Sometimes you need something to get people relaxed with each other at a party. People Mixers or Ice Breakers can work. Here are some suggestions:
Memorable Mixer for a small group
Ask each person to bring some object that is important to them. At dinner or a set aside time, each one gets to show and tell. You may be surprised at what they bring and the stories that come out! We did this once and not only was it fun, but we really learned interesting things about each other.
How To Mingle at a Dance Party Mixer for Singles – a lot of these ideas are not just limited to a singles party
Icebreakers Games for different age groups, including adults.
Ice Breaker Party Games
Ring a Bell Icebreaker
Icebreakers for All Occasions
Warming Up Your Next Party with Ice Breakers