Time for even more classics that still never fail to please, especially if you can spice them up by adding your own twists! Be as creative as possible and change things around to reflect your own child’s passions and you are bound to be strike a chord with all of the guests!
Pin the tail on the Donkey. That old one? Yes, that old one – except twist it! A friend of mine recently told me about a party she held for her 8 year old who is a football mad, Liverpool crazy boy. For his party she purchased a large poster of his favourite player scoring against Manchester United. She then created a large football shaped card from the back of a cereal box and stuck a piece of blu tack to the middle. All of the kids at the party had a great time as they were blindfolded, spun around three times and then attempted to stick the ball over the ball on the poster with the winner winning 2 packets of football stickers.
She had so much success with this that for her 9 year old daughter’s party she created the same game except this time it was pin the microphone to Hannah Montana’s hand!
Musical Chairs. Now this was a game I never seemed to be good at but always still loved playing! We all know the rules – have one less chair each turn and the last person sitting wins the prize. Keep everyone involved by allowing the eliminated child from each round to control when the music stops and make the game even more fun by placing a balloon on each seat for the child to pop – using their bums! Remember to keep the winning prize small so as not to create jealousy (little Johnny walking off with an Xbox 360 can tend to create some jealousy!).
The Who Am I Game! Another classic and one that can pretty quickly get everybody in your party laughing and joking. Simply write the names of cartoon characters, TV stars or pop stars on post it notes and have all the children place one of the post it notes on their forehead. Hand the first child a ball and start the music. The child passes the ball along and when the music stops the child in possession asks a question trying to find out who they are! The first child to guess correctly is the winner and you can keep playing until every child correctly guesses and wins their own prize.