Games add to the excitement of your party, especially table games, because everyone can participate in these. You can add a twist to some normal table games that we play, like playing card games with a Christmas twist. For example, if you decide to play poker, then every time someone wins, they get to wear a part of Santa's uniform, and the player who completes the uniform, wins this poker game.
Spin the Bottle
This is a common game, but at your party, play it with a twist. Log on to the Internet, take printouts of a few Christmas carols, fold them up properly and keep them in a jar. Make everyone sit around the table and spin the bottle. The person who is facing the mouth of the bottle when it stops, has to pick a carol from the jar. This person then has to stand on the table and sing the carol out, loud and proud. This can be interesting for groups, as all can join the singing and have fun.
In this game, people take turns acting as a character from films, politics, sports, etc. For example, if a person says 'I am a boxer, Guess who am I', then the other people can ask him questions in order to guess the name correctly. People can ask questions like where were you born, have you bitten other boxers, etc. If someone takes up the role of a film star, they can give a clue by saying a famous dialog from one of their films. For politicians, you could make a speech or talk about something that has been in the news recently.
Name the Dish
This game will bring into play the sense of smell of all its participants. You will need a blind fold and a few food items from the kitchen. Just blindfold the participants, get them to smell the dish, and then they have to guess the dish. You can also mislead the participants by pouring dish cleaning liquid in one plate, or by getting them to smell one dish in the first attempt, and a separate dish for the second attempt. Getting the guests to guess different ice cream flavors is also a good addition to this game.
Adding scrabble to your party games might seem like an odd choice in the beginning. This game of scrabble is a little different though, as participants can only make words which are related to Christmas. For example, they can only make words like festival, reindeer, snowman, mistletoe, etc. To make things easier, you can allow the participants to take on 10 alphabets instead of 7. Raise the excitement level by putting a time frame for the game, so the player with the most number of points at the end of the time limit, wins. Another way to make this interesting, is by pouring a player a shot of whiskey for every correct word he/she makes on the board.
Arranging well-thought-of Christmas party table games can make your event memorable and exciting.