For birthday celebrations, the birthday party games are just as essential as the cake and ice cream.
Not only are birthday games a great way for little ones to burn off a sugar rush, they're also fantastic icebreakers for adult birthday bashes. Not sure what party games to play? Let's take a look at some of the most unique and popular ideas, guaranteed to keep guests entertained.
For princess party games, cast a magical spell on old standbys with these variations of Pin the Tail on the Donkey and relay races:
Apply bright lipstick on each guest, then blindfold and spin. Have each princess kiss a poster of a handsome prince, and see who can come closest to planting a kiss on the prince's cheek.
Divide the fair maidens into teams, and have a basket of tiaras, slippers, gowns, jewelry, and wands at each starting point. When the maidens are fully dressed, have them race to their teammate in line and remove the costume for their teammate to wear. The first team to complete the pass off wins.
For high-octane party fun, try your hand at setting up an obstacle course:
Tow Mater's Revenge or Greased-Lightning McQueen, complete with tire jumps, pylons, and a checkered flag finish line
Mario's Wacky Race, Ben 10's Alien Marathon, or Shampoodle's Showdown
More Party Games For Kids
When planning games for a 1st birthday party, simplicity is key. Here are a few games that are sure to entertain the adults in attendance as well as the little guest of honor:
Fill ten baby bottles with dried beans or rice and arrange them like bowling pins. Take turns rolling for strikes, and give a prize to the guest with the best score.
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Scatter toys throughout the room (the messier, the better). Divide guests into two teams and give each team an empty laundry basket. At the start of the whistle, see which team can pick up the most toys in two minutes either by crawling or walking on their knees.
Take a walk on the wild side with Fear Factor Party Games by creating your own food and physical challenges. Or, relive some of your fondest childhood memories with these backyard party game ideas:
Regardless of the games you add to your birthday party line-up, remember that the goal is to liven the spirit of the event and build lasting memories. Enjoy reliving your childhood, or creating magical memories for the special birthday boy or girl in your life.
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Did you recently throw a party and were successful in having all the guests participate in birthday party games? What did you do? Or do you have ideas for birthday party games that will have everyone talking about your party? If so, share them!
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