Couples retreats give partners in love the opportunity to meet people and make new friends, while seeking expert advice about their relationship. You can make the retreat exciting with fun games couples are likely to enjoy. You might want to consider awarding prizes, such as restaurant and movie gift cards, to encourage couples to try their best and stay involved in the games.
Play the shaving game for a messy icebreaker game at a couples retreat. Have all the men sit in chairs and give each woman a bottle of whipped cream. Tell them to cover their partners' neck and the bottom of his face with whipped cream, as if he were going to shave. Give each woman a plastic spoon and a bowl. When you say, “Go,” each woman must “shave” the cream off her partner's face using the plastic spoon. The first woman to remove all the cream wins the game.
Give each couple a blank bingo grid (five squares by five squares). The couples must mingle and visit with the other couples, making sure to write their names in one square of the other couple's bingo card. Keep in mind that if there are more than 25 couples, some cards may not contain the names of every couple. Write the names of each couple on small slips of paper and place them in a bowl. When everyone's cards are complete, start drawing names and have couples use Bingo markers to mark off those names. The first couple to get Bingo either horizontally, vertically or diagonally wins a prize.
Famous Couples Game
Write the names of several famous couples on separate index cards. Some suggestions include Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Barbie and Ken and Superman and Lois Lane. Make two of each, so you can tape them to the backs of the men and women participating in the game. Once wearing an index card, couples must mingle and ask questions to figure out which famous couple they are. Only "Yes" or "No" questions are allowed and couples must not look at each others' cards. The first couple to figure out who they are wins the game. If the other couples like, they can keep playing.
Find out how well couples know each other by asking them the same questions and comparing their responses. Write down several questions, such as “When and where was your first kiss,” “What is your anniversary,” “Where did you meet” and “What's your partner’s favorite color?” Put the men and women in separate rooms and have them answer the questions. Bring all the couples together and reveal the answers. Award one point per couple each time their answers match. The couple with the most points at the end of the game wins.
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