Planning a party for a group of teens? Need some prom after-party ideas? Your event will be way more fun if there’s more to do than just standing around eating snacks and trying to think of things to say. Dress up to look and feel your best, and when everyone arrives, break out one of these fun teenage party games. They’re a great way to break the ice, make your party memorable, and get everyone involved in the fun.
1. The Mummy
Break into groups of two or three. Each group gets a roll of toilet paper and picks one person to be the mummy. When the clock starts, all the teams have to wrap their mummies using the whole roll of toilet paper. Two teams win: The one rolls up their mummy the fastest, and the team with the most creative mummy.
2. I Never
Have everyone sit in a circle, and give each person 20 pieces of candy. Going around the circle, each person names something she has never done. For instance, “I’ve never been to Europe” or “I’ve never stayed up all night.” After every statement, anyone who has done that thing eats a piece of candy. Whoever eats all their candy first is the winner.
3. Eat the Doughnut
Thread a thick piece of string through doughnuts (one for every two people), and hang the string between two trees. Break off into boy/girl pairs, and see which pair can eat their doughnuts first without using their hands or arms. If the doughnut falls on the ground, the corresponding team is eliminated.
4. Musical Chairs
Yes, it’s the same musical chairs from when you were a kid, but it can be even more fun now that you’re older. Create a song playlist and have one person control the music’s starting and stopping (using a different song each time). For a flirty twist, add a rule: As long as you’re on a chair with your feet off the ground when the music stops, you’re safe. This will encourage a whole lot of lap-sitting.
5. Baby, Do You Love Me?
Sit in a circle and designate one person as “It.” “It” picks someone in the circle, sits on his lap and says, “Baby, if you love me, smile.” The other person has to respond, “I love you, baby, but I just can’t smile!” If he cracks a smile when he says it, he becomes “It.” If he doesn’t smile, the person in the center has to pick a new lap to sit on and try again.
6. Freeze Dance
Make a party playlist that’s fun to dance to. As with musical chairs, choose one person to be in charge of the music. Everyone dances while the music’s playing. When the music shuts off, anyone who doesn’t freeze in place is eliminated. The winner is the person who lasts on the dance floor the longest.
7. Lap Chain
This is another flirty circle game. Stand up in a circle and have everyone turn to face the right. Then squeeze in, making the circle smaller and smaller, till everyone’s close enough to slowly start sitting on each other’s laps. The goal is to have everyone sitting down without the chain collapsing and everyone falling.
8. Two Truths and a Lie
This game is good for playing with people you don’t know that well. Everyone takes a turn saying three statements about themselves: two that are true, and one that’s a lie. The rest of the group has to guess which one’s the lie.
9. Name That Tune
Build a music playlist with songs that your friends have probably heard before. Start playing a song (either at the beginning or the middle), and call on whoever raises a hand fastest to guess the name of the song. If she guesses right, she gets a point; if she guesses wrong, she loses a point. Whoever has the most points at the end of the game wins.
10. Suck and Blow
The name of this game makes it sound a lot dirtier than it is (though the game is still a little dirty.) Stand in a circle in boy-girl-boy-girl order. Pass a playing card around the circle using only your mouths, so the person with the card on their mouth has to “blow” it onto the next person’s mouth as that person “sucks” it in. If the card drops, both people are eliminated.