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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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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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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Outdoor Games for Boys

Outdoor Games for Boys

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Outdoor Games for Boys When it’s nice enough to play outside, these games are perfect for birthday parties to help burn up extra energy while having fun. Bail out the Boat Things you’ll need: Two large buckets that are the same sizeTwo smaller buckets that are the same sizeWaterLarge plastic cups, you need at least […]

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Outdoor Games for Girls

Outdoor Games for Girls

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Outdoor Games for Girls Get the girls outside and active with these fun birthday party games that require very little equipment or prep. Flowerpot Toss Things you’ll need: Three empty flowerpotsPlastic toys or stuffed animals in bug shapes.Green construction paperSidewalk chalk Before the guests arrive: Step 1:  Cut a leaf large enough for a child […]

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Guess the Utensil

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Guess the Utensil   Things you’ll need: Pieces of paperPen or pencilA large bowl   Before the guests arrive: Step 1:  Write the names of lots of different cooking utensils on the pieces of paper.  Some suggestions: WhiskSpatulaPotato masherWooden spoonCheese graterMeasuring spoonsEgg slicer Step 2:  Put all the papers into the large bowl.   When […]

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Cake Game

Magical Cake Hunt

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Magical Cake Hunt What could be more fun than searching for the ultimate prize – the birthday cake! Give the kids a creative way to get ready to eat the cake.  Things you’ll need: Index cardsPen or pencilA cake   Before the guests arrive: Step 1:  Write clues on the index cards.  Start them out at […]

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Creature Mummy Race

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Creature Mummy Race   Things you’ll need: Four rolls of toilet paper   When the guests arrive: Step 1:  Explain to the children that in order to pass their Defense Against the Dark Arts final, they must turn a Boggart into a mummy!  The team that wins will be awarded five house points. Step 2:  Split […]

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Creature Charades

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Creature Charades   Things you’ll need: A Pen or pencilSlips of paperA hat or bowl   Before the guests arrive: Step 1:  Write the name of something scary on each slip of paper.  Some suggestions: Whomping willowDeath EatersSpidersProfessor SnapeGhostVampireDementors Step 2:  Put all the pieces of paper in the hat or bowl.   When the guests […]

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Ballet Lesson

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Ballet Lesson   Things you’ll need: An older dance student willing to perform and teach at your party   When the guests arrive: Step 1:  Gather the guests to watch the older dance student perform a short routine. Step 2:  Once the performance is over, have the student teach the girls a few basic steps, […]

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The Cat Game

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Who’s That Kitty? Things you’ll need: Pictures of famous cats, some suggestions: The Cat in the Hat Hello Kitty Garfield The Pink Panther The Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland Hobbes from Calvin and Hobbes Chester Cheetah Tigger You could also include pictures of lion, tigers, etc.  Make sure the children will be able to […]

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