Teenage is a difficult age for both the parents and the teens. Teens aren’t kids anymore, neither can they be considered adults. It gets quite difficult to come up with activities that could keep the teenagers happily engaged. And this makes planning for a teenage party all more difficult. Kids want to have fun but at the same time, they don’t want to get involved in kid-ish or immature activities. They don’t consider themselves kids and parents don’t count them as adults. Do you see where the challenge lies? You may be on the lookout for party games for teens if you’ve planned a party for your teenager and all their friends are coming over. You would want the party to be one that your kids and their friends will remember for a long time!
Your kids have grown out of the age where they would enjoy games like Musical Chairs and Passing the Pillow. They would enjoy sophisticated games more now that they’ve grown up.
This article is all about party games for teens. If you’ve got a teen party just around the corner, you would thank us for this post! So, let’s get the dice rolling!
Name, Doing-What, In-Where
Name, Doing-What, In-Where is one of the best and most exciting party games for teens. In this game, all the kids will sit in a circle. Everyone will write down a name under the name column, fold that part of the paper and pass it on to the person next to them and receive one from the person before them. Everyone will then write an activity under the Doing-What column, fold the part of the paper and pass it on as they did earlier. Each kid will then fill in the last column, fold the paper, and pass it on to the next person. At this point, everyone will open the papers they’ve got in hand and read out the sentences. The sentences can turn out to be absolutely hilarious, gross, or senseless that’s sure to give everyone a good dose of laughter!
Board Party Games for Teens
You can have the kids at the party play their favorite board games like Bingo, Checkers, Chess, or any game they like. You can divide all the guests into teams and one kid from each time will play the board game with a kid from the other team. It’ll add a sense of competition and excitement and everyone will feel equally involved.
Teenagers love anything that could give them an adrenaline rush. The challenge game is one of the best party games for teens. Make a list of challenges that you think are age-appropriate but exhilarating. Write each challenge down on paper, fold it, and toss it in a bowl. Divide the participants into teams. One member from each team will pick a folded paper from the bowl and complete the challenge that’s written on it. The more challenges a team completes, the higher are the chances of them winning. The team will get a score every time a participant completes a challenge. Announce an attractive gift for the winning team in advance to keep the kids motivated!
Never Have I Ever
If you’re willing to give your teens some privacy during the teen party, Never Have I Ever can be the perfect game that your teens will truly enjoy! Give every kid some candies. Each participant will say a statement starting with ‘never have I ever’ followed by something they’ve never done before. Like ‘never have I ever sneaked out of the house at night’. If any of the participants have done that thing, they’ll eat a candy. It’s a truly fun game where the kids will get some shockers and surprises about their friends they thought they knew everything about! More so, it can get heated up in no time too!
Find the Treasure
A treasure hunt never gets old! Transform your house into a treasure island and hide clues around. The clues shouldn’t be simple and straightforward. Make the clues difficult to interpret to make the game all more exciting, Divide the guests into 2 teams and let them solve the clues and find the treasure. Make sure to make the treasure worth the hassle!
Solve the Mystery
Another one on the list of party games for teens is Solve the Mystery. Work out a situation, like a murder or theft and spread evidence around. Let the kids revive the investigator in them, find the evidence, interpret it, and find the culprit. It’ll have all the teens at the party on their toes. The one who solves the mystery first gets a gift!
We don’t need to exaggerate this one. Everyone loves a karaoke night where everyone sings, have fun, and drinks lots of slush!
Find the Leader
This is one of the most exciting party games for teens. The kids select someone to be ‘it’ mutually and ask them to leave the room. The remaining bunch of kids select one leader to lead the game. All the guests stand in a circle and the ‘it’ is asked to come in and stand in the center of the circle. Now, the leader performs an action such that ‘it’ doesn’t see. Everyone else mimics the same action. The ‘it’ has to find the leader who’s leading everyone to do stuff.
Find the Match
Find the Match game is an ideal party game for teens if you’re following a theme. Make a list of famous couples/pairs according to the theme. For example, you can include couples like Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds on the list. Write the name of each celebrity on a separate paper and hand one paper to each guest. Ask all the guests to keep the name of their paper a secret. Now, everyone at the party has to find their ‘matches’. They can’t directly ask what name someone else has on their paper. They’ll have to ask yes-no questions and figure out if the person is their match or not. Announce gifts for the first 5 matches found!
Now, this is one of the coolest party games for teens that you can play. Pick one word that you’ve heard your teens say a lot. It could be anything – Oh My God, Shit, Damn, Cool, or anything that’s a totally in-thing among teens and mark it as forbidden! No one can speak it during the party. To make the game even more exciting, add elements that’ll compel the teens to say the forbidden word out loud unconsciously so that they have to struggle harder to not say the forbidden word. Give everyone an ‘item’ like a ring, necklace, beads, or anything else you can think of. If someone hears anyone say the forbidden word, the person who said it will have to hand over their ‘item’ to the other person. Without the ‘item’, they’ll be out of the game!
Sleeping Beauty is on our list of the best party games for teens for all the right reasons. The kids will select one person to play the ‘it’ during the game. All other kids will lie down on the floor, pretending to be asleep. The ‘it’ has to try to make everyone laugh or respond. Give ‘it’ a particular time limit to wake everyone up. The sooner they’re able to wake up everyone, the higher are their chances of winning a gift.
Spin and Dare
Spin and Dare is quite similar to the Challenge Game. However, the only difference is that it involves spinning the bottle. You spin the bottle and the person who the bottle points to have to pick out a piece of paper from the bowl and complete the dare that’s written on it. If they fail to do it, they’re out of the game.
If your teens are having a pool party, which party games for teens do you think can beat pool volley? We bet there’s none! Pool volley is super-fun and all the kids at the party will love it!
Steal a Sticker
Steal a Sticker is a super-cool and exciting game that can get heated up pretty quick. It’ll have everyone moving around and mingling with each other in no time. Stick 10 stickers on the back of each guest as they arrive. Every guest gets a unique set of stickers like one guest will get 10 blue-colored stickers, the other will get 10 red-colored stickers. Every guest will be given an index card. Everyone has to try to steal a sticker from the back of every guest secretly, without getting caught. The person who collects one sticker of each color first wins the game. It’ll be a true delight to watch kids attempt to mingle to steal and others trying to save all their stickers. Moreover, it’ll be an excellent icebreaking activity as well!
Everyone is gifted with a unique talent that not many people know about. Make your party a stage where everyone gets to showcase their talents – no matter how unique they are. Moreover, make sure to record the videos to have a good laugh in the future as well. Every teen will do things that you might have never seen them do before and that’s what this party game for teens is all about!
Teens are obsessed with video games. Set up the video game in your living space and let the teens participate in the virtual battlefield. It’s one of the simplest yet the most fun of all party games for teens that you can include in the teen party. Simply check with the kids which games are trending and make sure to include them.
Who Am I
Who Am I is another exciting party game for teens. Write down riddles on separate pieces of paper. Each riddle must hint to a celebrity, sportsman, fruit, vegetable, game, or anything that goes well with the theme of the party. Divide the kids into teams. One kid from each team will read out a riddle to their team and their team has to guess what the riddle is about. The team that gets the most number of riddles correct wins.
Planning a party of teenagers can be quite a challenge but if you’ve got the right selection of party games for teens, your party will be a sure-shot hit! The key to making the teen party successful is first to check what’s trending among the teens and then include all the right elements in your teen party!