Make sure your housewarming party is more than just a parade full of endless house tours with these fun housewarming party games. They'll show off your new home and get your guests laughing all at the same time.
Since you've recently moved, all these games are easy to set up and use items that you probably already have. This will make the party fun for you too, with easy setup and no stress fun.
If you'd like to give away small prizes for the winner of these games, a great idea that everyone will love is gift cards. To keep the home theme going, give out gift cards from Home Depot, Lowe's, Michaels, or Bed, Bath, and Beyond. Other ideas include kitchen accessories, plants, candy, and keychains. Anything house related will be a hit.
Keep Your Key
Keep your key is a game all about what you shouldn't say. You'll want to choose some forbidden words that you're guests can get caught saying at a housewarming party. Some examples of forbidden words that you can choose include house, home, mailbox, paint, kitchen, TV, etc. Print off some key stickers or labels and fill them in with a different forbidden word for each guest. When guests arrive at the party, stick a key sticker on them (let them read it) and let the fun begin.
When a guest hears another guest say the word you've chosen, then they can steal their key sticker for themselves. The person with the most keys at the end of the party is the winner.
New House Scavenger Hunt
A great way to get your guests to pay attention to those special new home details is a scavenger hunt. You can ask guests to find answers to questions about your new home, neighborhood, decor, and more.
You could create your own scavenger hunt, or print off this How Well Do You Know Us? free printable that's all ready to go.
Here's a housewarming game that will test your guests' memories while they work in small teams. Pick a room in your home and let a small group of guests at a time go in for 2-minutes. When they exit, ask them to write down items that they remember seeing in the room. The winner is the team with the most correct answers.
Pick a Card, Any Card
Have a pile of moving announcement cards ready for guests to pick up so they have your new address. Make it a game by writing a number in the bottom corner that corresponds to those written on slips of paper. After everyone has their cards, draw a number. The person with the same number on their moving card is the winner!
Famous House Match
Print out pictures of houses made famous by a TV show or movie. See how many guests can guess which house belongs to which show. You can also have guests use their phones to take this house matching quiz and see how many they can get right.
House Style Crossword
How much do your guests know about the styles of houses? Find out in this low-key housewarming party game where they'll identify 19 types of houses in a printable crossword puzzle.
Unscramble Our House
Have guests write down on a sheet of paper how many words they can spell with the letters used in the word h-o-u-s-e. Hint: There are 27 of them!
Don't stop there! You could also have guests unscramble your last name or new street name. You could also choose different words like home, family, neighborhood, etc.
Oven Mitt Unwrap
Have your guests sit in a circle. Hand one player a pair of dice and the player to the right of them a wrapped gift and an oven mitt. The person with the dice starts rolling while the other person puts on the oven mitt and begins to try to unwrap the gift. Once the player with the dice gets a double, the dice goes to the person on the left and now it's there turn to try to unwrap the gift.
Keep going around in the same way until someone gets the gift unwrapped and open. The player who does so gets to keep the gift.
Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
Show off your new neighborhood with a scavenger hunt that will encourage guests to get out and see what they can find. You can make your own list or use a printable scavenger hunt list to get started right away. If you want to keep guests inside you can create a photo scavenger hunt and have your guests take photos on their phone of certain items in your house.
If there are children at your housewarming party, you can have an outside scavenger hunt so they can go out and explore your yard and new neighborhood.