A Peek at the Fun: Looking for fun ways to count down the hours until midnight?! These fun New Year’s Eve Minute to Win It Games are perfect for the whole family and will have everything laughing and having a great time together as you finish out the year.
After the hustle and bustle and business of Christmas, we love to celebrate New Year’s Eve because it’s a chance to slow down and really enjoy being with our families.
And is there anything better than New Year’s Eve food? Or New Year’s Eve games?
It’s really a very fun night and whether you love to stay up until midnight or if you’d rather play some games and then call it a night, these New Year’s Eve minute to win it games are a fun way to celebrate because they are perfect for all ages!
So no matter who you plan to celebrate with, check out this list of game ideas and get ready to have a blast!
New Year’s Eve Minute to Win It Games:
Here are a handful of fun NYE party games. Pick and choose which ones sound fun to you!
New Year’s Toast:
This minute to win it game is super easy!
- Bottle of Martinelli’s
- Glow Sticks
How to Play:
Set the bottle on the floor and then draw a line many feet away. Wrap the glow sticks into circles. Each player must stand behind the line and toss the glowsticks and try to ring the bottle. The person who rings the most wins! For a fun twist, you can turn out the lights so that the glow sticks are glowing while you play if you’d like!
Midnight Kiss New Year’s Eve Minute to Win it Games:
It’s a tradition to kiss at midnight right? This fun game is all about kissing.
- Poster with a face
This one is maybe not quite a minute to win it game, but it’s still fun. Play this like pin the tail on the donkey but instead of a donkey, you’ll want to make a poster with a face on it. Blindfold each player, put lipstick on their lips and let them try to plant the midnight kiss. The person who kisses closest to the lips wins!
Watch the Ball Drop:
Watching the ball drop is another timeless tradition for the last night of the year, so this game is themed around that.
- Ping Pong Balls
- Hat (if you don’t have a hat you can use a bowl. A hat just felt festive for the New Year holiday.)
Have the player stand on a chair and blindfold that player. The player has one minute to drop as many balls as possible and try to land the in the hat. The player with the most balls in the hat at the end wins!
Party Blower Races:
Grab your party blowers and get ready to race!
- Party blowers
- Paper cups
Starting at one end of the table (or you can do this on the floor if you’re agile enough), get two players ready. When you say go, they’ve got to use the party blowers to push a cup from one end to the other. The first one to cross the finish line wins! If you’ve got kids doing this, put them on the floor and make them go a long ways! It will be fun!
Dress Up for the Holiday:
Finally, why not get a little crazy with these New Year’s Eve minute to win it games?! This one is nutty.
- Party hats
- Glow sticks
- Goofy glasses
- Party Blowers
The idea behind this one is just to get a little crazy. Have your players dress up in a party hat, glasses (they’re just to add to the look-they aren’t really part of the game), and give them a party blower. Just like the others, draw a line and have the first player stand behind that. Have your other player (the one dressed up) across the room. The player behind the line has one minute to toss the ringed glowsticks while the second player has to try to catch them either on their hat or on their blower. The team with the most after one minute wins!
Hope these New Year’s Eve minute to win it games making your night a blast!
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