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Hi our children turn 7 and 10 in a few weeks and we are having 2 separate birthday parties but on the same day. Does anyone have any party games they have used, that went down well, especially for the 10 year old boy, and a 7 year old girl. We do not want to pay for someone, just having an old fashion party like when we were young. Thanks in advance!


Posted anonymously, 14th January 2014


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  • Piñata are always popular. If you have the time, get creative and make your own, they’re cheaper and outlast more hits then shop bought ones. Another one I saw recently……a bowl of Fruit Loops (the cereal) 2 kids each with a drinking straw. Aim of the game is to get as many fruit loops out of tge bowl using the straw within a time limit. It’s quite funny to watch


  • How did the joint party go?


  • Pass the parcel. Pin the tail on the donkey. A piñata. Twister. Bobbing for apples. Have a look on Google, there’s lots of fun games to be found on there


  • What about Pin the tail on the donkey? Pass the parcel? Music chairs? Pass the balloon (between the knees)


  • All the old fashion games are the way to go! Get the boys some water pistols and tell them to bring there togs they can just wet each other, boys love that. Girls too


  • We had the kids throw waterbombs at a target from behind a line, kids all loved it (ages 2 – 13) and even some grown ups couldnt resist. Party was in April, so not the warmest, but still a bit hit!


  • thanks for the great ideas.


  • There are some great suggestions below! I hope the party went well.


  • there are some good comments here


  • hang donuts from the clothes line and get the kids to eat them with their hands behind their backs


  • Have some plain crowns and have the kids decorate them with stick on sticker and other bits and pieces, for the girls they could decortate fairy wands.


  • Treasure hunts are good. Also a one of those things you fill with lollites and everyone hits it. For the girls maybe have cupcakes and let them decorate their own.


  • The block of chocolate game… kids sit in a circle and roll a dice. If they roll a six, they go to the middle of the group and put on gloves and sunglasses (or whatever two/three items you choose) and they have to cut the block of chocolate with a plastic knife and fork and eat it. (one square at a time) They keep going until someone else rolls a six and tags in….


  • Musical Chairs, Musical Statues, Pin the nose or tail on …, pass the parcel, treasure/lollies hunt, Marshmallow chub-a-bunny


  • We put a bucket of water in the middle of the children and each child gets a sponge and a plastic cup. The plastic cups are put on a table and then the children have to fill their cups up from the bucket of water using nothing but their sponges. First cup to overflow wins. It’s great for little kids and grown ups alike (but it needs to be HOT outside!).


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