Valentine’s Day Special: Valentine’s Day Games
What can you do if you don’t have a date on Valentine’s Day and have to spend the day or evening at home or in the company of similarly single friends?
chorus: Inom! (Grab a drink!)
If that’s the first thing that comes to your mind, let me offer another suggestion for you. Why not gather your family around or invite your friends over for a simple get together filled with fun games and some chips and soda? You’ll be able to celebrate Valentine’s Day without feeling sorry about your personal state of singleness. Plus, the couples in your circle can also join in the fun! (Not to mention drinking will be a bad idea. Today is a Monday – a work day!)
Try out these games if you want everyone, from the elders to the kids, to join in:
- The Boat Is Sinking
This is a fun group game that will have everyone dashing into each others’ arms per round. The mechanics are simple: a game master calls out the number of people that must group together and those who’ll no longer fit in any of the groups will be eliminated. Make it more fun for Valentine’s Day by calling out groups of 2 as often as you can.
- Paper Dance
Two people will dance around a sheet of newspaper in time with some music. Once the music stops, the couple has to step into the paper without any portion of their feet or shoes sticking out. Pair up the singles in the group and get the couples to join as well.
- Words In Tandem word game
Create two groups that will play against each other. Each group must supply the missing word of famous “couples words”, which may be anything at all (e.g. salt and pepper, sugar and spice, Rose and Jack). The teams have to try quizzing the opposing team with difficult pairings to prevent them from gaining a score.
- A Never Ending Love Story
This is a game that is simply done for fun. Create a love story wherein everyone gets to say what happens next. The first person gets to start the story. The next person then says what happens next. The third person continues the story with his own choice of developments, then the fourth, fifth, sixth and so on. Each person can only say one development at a time.
- Pass That Smile!
The cardinal rule of the game is NO SMILING, LAUGHING OR GIGGLING. Everyone will sit together in a wide circle and affix serious expressions on their faces. The first person begins the game by smiling as widely and as funnily as he can. Then he mimics wiping off his smile with his hand, assumes a somber expression and throws his smile to someone else in the circle. The next person catches the smile; it is now his turn to try make everyone else smile. Anyone who smiles but isn’t the current “Smiler” will be eliminated. Here is one game that is sure to make everyone’s sides ache with suppressed laughter!
- Two Truths and a Lie
This game will give everyone a chance to share and learn interesting tidbits about one another. Everyone will take turns saying three statements about themselves, one of which is not true. The rest of the group will guess which statement is the lie. This is not about winning points though, but more on learning new, and sometimes scandalous, things about one another. This game may get too confidential though, so it is best played among adults only.
- Mend my Broken Heart
This is a popular game in Valentine’s Day parties. The guys will stand in a line, the girls in another. The game master will then pass one box filled with jagged, left-side half-hearts to the ladies. Each of the guys will also pick out right-side half-hearts from another box. On the game master’s signal, everyone will hold up their broken hearts and look for the person who holds the other side of his/her broken heart.
See how fun these games can be? Everyone will definitely have an unforgettable, meaningful and enjoyable Valentine’s Day/Evening!
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