Top 10 New Years Eve Games And Activities For Teens

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New Year’s is almost here, and it’s the time of indecisions for most parents of teens. Teens are too young to celebrate New Year’s Eve at the bar and too old to make crafts at home. So how do you ensure they have fun on New Year’s Eve? By organizing a teen-approved bash of course! So, if you are hosting a New Year’s party for your teen and are looking for some New Years Eve games for teens, then you have come to the right place. We’ve listed some enjoyable activities and games that your teen can enjoy playing on New Year’s Eve.

New Years Eve Games For Teens

1. Guessing The Resolution:

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You Will Need:

  • Pen
  • Paper
  • Bowl

How To:

  1. Give each teen a sheet of paper and pen.
  1. Make each player write down his resolution of a piece of paper. Put all the slip of papers in a bowl and give it a shuffle.
  1. Pull out one slip of paper from the bowl and read it aloud. Every player has to write down the name of the person who made each resolution. And tell them to write their names on the back of the sheet.
  1. After reading out all the resolution, take the paper sheets from the players and check who has given correct guesses.
  1. The player that gives the most number of correct guesses will win a prize. You can even read out a few of the wrong guesses loud for laughter and fun. This is a hilarious New Year’s eve party games for teenagers.

[ Read: New Years Eve Party Ideas For Teenagers ]

2. Word Guessing:

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You Will Need:

  • Pen
  • Stopwatch
  • Index cards

How To:

  1. Write down 100 words on the index cards like a laugh, plate, shoelace, blink, stare, grin or any word that you like. Now stack the cards and place in the center of the room.
  1. Divide the teens into two equal teams and tell them to sit, facing each other.
  1. Set the stopwatch or timer for one minute.
  1. Now have the first player for each time draw out a card from the stack and give clues to his teammate before the end of a minute.
  1. His teammates have to guess the word within the same one minute. If the teammates have successfully guessed the words, they will get a point.
  1. If the timer runs out, and the teammates are unable to guess the word, then the opposing team will get a bonus point.
  1. Take turns until all the cards are covered.
  1. Add up to see who is the winner. This is one of the interesting New Year’s eve activities for teens.

3. Four On The Couch:

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You Will Need:

  • A four-seater couch and a few chairs.
  • At least 12 players
  • Slips of paper and pen
  • Chairs

How To:

  1. Arrange the chairs and couch in a circle.
  1. Divide the teens into two groups. Boys versus girls would be great.
  1. Make everyone sit on the chairs and some on the couch and give each one of them a slip of paper and pen. One seat should be empty.
  1. Tell each of the players to write their first name on the paper and hand it to you. Place the slips of paper in a hat and toss well. Now give each player the slips of paper again. Each player will get someone else’s name. The players have to keep the name a secret.
  1. The player sitting next to the empty seat has to start the game. She has to call out the name of the person written on her paper. The player has to get up and sit in the empty chair next to the former player.
  1. Repeat the procedure until the team gets four of its players on the couch.

4. Cotton Ball Blitz:

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You Will Need:

  • Two bowls for each player
  • Cotton balls
  • Vaseline

How To:

  1. Put two bowls in front of each team. One should be filled with cotton balls, and the other should be empty.
  1. Now ask the player to apply Vaseline on their noses. Set the timer for one minute and start the game.
  1. The player has to move the cotton balls from one bowl to another using just his nose.
  1. The player who moves most cotton balls will win the game.

[ Read: New Year’s Celebration Ideas For Kids ]

5. Ribbon Dance:

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You Will Need:

  • Ribbon cut into 3-foot length

How To:

  1. Make sure you have an even number of players and one ribbon for every two players.
  1. Hold a bunch of ribbons from the middle of your hand, so that then ends dangle loose.
  1. Now tell each player to grab one end of the ribbon.
  1. Now let go of the ribbons. The two people who are holding onto the same ribbon will become dancing partners. Be ready for some funny dance pairings.

6. The Secret Sash:

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You Will Need:

  • Sheets of paper with each guest’s name
  • An assortment of small objects

How To:

  1. As your teen’s friends enter, give each of them ordinary objects like a pompom, ball, and hair clip and so on.
  1. The players have to hide their object, but without concealing them. They have to try to hide the objects in their hair, hands and so on.
  1. At the end of the party, the players have to write down the name of each other’s object on a sheet of paper.
  1. The player with a correct answer will win the game.

7. Word Mix:

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You Will Need:

  • Paper
  • Pen

How To:

  1. Give every player each word that has something to do with New Year’s Eve.
  1. Now the players have to make as many words as they can use only the letters in the original word.
  1. Repeating a letter must not be allowed unless it’s repeated in the original words. Even proper nouns will not be counted as words.
  1. The teen who writes the most number of original words will be the winner.

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8. What If:

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You Will Need:

  • Pen
  • Index card

How To:

  1. Have the players write a question that starts with “What if.” The question can be related to New Year also. The questions can be funny, silly or even serious.
  1. Now shuffle the card and pass it to each player. If the player receives his question, then tell him to exchange the cards with another player.
  1. Now tell everyone to write the answer to his or her original question on the same index card.
  1. The first player will read the question, and the player next to him will read the answer. It will be fun listening to answers that make no sense at all.

9. Adverb Charade:

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You Will Need:

  • Nothing

How To:

  1. Divide the teens into teams.
  1. Now send one team member to another room. The rest of the teammates have to decide an adverb to act out to their ‘it.’
  1. After the teammates have decided on the adverb, ask the ‘it’ to come back to the room.
  1. The ‘it’ now has to guess the word. She can pick any teammate and give him a scenario to act out the word. The game will be real fun when the player has to give a silly scene for the others to act out.

10. Dancing With The Mate:

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You Will Need:

  • Paper
  • Pen

How To:

  1. Write the names of different animals on each piece of paper. Each animal’s name needs to be written twice.
  1. Now tell the teens to stand in the middle of the room as you toss the slips of paper in the air.
  1. Once the paper falls, the players have to scramble to grab one.
  1. As soon as they grab one, they have to start acting like the animal in their paper while looking for their mate.
  1. Once they find out their partner, they have to hurry up and sit down.
  1. The last pair standing will be out.

Make sure you have a steady supply of refreshments so that the teens have the energy to keep going. How do keep your teen engaged on the New Year’s Eve?  Did you like our compilation of New Year’s eve party games for teenagers? Share with other mommies by commenting below! Until then, wish you and your family a very happy New Year.

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