When it comes to silly party games, it seems unfair that birthdays get all of the focus and Christmas none. It is time to bring back some silly party games for Christmas, and “Pin the beard on Santa” is as good a place to start as any.
This can be purchased at some party stores or even little gift stores. It doesn’t need to be big, but it ought to be a big face of Santa. You might also find these at educational supply stores, or teacher supply shops, at the section of other cardboard decoration things that teachers wear classroom walls.
Once you get Santa’s head home, cut his beard off. That is right, cut if clean off. There is no use in pinning Santa’s beard on him if it is there, right? The beard you sliced off may be thrown away or store it to tape back up later, if you want to use Santa’s face for one more match or decoration.
Now, you can create several beards from distinct items. It’s easy to take a piece of thick cardstock and cut the beard from that, or you may utilize foam with adhesive backing. You can simply peel the backing off right before it is used. You might also produce the beard from crumpled white paper, simple computer paper or the like. If you would like to obtain a bit more elaborate, create Santa’s beard out of cotton balls or a large piece of cotton pulled and shaped into the semblance of a blossom.
In case you have 5 people playing this game, you’ll need 5 beards. 10 people? 10 beards. You get the idea.
Spin the person around, make sure they’re blindfolded and then have them attempt to substitute Santa’s lost beard. Self-adhesive foam works well because once they place it on the image of Santa, it is not going to proceed so that they can not change their blindfolded mind and modify the position once they pick a position. It is there for the duration.
No, you may add several variations to this match. For example, you can buy a full-size cardboard Santa (again, the celebration stores frequently have them, or school supply stores, or you’ll be able to make one of your own without a lot of effort). You might have folks pin the boots on Santa, pin the hat on Santa, or pin down a red button on Santa.
1 fun (grownup) version of this game is to pin the torso hair on Santa. Create an enjoyable cardboard Santa with his suit unbuttoned. It is a big macho for Santa, but also somewhat fun. Then fashion “chest hair” out of yarn, threads or fake fur. Attach some kind of adhesive to the back (foam stickers work, or heavy-duty double-stick tape) and also have people attempt to pin the torso hair on Santa the same way they tied his beard or may hook his or her boots.
Any good game offers a prize for the winner, and this is no exception. You can always offer Santa to the winning ‘pinner” or you could have something more elaborate such as a Santa goodie bag, stuffed with Santa pens, Santa erasers, a Santa coffee grinder, and Santa-themed candy.