We all know that feeling of arriving at an event or party without knowing anyone. Well, with these quick tips you’ll not only be cracking the ice but breaking right through it into waters of great conversations and newly formed friendships.
It can be daunting to be faced with a large group of people you don’t know. Walking up to someone to start a conversation may feel intimidating but with these questions in your arsenal, you’ll be the life of the party. These can even be used if those dreaded awkward silences make an appearance.
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Toilet paper icebreaker: To play, pass a roll of toilet paper around and have everyone rip off how much they would usually use. Everyone will probably think it’s crazy! When the toilet paper makes it all the way around the circle, have everyone count their squares. The number of squares each person took is the number of fun facts they must reveal about themselves. This will, without a doubt, entice a few giggles!
The shoe icebreaker: As everyone arrives, let them put one of their shoes in a basket by the door. Later on, distribute all the shoes. Everyone has 2 minutes to find their shoes’ partner and then they have 5 minutes to strike up a conversation (hopefully about something other than shoes!)
The Instagram icebreaker: Let each person in the group choose a snap from their Instagram that has a funny connotation. This will certainly cause a laugh and showcase more of the person’s personality and life.
These handy tips can be used in large or small groups, business or casual meetings, by event organisers, party planners and even just friends planning a braai!
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