Cheers to the Season: Fun and Exciting Drinking Games to Spice Up Your Holiday Parties!


Welcome back, party people! The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with some spirited drinking games? Whether you’re hosting a cozy gathering with close friends or throwing a festive bash for the whole family, I’ve got you covered with a variety of fun and exciting drinking games that will keep everyone entertained. So let’s raise our glasses and dive into a world of holiday cheer mixed with some friendly competition!

Flip Cup Reindeer Games

First up on our list is a twist on the classic flip cup game: Flip Cup Reindeer Games. This game is perfect for larger groups and will have everyone laughing and cheering throughout the evening.

Materials Needed:

  • Plastic cups
  • A long table or countertop
  • Drinks of your choice

How to Play:

Divide your group into two teams and have them line up on opposite sides of the table, facing each other. Each player should have a cup filled with their drink. The objective is for each player to drink their contents as quickly as possible and then successfully flip their cup upside down by flicking the rim with their fingers. Once a player successfully flips their cup, the next player on their team can go.

The game continues in this manner until one team successfully flips all of their cups. The faster team wins! To add a festive touch, encourage players to name their teams after Santa’s reindeer.

Naughty or Nice Charades

Next on our list is a game that pairs well with some good old-fashioned holiday movie watching: Naughty or Nice Charades. This game will have everyone channeling their inner actors and guessing their way through a list of holiday-themed clues.

Materials Needed:

  • Slips of paper with holiday-themed clues
  • A timer
  • Drinks of your choice

How to Play:

Divide your group into two teams. Each team will take turns selecting a player who will act out the clue without speaking. The player acting out the clue has a limited amount of time (you can set a timer for 1-2 minutes) to convey the word or phrase to their team.

If their team successfully guesses the clue, they earn a point, and the turn goes to the opposing team. Play continues until all the clues have been used, and the team with the most points at the end wins! And remember, the losing team must take a drink to add a little extra motivation and laughter to the game.

Jingle Bell Power Hour

If you’re looking for a game that combines holiday tunes with some spirited drinking, Jingle Bell Power Hour is the perfect choice. This game will have you singing, toasting, and feeling the holiday spirit in no time.

Materials Needed:

  • A playlist of holiday songs (preferably one song for every minute of the hour)
  • Shot glasses or small cups
  • Your favorite holiday beverages

How to Play:

Start by creating a playlist of your favorite holiday songs. Each song on the playlist should be approximately one minute long. Once you have your playlist ready, gather your group and distribute the shot glasses or small cups to each player.

Now, press play and let the hour-long party begin! Every time a new song starts, everyone must take a shot or drink from their cup. With each passing minute, the holiday spirit will flow, and the energy in the room will skyrocket.

Just remember to pace yourself and enjoy the festive tunes as you embrace the Jingle Bell Power Hour. Cheers!


And there you have it, my friends! Three fantastic drinking games to spice up your holiday gatherings and ensure a jolly good time for all. From the reindeer-inspired Flip Cup Reindeer Games to the festive charades of Naughty or Nice to the musical extravaganza of Jingle Bell Power Hour, these games will be the highlight of your holiday celebrations.

Remember, drink responsibly, and always make sure to provide non-alcoholic options for those who prefer not to imbibe. Happy holidays, and cheers to an unforgettable season filled with laughter, joy, and plenty of good-natured competition!






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