Planning Children's Birthday Party Games
Planning Childrenís Birthday Party Games
The best parties are built upon fun, age-appropriate and
action-filled childrenís birthday party games. Games can include
classics like relay races, musical chairs, or egg tosses for the
brave or might revolve around favorite movies or cartoon
characters. Games tend to be the highlight of childrenís
Only second to party games in importance are childrenís birthday
cakes. Cakes and party themes set the tone for which games will
be best for birthday party success.
How to Choose Party Games
When planning party games, first consider the age of your
guests. The limited attention span of 4 year olds will require
several very short games where pre-teens might enjoy a much
longer and detailed game such as role playing or a movie party.
You only need to think of an activity and then give it a slight
twist so that it will fit your theme. As examples, a pirate
theme could involve games such as finding hidden treasure by
following maps. A circus party could involve games such as face
decorating, tumbling contests or ring tosses.
Now letís take a closer look at what kinds of issues are
involved in party planning especially when it comes to party
games. Letís use a pool party as an example. Pool party games
might include a pretend Olympics event but you need to consider
both guests and weather. Can all the children swim? Will you
have adequate adult supervision both for swimmers and
non-swimmers? What if it rains on the day of the party? How much
of the party can be easily moved indoors?
While you might be focused on the perfect gifts or cake for the
guest of honor, games are the time to show all of your guests a