5 After Dinner Party Games

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Planning a dinner party can take a lot of effort. There are many things to consider: choosing the right food and drinks, choosing music to have on in the background, inviting the right people, cleaning and decorating the house, etc. One thing that can often be neglected is what activities you do after the meal.

Of course, if the conversation is flowing you may not need activities. However, they can be a handy ace to have up your sleeve if the pace of the evening slows and you start to worry about the dreaded awkward silence. In this guide, we have listed five after dinner party games to give your guests a memorable night!

The Name Game

The Name Game is both simple and entertaining. All you need to play this game is a set of sticky notes and a pen. The way this game works is that each player writes the name of a person on a sticky note and sticks it on the forehead of the player to their left without showing them the name. Each player takes it in turns to ask the player to their right one question at a time about who they might be, but each question can only be answered with “yes” or “no”. The winner is the first person to work out the person whose name is stuck to their forehead!


There are plenty of board games available, from the classics like Cluedo and Scrabble to newer games. However, most board games are not ideal for a dinner party, especially those that take many hours (Monopoly and Risk being examples) or have many rules to remember. A game that is easy for your guests to learn, does not require many pieces, and is likely to result in humour is Articulate


Karaoke can be a fun and hilarious bonding experience for you and your guests, especially after a couple of glasses of wine! There are various different karaoke games available to buy, some for video games consoles, some as apps for smart TVs, and some as boxed board games. If you don’t have any of these, you can find free karaoke backing tracks on sites like YouTube and connect your phone or laptop to your TV. If you need extension leads to set this up, sites like powerpointelectrics.co.uk offer many different products.

Never Have I Ever

Although this game is typically played by teenagers and college students, it can still be fun for adults in the right company! To play Never Have I Ever, each player takes it in turns to say a statement about themselves beginning with the phrase “never have I ever”. Any player who has done the thing in the statement has to take a drink. This one can get a bit racy and is best suited for parties with friends who are drinking.

Trivia Games

Trivia games are often a good bet. There are plenty of trivia games available as apps, boardgames, video games, or packs of cards. One personal twist that you can do as the host is write your own questions and relate them to the guests. 

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