Marriage is the best thing in my life. When we openly and privately express our love for each other it only serves to strengthen our relationships. When I am actively thinking of ways to tell my husband how much I love him, it makes me love him more. I realize how happy he makes me and I appreciate everything about him. I see things and think, "How can I use that object to tell him I love him?" This makes me think of him all the time. It makes our marriage stronger and it makes us both happier.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Games of the Heart

If you are in charge of the games for a Valentine's Party, here are a few suggestions. If you are have an adult party with married couples, you can play The Newlywed Game. A list of questions can be found here. I personally think that the goal of a Valentine party is for everyone to go home at least as good of friends as they were when they came. So, the questions here are pretty tame. I don't think there are any that will make anyone go home angry or with hurt feelings (they may be a little embarrassed, but not too bad). Use your own judgement.

Another game that you can play is "Pick Your Honey's Nose". In this game you make a large screen/wall out of butcher paper. It has to be tall enough for all the spouses to stand behind it in a line. Nothing can show (no shoes or tops of heads). Cut holes in the paper, either all at the same height or at varying heights. We drew stick figures on the front of the paper with the hole where the nose should be. Write a number above each hole. Have all the husbands (or all the wives) stand behind the screen and poke their nose through a hole (if you make the holes at varying heights, make sure that the people behind the screen don't stand at a hole that is the same height as their nose actually is). The other spouse has to guess which nose belongs to their spouse. You would thing that it would be pretty easy, since you see it pretty closely every day, but it really isn't. Even the most distinguishable noses become more ordinary when they aren't attached to a face. You can also have people try to identify all the noses. Whoever gets the most right wins.

Valentine Bingo is fun for parties with kids. You can use conversation hearts for the markers. There are free downloadable bingo cards with pictures here. They have all kinds of free bingo cards there. You can also download card with numbers here.

Another game I found there was a game called, "Find Your Heart Mate". Cut enough hearts that each child can have a half heart. Cut each heart in half at different angles or a different shape line. Give each child a half a heart and have them find the person with the other half of his/her heart. This website has a lot of fun ideas for classroom activities and games for childrens parties.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing these especially the Newlywed Questions. I was hoping I'd find some in time for my party at Saturday instead of trying to make them all up on my own.


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