Birthday party games can be a fun way to liven up any birthday party. Games bring guests together and create a joyous atmosphere. For many people, the idea of a birthday party means having to come up with ways to entertain all the guests. While one guest may enjoy one activity, another guest may not. However, party games can help you create an entertaining atmosphere without having to worry about each individual guest.
When you decide to play party games at a children’s birthday party, it is best to choose games that are ideal for a variety of age groups. Games for children’s birthday parties should be easy for all kids to understand. Both younger and older children often enjoy classic games such as “pin the tail on the donkey” and “musical chairs.” Other games many older and younger children can enjoy include games such as “tag,” “hide and seek,” and “bean bag toss.” For each game, create a goody bag for the winner. You can also add a twist to certain games such as “tag” by adding additional rules.
Many children also enjoy playing board games. If you have a birthday party inside, set up board game stations around the party room. Let the guests decide what board game they would like to play. You can also set up card game stations around the room, as well as video game stations.
While many adults enjoy the idea of playing classic games at birthday parties, you can also incorporate more adult games into the party. For example, create a trivia game about the birthday person, and have all the guests participate in the game. Classic games such as “ring toss” and “horse shoes” are also ideal games for adults to play. With classic games, you can always adjust the rules to make the games more exciting. Guessing games such as “guess the lie” can be an ideal game to break the ice among strangers.
If the birthday party is outdoors or near a pool, consider starting up a game of volleyball or another sports game. Not only are sports games ideal for breaking the ice for guests, but they get all of the guests involved in the party, as well.
Both adults and children can enjoy games such as “guess the food” and “telephone.” If the birthday party is at night, have guests gather together, and participate in telling a scary story. Another game both children and adults can enjoy is called “name the candy bar.” With this game, a description of each candy bar is written on an index card, whoever correctly guesses the name of the candy bar from the description win the candy.
Birthday party games are an ideal way to liven up a party, as well as get all of your guests involved. Many games can be altered to fit a younger crowd, as well as an older group of people. When you decide to play party games at a birthday party, ensure that the games are easy for everyone to understand and enjoy.