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!

Piñata Idea

Sleeping Bag Game

Donut Eating Game

Decorate the Birthday Girl!

Balloon Bust for Kids

Musical Presents

Pin the Tooth on T-Rex

Musical Presents

Candy Bar Story

Word Jumble Game

Balloon Games

Who Am I Game

Musical Numbers Game

Story Party Game

Candy Game

Water Balloon Game

Candy Pop Game

Pin the Nose on the Girl

Mummy Wrap Game

Powdered Donut Game

Blind Makeover

Gorilla Game

Pokemon Bingo Game

Nail Polish Hot Potato

Wild Games


Pooh's Great Adventure

Who's Picture Game

Lucky Cup


Teen Games

Hidden Talents Game

Detective Celebrity

Balloon Pop Darts

Drawing Contest

Messy Mint Game

Follow the Yarn Game

Sponge Water Relay

Goody Bag Pass Around

Fishing Game

Magic Ribbon Pinata

Cooperative Musical Chairs

Charades, Sardines & Tag


Bucket of Pennies Contest

Roll for Candy

Balloon Games

Scavenger Hunt

Kiss the Poster Game

Balloon Games

Sports Party Tag

Puzzle Hunt Game

Balloon Relay

Picture Party 12yr

Sleepover / Ever After

Magic 8 Ball Game

Gum in Whipped Cream

Kiss the Poster

Dress-Up Game

Chinese Auction

Musical Presents

Gum & Cracker Game

Sleeping Bag Race

Take the Prize

Cards - Don't get the Ace

Who's Line is it Anyway?

Movie Questions Game

Balloon Pop Game

Mind Reading Game

Bingo Party 8yr

Dirty Face Trick

Balloon Pop Game

Balloon Dare

Marshmellow Scoop

Funny Obstacle Course

Guess Who 10yr

Cotton Ball Scoop

Pass the Parcel

Do You Know Me?

Musical Chairs

Dares in a Bowl

Wheel Barrel Race

Guess What Star

Flashlight Tag

Egg Roll

Hot Potato Unwrap


Present Exchange

Lipstick Game

Goody Bag Alternative

Dare in a Balloon

Gurgle Song

GPS Treasure Hunt

Hot Potato Gift

Whipped Cream Eating

Capture the Flag

Cross the River

Photo Booth

Candy Pass

Animal Acting Game

Musical Statues Game

Who Am I

Jello Drinking

Balloon Pop Game

Glow Shirt Graffiti

Hot Present

String Maze

Wink :)

Party Games

Frog Party

Animal Safari Party  

Pirate Game 7-9yr

Clothes Game

Photo Hunt

Gum Whipped Cream


Animal Match-up

Memory Game

Marshmallow Race

Birthday Trivia


Guess Who

Balloon Game

Spin the Bottle Game

Find the Glitter

Candy Bar Game

Guess the Number Game

Party Favor Game

Weakest Link Game

Gift by Number Game

Mystery Game

Blues Clues Party 4yr

Balloon Twister Game

Open the Present

Family Fued

Balloon Pinata

Trivia Race Game

Frozen Shirt Game

Sesame Stree Trivia

Clue Game

Puzzle Hunt Game

Dodgeball Party

Lucky Smartie Game

Jelly Fishing Game 6yr

Grocery Bag Game

Pop Find Game 12yr

Rice and Safety Pins


Capture the Black Pearl

Balloon Game

Pin the Crown Game

Jellybean Guessing Game

First Will Be Last Party 12yr

Balloon Stick Tight Game 6yr

Pin Crown on Princess Game

Tic-Talk Game

Birthday Bingo

Hawaiian Luau Games

Threee Little Pigs Game

Ice Cream Splat Game

Tallest Balloon Tower Game

How Observant Are You? Game

Observant Game

Catch the Balloon Game

SurPrize Box Game

Cotton On Nose Game

Difference Game

Squirt Out Candles Game

Present Game

Bilingual Ice Breaker Game

Candy Pass Game 12yr

Remember Box Contents Game

Guess What's True About Me Game

Save Ariel's Flounder & Friends Game

Adult Dollar Musical Chair Game

Crazy Zoo Game 8-10yr

Pass The Thimble To Sleeping Beauty Game 4yr

Fishpond Game

Party Games

Party Games

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