With October in our rearview, it’s safe to say it’s time to start embracing the winter months ahead. But the impending cold and snow doesn’t have to be a bad thing. There is a lot of fun ways you can spend your time. Including a bunch of games, you can play with your best pals while enoying the inevitable winter wonderland!!
- Slip Sip
To begin with, we will start small. So walking is hard, especially when the ground is covered with a sleek layer of shiny ice. But you know what makes you walk with even more caution? Alcohol. So every time you or one of your friends accidentally slips on the ice, you take a sip of your drink.
And if you want to step up #1, if someone actually falls on the ice, you each take a gulp of your drink for their misfortune. While the person who actually fell must remain seated until they chug the entirety of a Smirnoff Ice.
- Frosty the Snowman Gets Tipsy
This game requires a frosted mug of beer and a music player of some sort. If you know the rules of “Thunder” this game follows the same concept except now you are corrupting a classic childhood song, “Frosty the Snowman”. So everyone must stand in a circle with their frosted mug of beer (no other beverages allowed, sorry I do make the rules) and play the song on the speaker. When the lyrics say, “Frosty the Snowman” the first person must start chugging their frosted beer and can only stop chugging when the song once again declares the phrase, “Frosty the Snowman”, which signals the next person in the circle to begin chugging. To gain the full effect I would suggest playing the song on repeat for two or three times so that all may experience the holiday joy.
- No pants? SHOT!
This one is simple… and effective. Essentially whenever you see someone wearing shorts or a dress (for some absurd reason) in the middle of winter, you yell “shot!” which is logically followed by a shot. The point is to build up your “beer blanket” to share with those who do not deem long pants necessary in below freezing temperatures. Now I understand not everyone carries a flask in their back pocket, so they can be tallied up throughout the day and compensated that night.
- Christmas Caroling Cheers
First off, if you are not pregaming to Christmas songs for the whole month of December, you are doing something fundamentally wrong. Second, the real reason to rage to Christmas carols is to consume, obviously. So this game is one to play during the entire time of your social gathering because it demands random cheers of voices and beverages. To begin, your group must pick three to five (or how many you desire) keywords that are common in Christmas songs, for example: Christmas, snow, Santa, sleigh, Christmas tree, chimney, etc. And while the music plays in the background if someone hears one of the chosen words they must shout, “Cheers!” which is reasonably followed by an explosion of glasses clinking and throats gulping.