15 Best Diwali party games ideas

  • ePadosi Editor
  • Last Updated on Nov 05, 2023
} 15 Best Diwali party games ideas

Here are some fantastic ideas, for Diwali party games that will add excitement and anticipation to your gathering. Diwali, the festival of lights is a time of joy, togetherness and vibrant celebrations. It's the occasion to take a break from our routine and immerse ourselves in spirited festivities with our loved ones.

To make this Diwali truly unforgettable we have put together a collection of engaging party games that will ignite the spirit. From favorites like Bingo and Musical Chairs to challenges like Diya Decoration and Rangoli Making these games are designed to bring fun and enthusiasm to your Diwali party.

1. Blindfolded diya lighting;

In this activity participants will be. Given the task of lighting many diyas as they can within a specific time limit. This exciting competition not adds an element of fun to the celebration. Also promotes teamwork and a sense of festivity. It's a way to bring colleagues during Diwali fostering camaraderie and shared accomplishments.

2. Sweets tasting challenge;

Add some delight to your celebration with this delightful game! Set up an array of Diwali sweets. Challenge your guests to guess their names while blindfolded.

3. Decorating Diya Contest;

As a game for your Diwali party you can provide clay lamps (diyas) along with a variety of decorating materials to your employees. The goal is to engage in a competition and see who can create the beautifully decorated diya. This creative challenge not ignites the spirit but also encourages participants to showcase their artistic talents.

4. Intricate Rangoli Competition;

Organize a competition where teams and individuals can showcase their skills by crafting rangolis. This event provides an opportunity for participants to demonstrate their creativity and attention to detail. By hosting such a contest you not promote expression but also foster camaraderie and healthy competition among the participants.

5. Memory Game;

The Memory Game is a Diwali party game that offers a mental challenge suitable for all ages. Using items to Diwali this game tests and celebrates players observation and recall abilities making it a perfect addition, to gatherings. Arrange a variety of Diwali related objects on a tray, such, as diyas, rangoli colors, firecrackers, sweets and other items. Give the participants a minute to observe the items on the tray. After covering the tray ask them to write down items as they can remember. The person who accurately recalls the number of items will be declared the winner. This game not sharpens the mind. Also captures the essence of Diwali in an enjoyable and interactive manner.

6. Diwali Bingo (Tambola);

Organize a game of Diwali Bingo with your friends and family. Of using numbered tickets use Diwali themed tickets. It's a game for occasions like Diwali, where fireworks and crackers play a significant role in celebrations.

Start by creating or purchasing Diwali themed Bingo tickets. Each ticket should feature images representing items like 'Rocket' 'Anaar,' 'Chakri' 'Bomb,' etc. instead of numbers. The caller randomly selects a card. Slip with an image or name of an item on it. They announce it loudly while players search for that item on their ticket. If the announced item is present, on a players ticket they mark it off.The person who first completes the chosen pattern and shouts 'claim' is declared the winner, for that pattern.

7. Diwali Quiz;

How about testing everyones knowledge of Diwali traditions and history with a quiz? Prepare a series of questions related to the festival and assign points for answers. The participant with the score can be crowned as the Diwali Quiz Champion.

8. 1 truth 2 lies;

Lets celebrate the spirit of Diwali by playing a fun and engaging game called '1 Truth 2 Lies. Each participant takes turns sharing three statements, about themselves. One statement and two fabricated ones. The challenge lies in figuring out which statement is true. This game not adds a twist to your Diwali celebration but also fosters camaraderie among friends or family members creating lasting memories during this festive season.

9. Best ethnic attire competition;

To promote immersion and team spirit during your Diwali celebration encourage guests to dress up in traditional Indian attire. As part of the festivities why not organize a competition to acknowledge and appreciate the dressed participant?This activity not promotes a sense of belonging and appreciation, for cultures but also adds a vibrant and lively element to the Diwali celebration creating cherished memories for everyone involved.

10. Dumb Charades;

Silent Acting Game, commonly known as Dumb Charades becomes more enjoyable with a Diwali twist. By focusing on Diwali related themes this game brings a touch to the classic party favorite making it perfect for this occasion.

Divide the participants into two teams. Members from one team act out words or phrases related to Diwali (such as 'Diya' 'firecracker' or 'Arti') without speaking while their team members try to guess within a time limit. The team with the guesses at the end of the game emerges victorious. Infuse the essence of Diwali through these words to ensure a experience!

11. Musical Chairs;

Musical Chairs is a timeless game that can easily be transformed into a Diwali themed activity. With a touch of magic using music and decorations can bring laughter and excitement uniting both children and adults in friendly competition.

Arrange chairs in a circle, one, than the number of participants. As Diwali themed music plays players walk around the chairs...When the music stops playing everyone needs to grab a chair and take a seat. The person who is left standing is, out of the game. Remove one chair each round until one player remains. The last person sitting down is declared the winner. To keep the spirit alive make sure to play Diwali tracks throughout the rounds!

12. Diwali Pictionary:

For parties you can add a twist to the classic game of Pictionary. Incorporate themes associated with the Festival of Lights to make it a delightful Diwali entertainment suitable for participants of all ages.

Divide everyone into two teams. Take turns drawing a word or phrase related to Diwali without using any spoken words or writing. Participants have a time to guess the word based on the drawing. The team with the guesses, by the end of the game wins! This Diwali themed Pictionary not sparks creativity. Also brings in the essence of this beautiful festival.

13. Karaoke Night;

Another fun activity you can organize is a karaoke night where everyone can showcase their singing talents.

Create a playlist filled with Diwali songs. Take turns singing your favorite tunes. Singing together will not add a sense of togetherness and joy to your Diwali celebrations. Also create a delightful atmosphere.

14. Poker Night- Cards Game;

If you're, in the mood for some gaming during the festivities consider playing Poker, which is often enjoyed as a Diwali game at parties. It requires skill and strategic thinking as players place bets based on the strength of their card combinations. The player with the hand or the one standing after others have folded emerges as the winner.

15. Antakshari;

Another fun activity to include in your Diwali party is Antakshari, an musical game that combines melodies with camaraderie. As families and friends come together to celebrate the Festival of Lights this game adds a spark by sharing songs and creating fond memories.

To play Antakshari divide participants into two or more teams. One team starts by singing a song. When they finish the opposing team must begin their song using the letter of the previous song sung. The game continues in this manner with teams selecting songs that correspond to each ending letter. You can adjust rules such, as excluding words or focusing on themes if desired. The key is to keep the melodies flowing and spirits throughout!

As you gear up for the festive season, keep in mind that the true essence lies in celebrating and having fun together. Whether you engage in a game of Antakshari, a memory game, or simply share stories it's the laughter and cherished memories that truly make Diwali special. So illuminate your homes extend invitations to your loved ones and let the festivities commence! Wishing you a Diwali!


footer tower