New Year’s Eve Games to Celebrate 2020 in a Fun, Memorable Way

By Rebekah Lowin

Throwing a New Year’s Eve party this year? Odds are, you’ve been planning for weeks. You probably sent out your invites way back when and you’re all stocked up on New Year’s Eve drink ingredients—not to mention items for your New Year’s Eve appetizer recipes. All the better to surprise your friends with!

But if there’s one aspect of the long-awaited event you might not have paid enough attention to, we’d bet it’s the entertainment factor. Enter: our list of the very best New Year’s Eve games to play this year. After all, watching the New Year’s Eve ball drop only takes a minute! Have no fear: We’ve got you covered with the very best New Year’s games for kids and adults alike. From a disco ball piñata that doubles as the ideal post-midnight snack, to word search games and even creative, seasonally appropriate Mad Libs, there’s something here for every age group and personality to enjoy. We’ve even included a fun project that incorporates your love of hot chocolate and makes use of all those cute coffee mugs you’ve got lying around.

And who says you have to stick to just one of these genius ideas? Double (or triple!) the fun by playing multiple games.


Two Resolutions and a Lie New Year’s Eve Game

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Instead of playing the classic Two Truths and a Lie game, make it New Year’s themed by swapping in resolutions. Have each guest tell three resolutions, one of which is a lie. It’s up to everyone else to figure out which resolution is the fib!

End of the Year Charades Game

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For this game, you’ll need to gather up a list of all the important events from the past year, whether related to pop culture, politics, or inside jokes between your crew. Then write each down on a piece of paper and put into a bowl for you to use in a lively game of charades.

Name That Tune 2019 New Year’s Eve Game

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Create a playlist of the best songs of 2019 and see what team can guess the name of the song and the artist first! Make a point system for each artist and title named to make it more competitive.

Conversation Starter Cards for New Year’s Eve

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These conversation-starting cards will be a hit at your annual New Year’s Eve party. “Most Embarrassing Moment of the Year,” “Best Move of the Year,” and “Favorite Holiday Memory of the Year” are just a few of our favorites.


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