We have parties for everything, it seems. We have parties for holidays, and for almost any special event you can think of. Birthdays, engagements, babies, weddings, and retirement are all things we celebrate, mostly because they are passages into a new direction in life. Sometimes, these parties are for family only, but there are times when some at parties know the honored, but they may not know anyone else. Party games are always a great way to get people to interact with each other.
Bridal and baby showers are often huge for party games. These are always a lot of fun, though most groan when it is announced that it is time for games. Usually, most end up having a lot of fun, and those who dont know each other find out that they have something in common, and new friendships can be formed, even if they are rather short lived. By nature, party games seem to be a bit corny, but perhaps that is what makes them so much fun. You never think that having more than you can carry in your purse might be worth something, or even worth mentioning, but it can be what helps you win a game.
Party games are often used when children are involved to help keep them busy. If you have a bunch of children in one spot, and there isnt much for them to do, they are going to find things on their own. Usually, this means a fair amount of trouble. Instead, by having party games for them to play, you can allow them to have fun in a structured way and hopefully no one gets hurts. Not only will they have fun, they will also get to know each other a little better, and that is always a good thing.
There are thousands of ideas for party games. The hardest part might not be finding them, but rather finding the ones that work for your occasion. You can ask friends, as they may have plenty of great ideas for party games. There are many books on the subject, and as with anything else, there are great resources online that can give you the ideas you need. Even better, if you choose some that need some sort of prop, you can usually find a link to buy what you need when you find the ideas you want to use for your celebration.