These fun Valentines Day games are inspired by some of the best romantic movies ever. They’re the perfect Valentine’s Day games for couples to play together or to play as a large group at a party.
A couple of years ago I put together chick flick themed gift baskets and ever since, I’ve wanted to do party games inspired by some of my favorite romantic movies. Valentine’s Day seemed like the perfect occasion, so here you go! They’d be really fun to play with couples at a Valentine’s Day party, but also perfect for classroom party games!
All of these games are Minute to Win It style games and depending on the number of people playing, there are three different ways you can play them. It’s up to you how you’d like to play them, just do what works best for you.
- Style #1: Man vs. Clock – In this version, one player will be trying to complete the game in under a minute. If they do, they win a prize. If not, let someone else have a shot. If you go with this style, I recommend choosing a different person for each game.
- Style #2: Head to Head – In this style, you’ll pick two players for each game who will going head to head against each other playing a game rather than trying to beat the clock. The first person to finish wins the prize. Again, rotate through pairs for each game, repeating players as necessary.
- Style #3: Team Competition – In this style, you’ll split your group into two (or 3 or 10 depending on the number of guests) teams. For each game, teams must choose one player to compete head to head in the game with the other teams. The first team to finish will receive 10 points, the second team will receive 5, etc. Continue playing through all the games and the team with the most points at the end wins. This works best if you have quite a few people and is a good way to get everyone involved cheering for their team.
Romantic Movie Inspired Valentines Day Games
You’ve Got Mail
This game requires two players. One player holds a Valentines day mailbox on one side of the room and the other player stands on the other side of the room with a bucket of pink ping pong balls. Player one has to bounce ping pong balls across the room while player two is trying to catch them. First team to catch all (or 14) of the ping pong balls in their mailbox wins.
This is best played in the team format but can also work with an individual. Players race, relay style, to dress one player on their team. Teams choose one person to be the pretty woman and everyone else will be a runner. The first player will run to the other side of the room, pick up an article of women’s clothing (from a pile you’ll provide) and return back to their team. The “pretty woman” on their team has to put on the article of clothing (any way, not correctly) before the next teammate can race to the pile of clothes. Teams must fully dress their pretty woman to win.
This game can be played with one or two players. If playing with two players, give one person a cup full of gummy rings or hearts and give the other player a chopstick, straw, or other long pointy item. If playing with one player, give the player the cup full of rings and mount the chopstick or straw somewhere. Player has to toss the ring and get it around the chopstick/straw before the time runs out. If it seems too easy, you can require them to get three rings.
50 First Dates
Before the party, print and cut out this 50 first dates file that has 50 different dates in it. For this game, players are given a bag full of the dates and must race to be the first to put the dates in order from the first date to the last.
This is another partner relay race. Before the game, put a couple of cleaning supplies (rags, cleaners, etc.) at one of end of the room. Players have to “dance” with another member of their team from one side of the room to the other to pick up one cleaning supply at a time then return back to their team to drop it off. Each time they dance down the aisle, they must do a different dance style.
Shakespeare in Love
Before the party, print out four famous Shakespeare quotes and put them in a bag. Place the name of the plays that the quotes are from in the four corners of the room. Players must go through the bag, determine which play the quote is from, and place it in the correct corner of the room. First player to correctly get all of the quotes wins.
Players race to be the first to rip the pages, one at a time, out of a spiral notebook. First player to rip out all of the pages wins.
The Wedding Singer
Right before the time starts, give the player a list of popular love songs. The player must hum or doo the songs to their team, just like in the game how do you doo, and get their team to guess at least five of the songs on the list before their time is up.
Gone with the Wind
Players must race to be the first to blow a jelly heart from one side of the room to the other using only a straw and their own breath. First player to get their heart across the finish line wins.
A Walk to Remember
Setup a simple obstacle course across the room using love themed items. Give each player 30 seconds to study the obstacle course before the game begins. Once their 30 seconds is up, blindfold the player and have them complete the obstacle course using only what they remember from studying it. First player to successfully get through the obstacle course (or have the quickest time) wins. You can also let a teammate call out directions to them as well to involve more players.
Don’t forget to pin these Valentines Day games for later!