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With a birthday just around the corner, you may find yourself going through birthday party ideas in your head: “Balloons. Candles. Buttercream…What am I forgetting?”
Of course, you’ll also need some entertainment—and family fun party games are the perfect way to come up with some fun party ideas.
Turn your child’s birthday party into an absolute bash with the addition of fun party games to keep every party guest entertained. Birthday party games for kids can range from a “simple setup” to a “full-out extravaganza.” So whether you need ideas for a pirate-themed extravaganza or looking for princess party ideas, a fantastic party game awaits you.
First up, we have a classic party game. Musical chairs keep children focused, giggly, and on their toes. Musical chairs is also a great game for a spacious outdoor or indoor venue.
All you need is:
Play music as the kids walk in a circle around the chairs. When you stop the music, each player has to sit down in a chair as fast as possible. At the end of each round, the kid left without a chair exits the game, as does one chair. Continue this pattern until one player remains. Crown the winner and award them a special prize for their efforts.
Stretch your hamstrings and lace up your sneakers—it’s time for a good old-fashioned race. Even better, adding a silly gimmick to your race can make it trickier and more enjoyable for the party guests.
Here are a few ideas to put a spin on your birthday races:
A little healthy competition can complement any birthday game, especially when done with a silly twist. The best part is that these can be outdoor party games but can also be played indoors in a spacious area.
A treasure hunt is a classic kids party game. Surprise your guests, especially the little ones, with prizes they find themselves in a delightful treasure hunt, a great outdoor party game your guests will all enjoy. Sending your kiddos on a supervised hunt can exercise their problem-solving skills while having loads of fun. Plus, they’ll have a chance to play pretend and earn prizes at the end.
Consider trying out these hunt variations:
Gather the kiddos around for another classic game that will induce lots of laughter. To play hot potato, you’ll need just three simple party supplies:
To begin playing this fun game, follow these steps:
To keep the party spirit joyful, declare the first child eliminated as the “first winner” and reward them and each supplemental “winner” with a small prize like a lollipop. This eliminates the notion of winners and losers.
Once you've figured out which great game, or games, will be played, you can get a good idea of how you should dress. Birthday party games can go from playful to competitive quickly. Therefore, you should ensure your little one has the proper party attire to keep up with their competitive spirit.
When dressing your child for a birthday party, it’s best to maximize comfort and durability. Plus, some cute celebratory patterns never hurt.
Consider these ideas when preparing for the party:
Birthday parties can provide you and your child with lasting memories—and dressing for the occasion can make the event all the more festive. Whether you’re heading to a birthday party or need ideas for your boy’s back to school outfits, you’ll want to have some play-ready outfits to make the celebrations even more enjoyable.
Play your way with RuffleButts. We pride ourselves on our adorable and functional outfits with your child’s needs put first. Shop our collection of play sets, swimwear, and other accessories to make every day feel like a birthday.
Institute for Educational Enhancement. Benefits of Scavenger Hunts. https://educationaladvancement.org/blog-benefits-scavenger-hunts/