Not only is home where the heart is, it can also become a haven for your mental and physical health.

Keeping the comforts of home in mind, imagine a world where you could unwind and still have fun, a world where you don’t have to change out of your favourite t-shirt, a world where you could snuggle up with your favourite cup of tea or coffee, a world where entertainment is totally upto you and absolutely free!

Amongst all the vivacious things you might want to do with your friends and loved ones outside, laughter and positive gatherings at home, can do some goodness for your soul with all the inherent energy that gaming holds.

So let’s spruce up your late night out and living an unhealthy lifestyle to a more content and flourishing convention for both you and your mates, using these games for a guaranteed good time!

1.COOKIE FACE

Thing you will need : A cookie per player

This is a great game to kick off the party because all of the players can compete at the same time (or you can break it down into several rounds of game play). Each player places a cookie on their forehead, and the goal is to get the cookie into your mouth using only your facial muscles in under 1 minute. No hands! This is tougher than it looks!

2.SUCK IT UP

Things you will need : 25 M&Ms, A Straw, 2 plates (per player)

Players place a straw in their mouth and use suction to transfer a pile of 25 M&M’s  from one plate to another in under one minute. Only one hand may be used to hold the straw. Everyone gets to eat their candy when the round is finished!  This game also works well with 3 players competing in each round.

3.PONG TAC TOE

Things you will need : An egg tray and a HUGE bucket of  ping pong balls (per player)

Pong Tac Toe is an all time favorite game –Perfect for adults and  kids. Some would even want to  play it twice! We used three egg carton  and assigned one to each of the three players. Each player had one minute to bounce ping pong balls down the length of the table and into their tray – 3 in a row (in any direction) wins!

4.SCOOP IT UP

Things you will need : A spoon, 6 ping pong balls, 2 bowls

Using nothing but a spoon in your mouth, transfer six ping pong balls from one bowl to another) in less than one minute. No hands! Hands are only allowed if you drop the ping pong ball, and then they can be used to place the ball back into the original bowl for another transfer attempt. 2-3 players compete for each round of play.

5.MOVING ON UP

Things you will need: 25 similar cups, 1 different cup

Each player starts with a stack of 25 cups with one distinguished cup ( you may choose a different colour or  tape or draw a pattern at the rim) at the top of the stack.

Start by moving the top distinguished cup to the bottom of the stack, and continue moving cups from the top to the bottom until the distinguished cup is back at the bottom of the stack again. You may modify  this from the original adult version of the game that calls for 40 cups, and find  that 26 cups was a great amount for kids to work with. 2-3 children per round of competition works well.

6. JUNK IN THE TRUNK

Things you will need : Tissue Box,6 -8 ping pong balls, adjustable belt or ribbons

This game is a crowd favorite! To prepare for this game, empty a tissue box, and use a  knife to make two slits into the bottom of the box. Thread an adjustable belt or wide ribbon through the two slits to create a tissue-box-on-a-belt. Removing the thin plastic barrier from the tissue box opening (from where we pull the tissue out) will make game play easier (for younger children) or keep it intact for more challenging play.

To play the game, strap the tissue box onto the player’s back, and fill it with 6-8 ping pong balls ( 8 would be appropriate for older children and adults). Shake, shimmy, jump, and dance around until all of the balls have fallen out of the tissue box. No using your hands and no laying down! This game is hysterical to watch in action!

7. DEFY GRAVITY

Things you will need : Balloons

Using only one hand, players must keep two balloons from touching the ground for one minute. For a more challenging game, increase the amount to three balloons per player (and use different colored balloons for each player to make it easy to differentiate!). No holding the balloons!  2 players per round of competition worked well to give the players ample space to knock their balloons around.

This can be an incredibly fun party, and is actually quite inexpensive to host, too! So what are you waiting for? Let the games begin!

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