Birthday Party Ideas for 11-12 Year Olds

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Your ‘tween has a birthday, and you have a dilemma: Your child has totally outgrown Paw Patrol and My Little Pony, yet they still want to have a party, and you still want it to be a magical, memorable celebration. So what’s a parent to do? Check out the MomsWhoThink Birthday Party Ideas for 11-12 […]

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Fruit Basket

Fruit Basket Game

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If your kids like zany, crazy games with lots of movement and imagination, this is a birthday party game for you! If you need to liven up any party, bookmark this page and come back to it as needed — the Fruit Basket Party Game is the best party game for all ages, EVER! Here’s […]

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Second Birthday Party Ideas

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The second birthday party is the perfect opportunity for parents and caregivers to spread their creative wings. At this age, children are just old enough to have their own preferences and appreciate a celebration created solely for them. However, Mom and Dad still have free reign to make the really big decisions. With this happy […]

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Button Button

Button Button Game

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Where is the Button? Buttons, not just for coat fronts anymore! Tired of your run of the mill birthday party games geared to the tot set? How about those overly complicated games requiring hours of preparation and about 500 lbs of game supplies? Button, button, Who’s got the Button is an uncommon, yet simple game […]

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Colored Popcorn Recipe

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Colored Popcorn Recipe Ingredients: For EACH batch: 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon canola oil ¼ cup light corn syrup ¼ teaspoon liquid food coloring (add more for darker colors, less for lighter colors) ¼ teaspoon kosher salt ⅓ cup unpopped popcorn kernels Directions: 1. In a large microwave safe glass bowl, melt butter for 30-40 seconds […]

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Toddler Birthday Party Ideas

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Toddlers (ages 2-4) are at a great age to start enjoying birthday parties with little friends. But where do you start? It can be overwhelming trying to get just the right kind of party for your precious child. You don’t want it to go unnoticed, but can there be too much? Relax and get ready […]

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First Birthday Party Ideas

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Birthday parties are a lot of fun, but planning them can take a lot of work. Planning birthday party for one year old babies is a big deal, and most parents are willing to do anything to make it perfect. Here’s everything you need to know about planning your baby’s first birthday party including some […]

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Teen Birthday Party Ideas

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Teen Birthday Party Ideas Your child has grown up before your eyes, and now they are salivating over their next “ultimate” birthday party. Feeling the pressure? Sit down and relax – you can have a safe and memorable party with less fuss than you might imagine. A birthday party idea for teens doesn’t have to […]

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8-10 year Old Birthday Party Ideas

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8-10 year Old Birthday Party Ideas Are you getting tired of too many toys coming into your house from birthday parties? Do you cringe when you see a massive pile of gifts? It is easy to get overwhelmed by birthday gifts coming from all directions. The focus seems to be “It’s all about me.” Instead, […]

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5-7 Year Old Birthday Party Ideas

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Birthday Party Ideas for 5, 6, and 7 year Olds The key for a successful birthday party for young children is to keep it simple. You don’t need to slave over every detail like you may think. Kids that are five, six, and seven years old are mostly interested in having fun and playing with […]

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Princess Trivia

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What you’ll need: A list of trivia questions about popular princessesSeveral small prizes Before the guests arrive: Step 1:  Make up a list of questions about popular princesses that most of the girls are likely to be able to answer.  Some suggestions: Who lived with seven dwarves?  Snow White Who had to be home at […]

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Pirate Charades

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Things you’ll need: PaperPens or markersPaper bag, bowl or hat Getting Ready: Step 1:  Write words that have to do with pirates on small pieces of paper.  Some suggestions; parrot, eye patch, wooden leg, treasure chest, Jack Sparrow, The Black Pearl, treasure map, sword fighting. Step 2:  Put all the papers in the bag, hat […]

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Over and Out Game

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Things you’ll need: Toy carSmall ball When the guest arrive: Step 1:  Have the guests stand or sit in a large circle.  Step 2:  Give the car to one guest, and the ball to another. Step 3:  The guests should start passing the ball to each other, going in one direction, “over.”  At the same […]

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Mouse Hunt Game

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Things you’ll need: One small toy mouse for each guestMarkers Getting Ready: Step 1:  Write the name of each guest on the bottom of one of the toy mice. Step 2:  Hide the mice around the house. When the guests arrive: Step 1:  Tell each guest to find the mouse that has their name on […]

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Mama Cat Game

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When the guests arrive: Step 1:  Have the children sit in a circle. Step 2:  Choose the birthday girl to be the Mama cat.  Send her into another room. Step 3:  While the mama cat is out of the room, select three other girls to be her kittens. Step 4:  Have all the girls cover […]

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Hot Pizza Game

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Things You’ll Need: A clean pizza pan, Frisbee or paper plate When the guests arrive: Step 1:  Have all the guests sit in a large circle. Step 2:  Teach them this song, it’s sung to the tune of the Oscar Meyer jingle: I wish I were a pepperoni pizza,That is what I’d truly like to […]

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Frog Detective

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Things you’ll need: A package of index cardsPen or pencil Before the guests arrive: Step 1:  Count out enough index cards so that there is one for each guest.  On one card, write the letter D, on another, write the letter F.  On all the others, write the letter X. When the guests arrive: Step […]

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Flamingo Contest

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When the guests arrive: Step 1:  Split the children into two even teams. Step 2:  Have each team pick on child to be the flamingo. Step 3:  The two flamingos then have to stand on one leg and try to keep their balance. Step 4:  The non-flamingos try their best to make the flamingo on […]

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Fire House Scavenger Hunt

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Fire House Scavenger Hunt Things you’ll need: Several pictures of fire.  Either hand drawn, cut from magazines, or printed off of the computer.Bags, half the number of guests Before the guests arrive:  Step 1:  Cut out all the pictures.  Two per guest is generally a good number to have. Step 2:  Hide the pictures all […]

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Outdoor Games for Boys or Girls

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Both boys and girls will love these outdoor birthday party games.

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Marco Polo

Marco Polo

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Marco Polo A great game for land or sea! This is the classic Marco Polo game that uses only a blindfold and the energy kids provide. Items needed/prep: The need for a pool is debatable. It is a very fun water game, but can be adapted for land lovers. Items not so optional are blindfolds. […]

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Boomer Whitz

Boomer Whitz

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Boomer-Whitz Hidden in plain sight was never so much fun. What do you get when you cross the childhood favorite games of I Spy and Hide and Seek?  A fun and fast paced birthday party game called: Boomer-Whitz! This game is great even for the youngest party goers, and encompasses age groups right on up […]

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Elephant Tug of War

Elephant Tug of War

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Elephant Tug of War Try this twist on tug of war at your next birthday party. It can be done inside and involves all the guests equally. When the Guests arrive: Step 1:  Divide the guests into two even teams.  Try to make the teams even by size as well.  Don’t put all the taller […]

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Boy Names by Letter

Charades

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Charades Liven up your child’s party with this classic! Because most kids love to have the spotlight focus squarely on them, this birthday party game is a natural hit for children of all ages. The traditional rules and mode of play will need to be tweaked a bit, but it is a snap! Items needed/prep: […]

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