will ring in 2023
Who Made The Resolution?
Place the paper in a mason jar, shake it up, then have each person pull one out and guess who made the resolution. The more obscure and random the resolution is, the better.
New Year's Eve Musical Chairs
Cue up the holiday tunes and get the adrenaline pumping with a merry game of musical chairs.Move the couches and tables out of the way and give yourselves ample room to really move around.
Printable New Year’s Eve Word Search
This ready-made activity will be a hit with adults, too, once the mellowing effect of that last glass of bubbly kick in and the party winds down.
Here’s how it works: Guests compete to move as many Tic Tacs from one plate to another in 60 seconds using only the tweezers. The game proceeds one at a time, and whoever transfers the most mints wins the prize.
New Year’s Jigsaw Puzzle
Waiting for the clock to strike midnight? Keep your guests occupied with a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle, like this one depicting fireworks bursting over the Manhattan skyline. Up the stakes by setting a deadline. Everyone must complete the puzzle before the New Year arrives.
New Year’s Eve Mad Libs
Guests take turns filling in the blank to complete a story so absurd and hilarious that you’re going to want to put your drink down when it comes time to read it aloud. Bonus: This game can easily be adapted to include adult humor or kept clean for family-friendly fun.
New Year Selfie Scavenger Hunt
Kids and adults will both love this New Year’s Eve game. Hand out cards that challenge everyone to collect selfies, from wearing their year-shaped glasses to the New Year’s kiss. Create a shared online photo album so your guests can upload their “finds”!
There’s no better time-killer than a round of Monopoly. Depending on who’s playing, a good game could take hours. Who will start the new year rich—and who will be bankrupt?
Pin the Nose on the Snowman
This winter, donkeys are out and snowmen are in. Gather the young ones around for a game of pinning the carrot to the snowman. Frosty will thank them for reuniting him with a nose.
Glow-In-the-Dark Pong Toss
This glow-in-the-dark spin on the classic college drinking game will inspire oohs and aahs from guests of all ages, while making the feat of hand-eye-coordination considerably harder.