The real story behind Thanksgiving is, that the citizens of the United States of America and Canada celebrate the harvest and blessings of their previous year. It is believed that this tradition of celebrating thanksgiving is modeled on the harvest celebrations by English pilgrims since 1621. As turkey is the national dish that was eaten on Thanksgiving for decades there is a connection between the two. One great way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to call close family and friends for a delicious dinner and some games. A Thanksgiving party can be fun! Below are a few Thanksgiving party games for family and friends that can be played on party night.
Thanksgiving Party Games For Family
Thanksgiving Party Games For Family & Friends
Here are some of the games that you can try.
Thanksgiving Party Games For Family & Friends
1. Thanksgiving Bingo
We all know Bingo as a classic game. It will be more fun when we play this with a huge number of relatives or friends. If you are interested in DIYs (Do It on Your Own), you can create the game yourself. Otherwise, you can find plenty of templates online that can be easily downloaded.
2. Turkey Walkathon
You can plan a walkathon or a casual walk to burn some calories before the party. Get some fresh air by either walking in the neighborhood or around some beautiful lake or garden. The participant who completes the entire walk or completes it in the least time is the winner.
3. Thanksgiving Party Games For Family – Pie Night
Thanksgiving is all about celebrating and feeling grateful. Who said that it is only for a day? You can continue the celebrations over the weekend as well. You can ask your friends and family to bring their favorite games and play them all night. You together can enjoy all the thanksgiving leftovers and delicacies too!
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4. Turkey Hunt For Kids
Get set for some adventurous hunt. You can hide printable turkeys or chocolates in your backyard or home and ask the children to find these. The child who finds the maximum of these hidden treasures wins!
5. Conversation Cards
Make cards that have conversational questions on them. Questions such as, what is your favorite dessert or favorite all-time game to play indoors etc. Let each player pick up the card and answer the question. This game is also fun when you are new in the neighborhood or want to learn more about your family and friends.
6. What Would You Choose?
You can play this preferences game to choose one option between the two. Similar to the conversation cards, these cards have answers with two choices. Another great way to get to know your guests better. You can also make it fun by asking really hilarious questions with equally fun answer options.
7. Obstacle Course Relay
You can play this game either with kids or adults. But kids will enjoy it more. You can create one obstacle course to play this. On one end you can place either any candies or chocolates. On the other end, you can place the empty bowl and ask the children to bring the candies to the other end. A kid who brings the maximum candies within the time limit will win the game.
8. Selfie Area With Props
In the backyard, you can arrange an area decorated with turkeys, mashed potatoes, etc. for guests to take selfies.
Split the guests into two teams. Make chits with names and things that relate to thanksgiving. Let one member from a team come up, pick up the chit and draw what is written in it. The team members have to guess the word. The team with the maximum number of correct answers wins.
10. Thanksgiving Party Games For Family – Be Thankful
All the family members and friends can share the things or events that they are thankful for and the people they are thankful for. Memories are best cherished in this game.
11. Scavenger Hunt
Hide different items around the house. Then make a list of these hidden things and challenge your family to find them within a time limit. People who find the maximum number of things win.
12. Turkey Leg Wrap
Everybody will laugh out loud while playing this fun-silly game. Divide everyone into teams of two. Each player will have one minute to wrap up their teammate in a sack and a chef’s hat to recreate a living turkey leg.
Call each guest and ask them to count up to 5 or 10 minutes without any help from devices. The other members of the group can disturb and distract them. The one who counts the nearest to 10 minutes will win this game.
14. Find The Turkey
This is a very simple and fun game. To play this we need alphabets and cover them either with whipped cream or tiny thermocol balls. Try to find the letters that spell TURKEY without using your hands for that is the catch.
15. Thanksgiving Word Scramble
Create your thanksgiving word scramble or find a template on the internet. Have guests unscramble the word or secret message that you have created.
Give each one of them a crafted feather. To play this game, you must blow the feather into the air. Keep it floating in the air as long as possible. Whoever does it for the longest time wins. You can play this game by replacing the feather with a balloon too.
17. The Best Turkey Artist
Ask every guest to shut their eyes, and see who can draw the best turkey without looking.
18. Feel-Good Basket
Make personalized goodie baskets for your friends and neighbors and give it to them on Thanksgiving as a token of love, thankfulness, and appreciation. To involve everyone, you can ask each one to get a gift and then exchange these during the party.
19. Guess The Word
Something like Taboo, keep the guests guessing the Thanksgiving word or phrase, without using the keywords listed on the card. This will be everyone’s favorite at the party. Again you can create the cards yourself and download them online.
20. Make A Turkey Sticker
See who can create the goofiest turkey with stickers, making the turkey wear hats, glasses, shoes, and more.
21. Picture Hunt Or Word Search
Create a scramble picture collage or word hunt. People who love the word search will love this festive edition. Ask everyone at your party to find the words that you have asked them to find in a group of scrambled words.
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22. Thanksgiving Jeopardy
Play this jeopardy with thanksgiving related questions and answers. Prepare a list of questions or puzzles related to Thanksgiving and see who can solve them all correctly.
23. Stand-Up Comedy
Pull out some jokes and get ready for a fun ride.
24. Table Spinner
This is a spin-the-bottle game. The bottle spins and the person it points towards will have to answer questions or perform or do anything that the others ask him/her to.
25. Thanksgiving Trivia
Thanksgiving is the best way to bring everybody together and spend some quality time with the dearest ones. Include trivia, such as painting competitions or a drawing table to keep everyone busy.