Guest Author - Robin Rounds Whittemore
There are a variety of party games to play with cards. Some games may involve making your own cards or using index cards. Nothing really takes a long time to make and it is all in the name of fun and entertainment.
These games can be played at showers, birthday or other parties. Direct selling get-togethers such as kitchenware parties, makeup parties, etc are great events offer these games.
Informal office meetings also qualify to get people talking and comfortable with each other. Once the ice has been broken, who knows what ideas can be bounced off of each other.
WHO AM I?
Take blank index cards and write the name of a celebrity on the card. As each guest arrives, tape the card to the back of their shirt with masking tape, so as not to tear their shirt. You can use a safety pin if it is alright with the guest.
During the party, guests ask other guests questions about the famous person on their back. The questions must be able to be answered with a yes or no. There are no other clues to be given, just yes or no answers.
There can be a prize for the first one who guesses their celebrity piggy-backer, or do this just for fun with no prizes.
WEDDING OR BABY ADVICE GAME
For a wedding or baby shower, each guest writes a bit of advice on an index card and gives it to the guest of honor. The advice can be read aloud to share with everyone before being put away in a scrapbook. All guests need to try to guess who gave the guest of honor that advice. The advice given is meant to be serious and not made up or funny.
This game is the same as musical chairs, except people do not have to move about the room. Using a regular deck of cards, prearranging the cards from A-K, give every guest a card. Play music and have everyone pass their cards to the person on their left. The cards stay face down until the music stops. Have the guests turn over their cards. Whoever has the lowest card is out.
They hand over their card to the game leader and they move to one end of the room. Everyone who is still in the game moves down one seat. The game is played until only one person is left.
Before having the host or hostess and each guest go around the room introducing themselves, let them know you have an introduction game for them to play. Have every guest take a card from a regular deck of 52 cards. Whatever rank of card they get, they have to tell that many things about themselves. For example, if they draw a 2, they tell everyone two things about themselves. If they draw a King, they get to tell everyone thirteen things about themselves.