Once you have arranged the hottest booze of the night, dressed up cool and comfortable, dimmed the lights and dished an array of piping hot starters and cheesy crackers as well and now it’s time to say a hello! Yes, being a good host starts not only with making your house the venue for a party but also rolling the ice with kickass games that raise your spirits. Let us walk through a few fun games you should try out before the night rolls by.
1. Bite the Bag
All you need for this game is a simple brown paper bag and a tub full of guts. Firstly, place the bag on the floor and let the player pick it up with his or her mouth, and yes let the bag be empty! You are not supposed to use anything except your mouth to pick the bag and every time you lose, you slurp a sip or beer or your favourite vodka on board. The challenge gets tougher and insane as you keep reducing the height of the bag by folding it. It looks easy, but like they say looks are deceptive!
2. The Laughing Game
Laughter is the best therapy and when you sit drinking it comes naturally to you! The simple rule of this game is to laugh loudly and the only sweet little rule says, you are not supposed to show up your teeth. This one’s not as easy as it looks and one who ends up showing the 32-inch screen has to take a chance to chug up a shot of vodka or round up a sip of scotch. Light up the mood by playing this game and break the awkwardness around. This is also a good weapon to get over your ex!
3. Truth or Shots
An extremely funny, stupid, psychedelic, interesting, witty and hilariously tricky game that should be an inevitable part of your drinking party playlist is Truth or Shots! You make chits of questions that could be anything you like or either anything that tickles the funny bones and spread it on the table. Everybody gets a chance to pick a question card, which lets you tell the truth, if you fail then you have to drink up the shot. Try this one, maybe this might just lend a chance to you to know ‘if she has a guy in her life’!
This game can be better played on a dining table or a small centre table in the living room. First of all, lay a circle of shots and all the players will sit around the table in a way that everyone has a shot glass right in front of them. Just like the proxy classes in school put your heads down on the table. All of a sudden come up and look at each other and shout out ‘Medusa’, if you stare at somebody who is staring at you in return like an ardent admirer, you lose. Now the loser has to curl up that shot straight away. This is super fun and the element of surprise keeps building the fire around!
This is one hell of an enticing game and needs cards that have three things mentioned on it, namely an action or a word. This one needs little bit of an effort but it is sure worth the fun. Everyone can pick up a card from the stack on the table and it would have some common action or word written on it that will be said publicly twice or thrice. The moment that action or word is called out loud or see someone do the action, they have to scream ‘Taboo’ and then that person drinks. Words or actions commonly used can be – pull that chair, pass me the tissue box and so on.
These ice breakers make it easy even if you are hanging out with your boyfriend’s roommates for the first time or if you are warming up your newly done house with friends. So next time you plan to pop the beer out and throw some tequila down your throat, keep it cool and entertaining with these hot shots.