I get it. You’re about to host a party, but you’re anxious about how it might turn out. You don’t want your guests to be bored, or for the night to fizzle out into an awkward mess.
What you need is a fun icebreaker event at your party, like a themed photo booth, or a silly game that will make people laugh and have fun from the very beginning. But more importantly, you need to set the tone for the rest of the evening.
Occupying people’s time and attention with games and activities at the beginning of the party can help take the focus off of any initial discomfort that may be felt among guests. In addition, they can provide individuals with an opportunity to get to know one another in a more relaxed setting.
Consequently, games and activities can be an effective way to help ensure that your next party is a success.
How to avoid awkward moments at the beginning of a party
The very start of a party is where most parties can be a little awkward, and this is the part of the party that you have to have a plan for. The best way to avoid any awkward moments at the beginning of a party is to start off with some sort of icebreaker event.
To avoid leaving your visitors standing around awkwardly waiting for something to happen, make a strategy from the moment they arrive.
One of the best icebreakers that you can do at the beginning of a party is to have a themed photo booth. This is a great way to get everyone laughing and having fun from the very start. Plus, it will give your guests something to do while they are waiting for the rest of the party to start.
After all of your guests have arrived, welcome them and start the festivities with a fun game that will get everyone laughing. This is sure to loosen everyone up and gets the party started on the right foot.
Games that can reduce anxiety & awkwardness at a party
It’s time to get into the nitty gritty of games that will make your party less awkward. Games are a great way to reduce anxiety and awkwardness at a party because they provide people with something to do and take the focus off of any initial discomfort that may be felt among guests.
Plan for some easy games with a twist
Then it comes to fun games and activities most party games will work, but if you really want to make sure that people are having fun, perhaps you should go the extra mile and add a twist to some classic games.
Here are some examples:
Relay race with drunk goggles on
Divide the guests into small groups and give each group a set of drunk goggles. Then, have them race against each other in a relay race. But along the track, they have to run slalom between the cones or sandbags.
The drunk Goggles will make it difficult for the players to see since they will get blurry and double vision, so everything becomes a bit more clumsy. This is a hilarious game that is sure to get everyone laughing.
You can add Sumo suits if you want it to be evermore goofy.
Limbo with a twist
The classic limbo game is always a hit, but you can make it even more fun by adding a twist. Instead of just going under the limbo stick, have players do different stunts like a backbend or a somersault. This will definitely make the game more challenging and exciting.
Pictionary with drunk Goggles on
This is a classic game that we all know and love, but it can be made even more fun by playing with drunk goggles on. The person who draws will have to wear drunk goggles, which will make it difficult for them to see and the drawings will be almost impossible to decipher. This will definitely make the game more challenging and exciting.
Facts party making a party less awkward for guests
One of the best ways to reduce anxiety and awkwardness at a party is to have some fun facts about the guests. This way, people will have something to talk about and it will take the focus off of any initial discomfort.
Other than that these tips will help your guests mingle and have fun:
- Have a plan to loosen up the guests at the beginning of the party
- Introduce the guests to each other
- Plan for a few happenings during the event
- Have games planned for the event
- Set up a fun area with small games like Flip Cup or Beer Pong
Party games and activities are a great way to reduce anxiety and awkwardness at a party.
They provide people with something to do and take the focus off of any initial discomfort that may be felt among guests.
So, if you want to make sure that your next party is a success, be sure to plan ahead and include some fun games and activities. You can also choose a theme for the party, this lets people loosen up and play roles as well.