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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Cake Game

Magical Cake Hunt

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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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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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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Creature Mummy Race

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

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

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

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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Unicorn Mane Races

Unicorn Mane Races Things you’ll need: Two pictures of unicorns Masking tape Lots of different colored streamers   Before the guests arrive: Step 1:  Cut a 1’-2’ streamer for each guest, and attach a piece of looped tape to the end. Step 2:  Choose a space with about 20’-30’ of running space. Step 3:  Using […]

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Sharks Out of Water

Sharks Out of Water   Things you’ll need: Blue and dray tissue paperScissorsAt least one drinking straw for each guestMasking Tape   Before the Guests Arrive: Step 1:  Make a bunch of shark shapes out of the tissue paper.  Be sure you have at least one for each guest. Step 2:  Using the masking tape, […]

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Battle at Sea

Battle at Sea   Things you’ll need: Two really big cardboard boxes, they need to hold several party guests at once 25-30 small soft balls (ping pong balls, or foam balls would work well) Craft knife or scissors Paint, markers for decorating the boxes   Before the guests arrive: Step 1:  Make two ships out […]

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Sand Bucket Toss

Sand Bucket Toss   Things you’ll need: A sand pail and shovel 3 small balls Lots of small prizes   When the guests arrive: Step 1:  Line the guest up, single file. Step 2:  Put the pail several feet away from the first guest. Step 3:  Have each guest try to get the balls into […]

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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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The Princess and the Frog

The Princess and the Frog   Things you’ll need: A bag of Hershey’s kisses Blindfold Paper Pen or marker A bag, bowl or hat   Getting Ready: Step 1:  Write the word ‘frog’ on one slip of paper. Step 2:  Write the names of other animals on all the other pieces.  Be sure you have […]

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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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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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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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