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So, you've come up with a great theme and now you've got to figure out how to keep all those little party goers busy - Birthday Party Games of course!   You can always go with an old favorite party game or change a party game slightly to go along with the theme. Check out some of these birthday party game ideas.

PIN THE TAIL ON THE DONKEY - One of the oldest and most favorite party games.  But, it does'nt have to be a donkey. Change the donkey and the tail to match your theme! 
  - Pin the butterfly on the flower
  - Pin the heart on the tinman
  - Pin the tail on the T-Rex
  - Pin the tail on Pikachu
You get the idea.  Then each child is blindfolded and gets a try at placing the tail as close as possible to where it supposed to go.  The closest is the winner.

LIMBO "How low can you go?"- Always fun for kids of all ages! Set up a bar that can be raised or lowered, or have two people hold the bar. Play some music in the background and have everyone take a turn going under the bar. Everyone must go under the bar facing forward and leaning back! This birthday party game is really not that easy. The person who can go the lowest is the winner!

HULA-HOOP - Lots of fun especially if you are having a 50s or 60s party!  Just pick up one or two hula-hoops at the store and see who can hula-hoop the longest! A blast with older kids and young teens! A fun party game.

MUSICAL CHAIRS - Everyone hates to be the one left with "standing room only".  Just set up a line of chairs, one short from the number of players and start the music. Everyone walks around the chairs and sits down once the music stops.  Whoever is left standing has to drop out. Take away one chair so you are short one and start the music again. This continues until only one person has a chair.  They are the winner of this party game!

CAKE-WALK - Set up a circle of numbers on the ground and have everyone stand on a number.  Begin playing festive music and have everyone walk from number to number. Draw a number from a hat and then stop the music. Whoever is standing on that number when the music stops is the winner!  I have played this game at many school carnivals where the prize is a cake. But, you can give away something different.

SIMON SAYS - Simon says read on.  Get all the kids to stand at one end of your yard or large room.  Then Simon (probably mom or dad) gives the crowd an order beginning with "Simon Says". Example: Simon says take one giant step forward.  Then everyone does what Simon says. After a few of these you throw in an order without saying "Simon Says" and anyone who does it without Simon saying is out. Whoever follows only Simon's orders and is left at the end of the game wins!

DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE - A birthday party game for the younger crowd. All the kids sit in a  circle facing the center. Then one child walks around the outside of the circle and taps each child on the head (gently) and says "duck".   This continues on until the child touches someone and says "goose".  Then the child who was called goose jumps up and tries to tag the one who called them goose before they can run all the way around the circle back to the open spot they left when they got up.  Everyone's a winner.

WHO AM I? - Place a picture or a name of someone or something on the back of everyone at the party. Then everyone takes turns asking others questions about who they may be (what's on there back). The only answer you can give is  yes or no.  The first one to figure out who or what they are is the winner. I played this game one time at a company function where everyone was a star from a movie. I was Superman.  Of course superman was the last to figure it out! Another fun party game.

THREE LEGGED RACE - The classic picnic race game.  Have everyone line up in twos and tie one of their legs to their partners. Then start the race and see who can travel the fastest to a finish line.

SACK RACE - Another classic picnic race party game.  Have everyone line up and stand inside of old feed sacks or other large sacks. Then start the race and have everyone hop to the finish line.  The first one there is the winner.

EGG RACE - And yet another classic picnic race party game.  Have everyone line up with an egg on a spoon.  Then start the race and the first to cross the finish line without dropping the egg is the winner.  If you use hard boiled eggs, then you can eat all the eggs after the race is over.

DANCE CONTEST - Play some old Chubby Checker "Twist" music and see who can twist the best!  You will just have to pick out a judge and let them pick the winner.  Of course it does'nt have to be the twist.   It could be the Macarana.

HOT POTATO - Everyone sits in a circle and passes the potato from one person to the next. Someone calls time or stops the music and the person left holding the potato is out. Continue until there is only one person left. Maybe this could be chaged slightly and called Hot Pikachu?

Do you have any more fun party game ideas to play at a party, well send them in an let's all share ideas!


Adult Dollar Musical Chair Game

Animal Acting Game

Animal Match-up

Animal Safari Party 

Balloon Bust for Kids

Balloon Dare

Balloon Game

Balloon Game

Balloon Games

Balloon Games

Balloon Games

Balloon Pinata

Balloon Pop Darts

Balloon Pop Game

Balloon Pop Game

Balloon Pop Game

Balloon Relay

Balloon Stick Tight Game 6yr

Balloon Twister Game

Bilingual Ice Breaker Game

Bingo Party 8yr

Birthday Bingo

Birthday Trivia

Blind Makeover

Blues Clues Party 4yr

Bucket of Pennies Contest

Candy Bar Game

Candy Bar Story

Candy Game

Candy Pass

Candy Pass Game 12yr

Candy Pop Game

Capture the Black Pearl

Capture the Flag

Cards - Don't get the Ace

Catch the Balloon Game


Charades, Sardines & Tag

Chinese Auction

Clothes Game

Clue Game

Cooperative Musical Chairs

Cotton Ball Scoop

Cotton On Nose Game

Crazy Zoo Game 8-10yr

Cross the River

Dare in a Balloon

Dares in a Bowl

Decorate the Birthday Girl!

Detective Celebrity

Difference Game

Dirty Face Trick

Do You Know Me?

Dodgeball Party

Donut Eating Game

Drawing Contest

Dress-Up Game

Egg Roll

Family Fued

Find the Glitter

First Will Be Last Party 12yr

Fishing Game

Fishpond Game

Flashlight Tag

Follow the Yarn Game

Frog Party

Frozen Shirt Game

Funny Obstacle Course



Gift by Number Game

Glow Shirt Graffiti

Goody Bag Alternative

Goody Bag Pass Around

Gorilla Game

GPS Treasure Hunt

Grocery Bag Game

Guess the Number Game

Guess What Star

Guess What's True About Me Game

Guess Who

Guess Who 10yr

Gum & Cracker Game

Gum in Whipped Cream

Gum Whipped Cream

Gurgle Song

Hawaiian Luau Games

Hidden Talents Game

Hot Potato Gift

Hot Potato Unwrap

Hot Present

How Observant Are You? Game

Ice Cream Splat Game


Jello Drinking

Jelly Fishing Game 6yr

Jellybean Guessing Game

Kiss the Poster

Kiss the Poster Game

Lipstick Game

Lucky Cup

Lucky Smartie Game

Magic 8 Ball Game

Magic Ribbon Pinata

Marshmallow Race

Marshmellow Scoop

Memory Game

Messy Mint Game

Mind Reading Game

Minute To Win It Party 9yr

Movie Questions Game

Mummy Wrap Game

Musical Chairs

Musical Numbers Game

Musical Presents

Musical Presents

Musical Presents

Musical Statues Game

Mystery Game

Nail Polish Hot Potato

Observant Game

Open the Present

Party Favor Game

Party Games

Pass the Parcel

Pass The Thimble To Sleeping Beauty Game 4yr

Photo Booth

Photo Hunt

Picture Party 12yr

Pin Crown on Princess Game

Pin the Crown Game

Pin the Nose on the Girl

Pin the Tooth on T-Rex

Piņata Idea


Pirate Game 7-9yr

Pokemon Bingo Game

Pooh's Great Adventure

Pop Find Game 12yr

Powdered Donut Game

Present Exchange

Present Game

Puzzle Hunt Game

Puzzle Hunt Game

Remember Box Contents Game

Rice and Safety Pins

Roll for Candy

Save Ariel's Flounder & Friends Game

Scavenger Hunt

Sesame Stree Trivia

Sleeping Bag Game

Sleeping Bag Race

Sleepover / Ever After

Spin the Bottle Game

Sponge Water Relay

Sports Party Tag


Squirt Out Candles Game

Story Party Game

String Maze

SurPrize Box Game

Take the Prize

Tallest Balloon Tower Game

Teen Games

Threee Little Pigs Game

Tic-Talk Game

Trivia Race Game


Water Balloon Game

Weakest Link Game

Wheel Barrel Race

Whipped Cream Eating

Who Am I

Who Am I Game

Who's Line is it Anyway?

Who's Picture Game

Wild Games

Wink :)

Word Jumble Game


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