I am a huge lover of classic vintage films–especially musicals. I love to watch films showing home life in earlier days–from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. I especially love scenes of parties and home entertainments people held before the days of television. They had sing-a-longs and dances and played lots of games. Anyone who could play a musical instrument would bring it along for impromptu concerts, and young people would share the latest songs and dances. You would see this kind of thing in old Mickey Rooney-Judy Garland movies. Things have certainly changed over the years, but that doesn’t mean you can’t recreate the fun of that time with some vintage games.
In 2016, I shared five vintage party game cards from the 1940s or 1950s that a friend found and passed on to me. I am judging the age of these games based on the clothing that the people in the photographs are wearing. These games and the photographs on the game cards are such a hoot that I thought you might to see five more vintage party games. These don’t seem to me to be games that adults would want to play, but I have to admit that they would certainly get people laughing and so why not!!
Looking at the last of these five vintage party games, you may have to ask your mother or grandmother if she has any still has any wooden clothespins you could borrow. I have a few, but I had bought them at the craft store for an activity to make little Biblical dolls with my children’s Sunday School class. So you too may be able to find them at the craft store if you can’t borrow any.
Give some of these a try, perhaps with your family first, and see how you like them! Enjoy!