Top 20 Best 90s Party Games

Ah, the ’90s is a time of iconic fashion, blockbuster moviesand iconic TV shows that have become cultural staples even years later. Hosting a ’90s-themed party is a spectacular way to make your guests long for a simpler, pre-smartphone era. Just like a cult classic, your party can achieve immortality through the right mix of activities. As your resident expert on all things cinematic and party-esque, I present to you an eclectic range of games and activities that will make your ’90s-themed party the talk of the town.

Top 20 ’90s Party Games

1. 90s Dance-Off

In the spirit of the ’90s dance flicks that made us groove in our seats, a dance-off should be your first go-to event.

What You’ll Need:

  • A playlist of iconic ’90s tunes.
  • A designated dance area.
  • Judges to assess performances.

How to Play:

  1. Announce the beginning of the dance-off.
  2. Play snippets of ’90s hits and invite willing guests to the floor.
  3. Judges decide on the winners based on movesoriginalityand crowd appeal.

2. Guess the Song

Think of this game as a living, breathing jukebox filled with ’90s nostalgia.

What You’ll Need:

  • Clips of ’90s songs.
  • Answer sheets for guests.
  • A stereo or speaker.

How to Play:

  1. Play the first few seconds of a song.
  2. Guests write down their guesses on answer sheets.
  3. Reveal the correct answers and tally the scores.

3. Music Trivia

Like a gripping musical documentary, this game taps into the knowledge of ’90s music aficionados.

What You’ll Need:

  • Trivia questions based on ’90s music.
  • Buzzers for each team or individual.

How to Play:

  1. A host reads out a trivia question.
  2. The first person or team to hit the buzzer gets to answer.
  3. Correct answers earn points.

4. Dance Party

Here we recreate the essence of a ’90s club, minus the questionable fashion choices.

What You’ll Need:

  • A playlist of ’90s dance tracks.
  • A disco ball for authenticity.
  • Glow sticks for guests.

How to Play:

  1. Just hit play on your ’90s playlist.
  2. Distribute glow sticks to amp up the nostalgia.
  3. Let people dance their cares away.

5. 90s Theme Lip Sync Battle

Before musical dramas made it cool, we were all staging our lip-sync battles, often in front of our bedroom mirrors.

What You’ll Need:

  • Backing tracks of popular ’90s songs.
  • A stage or designated area.

How to Play:

  1. Guests pick a ’90s song and perform a lip-sync performance.
  2. Judges or audience members vote on the best performance.

6. 90s Movie Quotes Game

This game is like a pop quiz on your favorite ’90s films, a real test for movie buffs.

What You’ll Need:

  • Quotes from ’90s movies.
  • Answer sheets for guests.

How to Play:

  1. The host reads out a quote from a ’90s movie.
  2. Guests write down which movie they think it’s from and the character who said it.
  3. Tally scores and award prizes to winners.

7. 90s Movie Trivia Scavenger Hunt

Inspired by adventure films and treasure hunts, this game is a scavenger hunt with a twist.

What You’ll Need:

  • Items related to ’90s movies.
  • Clues leading to these items.
  • Treasure maps.

How to Play:

  1. Distribute the treasure maps and clues.
  2. Players must find the ’90s-related items hidden around the venue.
  3. The first to find all items wins.

8. 90s Movie Match-up Game

This is a cinematic pairing game, making connections between ’90s characters and their respective movies.

What You’ll Need:

  • Cards with movie titles and character names.
  • Tables or a flat surface to lay the cards on.

How to Play:

  1. Lay cards on a table, face down.
  2. Players take turns flipping two cards to find matching pairs.
  3. The player with the most pairs wins.

9. 90s Movie Charades

Charades has always been a classic party game, but with a ’90s movie twist, it brings a new level of fun and nostalgia.

What You’ll Need:

  • Slips of paper with names of popular ’90s movies.
  • A bowl to hold the slips.
  • A timer.

How to Play:

  1. Players draw a slip from the bowl and act out the movie without using any words.
  2. The audience guesses the movie before the timer runs out.
  3. Points are awarded for correct guesses.

10. 90s Movie Trivia Bingo

The classic Bingo game gets a ’90s film makeover, creating a mash-up of trivia and chance.

What You’ll Need:

  • Bingo cards with ’90s movie titles and actors.
  • Tokens or markers.
  • Trivia questions related to ’90s movies.

How to Play:

  1. As the host reads out trivia questions, players mark the corresponding answer on their cards.
  2. The first player to form a complete line yells, Bingo!
  3. Check the answers and award the winner.

11. Slang Quiz

The ’90s were iconic for their slang phrases. This quiz will test who truly remembers the decade’s linguistic flair.

What You’ll Need:

  • Flashcards with ’90s slang phrases.
  • Answer sheets or buzzers.

How to Play:

  1. The host shows a slang termand guests guess its meaning.
  2. Points are given for accurate answers.

12. 90s Slang Pictionary

Merging the fun of Pictionary with the quirky slang of the ’90s makes for a hilarious game.

What You’ll Need:

  • Cards with ’90s slang phrases.
  • Drawing boards or paper.

How to Play:

  1. Players draw a card and sketch the slang term.
  2. Their team guesses the term within a set time.
  3. Points are given for correct guesses.

13. 90s Phrases Fill In The Blank

Guests will need to tap deep into their ’90s memories to master this game of linguistic gaps.

What You’ll Need:

  • Sentences with missing slang words.
  • Answer sheets.

How to Play:

  1. The host reads out a sentence with a missing word.
  2. Players write down the ’90s slang term they believe fits best.
  3. Points are given for correct answers.

14. Who Said It?

TV shows and movies of the ’90s had iconic lines delivered by unforgettable characters. Let’s see who remembers them best!

What You’ll Need:

  • Quotes from ’90s TV shows and movies.
  • Multiple-choice options for characters.
  • Answer sheets.

How to Play:

  1. The host reads out a quote.
  2. Guests choose the character they think said the line.
  3. Points are given for correct answers.

15. 90s Theme Charades

Beyond movies, the ’90s had unique cultural moments. Let’s act them out!

What You’ll Need:

  • Slips of paper with ’90s themes, eventsor items.
  • A bowl.

How to Play:

  1. Players draw a slip and act out the theme without speaking.
  2. The audience guesses. Points are given for correct answers.

16. Friendship Bracelets

A crafty interlude to all the competition, bracelet-making offers a touch of ’90s creative flair.

What You’ll Need:

  • Embroidery floss in various colors.
  • Tables with chairs.
  • Instruction sheets for different patterns.

How to Play:

  1. Guests choose their colors and follow instructions to create bracelets.
  2. The most intricate or creative bracelet could win a prize!

17. Tie-Dye

The swirling colors of tie-dye t-shirts capture the spirit of ’90s fashion.

What You’ll Need:

  • White t-shirts.
  • Dyes in multiple colors.
  • Rubber bands.

How to Play:

  1. Guests fold and bind their t-shirts with rubber bands.
  2. They then dip or squirt dye to create patterns.
  3. Once dry, they can flaunt their ’90s-inspired creations.

18. CD Art

The compact disc was a ’90s staple. Let’s turn these into art masterpieces.

What You’ll Need:

  • Old CDs.
  • Paints, markersand other decorative items.
  • Strings for hanging.

How to Play:

  1. Guests get creative, turning CDs into decorative items or artwork.
  2. Display them for everyone to admire. Award a prize for the most creative piece!

19. Scrunchies

The quintessential ’90s hair accessory is back in style!

What You’ll Need:

  • Fabric in various colors.
  • Elastic bands.
  • Sewing kits.

How to Play:

  1. Guests cut fabric and wrap it around the elastic, sewing to create a scrunchie.
  2. Everyone gets to keep their creations or exchange with others.

20. Beaded Jewelry

Before there were modern crafting kits, there were beads.

What You’ll Need:

  • Beads in various colors and sizes.
  • Clasps for necklaces or bracelets.

How to Play:

  1. Guests design and string their beads to create jewelry.
  2. Showcase creations and even exchange or gift them.

Conclusion

With these 20 activities and games, your ’90s party will surely be an unforgettable event. It’s more than just a walk down memory lane; it’s about embracing the essence of a bygone era while creating new memories. Just like a reel of film capturing scenes of joy, laughterand nostalgia, your party will be a snapshot of the ’90s, with all its vibrancy and flair. So, pop in that mixtape, grab your neon gearand let the ’90s party magic begin!

 

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