Looking for a way to boost the entertainment at your next dinner party? If there are several couples in attendance, you can play your own version of the popular TV game show, "The Newlywed Game." Since you can make your own rules, participants don't have to actually be newlyweds, just willing to be challenged on their relationship.
For the first five questions, have one person from each pair go to another room while the rest of you write down your answers on paper. Then, you can have them return and try to guess your response. You and the other first respondents can head to that other room while your spouses answer the second five questions. Then, when you return, you have to guess their responses.
Here are some questions to get you started. Consider these suggestions that will help youВ come up with more questions on your own.В01 of 10
What do you do that annoys your spouse?Portra Images/Taxi/Getty Images
Get ready to become even more aware of your spouse's pet peeves. Just avoid the urge to be mean to him or her.В02 of 10
Where is the wildest place you have made love?
This one is sure to elicit smiles and maybe a few red faces, but it will also be entertaining. You might learn a thing or two about your friends-and they'll learn about you, too. (As a suggestion, use the funniest euphemisms for sex that you can think of. "Whoopy" was a common term in the sixties and seventies usedВ on the air instead of blatantly using the word "sex.")В03 of 10
Who usually apologizes first after an argument?
A question like this can make the participants get serious, but it doesn't have to. Speak in a playful tone and keep things light without getting into a fight about your arguments. Your answer can be something like, "I apologize first because I just can't stay mad at my stud of a husband." You get the idea.04 of 10
Where was your first kiss with your spouse?
This is a memory test. If you don't have the same answer, one of you is wrong. Be prepared for differing responses, and make a joke of it. Wait until after the game is over to pull out that scrapbook to prove you're right about where you first locked lips.05 of 10
What would your spouse say is your best physical trait?
Get ready for compliments. Even if your spouse and you have different answers, you'll learn just what he or she thinks is so hot about you.06 of 10
What is a surefire way to put your spouse in the mood for whoopy?
While this is another one of those questions that will bring on the red faces, it is also a great way to bring on the laughs. Whether you have matching answers or not, you will probably be rolling on the floor laughing at the ways spouses know their better half is in the mood for love.В07 of 10
What is your favorite spot to kiss on your spouse's body?
A sexy question will keep the party moving along, this may also put you and your spouse in the mood for whoopy when the guests go home.08 of 10
If you were on a deserted island, what three things would your spouse want?
A more advanced question, this one requires a bit more thought than the others. It's harder to match all three things with your spouse's responses. Given the philosophical nature of the question and the improbability of ever being on a deserted island, it also creates interesting conversation.В09 of 10
If you had to take one of your in-laws on vacation, who would it be?
In-laws are often a big influence on a couple's relationship. This question gets people to address in-laws, while focusing on the positive. Obviously, you or your spouse will answer this question with the name of the favorite in-law. It puts a positive spin on a subject that can be complicated or controversial.10 of 10
What is your spouse's nickname for you?
Every couple has its loving little nicknames for one another. This question forces you to open up and will probably get a hearty laugh out of your friends.