Birthday party game ideas?

Sabrena - posted on 09/17/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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So my daughters birthday is the 28th, were having her party on the 27th and shes said that she wants to play games but I cant think of to many things..

Theres not going to be a lot of kids, probably about 4 or 5. So do you guys have any game ideas that dont need a lot of kids, are not to spendy and would entertain 2-3 year olds?

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Susannah - posted on 05/24/2012

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Obviously this is late for her party, but there's always next year!

My daughter is less girly than some and wanted to have a party with friends from school-both boys and girls- so I decided to do a Pirate Party

I created pirate name for each child (things like One-eyed Ella, Barnacle Ben, Salty Susie, and Matthew the Merciless) and individulized each invitation. The actual invitation said, "Ahoy thar Matey! (Child's name) be invited fer some birthday spirits at One-eyed Ella'sbirthday bash. We be in search of scallywags to swab the deck, fire the cannons, and hunt fer pirate treasure. Chart yer course (address of party). Join us for pirate fare, games, crafts, and face painting, too! the Ship sets sail on (day and time of party) for some swashbuckling fun, grub, and kiddie spirits. Send a seagull or call (phone #) if ye be attending. Mums and dads are encouraged to stay and join their young buccaneers for our many pirate festivites and adventures. Avast!! Be there or walk the plank! Aaarrgghhh!!"

I put them in small plastic water bottles with some sand and glitter and seashells inside like a message in a bottle.

For the party, I had a table with pirate attire, like eye patches and bandanas and another table with crafts like make-your-periscopes and create a treasure map stations.

I served pirate themed food like celery and creamcheese boats (with toothpick sails) and goldfish and fruit with dip (to prevent scurvy).

We played pirate games like "Pin the Treasure on the Map", "Pop the Cannonball" (where I tied black balloons on each child's ankle and they had to pop each others balloon) and "walk the plank" relay race and "Musical islands".

We finished it off with a huge treasure hunt. It was a HUGE hit. The parents and pirates had a blast...but most of all so did the birthday girl!

Jacqie - posted on 12/01/2010

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Find the Worm! Place a gummy worm on a disposable plate. Heap Cool Whip on top of it. Tell the kids to use their mouths to find the worm. First one to find it, wins!

Lorilyn - posted on 11/21/2009

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I'm sorry this is too late for her birthday (just joined less than 2 weeks ago), but one idea that you could use for next year is playing "Pin the mustache". I'm sure someone has created it before me, but I came up with that idea for my son's first birthday. I got some felt with adhesive on the backand cut out a mustache, and each of the kids took turns putting it on me with a blindfold. (This game is funnier when the mustache is used on a woman!) Anyway, hope you get plenty of good ideas for next year!

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