Interesting Diwali Party Games to Make the Day Memorable

Interesting Diwali Party Games to Make the Day Memorable

Whether you’re having a Diwali party or just spending time with family, it’s always a good idea to have some games ready. Here’s a list of Diwali party games that are fun for the whole family and can also be the entertainment for the night if you’re having guests over.


A crowd favorite, Bingo is always fun for any age group. Also called Housie or tambola, this game is very easy to organize. Make sure you clean out a section of the house where everyone can sit together. You can just download the tickets and the main calling card. For some laughs, look for fun ways to announce the numbers as well. Keep gifts ready for the various stages – rows, columns, etc.

Diwali party games

Divide the Dry Fruits

During Diwali, there will always be a lot of dry fruits at home so this is an ideal (and healthy) game to play. All you need to do is mix all the dry fruits in one large bowl and keep it in the center of the group. Arrange a few small bowls in front of each player and blind fold them. Now all players have to pick up dry fruits from the main bowl and place them in their little bowls according to the variety of dry fruit. The player with the most number of accurately sorted dry fruits wins. The prize for this game can actually be a box of dry fruits.

Diwali party games

Quiz Time

If you want the children to learn more about the culture and customs of Diwali, write down some quiz questions and have a competition to see who knows the most answers. This will also help the adults get a refresher on the Diwali traditions.

Diwali party games

Card Games

On the day of Diwali, you can play fun card games like Bluff, Matha (where player stick a card to their forehead and try to guess its value), 1942 A Love Story (a fun game where players cannot speak in English), etc. If there are children, you can give them a pack of UNO cards to play.

Diwali party games

Pin the Flame on the Diya

A variation of the ‘pin the tail on the donkey’ game we used to play as children, for this game you can draw out a giant diya without a flame. Also draw cut outs of flames and paste double-sided tape on the wrong side. Blindfold each player and have them try to stick the flame on the right part of the diya. The person who sticks it the closest to the wick or corner, wins.

Diwali party games

Other games you can play are Antakshari, dumb charades, passing the parcel, musical chairs and more. Leave a comment below if you can think of interesting versions of common games that can be played during the festive season.

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