A children’s party would be nothing without enough entertainment, especially since kids pay more attention to how the party is planned and carried out than types of food are being served. Thus, if you want your child’s party to be a total blast, you need to think up fun children’s party games that would have him or her and the guests talking about the event for days.
Just add a little creativity and you can successfully pull off a rocking children’s party. The games suggested here work for almost any kids’ party – not just birthdays. Why, they can even be fun for child-like adults!
Treasure or Scavenger Hunt
Children live for wonder and new discoveries. Why not set up a treasure hunt that would test their analytical and motor skills? Some ideas include hiding goodie bags and handing out pieces of paper containing clues on how to find the bags. Draw a map to the “treasure”. Or you can do an Easter egg hunt type of hunt. Hide pieces of the same object all over the yard and let the children look for them.
Pin the X on the X
This game is a staple of children’s birthday parties. This can be pin the tail on the donkey, pin the hat on the sailor, pin the earrings on the queen, or whatever. You can be creative with this portion. These are pin the tail games readily available at party supplies shops, but you can also make these yourself for a more personal touch. Get a piece of poster paper and draw on it, depending on your child’s preference. You can even ask your kid to draw on it prior to the party.
Perhaps one of the most common elements of traditional children’s birthday parties is the pinata. To make one, use a grocery bag garbed with nice and colorful ornaments and paper, and fill with various kinds of goodies and sweets. This game requires space and adult assistance, because it involves the use of a stick. Also, not all pinata goodies need to be edible. You can put in little toys and stickers, and other party favors, as well.
This game is not just for the kids but also for the adults present at the party. The host gathers the children to one area and tells them to bring him or her random things. Adults get to participate because they’ll most likely be the ones supplying the ‘bring me’ items.
No children’s party will be complete without games. Remember, you’re dealing with kids here, so you have to keep them interested and entertained all the time.