Potato Sack Race - Use real Potato sacks or old pillow cases.
Water Balloon Catch (perfect for a hot day)
Watermelon Ball - Got a pool?
This is great on a hot day. Grease up a fairly large
watermelon with Crisco. Have two teams, and put the melon in
the center. First team to get the melon to the other side
and out of the pool wins.
Musical Chairs - If you don't have enough chairs, use paper
plates. It's perfect!
Bobbing for Apples - A classic that needs reviving!
Put apples in a big bucket of water and have the kids try to
get an apple out with out using their hands.
Egg on a Spoon Race - Remember this balancing act?
Limbo - Great for all ages.
Pin The Tail On The Donkey - If you want to have some fun,
make a blow up of your child (doesn't have to be expensive) and make copies of the birthday child's nose or smile.
Or have different parts for all kids and see if they can your child back together!
Piñata - Be creative! Instead of buying one, make one
home made. Lots of craft books I'm sure would tell you how.
Twister! - Remember that game? C'mon, get it out of the closet!
I know all you parents still have a game somewhere. There are lots of games like twister that are fun to play with
a lot of people.
Arts & Crafts - Kids love to draw! Make homemade name
Dress-Up Themes - Pick a theme (get your child to) and have
everyone dress up as their favorite character. Ye, like Halloween! It's FUN!
Tie-Die Tee Shirts - Outside or cover the kitchen floor with
Face Painting - Hire someone for the hour, or go to a craft
store and spend 1/4 the cost and do it yourself...could be really fun!
Let the kids paint each other!
Play Theater - Kind of like Mime or Charades , once the child
guesses the act they go up and perform the next skit...older kids will love this! Plan the skits ahead and place
them in a hat or jar.
Blowing Bubbles - I saw this at
a recent party. Get bubble-gum, put it on a paper plate,
spray whip cream over it (about 3-4 inches). Have the kids
kneel with hands behind their back. Yell "GO" and
the first to blow a bubble wins! Easy? You try it!
* For some of the games or events, use your best judgment. I'll add a few more things later.
DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS
FOR GAMES NOT LISTED? TELL ME!