Party Games

Pass The Box
This is really fun, Take a small gift or toy that all kids would enjoy, then gift wrap it, but keep wrapping it with different layers of giftwrap. Play some music while passing the present around, when the music stops, the guest left holding it unwraps the first layer of wrapping paper, then the music starts again and the box is passed, then every time the music stops, another layer is removed until someone finally unwraps the very last layer,,,,, and that is the winner. It is kind of like Hot Potato, but this is an item that everyone wants to hold on to!

Name That Bug
Pair up your party guests in teams of 2-3 people and put a sticker or a picture of a bug on each child’s back. Have the guests try to guess what the bug is by asking questions that can be answered with only “yes” or “no.” For example, “Do I have legs?,” “Can I fly?” and “Am I Green?” Note: You can use stickers of animals for variety.

Freeze Tag
Best played outside where there is plenty of room. The birthday child can be selected to be it (the person who has to tag other people) first. The tagger tries to tag all the other guests. If a player is tagged, he or she must freeze.. Players who are not frozen can “unfreeze” frozen players by touching them. The first player to be frozen three times becomes it (the tagger) next.

Treasure Hunt
Can be played indoors or out. Can be tailored to a party theme.

Hide different things or objects, the players have to either collect a set number or find a list of things, the first to complete is the winner. Objects can range from pieces of silver foil, chocolate coins, potatoes, pieces of a picture, hats, gloves, socks.

This game can be played individually or in teams of players, but make sure that you have more than enough treasure so everyone can find something. It can be just a fun game or the team to find everything first wins.

Bubble Gum Game
This game can be played as a relay race or be based on individual times. Split your guests into teams of 3-5 people. Get some paper plates, bubble gum, and whipped cream (in a can). Put a piece of bubble gum on the plate and swirl the whipped cream over it until the bubble gum is completely covered. Then have your guests dig through the whipped cream and find the bubble gum. Here’s the catch, players must keep their hands behind their backs and dig through the whipped cream with their faces! Once they find it, they must chew it and blow a fairly good sized bubble. Go through until every one has had a turn. The person who blows the bubble first is the winner. You can also do several rounds until you have one winner. *Depending on what your guests wear, you may want to have a towel or garbage bag to use as a bib. Thanks – Hanna