I have a ceramic bowl that has apples and autumn leaves on it. I use this bowl as the centerpiece to our table setting. I write out several things on slips of paper that one must do or say if they were to draw the slip of paper. During dinner we have a list of 5 words you can not say during the meal and after meal table talk. Such as, glass, gravy, mom, work and phone. If someone says a taboo word they must reach into the bowl and draw the slip of paper. Each piece drawn must be accomplished by the end of the meal and table talk time.
Things I have put on the papers in the past include:
Sing I am a little teapot w/actions for everyone
Steal someones roll off their plate in a sneaky way
You can only answer yes to anything someone asks you for the next 5 minutes.
Needless to say, my three young adult children love to come home for Thanksgiving Dinner and they bring their college friends with them. Everyone always leaves with a good laugh and a fond memory.