In today’s day and age, classic party games such as pass the parcel and musical chairs are going out of fashion, and the latest trend is video gaming parties. Family gaming is on the rise, and there are a number of video games out there designed for both kids and adults that whole groups of people can enjoy. If you’re thinking of hosting a video gaming party for a special gamer in your life, we’ve put together a list of top tips to help you really make their day. The best thing is you don’t even need to know the last thing about gaming to host a great gaming party – just provide the games, consoles, food, and plenty of fun!


Themed Parties

As if getting to play on their favourite game wasn’t enough, why not really take your gamer’s party to the next level by having a game-related theme. If you’re focussing on a specific game for the party, you could even ask the guests to come dressed as characters or other fancy dress related to the game to make it even more fun. Find posters and decorate the house or venue with game-related merchandise, and you could even add a theme to the food – think character cupcakes or even a full character cake.

Hire a Games Pod

If you’re not sure whether you want a load of kids playing games in your home or aren’t sure you’ve got enough room, why not consider renting a Games Pod mobile gaming party? This way, the party will literally come to you – and it’s got all the equipment you need for a mind blowing gaming party! It’s perfect for both kids and adults, so all the family really can get involved.

Don’t Leave Out Other Games

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If you’ve got a bunch of younger kids attending your party and you’re not sure whether or not they’ll be able to fully engage in video gaming, it’s a wise idea to include some classic party games as well so everybody has an activity that they’ll enjoy. The best thing about classic party games is that they’re easy to remember and almost everybody knows how to play them. Pass the parcel, musical chairs, or even pin the tail on the donkey will definitely be a hit with the younger kids and keep them entertained whilst the older children play videogames.

Choose Watchable Games

Keep in mind that not everyone will be able to play on the game at the same time, so the best idea is to choose a game that is not only fun to play but fun for others to watch as well. Sports games, dance games, music games and trivia games are all excellent examples of this and allow everybody to get involved whether they’re holding the controller or not.

Have you ever hosted a video gaming party? If you’d like to add any tips, tricks or great advice for first time gaming party hosts, we’d love to hear from you in the comments.