3 Fun Games to Play at Your Next Tea Party

Tea party games are always fun to plan. If you are looking for the best tea party games, you have come to the right place.

The first game is called Teacup Swap. Any number of people can play Teacup Swap and everyone is a winner! To play, each person needs a teacup and saucer. Let guests know in your invitation that they need to bring a teacup and saucer or you can provide one for each person if your party budget allows it.

When your guests arrive, have them place their teacups at their place setting or have them already arranged there if you are providing them.

Invite all of your guests to admire each teacup and saucer set by walking around the table. When everyone has finished looking, ask the first guest to arrive to be the first to choose a teacup. Continue in the order that the guests arrived in, go alphabetically, or have numbers drawn from a hat. Wherever the cup is, that is where they sit. This is a great game to use when people only sit by others that they know. Each guest will get a chance to pick their favorite, and no matter which teacup others choose, they will each end up with a lovely teacup and saucer to take home!

The second game you are about to learn is called Tea Tasting. This is a great game to play with smaller groups. Make sure that you have several teapots handy, and a little trinket to give away for a prize. Find a few different teas and prepare each in a separate teapot.

Let your guests taste a small bit of each tea, one at a time, without letting them know which is which. After everyone has tasted each flavor and guessed what they might be, award a prize to the best guesser. Don’t forget to write down what tea is in which pot so you don’t get confused! When buying your teas, make sure you purchase contrasting flavors. Familiar flavors are good if your guests are not usually tea drinkers (It will make the game easier for them).

In general, avoid buying mixed teas because the flavors can get confusing.

Try out these great teas for distinct flavors:

Peppermint
Rose Hip
Orange Zest
Green Tea
Lavender
Chai
Chamomile
Ginger
Raspberry

If you are looking for a silly game that is tons of fun, arrange for each guest to make a lovely tea party hat. Look at a craft store or a dollar store for inexpensive hat making materials. Don’t worry too much about finding the perfect craft supplies. Your guests are sure to get creative with whatever you supply. Need some ideas of what to buy? Here are a few ideas:

Silk flowers
Ribbons
Lace
Buttons
Beads
Thread
Bells
Fabric

The fabric can be tulle, which is inexpensive and can easily be cut into 1’x1′ pieces. Hot glue guns are needed for this project, so make sure you have some handy. Make sure you have one for every two people. If you do not have any hot glue guns handy, a few bottles of quick drying craft glue will suffice.

After your guests have finished decorating their hats, award prizes to the biggest hat, the silliest hat, the prettiest hat, etc. This game is lots of fun when everyone wins!

Road Trip Games – Fun Games to Play For Long Car Rides

So you’ve bought a nice car and love driving it but when you’re going on a long journey it can become quite boring, especially when you’re driving on a motorway.

Most of these games will be for the benefit of the passengers and not for the driver, as he or she has to concentrate on keeping control of the car. But with your friends or family being kept entertained it is one less worry for the driver.

Here are some of my favorite games for a long road trip.

Counting Animal Life

This is mainly for the kids. Whenever they see an animal such as a sheep, cow or horse they can mark it on a score sheet.

You can make it more interesting by asking them to say something about that animal when they spot it. For example when they see a cow, they might say it’s where milk comes from.

Doing just this will be too simple apart from the very young children but you can change it so they can only mark down and talk about particular types of animals such as birds.

Spot the License Plates

This game is something everyone can play. You’ll first of all need to make a list of all the areas in your country that have different license plates. For example if you live in the US then the list would include Arizona, Maine, Iowa, Texas etc.

Each person has a turn and when they see a license plate for an area of the country that hasn’t been found yet, they will mark it down and get a point. It’s a good idea to have a time limit, so if they can’t find a new type of plate within the given time then they will have to pass onto the next person and they will not receive a point.

The Unknown Star

This is one of the games where the driver can actually take part, as long as they obviously keep their eyes and mind on the road.

Someone will think of a famous film or TV star. The other people in the car take turns to ask one question about the star. The person who knows the star has to answer yes or no.

For example someone might think of Robert De Niro. Someone else might ask “Has the star won an Oscar?” The person would answer yes.

From these yes or no answers, the players can start to build some best guesses to whom the star is.

When someone thinks they know the answer, they can say but if they’re wrong then they’re booted out of that particular game.

You can also use the same idea for other games such as thinking of films or types of cars.

Trends Of Mobile Gaming

Anyone can play mobile games; it’s not an issue of age, gender, or geography (however, kids surely dominate in this area). Mobile games can be played anywhere, on tablets and smartphones; and the former are especially great for such pastime. Games top other mobile app categories in the stores, and receive new opportunities with every fresh platform version and sophisticated hardware. Sales of mobile devices go up, and the game industry is blooming, profitable and changing. Trends of mobile gaming come and go; and some hold position, because they simply work. And which mobile gaming trends and rules do we currently have at disposal?

Popular games can appear out of the blue. A catchy game with all the necessary ingredients can always become an instant hit; surely, with well-planned and well-implemented promotion behind its back. It can be simple, which is perfect for brief time-wasting. It can be innovative, which is perfect for experienced gamers; because nobody needs simple clones of popular games. But an idea can be taken to shape it into something unique; and it’s often better not to overcomplicate things – find a balance instead.

Freemium or one-time paid? There are various ways of gathering revenues; for each game you can choose a perfect one. In general, freemium model is more profitable potentially. You allow users to enjoy the experience of an ad-free game, then offer them in-app purchases to improve it (buying virtual goods and features). That’s really great for multiplayer games; this way has been feeding desktop online games for a long time. The second way often works as try-and-buy: users can try a free version of the game (usually ad-supported), then can purchase the ad-free and full-featured one. Works for ad-haters, of which there are many. Both of these models work, think which one’s better for the specificity of your game.

Tablet wins. Tablets are great not only at browsing through the Internet and some cloud-stored databases that you use in work. Tablets are great at gaming. You usually play smartphone games when you need to kill some short amount of time. But a richer experience can be provided by tablets, which allow to dive deeper into the environment. For numerous gamers that is a must. That’s why tablet users are more engaged, download more and pay more. You can’t carry game consoles everywhere. Perhaps you don’t carry a laptop everywhere either. Tablet is a perfect combination of mobility, screen size, work and entertainment. What’s more, tablets currently outship PCs, game consoles, and even laptops – they peak at popularity. What else is required to call it a winner?

Online + Multiplayer = Win. Obvious, isn’t it? The boom of multiplayer desktop games went mobile. Gamers gather together and compete with each other online; and that is sure to last. There is also such thing as cloud gaming, which is easily accessible for gamers, and cheaper as well. They can also gather gamers from different mobile platforms.

Augmented reality has so many areas of application – perhaps any industry can find a use of this technology, from health care to education; and mobile gaming is just one of them. Augmented reality perfectly suits here and offers a worthwhile playing experience to gamers. Anything that’s surrounding can become a part of the game environment; this can be successfully applied to numerous game concepts.

These tips might prove helpful to those who think over launching a mobile game project. You should also remember that people learn about new games mostly through recommendations of friends and acquaintances, who can easily advise something according to the person’s interest. Other spread ways include top lists in application stores and specialized websites. Take note of this before you plan promotion. May success be with you!