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Party Themes

Birthday Themes

1st Birthday

Pool Party  

Teen Ideas 

Tween  Ideas

Party Games

1st birthday

2, 3 & 4 years

5 & 6 year olds

7, 8 & 9 years


Party Games

Tween Games


Sleepover Games

Truth or Dare

Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger Hunts


Invitation Ideas




Birthday Party Games
 for Kids

A collection of our all time favorite kids party games for kids to play. 

The games on the following pages have all been tested and are approved by kids and Moms. 

These are the best of the best birthday party games and have stood the test of time. 

The kids party games have been divided into age appropriate categories for your convenience.
The best party games for boys and girls, kids, tweens and teenagers

The best party games categories include 1st birthday, 2,3 and 4 year olds, 5 and 6 year olds, 7,8 and 9 year olds, tweens - 10, 11 and 12. 

There are also pages of birthday party games for boys, girls, swimming pool, carnival, scavenger hunts, sidewalk chalk, water balloon, bubbles and sleepover.   There is also a page filled with ideas and games for a 1 year old birthday party - f
ull of unique ideas for activities, time capsules, how to include family and friends and more. 

Copy down a few of the fun party games or print the whole list to have on hand for your birthday. 

Tip: Choose at least 2 more of our best party games then you think you will need - just in case you need to fill time.

Kids Party Games By Age

1st Birthday Party
1st Birthday Party Games for 1 year olds
Party games for one year olds that friends, siblings,  parents and guests can also enjoy.  Make the first birthday special with these fun games and activities.  

2, 3 and 4 years old
2, 3 and 4 Year Old Kids Games
Great for two, three and four year olds parties.  Age appropriate birthday games and activities that will keep kids busy and having fun for the whole party.

5 and 6 years old
party games for 5 and 6 Year Olds
Fun party games that let five and six year olds socialize and have fun. Some tried and true classic games along with new modern games.  Mix and match to coordinate with your party theme and plans.

7, 8 and 9 year olds
party games for 7, 8 and 9 Years Old
The best party games that allow for a little more competition while still being fun for everyone.

Preteen Games for 10, 11 and 12
Tweens - 10, 11 and 12 Years Old  
Great ideas for the preteen and in between ages of ten, eleven and twelve.  More grown up games for preteen parties.  

Teenage Games for 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18
Teen Party Games
Fun games and activities for teenagers.  Grown up games that will keep everyone involved and having fun during the party.

Boys and Girls Party Games

Boys Party Games and Activities
Boys Party Games
Great ideas to keep boys busy and having fun during the whole party. 

Party Games for Girls
Girls Party Games
Birthday game ideas just for girls.   

Minute To Win It Games
Minute to Win It Style Party Games
Perfect for large or small groups and parties.   The games all use common household items and are easy to set up and play.  Play as teams or individually by having players complete the mini games in 1 minute or less.  Great for all ages!  Substitute some of the items used in the games with items from your theme to tie it into the party.


Summer and Outside Games for Kids

Balloon Games
Balloon Games
20 Fun party games that kids love to play at birthday parties using balloons!  20 of the best party games that use balloons. 

Games that use Bubbles
Bubble Games
Over 30 ways to play with bubbles - great for parties or anytime you need some activities for one or more children.  Print out the list and keep it handy on a hot summer day! 

Pool Noodle Games
Pool Noodle Games - no pool required to play these fun and unique party games!  Creative games that keep the party going and can be used as a party favor to send home with guests afterward!

Classic Party Games
Classic Kids Games  

Dodge Ball, Capture the Flag, Foursquare, Jump rope rhymes and Jacks.  Plus many more!  Brush up on the rules and instructions for these tried and true kids games.

Swimming Pool Games
Pool Party Games 
Fun swimming pool games for kids, tweens and teens.  Keep everyone busy and having fun with these unique party games for the swimming pool.

Scavenger Hunts with free lists
Scavenger Hunts
Lots of fun scavenger hunts  with free lists to print out! 
2 Neighborhood scavenger hunt lists
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Animal Shelter Helper Scavenger Hunt
Holiday Scavenger Hunts
for Valentine's, St. Patricks Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christamas and New Years.

Each have free lists to print out and use.

Treasure Hunts
Treasure Hunts - Fun treasure hunts do set up for birthday parties.   Instructions, directions and set up for
several different treasure hunts. Kids love a treasure hunt! Let them keep the treasure they find as party favors.

Mall Scavenger Hunts
Mall Scavenger Hunts - are a perfect game for a birthday party.  There are 8 different Mall scavenger hunts to choose from - and almost all require no money.

Sidewalk Chalk Games and Activities
Sidewalk Chalk Games
30 ideas, games and activities for playing with sidewalk chalk.  Set up sidewalk chalk and give the children a few suggestions on what to draw with these fun ideas.  Print out the whole list and keep for the summer when the kids are bored or need a little encouragement on what to draw.

Water Balloon Games
Water Balloon Games
Over 50 great ideas to do with water balloons!  Keep the kids cool with some outside fun!

Food Games
10 Funny Games to Play with Food
Food Games



Sleepover Games

Sleepover games
and activities, crafts and more for slumber parties. Fun and creative ways to have fun and a sleepover.  Keep the kids busy all night with these fun party games.

Truth or Dare Game
Truth or Dare questions
that are G rated and free to print out. Perfect for birthday parties for all ages.  Print out the free truths and dares for kids, tweens and teenagers.  Clean and rated G

Would You Rather Game
Fun party game for kids, tweens and teens! Over 200 fun questions!  Easy and fun!  Print out the unique questions and have fun while party guests answer between two choices. 
Would You Rather Game


Icebreakers - fun ways to get the party started.  Use an icebreaker game while guests are arriving.  This gives the kids something to do and lets them interact and feel comfortable with each other before the party starts.  

Carnival Style Games
Fun party games for Carnival themed birthday parties.  Our favorite games that have been tested at carnivals and children's festivals and proven to be the favorites.

Fun birthday party games for kids for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th  birthday and beyond!     


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Party Ideas

Candy Buffet

Goody Bags

Party Favors

Birthday Activities
Party Activities

Sidewalk Chalk

Water Balloons

35 Minute to Win It Games

We are always looking for affordable, new and creative ideas! 

If you have a unique or favorite idea for kids party favors, food, party invitations, decorations, treasure hunt games, birthday party group games, happy birthday wishes, birthday themes or kids birthday party places share them with us! 

Kids, tweens, preteens and teenage party planning ideas for children ages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 years old diy party planning ideas for kids birthday parties and moms and dads.  

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