5 Fun Christmas Games to Play at Your Next Christmas Party

Christmas is the time for fun holiday parties with friends, family and co-workers. To make your next party a real hit you will want to have some fun Christmas games at your event. Below is a list of five fun games to play at your next Christmas party. These will get everyone involved in the joy of the holiday season.

Stocking Guessing Game – In this game you will have two large Christmas stocking and twenty x 2 (20×2) Christmas/Holiday objects. Make sure they are small enough to all fit in the stocking. Both stockings will have the 20 objects inside them. So you will need 2 of each to place in the stockings. Once you fill each one tie a string or robe around the top so nobody can see inside. You will then give everyone a piece of paper and let them know they have to figure out what the 20 objects are by feeling for them. The person with the most correct wins. You can do this with one stocking it will just make the game last longer.

Christmas Pictionary – Another great Christmas party game, you will be splitting up into teams of 3 or 4 depending on how many people are going to play. Set up a large pad of paper so everyone can see what will be drawn. Each group has to have everyone drawn something at least once. Make out about 20 to 30 cards to pick from all about Christmas, ex: Santa, Reindeer, sled, snow, north pole, etc. Every right answer gets one point and the first one to 5 wins.

Siamese Gift Wrap – For this Christmas game teams of 2 will race against the clock to see if they can wrap a gift. Sound simple? The twist is that they can only use one hand each, the other will be around their partners waist. They will have to work together to get it done the fastest. This is also a great way to get your gifts wrapped for free, just make sure it is nothing breakable.

Christmas Bingo – This is a printable Christmas game. You will need to print out some Christmas bingo game cards. For this do a search on the internet to find the ones that you like. Once you have the cards you want figure out how many numbers you will need and what letters for each one. Either right them out or do it on the computer and print them out. Then you will place them in a hat or bag and pull them out to call during the game. This can be a great game for kids and adults.

Christmas Trivia Games – For our last game let’s try to see how smart our party guests are. There are so many different categories for this game that it is almost endless. Here a just a few to get you started: Christmas movies, Christmas songs, Santa nick names, reindeer names, etc. As you can see you can have many different questions and really never run out. Once you figure out what you want the questions to be about do a search on the internet. You can find many printable Christmas trivia games so you don’t have to do a bunch or research or writing.

Online Games: The Good And Bad Side Of Its Increasing Popularity

One of the most notable breakthroughs in technology in this 21st century has been the use of the internet, with it becoming one of the most basic tools of communication. As such, international game providers have developed softwares through which users can engage in gaming online. These are accessed by users with high-speed internet connection. The users are also required to have a gaming console or computer connected to the internet. These games have become a popular concept, especially with the latest introduction of 3D technology. This intervention has made the games more exciting and interesting for the user.

Reasons for the increasing popularity of online games

The popularity of playing online games increases with each passing day, which can be attributed to a number of reasons. One, with the wider scope of the worldwide web, users can now find opponents of similar skills and expertise in a game at the click of a button. This enables like minded people with the similar interest to connect around the world. Most games also give the option of multiplayer games, which may involve tens of players competing in one game on a virtual platform. This has made online gaming even more exciting for the users.

In other cases, users are also able to exchange ideas with other users during special chat sessions by the use of a special headset. The nature and type of games varies, so users have a variety to choose from according to their interests.

The introduction of the free games has expanded its user base. Many users who were before deterred from playing online due to the high charges are now able to access the gaming software and play free online games. This introduction has enabled many youths to spend their free time gaming, thus deterring them from vices such as drugs.

The downside of online games

The engaging nature of these games is addictive to most youths, particularly teenagers. Most of the time, many players devote themselves to these games at the expense of their schoolwork. This has been detrimental to their success in education and other activities such as sports.

There have also been complaints that as people spend most of their time playing, they neglect their social life and loose attachment to their families. This can also cause fights in families since the gamers tend to get selfish with the family appliances to play the games.

In addition, there is the risk of proliferation of internet fraud whereby fraudulent people use the information provided by users to defraud them of money. However, the advantages of online gaming outweigh the disadvantages if one has self-control and acts responsibly.

Law Firm, Banks and Professional Services Business Development Coaching and Training

After years of pulling back on spending, there is a renewed interest in training, coaching and business education in law firms, banks and other professional service firms.Several years ago there was push-back on the topics of marketing, networking, business development, and branding. Firms were so busy working with clients that they laughed off the thoughts that the future could ever be different from the land of milk and honey. Business was rolling in, and they never thought it would change.Then the recession hit. It hit hard. Deals dried up and prospective clients held on tight to their current vendors. The risk of making a change was too great for most customers. Professional service providers found that there was not much in their pipeline and new business was allusive.The new clients they did find came through their trusted referral partners. Suddenly the power of long-term mutually beneficial relationships became clear. They are now hungry to cultivate connections with others in their business communities.Firms are now actively seeking ways to create better marketing and business development plans. There is an interest in getting both partners and associates (senior and junior employees) engaged in creating a far reaching reputation that will lead the organization to more business.Making the short list of potential clients means being top of mind. Clients of professional service firms will usually interview two or three firms before making a decision. If you do not make the short list, you will never win the business.Marketing, Sales, Business Development, Advertising, PR, Networking, Social Media, and Personal Branding are suddenly of interest to many firms who in the past had ignored the power of business relationships. Some are looking for a short-cut or an automated system, but I have never a consultant who promises “nirvana” that can actually deliver the goods. In the end nobody can do this for you. The members of an organization need to own a visibility plan that will produce results. They must work, collectively and independently, to put the pieces together….. Some Assembly IS Required!!!