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Ten Party Games to play with Food


Food Party Games for kids, tweens, teens and adults



10 Party Games that are played with Food!

These 10 fun party games are great for birthday parties, family gatherings, sleepovers or anytime!   Fun for ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 years old, kids, tweens, teens and adults.  

All of the games listed use an easy to find food item in order to play the game.

The games listed use these items:

Wrapped candies (starburst, kisses)
Sandwich cookies
Cheese balls

... so if you have any of these food items around the house you have all you need for lots of fun!

10 Fun Birthday Party Games

 1. Cookie Face Party Game
Sandwich or regular cookie
Players try to move a cookie from their forehead into their mouth without using their hands.
Give every player a small cookie, like an Oreo, to start the game.
Players place the cookie on their foreheads.
On the word "go" players move their face to make the cookie begin to move down toward their mouths.  

Players can not use their hands or any other help.  They must move the cookie just by wiggling their face. The first player to move their cookie from their forehead to their mouth wins! 
Give players a time limit of 1 minute to see who can move it the fastest.

The game can also be played as an elimination game where the player with the slowest time is out and another round is played with only the players who had faster times. 
Variation:  Try different types of cookies in different rounds such as sandwich cookies, vanilla wafers, large chocolate chip cookies, etc.  




2. Bite the Apple Game
Apples (one for each player) / String
Set Up: Before the game begins tie a string onto each apple.  Then hang the apples by the strings from the ceiling or under a doorway.  Make the lengths of the string so that the apples hang right at the mouths of the players. 


Some strings might have to be shortened or lengthened depending on the height of the individual players.
Have each player stand in front of their apple.
On go, the players have to try and bite their apple with their mouth without using their hands.
The players can help each other, but they cannot use their hands! The first player to bite their apple wins!



3. Doughnut Race Party Game
Doughnuts (one for each player) / String
Before the party tie a string onto doughnuts and hang from a line in the backyard or under a doorway. 


The first player to completely finish their doughnut wins.
Have all the players line up in front of their doughnut.  (Try to make the doughnuts line up with the height of the players mouths.  The higher the doughnut is the harder the game is to play.) 
The players must put their hands behind their backs and keep them their for the entire game.


On "go" the players try to be the first to completely eat their doughnut on the string. 
Players can not use their hands or get any help from other players.  This is fun to play the morning after a sleepover party.  Let the winner of the game get to make the first pancake for breakfast.  



4. Fear Factor Foods Game
Interesting types of foods with different smells and tastes (jars of baby food is a fun way to play!)
Players try to guess what food they are eating while blindfolded. 
Blindfold players and set a bowl of a strange food item in front of them.  Baby food is a great idea and also ketchup, mustard, whipped cream, hot sauce, mayonnaise will work.  Players taste each food at the same time and the first one to call out the correct answer to what they are eating wins a point.


Play 10 round and at the end of the rounds add up the players score.  The player that has the most points correctly guessing the food items wins!  See our Fear Factor party theme for more fun games and activities like this one! 
Variation:  Instead of Fear Factor type foods try different types of candy bars and see if the players can identify what type of candy bar they are eating just by the taste. 



5. Apple Balance Game
Apples (5 for each player) / Flat surface such as a kitchen table or island.
Players try to balance apples on top of each other. 
Give each player five apples.


On "go" players try to stack their apples, one on top of the other, until they have all five apples stacked. To win a player must have the apples stacked and in place for a count of 5 seconds.
Variation:  Instead of apples use large marshmallows, dice or any type of small and lightweight item.  This game is challenging because of the shape of the apples.  Fun for all ages, boys and girls at birthday parties.  



6. Marshmallow Toss Challenge Game
Mini Marshmallows / Dixie or small paper or plastic cups
Players in teams of 2 try to catch the most marshmallows in their cup.
Divide the players into teams of two.


Give one player on each team a small Dixie cup and the other player on the team 25 small marshmallows in a cup. Have the players on the teams stand five feet apart.
Players then throw their marshmallows to their teammate while the teammate tries to catch them in their paper cup. Set a time limit of 1 minute to see how many small marshmallows the teams can catch in their cups.

After the time limit the team that has the the most marshmallows in their cup wins!
Then play another round by reversing who throws the marshmallows and who catches them on the team.  Reload the cups before the round so that each team will have the same amount of 25 marshmallows to begin.
Variation:  This game can also be played by using dried beans or uncooked pieces of penne (or any small shaped) pasta.






7. Cheesy Party Game
Cheese balls / Duct Tape or Packing Tape/ Goggles
Teams try to stick as many cheese balls as they can to their team mate (who's wrapped in duct tape).
Divide the guests into two teams. Each team chooses one player from their team to be the Big Cheese.  The Big Cheese will stand in the middle of their team and try to get as many cheese balls to stick to them during the time limit.

Before the game starts have each team wrap their center player in duct tape so that the sticky part of the tape faces out.  This way the cheese balls will stick to them.
After they have been wrapped in duct tape give them a pair of safety glasses or swimming goggles to protect their eyes.

Each team will have a bucket of cheese balls.
On "go" the teams will stand around their center player about 5 feet away and throw cheese balls at them.  The object is for teams to get as many cheese balls as they can to stick to their player in a 1 minute time limit.  At the end of the time period have teams count how many cheese balls they got to stick to their team member.

Variation:  Set the timer for 2 or 3 minutes so teams have more time to play.
Variation: Give each team an equal number of cheese balls and instead of a timed game play until one team has all their cheese balls stuck. 


8. Pasta Pickup Party Game
This is a fun game for a birthday party for kids of all ages. Uncooked spaghetti noodles and uncooked penne pasta
Players try to be the first one to get all their pieces of uncooked penne pasta threaded onto their uncooked piece of spaghetti. Give each player one uncooked piece of spaghetti and six pieces of uncooked penne pasta. The players will need to play around a flat solid surface such as a table or kitchen island. 


On "go" the players will take the piece of uncooked spaghetti in one hand and try to thread their pieces of penne pasta onto the spaghetti noodle. 
Players can not use their other hand or any other object to help get the penne pasta pieces onto their spagetti noodle.


The first player to pick up all six pieces at the same time wins.
After one round add a few variations such as:
Players have to hold the uncooked spaghetti noodle in their mouth and thread the penne pasta without using their hands.



9. Candy Unwrap Game
Wrapped candies (Hershey's kisses, Starburst) / Oven mitts
The goal of this fun birthday party game is for the players to unwrap candy in the fastest time.  The catch is that the players have to wear oven mitts while trying to unwrap the candy!  Lots of fun for girls and boys, kids, tweens and teens.

Set out several pieces of wrapped candy such as Hershey's kisses, Starbust,  or Smarties.
Each player has to wear oven mitts.
On "go" the players put on the oven mitts and try to unwrap the candies. 
Give the players one minute to unwrap as many pieces of candy as they can while wearing the oven gloves.

The player with the most unwrapped candy within the one minute time limit wins!
Variation:  Instead of oven mitts substitute winter mittens or gloves. 



10. Chubby Bunny Party Game
This is a funny game where players try and say "Chubby Bunny" with the most marshmallows in their mouth. 

Have the players sit in a circle with a bowl of large marshmallows in the middle.
The first player puts a marshmallow in his/her mouth and says ‘chubby bunny’, then passes the marshmallows to the next player.


The game continues with players putting more marshmallows in their mouths and trying to say ‘chubby bunny’ until they cannot say ‘chubby bunny’ anymore or fit anymore marshmallows. The last player left wins.



For more birthday party games for kids see our fun party games for:

5 and 6 year old party games

7, 8 and 9 year old party games

Party games for Tweens ages 10, 11 and 12 years old

Sleepover and Slumber party games


Apple Party Theme







Truth or Dare

Sidewalk Chalk

Water Balloons


Backyard Games

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