Fun & Easy Birthday Party Game Idea (s) for Busy Moms

It’s NOW possible to create the best birthday party experience for your child with these fun and easy Birthday Party Game Idea (s) for Busy Moms!

Birthday Party Game Idea # 1: Treasure Hunt

The first and easiest birthday party game idea would have to be treasure hunt game that basically is all about searching for items, following clues as a group or splitting into teams to race to a prize.

Birthday Party Game Idea # 2: Three-Legged Race

three-legged race involves two participants attempting to complete a short sprint with the left leg of one runner strapped to the right leg of another runner. The object is for the partners to run together without falling over, and beat the other contestants to the finish line.

Birthday Party Game Idea # 3: Button Button

Button, button, who’s got the button is a game of ingenuity where players form a circle with their hands out, palms together. One child, called the leader or ‘it’, takes an object such as a button and goes around the circle, putting their hands in everybody else’s hands one by one. In one person’s hands they drop the button, though they continue to put their hands in the others’ so that no one knows where the button is except for the giver and receiver.

The leader, or all the children in the circle, says “Button, button, who’s got the button?” and then each child in the circle guesses. The child guessing replies with their choice, e.g. “Billy has the button!”

Once the child with the button is finally guessed, that child is the one to distribute the button and start a new round.

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Birthday Party Game Idea # 4: Elephant Tug of War

Here’s how you play tug of war:

  • Divide the guests into two even teams. Try to make the teams even by size as well. Don’t put all the taller or stronger children on one team.
  • Tell the teams to each pick one child to be the elephant.
  • Make a line on the floor with a piece of tape, or chalk, or have the children stand on opposite sides of a doorway.
  • The elephants then hold hands, and try to pull each other across the line, or through the doorway.
  • Continue until every guest has had a chance to be the elephant.
  • The team that pulled their opponents over the line or through the door the most times win

Birthday Party Game Idea # 5: Hot Potato

Hot potato is a party game that involves players gathering in a circle and tossing a small object such as a beanbag or a ball to each other while music plays. The player who is holding the object when the music stops is eliminated.

Birthday Party Game Idea # 6: What’s in the bag?

This is a fun one too… And here’s how you play What’s in the bag…A great guessing game that you can make entirely age appropriate. Put a few things in the bag from around the house – like paperclips, a coin, a lime, a toy car, a dog biscuit, a rock, etc. Let your child reach into the bag and choose an object. … For older children, make the objects less defined by their shape.

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Birthday Party Game Idea # 7: Simon Says

Simon Says is a fun game that helps in exercising listening skills. This game is fairly easy, but it can quickly turn into a challenge, especially if playing in a large group. Although this game goes by many names worldwide, the fun, basic rules tend to remain the same.

  • Choose someone to be “Simon.”
  • Have “Simon” give a command to the other players.
  • If the command starts with “Simon says…” the players have to do it.
  • If the command doesn’t start with “Simon says…” and a player does it, they’re “out.”
  • The last person standing wins!

Birthday Party Game Idea # 8: Water Balloon Toss

To play Water Balloon Toss, you will need: 

  • An even number of people
  • Water balloons or eggs (at least one for every two people)
  • Clothes that can get wet or messy

Here’s how…

  • Divide all players into groups of two and give each pair a balloon.
  • Players should line up in two lines, with partners facing each other. Every player should then take one big step backwards.
  • Each player holding a balloon gently tosses it to their partner. If the other player catches it successfully, the partners each take another step backwards. If the balloon breaks, it’s game over!
  • If you’re playing with a group of people, keep playing until only one pair is left. If you’re playing with a friend, see how far apart you can get before the balloon breaks. Try to beat your record!

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