A 21st birthday party is a rite of passage for young adults. Whether turning 21 or 99, these low-cost drinking games are perfect for adults of all ages. Ensure your party is fun and memorable when you download these drinking party games today. Cheers!
*Please drink responsibly.
Birthdays are special so it makes sense you’ll want to celebrate big. If you are hosting a party for adults, it’s possible to bring in the entertainment at a low cost. Of course when hosting a party with those over 21, drinking often comes into casual gatherings. Take a look at these easy drinking game ideas for adults.
Fun Drinking Ideas
If you are looking for some common drinking game ideas, take a look at these fun ideas for adult parties.
Jenga is a classic game that’s perfect for a night of drinking. For Jenga drinking game block ideas, write down different tasks on each block before you build your tower and start playing. If you pull out a block with a task, you have to complete the task. Not all Jenga blocks need tasks but they can have them. Example ideas include
- Guys drink
- Girls drink
- No one drink for 3 minutes
- Take a group photo
- Skip your next turn
- Beards drink
- You can no longer take pieces from the center of the rows
- Rock paper scissors with the person to your left – loser drinks
- Compliment someone
- Reverse direction
You will need a Hasbro Jenga Game to do this idea.
Never Have I Ever
This is always a fun game to play when alcohol is involved. Players take turns making statements about things they’ve never done. If anyone in the group has done what you said, they drink. For example never have I ever statements include
- Never have I ever been arrested.
- Never have I ever stolen anything
- Never have I ever called an ex when drunk
- Never have I ever skinny dipped
- Never have I ever cheated on someone
- Never have I ever been on TV
- Never have I ever lied about my age
- Never have I ever spied on my neighbors
- Never have I ever had more than one date in a day
- Never have I ever forged my parents signature
Truth or Drink
Similar to truth or dare, only with alcohol. This is a fun do or drink game that gets everyone involved. To play, each person writes down 10 dares on small pieces of paper. Fold them up and put them in a hat. Players take turns drawing a dare from the hat and either completing the dare or taking a drink. Examples drinking game questions include…
- Who are you most jealous of?
- How much money is in your bank account?
- Are you where you want to be in life?
- What’s the longest you’ve gone without a shower?
- Who broke up your last relationship?
- What was your most embarrassing moment?
- What’s the wildest thing you’ve ever done?
- If you had 24 hours to live, what would you do?
- What’s the last thing you searched on your phone?
- Have you pretended to be sick to get out of plans?
The more outrageous the dares, the better!
Some parties are just better when planned ahead. While these games are really fun, they sometimes are overplayed. In addition to these easy drinking games for small gatherings, take a look at special 21st birthday party ideas as well as unique drinking games for adults of all ages. From beer pong games, to memory games, to balloon games, minute to win it games and more, these ideas are sure to thrill your birthday person, guests and company.
Let’s get this party started!
How to make a 21st birthday special
We often focus on milestone birthdays. At ten you turn the double digits, at 16 you apparently become sweet, and at 18 you enter adulthood. The milestone birthday we are focusing on today is 21 – a right of passage aka alcohol. There are plenty of fun ways to make a twenty-first birthday a special day. Take a look at some of these fun 21st birthday parties ideas.
Rent a party bus
Go camping or glamping
Visit an escape room
Fly to Vegas
Visit a local Vineyard
Take a booze cruise
Host a Spay Day
Host a murder mystery party
Have an outdoor movie night
Enjoy a public team scavenger hunt
Take a mixology class
Have a Casino Themed Party
Host a wine & cheese party
Enjoy a beer Oktoberfest (in March!)
Go on a brewery tour
Take a cooking class
Focus on the number 21 with some of these ideas…
Go on a weekend road trip adventure with 21 stops
Bike 21 miles
Have a bucket list with 21 things to do this year
To really make a 21st birthday party memorable, add some 21st birthday party games. With these hilarious drinking games, you can easily plan a great time whether you’re hosting a 21st birthday celebration, a retirement party or somewhere in between.
This low-cost party entertainment will offer no shortage of laughs. Pull together these 21st birthday drinking games to create a memorable night. Turning 21 is a big deal so you’ll want to make sure your party is one to remember. With these drinking games, you’re guaranteed to have a good time. So round up your friends, grab some drinks and get ready to party!
What are some fun Drinking Games?
When you’re a college student, few things can compare to the excitement of a 21st birthday. And doing a few rounds of drinking games is always a blast. You’re finally turning the big 2-1, so it’s time to get the party started! These drinking games are perfect for your 21st birthday… or really any birthday beyond 21. They’re easy to play, don’t require too much setup and are sure to get everyone laughing.
When putting these adult drinking ideas together we had a few ideas in mind… MAKE IT LOW-COST and MAKE IT UNIQUE! SO that is just want this is. Fun and unique party games that stray away from the tradition. Plus these drinking party games for adults won’t break the bank allowing you to spend money other places…like alcohol.
Best of all, you can easily adapt if you do not drink. The games are fun and silly and can easily be substituted with a non-alcoholic beverage… you promise the laughter will still ensue.
I’m Going to a Bar
To play this game, all you need is a group of people and some alcohol. Start by going around the circle and each person says, “I’m going to a bar and I’m going to buy…” then what drink they’re going to buy.
The next person does the same but adds their adult beverage to the list. Each person takes a turn as it goes around the circle. If you forget one of the drinks, you’re out.
The catch is, you can’t say the same drink twice. So, if someone says they’re going to buy a vodka and cranberry, the next person can’t say they’re buying a vodka and cranberry. The player is out. The last person left is the winner!
To play this game, you need at least 4 people, cups, and some spoons. The players will hurry to scoop the cocktail into an empty cup using a spoon before the timer runs out. Whatever is left after the 1 minute timer goes off, they drink.
This is a classic drinking game with a fun 21st birthday twist! You’ll need ping pong balls, enough cups to set up in the shape of a triangle for both teams, and prosecco. Teams take turns bouncing their ping pong ball into the other team’s pyramid of cups. Once the ball lands in a cup, the prosecco is drunk by the team who’s cup it landed in. The first team to eliminate all of the other team’s cups wins!
Adapt with beer or a non-drinking game option is to use empty cups and marshmallows as ping-pong balls.
Flip it or Sip it
Using a coin, players will take turns flipping the coin and calling out what side they think it will land on. If they’re right, the other player drinks. If they’re wrong, they drink. Simple as that!
Junk in the Trunk
In this fun minute to win it game, fill an empty tissue box with ping-pong balls. The fun doesn’t end there. Tie that box around a players waist and see if they can get all the balls out of the box in one minute. Might be fun to blast the tunes to Taylor Swift’s Shake it Off!
This balloon game see how long you can keep 3, 4, 5 balloons in there air. The participant that keeps the balloons up the longest is the winner. Keep adding balloons as you go.
This is a fun and silly game. It causes your guests to get on the floor. So if you are the host, make sure to give it a good cleaning before your guests and birthday guy or gal arrive. Players will roll an egg across the floor without using their hands. Noses only!
In this traditional drinking game, Jell-O shots are a must! All the players get in a circle and look down. When they look up, you must make eye contact with a player. If you make eye contact with the same player who made eye contact with you, you yell “Medusa” and take a shot. Play until the shots are all gone.
Donut on a String
This fun kids game is even more fun when played with adults… and maybe a little alcohol. Tie donuts to a string and see if you can get your donut eaten the fastest. No hands!
Definitely add this game closer to the end of the night. It will be even harder to keep a straight face. In this verbal drinking game, everyone writes down a phrase on a piece of paper. It can be ridiculous, inappropriate or just outright silly. The player will draw a phrase from the pile and attempt to say the phrase without smiling, giggling or laughing.
Pass the Orange
This fun ice breaker game causes you to get up close and personal. Split players into two teams. Line up all players within the team. Starting with the first player, players must pass an orange on down the line. The trick is, the orange must be under your neck and no hands can be used. I hope you don’t prefer your personal space!
Donuts & Cocktail Sticks
If you thought the donut game on ta string was fun, try this fun activity. Pass donuts on down a line using cocktail sticks. Similar to pass the orange only adding a few other game supplies. See if your team can beat the opposing team in time.
What did the Titanic do, sink! In this fun beer game, place an empty shot glass on top of beer sot hat it floats. Slowly add liquor into the shot glass. When the shot glass sinks, the player drinks it. This creates a DIY Irish Car Bomb and might be best played with Irish whiskey, Baileys Irish cream and Guinness.
This messy game brings you to childhood but is really fun! Hide a gummy worm (or more) in a whipped cream pie. On the start of go, players search their whipped cream pie and pull out gummy worms one by one. The player that gets the most in time, wins. Laughter guaranteed.
Bite the Bag
How low can you go? View this game as a twist on the limbo. Don’t worry, there’s no pole dancing in this fun activity. Start with a brown paper bag. The first round is easy. Players must bend over and pick it up with their mouth. Slowly cut the bag back and do the same thing – bend over and pick up the bag with your mouth. Continue the bag game and cut the bag back each round. See who can go the lowest when the brown bag is extra short.
Two Truths & A Lie
In this classic game, you share a little bit about yourself. It’s a great ice breaker drinking game. Each player will take a turn and tell three facts about themselves. Two facts are true, one is a lie. The rest of the players must try to guess your bluff or the lie.
Mrs. or Mr. Freeze
Declare a Mr, or Mrs. Freeze at the beginning of the night. When the mister or misses freezes, everyone in the room must freeze too. The last person to freeze, takes a sip of their drink or a shot. You can play this game all night long. I bet it gets harder as the night goes on!
This game will only get worse as the night continues… Download the Heads Up App from Ellen DeGeneres to your cellphone. Hold the phone device to your forehead and try to discover the word you are holding up. Your teammates can give you hints like its’ an animal, it has 4 legs, it hibernates. You can also ask questions as you try to figure out the word before times up. Categories might be famous people, movies, TV shows, animals, and more.
Enjoy these adult birthday party games perfect for a 21st birthday party celebration or any ‘ole occasion!
Cheers to a great night!
Disclaimer: Extreme drinking can have terrible outcomes. Enjoy in moderation. Please drink responsibly. No drinking and driving. These games can be adapted to be used with no drinks or non-alcoholic beverages.
Drinking Games Printable
Ready for a good time? These good drinking party games (here or on Etsy) are perfect for a birthday party, gathering or small groups. Everything from drinking games with cards, verbal drinking games, and drinking games with shots, beer or even Prosecco. These games keep the good time rolling.
You can get ideas, printable drinking game sheets, and rules for some of the best 21st birthday drinking games today. Download these 18 Drinking Birthday Party Games with game rules and a supply list.
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Cheers to a great celebration and happy 21st birthday!
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Last Updated on June 14, 2022 by Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living
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