If you’ve taken a leap of faith and have signed up to host a singles’ dinner party, you may be wondering how to keep your guests entertained throughout the night. To avoid accidentally forcing your guests to take part in cheesy party games, continue reading to discover how to choose entertainment ideas, that will make your guests’ night. After all nobody wants to sit around a table and sing Kumbaya.
Five creative dinner party entertainment ideas, that your guests will love:
1. Blind taste testing
For a sophisticated take on a party game, why not prepare a cheese platter full of a variety of different types of cheese. Examples of which may include brie, blue vein cheese and camembert. In turn each guest will blindfold themselves with a travel style, eye mask. Each guest will then have to try and correctly identify, three different types of cheese. Without peeking of course. Alternatively, this game can also be played with different types of wine.
If you’re feeling generous, you may want to consider putting together a little prize pack for the winner. As an example, you could gift the winner of your blind taste challenge their own cheese platter.
2. Cards Against Humanity
After enjoying a glass of wine, your guests may be interested in playing a round of Cards Against Humanity. If you haven’t heard about Cards Against Humanity, it’s a viral game in which players complete fill in the blank sentences with hilarious words and phrases. Cards Against Humanity makes an ideal dinner party game as it will have the whole table it fits of laughter and is a great ice breaker. Just make sure that no one in your group is easily upset as this particular game won’t be everyone’s cup of tea.
3. Guess the celebrity
All you need to play guess the celebrity is a pen and a stack of post it notes. In turn each player will pick a random post it note with a celebrity’s name out of a hat. They’ll then place their post it note on their chest or forehead, so that the rest of your dinner guests can see the celebrity name which is written on their post it note. Each guest will then ask the group a series of yes or no questions, in order to correctly guess which celebrity they picked.
Examples of celebrity names which you may want to include in your game of guess the celebrity include Donald Trump, Chris Hemsworth, Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian, Meryl Streep and Ellen. Be sure to opt for celebrities that are household names. After all, if you pick someone like Kim Jong-un, who isn’t as well known, your guests may never get to go home.
4. Sorry I’m late
Sorry I’m late is addictive game with a simple premise. Whoever goes first will start the game by saying “sorry I’m late but”. They’ll then make up a story about why they’re late. The catch is that each story or excuse should tell a story from a well known movie. As an example, if you chose “Finding Nemo” as your movie you could say “sorry I’m late but I had to swim all the way to the Sydney Opera House in order to find my son”.
If a guest includes the title of their chosen movie in their story, they are automatically out. The first guest to correctly guess the movie that has been chosen, scores a point.
5. Two lies, one truth
In two lies, one truth, each guest takes a turn to tell the group three entertaining statements. An example of which could be, “I have a black belt in taekwondo”. It’s the groups challenge to guess which statement is true. Not only is this particular game guaranteed to get your group laughing together but it will also give you the chance to learn a lot of interesting facts about your new friends.
Through playing two lies, one truth you may find out that a prospective date can speak French fluently or that they own their own business. So if you’re looking for a sneaky way to see if you’re attracted to your potential dates, it’s well worth getting your guests to join in the fun.
So there you have it, five novel ways to keep your guests thoroughly entertained. Even if you don’t make a love connection, you’re guaranteed to make life long friends after spending an evening laughing and playing games together.