If you’re hosting a Matchmaker Party for Singles or you’re just having over a few of your best friends (who are couples, of course!), you’ll definitely want to have a variety of fun Valentine’s Day theme couples games to keep everyone entertained. Try out a few of my favorite games below, and don't forget to check out our other Valentine's Day Party Ideas for more inspiration, too:
- Orange Pass: Form two teams (at least 8 people on each team), and have them form a line. (Try to have couples stand next to each other!) Give an orange to the first person in each line and have them hold the orange with their chin against their chest. The point of the game is to pass the orange down the line and back, neck to neck. Players can’t use their hands, and if the orange is dropped they have to start over. This game makes for some great pictures, and it makes couples get awkwardly close!
- You’re a Lifesaver!: Like with the orange pass, form two teams of at least 8, and have each form a line. Each player gets a toothpick which they must hold in their mouths. The first person in each line puts a lifesaver on their toothpick and then passes it to the next person without using their hands. The object of the game is to pass the lifesaver down the line and back without dropping the lifesaver or breaking it. The first team to do so wins! Like the orange pass, this game requires players get very close – perfect for Valentine’s Day!
- Love Song Game: Have couples form teams of two, and print out the lyrics from famous love songs (about 20 songs should be good). Say (or sing!) a line from each one, and the first couple to sing the following line in the song gets a point. Example: You say, “At last, my love has come along…” and couples respond, “…My lonely days are over, and love is like a song.” Award an extra point if the couple can name the artist/song title. (“At Last” by Etta James, of course!)
- Heart Lava: Give each couple two large hearts cut from red construction paper. Using just the two hearts, each team must move across the room, hopping from heart to heart and not touching the floor. (The floor is "lava"!) Watch as couples come up with crazy strategies to make this happen (piggy-back rides included!). The first team to make it across the room without touching the floor wins!
- Couple’s Minute to Win It Games: Try a fun variety of easy games that couples must complete in under one minute. Have couples stack conversation hearts as high as they can, transfer as many pink marshmallow hearts from one bowl to another using chopsticks, and toss as many conversation hearts from one cup to another with couples standing at least three feet apart. Make sure to hand out Valentine’s Day theme toy prizes to the winners!
I love these fun party prize ideas, too! Customize them with your own Valentine's Day message: