Dinner party game for the newlyweds
June 11, 2009
People who have just gotten married, and who have newly-hitched friends, can have a little fun with a classic dinner party game.
The Newlywed Game was originally a television show that had couples who were recently married face-off against each other by answering questions. The host would pose a question to the new husband and wife about their habits and preferences, with the object of the game to determine who knew the most about their new spouse.
Party planners can take the concept of that show and use it as a dinner party game. Provide each couple with a clipboard with some paper, along with a black Sharpie pen.
Next, think of questions like "Who's more likely to wash the dishes?" or "What is your significant other's favorite television show?".
While these are fairly tame, feel free to ask questions that could be more embarrassing to answer, which will only add to the fun.
Make sure the couples are separated when you present your inquiries and, when everyone's back in the same room, see whose answers match up.
The couple that has the most coordinating answers should get a prize or, at the very least, a pat on the back.