Theme_based puzzles : Choose a topic of interest to the person who will be receiving the puzzle. For example, if Grandpa loves to garden, use gardening or vegetables as the topic. Brainstorm to make a list of both long and short words related to the theme. For gardening, list soil, seed, plant, hoe, weeds, tomatoes, cucumber, radish, rain, sun and more. Place the words in a rectangular space of graph paper. Place the longest words first. Decide how large the puzzle will be and make sure your words fit inside that space. Make a list of the words as you hide them. Double_check the puzzle. Make your puzzle into a gift. Type the letters and word list on the computer and add some appropriate clip art. Or simply cut out the puzzle from the graph paper page, glue it onto a blank page, and write the word list on that paper. Tuck the puzzle inside a card or just hand it to the lucky recipient.
For most 25th Anniversary party guests, getting together with friends will be just as much fun as playing entertaining games. For this reason, playing Never Have I Ever should bring a lot of laughter and entertainment to the room. The directions for playing games such as Never Have I Ever and Have You Ever are quite similar and can be adapted for a variety of age groups. First of all, each guest is given ten pennies or beans to use as tokens. Then the first player is chosen. This person makes the statement, Never Have I Ever, and completes it with something they have never done. All the players that have done this particular thing must give a bean to that person. The winner is the first person that runs out of beans.