Many people will agree that a birthday party is made by the theme and the games that are played at the party. The best ones are exciting and engaging for everyone involved and make all the guests feel like they are involved and contributing to the overall success of the party. Here are some ideas for birthday party games for kids that will let them have a great time.
Piñatas have been birthday party staples for years and years and many people love having them. This is a great game for any party except for very young children who may not be comfortable or able to hit hard enough to break the piñata. The game requires a lot of room and also needs to have constant supervision by an adult to make sure that no one gets hurt. The piñata can be filled with many different things, but of course the classic filling is candy and other party trinkets and prizes. If you have the time and commitment, you can make your own piñata instead of buying a pre-made one and can make it very personal for your child and what they like.
Other birthday games that are great for kids are pin the tail on the donkey and charades. Pin the tail on the donkey is a great game and has been played by many people for many years. It is a classic game that can be modified to fit any theme and make it exciting for any group of children. The variations on the theme can be your child’s favorite character and you can pin any kind of accessory on the person or animal.
Charades is another great game for kids and can again be adapted to any theme. Use the general theme of animals or some other kind of common figure that will be familiar to the children. If your child has a favorite movie or TV show and their friends are familiar with the same figures to make the game fun. If you aren’t sure what your child’s friends like, then you can call their parents and ask so you can make the game applicable to everyone playing.
If the party will be outside or in a large area, then tag can also be a great way to keep the kids busy and get some of the extra energy out. Tag can be played in many different ways; toilet tag or tunnel tag are playground favorites and can be played by children of almost any age. Freeze tag is also another great variation on the game.
Duck, Duck, Goose is also a great game and is familiar enough to many people to have fun with the game. The game can also be varied and called princess, princess, knight or some other variation depending on the theme of the party.
Birthday parties can be difficult to manage and it takes a great deal of flexibility to make everything run well. Be flexible in your preparation of the party and everything else that will be involved. Planning well from the first stages of the party will help you ensure that you don’t leave anything out and that you will be able to follow through with your plans for the whole party. If something doesn’t work out as you want it to, or the children don’t respond how you originally expected, you need to be prepared to move on to something else or make a variation on what you are doing. Try and play games where everyone one is a winner and no one is left out of the game or the satisfaction of having a good time.