Great Party Games (Part 2)

September 7th, 2008 No Comments   Posted in Birthday

You can never have too much games at a party – especially if it’s a children’s party! Trust me, children never get fed up of games, even if it means running around aimlessly for hours! Here are more children’s party games to spice up bash!

Honey I Love You

  • Your group should be sitting in a circle again with one person in the middle.
  • The person in the middle can go to anyone in the circle and say “Honey I love you, won’t you give me a smile?”
  • The person who was asked the question has to answer back “Honey I love you, but I just can’t smile” (without smiling.)
  • The person in the middle can do anything to the other person to make them smile except touch them.
  • The longest standing person in the middle who resist to smile at the statement wins. It can go on and on and on with strings of laughter!

All tangled up

  • Stand in a circle close to each other and have the children place their hands in the center of the group.
  • Grab the hand of someone across the circle. Make sure that children are not holding both hands of the same person. It might take some time to do some hand switching to make this work right.
  • Without letting go of each other’s hands try to untie the mess they created.
  • Be careful not to let children twist someone’s arm too much. Allow children to let go long enough to keep from hurting each other.
  • When they are all untied you will end up with one large circle or two smaller circles.

Sock Wrestle

  • All the children sit in a circle and have to take off their shoes so they are only wearing socks.
  • Every child is given a number.
  • Two numbers are then called out.
  • The children with those numbers come into the center of the circle, and, remaining on their knees, must, in any way possible, get the other person’s sock before they get theirs.

Great Party Games (Part 1)

August 6th, 2008 No Comments   Posted in Birthday

What’s a party without games?! Children parties are all about fun, laughter and more fun! To be honest, I don’t even think they care much about the food. As long as their tummies are filled, it’s games all the way! A few things to take note while planning party games:

  • Always have gifts prepared!
  • There’s always a winner but no losers. Reward everyone for their effort and enthusiasm.
  • Be sure to play music when playing games. It makes all the difference.
  • Explain instructions clearly. Repeat is anyone doesn’t understand.

Here are some examples of great party games:

Hot Potato

  • Have all the children sit or stand in a circle.
  • One child is chosen to be ‘leader’. The ‘leader’ must have his/her eyes closed at all times.
  • The ‘leader’ begins to pass the potato around the circle.
  • Everyone must take the potato and must not hold it longer than one second. The potato goes around the circle.
  • When the ‘leader’ shouts “HOT POTATO!”, the person holding the potato has to leave the circle.
  • The circle gets smaller and smaller until 3 persons are left.
  • The winner is the surviving person besides the ‘leader’ in the circle.

Zoom to the Broom!

  • You will need a broom.
  • The children form a big circle with everyone facing inwards.
  • Each player is given a number. One player stands in the center keeping the broom upright by resting the palm of his hands on the top. (The stick should only be balanced upright and not held)
  • The player in the center calls out a number and removes his hand.
  • The player whose number is called tries to catch the broom before it hits the ground. If the player manages to catch it, he/she takes the place in the center. If the broom falls to the ground, the original person in the center goes back to the center.

Funny Granny Grunt

  • You will need a blindfold and a broom.
  • The children form a circle.
  • Choose one person to be ‘it’ who will be blindfolded. ‘It’ stands in the middle of the circle with a broom in the hand.
  • ‘It’ will tell all the players to move to the right. All players will have to continue moving and not stop.
  • ‘It’ will then spins the broom and stick the broom handle out.
  • The person nearest to the broom grabs it. ‘It’ will then say ‘granny grunt’.
  • The person holding the broom will grunt once. Then ‘it’ will try to guess who the granny is.
  • If the guess is correct, the person will replace ‘it’ and the game starts over again.