Thankfully it’s time to kick off those (work) shoes, get rid of the ties and celebrate another successful, yet pretty- exhausting year!
And to help you get started, here are some fun-filled work party ideas inspired by kids’ games but which have been adapted with an adult twist – after all it is kids that have the most fun!
It’s high-energy, disruptive, but oh-so-much fun! Gather up and hide items that teams have to find and whoever finds them all the quickest wins. This game is great to play both inside and outside the office, depending on how elaborate you want it to be!
“Adult-up” the game by listing the items in riddles to make it more competitive and exciting – such as “I’m not a razor but have a blade, I unblunt items, that have a grade” (a sharpener in case you were wondering!) or “adhesive that comes on a roll” …. we’ll leave it up to you to guess what that one is….Set time limits and reward with incentives to get those competitive juices flowing!
If you’ve watched “Would I Lie to You?”, you know exactly what this game is about. But, if you haven’t, here’s how it works: Give everyone one minute to write down two true personal facts and one that isn’t (the lie) – so three statements about themselves in total. Each person gets a turn to read out their statement and the rest of the team votes on which one they think is the lie.
Opposing teams get to ask questions to check the “authenticity” of the statement, so players will have to be able to ‘lie truthfully’ to keep the opposing team guessing. A good lesson in poker face practice which is good practice for meetings anyway!
This game allows you to brainstorm and potentially fix problems that are bothering co-workers. Get everyone to anonymously write down a pressing issue or question that’s weighing them down on a piece of paper and throw them into a large container. Everyone randomly grabs a piece of paper, reads the problem, and the entire team brainstorms for solutions. Fun but proactive at the same time.
With these games, your end-of-year party is sure to leave everyone buzzing, ending the year off on a high note