Icebreakers: The Ultimate Guide

Icebreakers at your party serve as both an introduction and a conversation starter.

Good icebreakers are like a short survey of the party where everyone gets to see the results in real-time.

Each guest broadcasts who they are and finds out more about the other people present. You get to quickly “meet” and learn about everyone in the room.

Icebreakers are like a short survey of the party. They help your guests meet more people.

You’ll use icebreakers three different times at your party to help your guests create new connections.

They’ll take five to ten minutes to complete, and each time they’ll give people an excuse to approach others.

For a party that starts at 7:00 p.m., do icebreakers at approximately 7:10, 7:35, and 8:20 p.m.

But let me be clear: icebreakers aren’t a substitute for real conversation. They’re just a shortcut to help your guests feel more comfortable making that first contact.

To be continued! Email me at if you want to read this chapter from my party hosting handbook.

Also check out Museum Hack’s resource: The Only List of Icebreaker Questions You’ll Ever Need.