Really Fun Christmas Party Games For Teens
Being a parent with teenagers during the holidays is pure joy! The excitement is contagious, and having my teens brings a unique warmth.
I’m always seeking ways to make our Christmas celebrations extra special. Today I want to share not just ideas but experiences – the kind of laughter and unforgettable moments that happen when you host a Christmas party for teens.
1. Fun Christmas Party Games
Christmas Movie Bingo
Create bingo cards with scenes or quotes from popular Christmas movies. As teens watch a holiday movie, they mark off the corresponding spaces on their cards. The first to get a bingo wins a small prize.
Put a holiday spin on the classic game of Pictionary. Create a list of Christmas-themed words or phrases, and teens take turns drawing them while others try to guess within a time limit.
Secret Santa Gift Exchange
One of the timeless classics that never fails to bring smiles to my teenagers’ faces is the Secret Santa gift exchange.
It is a fun activity where participants draw names randomly and secretly gift someone in the group. Set a budget, have everyone draw a name, and keep it a secret until the gift exchange day. Participants choose thoughtful gifts based on the recipient’s interests, and during the exchange, the challenge is to guess who their Secret Santa is.
Pro Tip: Establish a budget for the gifts. This helps ensure fairness and prevents anyone from feeling pressured to spend more than they’re comfortable with. A common budget for Secret Santa is often between $10 to $20, but this can vary based on the group’s preferences.
Discover what you can write on Secret Santa notes in: 26 Secret Santa Notes That Ho-Ho-Hook You In!
26 Secret Santa Notes That Ho-Ho-Hook You In!
If you’re like me and Secret Santa tends to sneak up on you, I’ve got your back. Let’s make this holiday tradition a breeze with some easy and ready-made Secret Santa notes.
DIY Ugly Sweater Crafting
Prepare a crafting area with plain sweaters, fabric paint, felt, and other Christmassy accessories. Teens can design their own ugly Christmas sweaters, and you can even have a “fashion show” to showcase their creations.
In our home, Christmas charades have become a hilarious tradition. Watching my teens act out holiday-themed clues, seeing their creativity come to life, and sharing those infectious moments of laughter with their friends make these games an absolute highlight.
Teens act out holiday-themed clues without speaking, while others try to guess the words or phrases. They take turns acting out things like Christmas carols, festive activities, or holiday characters.
Holiday Escape Room
Create a Christmas-themed escape room with puzzles and challenges related to the holiday season. Teens work together to solve the clues and “escape” within a set time.
I found some good Christmas escape room challenges here.
Snowman Building Contest (Indoor Version)
Provide materials like white balloons, construction paper, and tape. Teens can create indoor “snowmen” using the materials, and you can judge the most creative or festive design.
Candy Cane Hunt
Similar to an Easter egg hunt, hide candy canes around the house. Teens can search for the hidden treats, and the one who finds the most can win a prize. You can find ideas on where to hide the candy canes and free printable clues at our: Candy Cane Scavenger Hunt: Free Printable.
Candy Cane Scavenger Hunt: Free Printable
One tradition that has become an absolute favorite in our household is the Candy Cane Scavenger Hunt.
White Elephant Gift Exchange
White elephant gift exchange is a humorous and entertaining activity where teens bring wrapped gifts, usually of low monetary value. The key is to add a touch of humor or quirkiness to the presents. Players draw numbers to determine the order of choosing gifts.
The first person selects a gift and opens it. Subsequent participants can either choose a new, wrapped gift or “steal” an already opened one from someone else. The game continues until all participants have a gift.
2. Christmas Trivia Games
One tradition that has never failed to infuse our celebrations with energy and merriment is the classic Christmas trivia game. Let me share the magic of some Christmas trivia games we prepared for our teenagers.
Christmas Song Trivia
Christmas Song Trivia Questions (With Emojis)
I’ll first present our original emoji Christmas song trivia, followed by trivia questions and answers designed for kids. Finally, we’ll delve into some more challenging questions, each accompanied by multiple-choice answers.
Christmas Movie Trivia
50 Christmas Movie Trivia Questions And Answers
Having hosted a Christmas movie trivia game with my family a couple of times, I can’t help but share with you what I prepared. The questions come with multiple-choice answers.
Christmas Bible Trivia
50 Christmas Bible Trivia Questions And Answers
As someone who loves digging into the Christmas story, I’ve put together 50 Christmas Bible trivia questions with answers. It’s a little project of mine that I hope brings some festive fun to your celebrations.
Christmas Miscellaneous Trivia For Teens
Keep your teens engaged with these Christmas trivia questions.
3. Outdoor Christmas Games
Photo Christmas Scavenger Hunt
First, teenagers form teams, equipped with fully charged smartphones or tablets. Following this, they scan a QR code, unveiling the list of festive items they are tasked with finding in the neighborhood. With an allocated hour or two, they explore the area, striving to discover as many items as possible from the provided list. The key requirement is to capture photos of each item as proof of their successful findings.
Find the QR code or free printable at our: Christmas Scavenger Hunt For Teenagers.
Christmas Scavenger Hunt For Teenagers
As a parent who has organized this Christmas scavenger hunt for my kids and their friends, I can attest to the sheer excitement and holiday cheer it brings.
Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt
Find free printable list and QR code: Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt (Free Printable List).
Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt (Free Printable List)
Last year, I decided to add a touch of adventure to our usual holiday festivities. So, I came up with a Christmas lights scavenger hunt for my family and friends.
If you’re lucky enough to have a white Christmas, organize a friendly snowball fight. Teens can engage in playful competition, creating lasting memories in the winter wonderland.
Take advantage of the winter weather with a sledding competition. Whether on a hill or at a local sled park, this outdoor activity adds a thrilling element to this time of the year.
4. Foodie Fun
Gingerbread House Decorating Contest
Provide gingerbread house kits and a variety of colorful candies and icing. Teens can unleash their creativity in a friendly competition to see who can decorate the most festive and imaginative gingerbread house.
Cookie Decorating Contest
Combine the love for sweets and creativity with a cookie decorating contest. Provide an array of toppings and let teens showcase their decorating skills, turning cookies into edible works of art.
Hot Cocoa Bar
Warm up the party with a hot chocolate bar. Offer various toppings like whipped cream, marshmallows, and flavored syrups, allowing teens to customize their cozy beverages.
5. Music and Dance
Our Christmas parties are filled with the sounds of joy as my teens showcase their vocal talents during Christmas karaoke. From classic carols to modern holiday hits, the music adds a lively and festive atmosphere to the celebration. Here’s a suggested playlist:
Dance Off to Holiday Tunes
Create a festive atmosphere with a dance-off to holiday tunes. Encourage teens to show off their dance moves, making the party even livelier with joyful beats.
6. More Christmas Party Games
54 Exciting Christmas Party Games For All The Family
Being a mom during the holidays is pure magic! Nothing beats the joy of scheming up Christmas party games that light up my kids’ faces and make memories we’ll cherish forever.
7. Additional Christmas Party Ideas
Scavenger Hunt For Christmas Presents With Clues
In our family, the joy of gift-giving has taken on an extra sprinkle of anticipation through a fun twist – a scavenger hunt for Christmas presents.
Home Alone Movie Trivia Questions And Answers
Join me on a nostalgic journey as we dive into the enchanting world of Kevin McCallister and the uproarious escapades that unfold in the beloved movie.
Free Printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt
Hey Christmas party enthusiasts! Guess what? I’ve got the inside scoop on the perfect Christmas scavenger hunt, and it’s all in a free printable!
Frosty The Snowman Trivia Quiz
Join me on a whimsical journey through these Frosty the Snowman trivia questions and answers. Each question comes with multiple-choice answers.
Final Thoughts About Christmas Party Games For Teens
As the wintry nights embrace us and the festive fervor fills our homes, I’m glad I’ve shared a treasured tradition that has woven magic into our family’s holiday season—the candy cane scavenger hunt.
May the hunt for hidden candy canes bring joy, giggles, and moments of wonder to your homes, creating cherished memories that sparkle in the tapestry of your family traditions this holiday season. Here’s to successful hunts and heartwarming moments with your little ones!
Hi I'm Ann
Mom to three kids, I am the proud co-founder of Easy Kids' Parties. After a career in journalism and education, I diverted my skills to creating this website, with the aim of helping all those parents out there who wish to organize amazing and memorable parties for their kids but feel overwhelmed at the idea. Discover more...
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