One of the games at a Christmas party I attended for the ladies group I belonged to was guess the song title.
Up on the wall were 20 pieces of paper with a combination of letters on them.
The idea was to guess the carol or song with a prize for the winner.
Jean, the lady who organised the 3 games, did something different every year, and prizes were little things like chocolate reindeers, large tubes of smarties, or something in the toiletries line.
Her Ten Green Bottles was very popular, everyone being given a raffle ticket on arrival and there being ten prizes, all wrapped in green crepe paper. My friend had the first ticket drawn and picked the biggest. Mine came out about half way through, and I picked a small one. Hers was a bottle of cooking oil, and mine was vanilla essence.
Another time, we were divided into three groups and given odd pages torn from magazines to peruse for about five minutes. We were then asked a question, and had to provide the page and item number thereon to gain a point. After twenty questions, the winning team were given first pick from the Quality Street tin.
The year we had to draw a snowman by throwing dice was also popular, and another member always provided the pass the parcel, with little treats between wrappers so that everyone got something before the Big Prize. I played the piano for that, and my place in the circle was taken by the organiser so that I didn’t miss out.
For the buffet, everyone took something and we always had a good spread. It was fun, and as far as I know, the ladies group is still going.
I actually won the carols game getting all 20 titles, which didn’t go down too well with my ‘friend’ who only got 7. She was a funny old stick, and could turn her friendship on and off like a light, especially if she wanted something.
Anyway, for those of you entertaining this Christmas, hope these have given you some ideas to go along with your ‘Charades’ over cups of tea and mince pies.
I S M K S C
L T C
T L D B
L I S L I S L I S
M A W
J B R
R T R N R
No prizes I’m afraid.
Answers in my next post.