Whether you're hosting a birthday, luncheon or friendly get-together, add some flair to a party by creating a Paris theme. Along with serving wine and cheese from the region and playing French music, keep the Parisian theme going by hosting some French games. You can create a variety of games that will not only teach party guests about the country and city, but also get everyone involved in having a good time.
Party-goers of almost all physical abilities will be able to compete in a Parisian trivia contest while also learning something new about the region. Before the party, look up some interesting facts about the city and turn them into questions. Divide the group into teams and ask guests trivia including: "What is the city's nickname?" with the answer being "City of Light," and "What year was the Eiffel Tower completed?" which was in 1889. For more difficult questions, consider giving guests multiple choices to select from. Whichever team gets the most answers right wins.
France and Paris are all about fashion, so invite your party guests to show off their best looks with a dress-up contest. Pick out some clothing items and accessories that are famously worn in the region such as striped shirts, scarves and berets, as well as historical costumes like large white wigs and aristocratic suits. Challenge guests to create the most fabulous French costume by putting on the items, then have a judge select the winner. Or add some extra competition and see who can put on a certain costume in the fastest amount of time.
Paris Scavenger Hunt
Many tourists in Paris scramble around the city trying to see all of its famous monuments and sights. Bring the thrill of seeing them all to your party with a sightseeing scavenger hunt. Print pictures of or find a few miniature-sized Paris monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triumph and Le Louvre. Hide them around the yard or party room. Give guests clues as to where these might be hidden, including some written in French. Whichever team find the most monuments wins.
Go on the Internet and print out a few colored copies of Paris' metro line map. This map is a web of colorful lines, all leading to various places around the city. Divide the party guests into teams, or give each person her own map. Give everyone a starting metro station in the city, as well as a destination station. The guests must then find the two points on the map and figure out the fastest metro lines to take them there. The first person to name the correct route wins.
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