Are you wondering, ‘How can I make my Diwali party fun?’ Well, look no further! Explore our carefully selected collection of fun Diwali games for kids and adults and turn your party into an EPIC celebration!
Get ready to turn your Diwali party into an absolute success story with these fun Diwali games for adults and kids. Whether you’re hosting a grand celebration or an intimate family get-together, these games are the secret sauce to make your Diwali party a blast. From timeless classics to fresh, creative games, be prepared to turn your Diwali party into an unforgettable experience with these fun activities.
Diwali Party Fun Games Ideas For Kids, Adults & Big Group
1. Cracker Tambola
Though we may not like to burst crackers outside our homes, we can play Cracker Tambola. Cut the paper in the shapes of Anar, Phuljhadi, Firki, Rocket, or Bomb. Now each player has to write 5 numbers of their choice on each cracker. This can also be played as early 5s or full house. Perfect Diwali Party Game for: Adults, Big Group
2. Costume Party
For the Diwali party, you can arrange a costume party or fancy dress competition for kids and adults! They could dress as Ram, Sita, Hanuman, Krishna, or Diwali sweets or crackers. You can ask the party members to vote for the best costumes. This is the perfect Diwali game for big groups. Perfect Diwali Party Game for: Kids, Adults, Big Group
3. Diwali Hunt – Let’s Find Laxmi and Ganesh
Draw or paste the images of Laxmi and Ganesh on a sheet of paper surrounded by the images of candles, diyas, rockets, sweets, etc. Get these photocopied according to the number of participants. Give a paper and a pen to each participant and ask them to find out the image of Laxmi and Ganesh in a minute. The person with the maximum number of images will be the winner. Perfect Diwali Party Game for: Kids & Adults
4. Happy Diwali Fun Game: Writing Happy Diwali with Diyas
Take 20-25 diyas in a colored bowl. Write HAPPY DIWALI at the back i.e. one word on each diya and leave the rest of the diyas as it is. Keep all the diyas back in the bowl and add some flower petals to it, to make it a little tougher. The players have to find the diyas with HAPPY DIWALI written on them and arrange them in the same order. The player has to put the diya back in the bowl if it is blank. The player who completes the task first will be the winner.
5. Alphabet and Diyas
Take 26 diyas and write the letters of the alphabet at the base of each diya one by one. Mix them and keep them on the table, ask the player to arrange the diyas in alphabetical order i.e. from A-Z in a minute.
6. Rangoli Competition
Ask the players to make a Rangoli by using colors or flowers in two minutes. You can let them choose their own designs or can give your own design too. You can ask people to vote for the best Rangoli.
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7. Musical Chair
Make some chits by writing the names of different types of things that signify Diwali on them such as Rangoli, Ganesh, Kaju Katli, etc. make two sets of these chits.
Arrange the chairs with their backs touching each other. The number of chairs arranged should be 1 less than the number of participants.
Now keep one set of chits in a bowl and the other set of chits under each chair i.e. one chit under each chair.
Now start the music, the person who is left with no chair will come to you and take out a chit from the bowl.
Suppose the chit says Rangoli, the participants will look for the chits under their chairs. The person having the same chit will get eliminated.
The person left at the end will be the winner. Perfect Diwali Party Game for: Kids, Adults, Big Group
Ask the participants to keep a thermocol plate on their heads.
Provide them with a pencil and ask them to draw either of these: 2 candles or 2 diyas or a swastika or write HAPPY DIWALI.
Mark them according to the points: 5 points if the candles are not touching each other, 2 points if they are. 4 points if the diyas are not overlapping 2 points if they are. 3 points if the swastika is in the correct shape and 1 point if it is not & 10 points for writing HAPPY DIWALI correctly in a line, 5 points for not.
The player with the maximum points will be the winner.
9. Candles and Bangles
You need to have 4 candles, 10 bangles each of 4 different colors, and a matchbox.
Light up all the candles.
Ask each player to put the same color bangle in each of the 4 candles in 30 seconds.
Different color bangles can not be put in the same candle.
The player who puts the maximum bangles of the right color in the right candle will win.
10. Blow off the Candle
It is a 1-minute game, in which you need to blindfold the player and ask them to blow off the lighted candles. Take the player closer to the table where the candles are kept. Make them turn rounds three times so that they will miss the position. Give them 1-minute time. The player who blew the maximum number of candles will be the winner.
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11. Dry fruit bags
Take bowls mixed with different types of dry fruits according to the number of participants. Give each bowl filled with dry fruits to the player and ask them to separate each type of dry fruit. The player separating the dry fruits earliest will be the winner. This is good for kids and adults too.
12. Light the Candles
This game is played in a pair and for that, you need to take 12 candles and candle stands for each pair, 2 matchboxes per pair, and tables.
Place the 12 candles on a table at some gap and draw a starting and finishing line.
One partner will stand at the starting point and the other at the finishing point.
They will start lighting the candles and the couple that meets first will be the winner.
Also, if some candle blows off in the middle, that candle should be lighted back.
The pair that lights all the candles in less time will be the winner.
This is the perfect Diwali fun game for couples.
13. Candles & Dice
In this game, a person needs to have the maximum number of candles at the end of the game. You need to have 4 candles for each player and a dice. This can be played as follows:
Ask every player to sit in a circle. One player will roll the dice. If the number comes, say 4 then the person sitting at the right of that person will have to give his/her 4 candles to the roller of the dice. The same is true for 1,2 and 3.
If 5 or 6 comes, the person will not have to give anything. And the game continues. The person left with no candle will get eliminated at each step. The person left with the maximum number of candles will be the winner. This is the perfect Diwali fun game for kids, adults or big groups.
14. Light & Blow Off Candle With One Matchstick:
For playing this game you need to have candles and a matchbox.
Ask the players to light a matchstick and then start lighting a candle and blowing it off at the same time. Continue this till the time your matchstick does not end.
The person with the maximum number of lighting and blowing will be the winner.
This game is more appropriate for adults than kids as fire is involved.
15. Diya Decoration
This Diwali fun game could be played for kids and adults too. Get a few diyas and some decorative craft stuff a few days ahead. Get the kids to decorate their diyas using the given supplies within a set time limit. The kid who decorates the best diya is the winner. In case you have a lot of open space you can have flower Rangoli competitions as well.
16. Let’s Find Dry Fruits: 1 Min Game
No of players: in a group of 5 | Things you need 5 bowls of mixed dry fruits (cashew, badam, pistas and dry grapes) 4 small empty bowls for each player Blind fold How to play? Blindfold 5 people and place a bowl of mixed dry fruits in front of them. Also, line up the small empty bowls in front of them. The players have to sort out the different varieties in 4 different bowls. The player who sorts out the most numbers accurately wins!
Hosting a large number of people and wondering how to break the ice?? Make them play Antakshari. Yes, Antakshari is one of the most loved Diwali fun games of all time. Divide them into groups and begin Antakshri. This is the perfect game for Diwali party in case you are hosting big groups. Perfect Diwali Party Game for: Kids, Adults, Big Group
18. Diwali Card Games
Playing cards are extremely popular on Diwali day. It is said that on playing cards, the goddess of wealth smile upon the player and ensures her goodwill. The tradition of gambling on Diwali also has a legend behind it. It is believed that on this day, Goddess Parvati played dice with her husband Lord Shiva and she proclaimed that whosoever gambled on Diwali night would prosper throughout the ensuing year. Feeling lucky already?? Bring out those cards and see Goddess Lakshmi smiling down on you!
19. Dumb Charades
Another great Diwali fun game for big groups is Dumb Charades. In Dumb Charades with a Bollywood twist for Diwali, players are divided into two teams, Team A and Team B. Each team takes turns selecting an actor who must silently act out a Bollywood movie or song (related to the Diwali theme) while the rest of their team guesses the title within a set time limit. If the guess is correct, the team earns a point. The game continues with teams taking turns, and the team with the most points at the end wins. It’s a fun-filled way to blend Bollywood magic with Diwali festivities and is sure to bring laughter and joy to your celebration. Perfect Diwali Party Game for: Kids, Adults, Big Group
20. Word Search Puzzle
One of the fantastic Diwali party games to elevate your celebration is a custom Word Search Puzzle. Choose from Indian sweets, Bollywood movies, or celebrities as your theme, and challenge your guests to discover hidden words in a grid. Whether it’s hunting for sweet treats like ‘Gulab Jamun’ and ‘Jalebi,’ diving into the world of Bollywood with movie titles, or identifying famous Indian celebrities, this interactive activity adds an enjoyable and brain-teasing element to your festive gathering, making your Diwali party even more memorable.
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21. Diwali Cards
Looking for creative Diwali party games for kids and adults? Consider a creative card-making activity. Kids can participate by crafting beautiful Diwali cards using various art supplies like colored paper, markers, stickers, and glitter. The winner in the kids’ category could be the one with the most creatively designed cards.
For adults, add a twist by making it even more challenging. Have them create Diwali cards blindfolded, relying solely on their tactile senses and artistic intuition. This blindfolded variation adds an element of surprise and fun to the activity. Afterward, everyone can exchange and appreciate their handmade cards, fostering a sense of togetherness and creativity in your Diwali celebration.
22. Guess The Movie Challenge
Looking for fun Diwali games for adults? Try the ‘Guess the movie’ challenge. In this fun movie-themed game, quick thinking is key. Make a list of famous movie titles in advance. Divide your guests into two teams and put them next to a buzzer at the front of the room. Choose one player from each team to stand on opposite sides of the buzzer.
Here’s how it works: You’ll show these two players a movie title and ask them to explain it to their teams using a specific number of words you decide. These players will compete to describe the movie. If a teammate guesses it right, they rush to the front, say the answer, hit the buzzer, and switch with their teammate. Keep the game going for three rounds, and the first team to finish all three rounds wins. For example, if the movie is “Jurassic Park” and the word limit is three, a player might say “dinosaur adventure park.” Change the word limits each round to keep things interesting.
23. Movie Charades With A Twist
One of the most loved Diwali fun games for adults is Reverse Movie Charades. In this movie-themed Diwali party game, we flip the concept of traditional Charades. Start by writing down the names of well-known movies on small pieces of paper and mix them up in a bowl.
Choose one person to be the guesser and have them close their eyes. Quietly and swiftly pick a movie title from the bowl to reveal to everyone else, then instruct the guesser to open their eyes. Now, it’s a team effort as everyone acts out the movie title together, and the guesser has just 60 seconds to guess as many correct movies as possible. It’s a fun twist on the classic game of Charades with a cinematic twist.
24. Freeze Dance
Another lively addition to your Diwali fun games for adults and kids is the ‘Freeze Dance’ activity. This Diwali game is perfect for big groups. Play some energetic Bollywood and Diwali-themed music, and invite everyone to dance to the beat. The catch is that when the music suddenly stops, everyone must freeze in their current dance pose. The last person to freeze or anyone caught moving after the music stops is temporarily ‘out.’ Keep playing until you have a dance champion or simply enjoy the infectious music and laughter as everyone grooves to the rhythm. It’s a perfect game to get the whole family, kids, and adults, moving and grooving in the festive spirit of Diwali. Perfect Diwali Party Game for: Kids, Adults, Big Group
25. Talent Showcase Extravaganza
Another great addition to your Diwali fun games for kids and adults is the talent showcase extravaganza! Invite your friends and family to flaunt their hidden talents, be it singing, dancing, stand-up comedy, or any other unique skill. Participants can prepare their acts in advance or surprise everyone with impromptu performances. As the audience cheers on, the stage becomes a canvas for diverse and delightful entertainment, adding a heartwarming and often hilarious dimension to your Diwali festivities. This talent showcase ensures that the spotlight not only shines on the festival but also on the remarkable abilities within your close-knit circle. Perfect Diwali Party Game for: Kids, Adults, Big Group
26. Diwali Dance Off
Elevate your Diwali celebration with an electrifying dance competition where participants showcase their moves and the audience takes on the role of judges. From traditional Indian dances like Garba and Bhangra to contemporary Bollywood hits, invite all to flaunt their dance prowess. As each participant performs, equipped with scoring cards, the audience rates their performance on a scale of 1 to 10, with cheers and feedback to boot. Multiple rounds, including themed ones, keep the excitement alive, and a grand finale crowns the Diwali Dance Champion. This audience-centric game infuses a competitive spirit into your Diwali Dance Fiesta, making it an inclusive and unforgettable affair for all. Perfect Diwali Party Game for: Kids, Adults, Big Group
27. 3 Characters One Movie
Test your guests’ movie knowledge with the “Characters One Movie” game. Provide a list of famous movie characters and ask participants to match each character to the correct movie they appeared in. You can make it more challenging by setting a time limit, and the person or team with the most correct answers wins a prize. e.g. – Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Nayanthara? And, the answer is Jawan.
Next on our list of Diwali fun games for kids and adults is Riddles. Yes, engage your guests’ minds with a Diwali-themed riddles session. Prepare a collection of intriguing riddles related to the festival, Indian culture, or anything else you prefer. Participants can take turns trying to solve the riddles, and you can offer small prizes for correct answers. It’s a great way to add some brain-teasing fun to your Diwali celebration.
29. Never Have I Ever
Encourage storytelling and laughter with a Diwali-themed game of “Never Have I Ever.” Participants take turns sharing something they’ve never done related to Diwali, and anyone who has done it must take a step forward. It’s a fantastic icebreaker that can lead to amusing and surprising revelations about your guests’ Diwali experiences.
30. Tongue Twister Challenge
Next, on our list of perfect Diwali Party Games for kids and adults is the ‘Tongue Twister Challenge’.Get your guests’ tongues twisted in a hilarious and challenging tongue twister competition. Prepare a list of Diwali-themed tongue twisters or classic ones, and have participants take turns trying to articulate them as quickly and accurately as possible. It’s sure to create lots of laughter and friendly competition. Rules: consider having elimination rounds where the person who recites the tongue twister most accurately proceeds to the next round until you have a final winner.
31. Two Truths & A Lie
Invite your guests to participate in a fun game of “Two Truths & A Lie” with a Diwali twist. Each person takes a turn sharing two true statements about their Diwali experiences or traditions and one false statement. The challenge is for others to guess which statement is the lie. Participants can be awarded points for correctly identifying the lie, and the person with the most points at the end of the game can be declared the winner. It’s a great way to learn interesting facts about your guests’ Diwali celebrations while adding an element of intrigue and competition.
32. Most Likely
Next, on our list of perfect Diwali Party Games is ‘Most Likely’. In the “Most Likely” game, participants take turns asking each other Diwali-themed questions that start with “Who is most likely to…” For example, “Who is most likely to eat the most sweets during Diwali?” or “Who is most likely to start dancing first when the music begins?” Participants point to the person they think is most likely to fit the description. The person with the most “votes” or points at the end can be crowned the Diwali “Most Likely” champion. It’s a lighthearted and entertaining way to explore the personalities and preferences of your guests during the festival of lights.
Hope these Diwali fun games for adults and kids will add more joy to your Diwali party and you will have a blast!