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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Dump Truck Relay

Dump Truck Relay   Things you’ll need: 3 Boxes Pie plates, foil or tin Construction paper Glue Newspaper Masking tape   Getting Ready: Step 1:  Decorate two of the boxes to make them look like dump trucks.  Use the pie plates for the wheels, and the construction paper for windows, doors, etc.  You can paint […]

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Dough Boy or Girl

Dough Boy/Girl Things you’ll need: 30 round, small balloons 2 adult sized sweatshirts 2 pair of adult sized sweatpants   Getting Ready: Step 1:  A few hours before the party, blow up the thirty balloons.  Do not do it earlier then a few hours before, or they’ll be deflated by the party time. Step 2:  […]

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You’re Extinct

You’re Extinct!   Things You’ll Need: Large box, an appliance sized box is best A radio Paint and markers to decorate the box   Getting Ready: Step 1:  Cut the ends of the box open, and tape or glue the flaps to the top of the box. Step 2:  Decorate the box to look like […]

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Spa Relay Race

Spa Relay Race Things you’ll need: Two bathrobes Two bath-size towels Two pairs of slippers Masking tape   Getting Ready: Step 1.  Using the tape, mark a staring line of 10’-15’ on the floor where you’ll be playing. Step 2.  Make a goal line about 20 feet from the starting line.  Make the goal line […]

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Find the Dinosaur Egg

Find the Dinosaur Egg Things you’ll need: Plastic, colored eggs Treats to fill the eggs, candy, stickers, small toys, etc. Goody bags, one for each child   Getting Ready: Step 1.  Make your hunting ground!  Using furniture and sheets, make caverns and hidey holes.  You can decorate with plastic rocks, potted plants, and anything else […]

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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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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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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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Toss It

Toss It! What says fun more than a game of catch, with a fresh new twist? Many of us look back with fond nostalgia on the party when we first tossed an egg. We remember the nervous tension following the announcement “find a partner!” Then the small time cheating that ensued as you and your […]

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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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Winkum

Winkum Can you sit? Can you wink? Let’s play winkum! Items needed: The most important item needed to play winkum is plenty of space. Simple, right? To set up make a large circle of chairs. There should be one more chair than the number people sitting. The last think needed to play is the ability […]

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Creepers and Slammers

Creepers and Slammers A great game for any get together Items needed: One of the best things about Creepers and Slammers is that there is almost no preparation needed. All you need is a quarter, a place to sit and your guest’s hands. Ages appropriate: Younger players may need a bit of help, but by […]

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The Clothes Horse

The Clothes Horse This is a great way to get the wiggles out, occupy the kids and use your imagination! Favorite party games will last years in memory and are fun, energetic and totally pointless! This is the premise of relay races. Not only are relay races great for holding the kids attention they take […]

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Apple Bobbing

Apple Bobbing This favorite party game of yesteryear gets a make over… for birthdays so bring on the apples! Most everyone has have heard of the harvest party favorite game of bobbing for apples. It’s just good clean fun…or was it? Let’s see at the onset of cold season let’s all gather around a big […]

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