Organizing a holiday for a child is always a serious task for parents. It is necessary to think over not only the menu for the feast, but also make sure that each guest has fun at the birthday party. At the same time, it is important to understand that not only children need entertainment, but also adults who need to be occupied with something interesting. Your attention is invited to the ideas of various competitions that will help to spend time fun and exciting.
Games for children
Many will agree that it is not so easy to interest a child, but what if are talking not about one kid, but a whole group of kids who want to have fun? Well, there are a lot of contests that will bring great pleasure to your guests and leave only pleasant memories of the solemn event. For some entertainment, you need to prepare an arsenal in advance in order to immediately start completing tasks.
One of the fun and simple games is Crazy Egg. To do this, you will need a set of plastic plates, as ll as boiled eggs, which must first be painted. Two stools are placed on opposite sides of the room. The kids need to be divided into two teams and tell the rules of the game, which consist in transferring eggs in teaspoons from one chair to another.
Of course, this must be done carefully so that everything remains safe and sound. The winner is the team that coped faster than its competitors and brought more eggs.
If older children are present at the celebration, you can make adjustments to the conditions of the competition so that the participants carry spoons not in their hands, but in their teeth, or pass the egg to each other, it will be even more fun.
For children, you can arrange a Fanta contest, which will be exciting and very fun. It is necessary to distribute to everyone on a piece of paper on which you will need to write a desire (parents should help with this). After that, the notes are sent to a hat or box and pulled out by the kids in turn. If the kids can’t come up with task ideas, you can prepare them yourself in advance: draw a birthday boy, hug all the guests, dance, jump or read a verse. Here you can show all your imagination, besides this is an opportunity to participate with your parents.
For the youngest guests there will be a fun game called “Find the crocodile”. To do this, one clothespin is enough, which throughout the evening will quietly roam from one participant to another. It will be necessary to announce the loss of the crocodile from time to time, and the kids will immediately start searching, while the clothespin can be attached to clothes, hidden under a napkin, or even thrown into someone’s pocket.
Don’t forget about the winner’s reward, so think about prizes ahead of time, which could be candy, art supplies, or small toys.
Children love to play adults, so why not arrange a Bankers contest for them. For this entertainment, a glass jar and pre-purchased souvenir bills, as ll as coins, will be enough. It is also necessary to first cut paper, fabric and foil, reminiscent of money. All the props should be sent to the container in such a way that it would be difficult for the participants to calculate the amount. Then the bank is started in a circle, and everyone tries to figure out how much money is inside, writing on a separate piece of paper. After that, it remains to get everything from the container, together count and reward the one who was closest to the correct ansr.
Entertainment for adults at a children’s party
Most of all, kids have fun at children’s parties, but parents can arrange a solemn part just as ll. Here are some ideas for fun with adults. A rope is fixed on the wall, on which children’s socks hang, each of them has a special task — a verse on a specific topic, a dance, various exercises, an image of an animal. Each parent in turn approaches and blindly takes the task, after which they complete it.
Here you can show all your imagination by coming up with the most unusual tasks, for example, dance a lambada, come up with a story about a birthday person, build something from improvised means (napkins, toothpicks, adhesive tape).
The following game is familiar to many, so it can also be used at a children’s party. We are talking about changing the wardrobe for half an hour, it will be quite funny and very exciting. A variety of things are put into the bag, be it stretched pajama pants, shorts, a hat, underar, glasses with a nose, maybe even shoes with heels. The music is then turned on and the contents are passed from hand to hand.
As soon as the melody is paused, the one who is currently holding the bag must blindly take out the first thing that comes across and put it on. Rest assured, your guests will look ridiculous, but this will only cheer you up and make everyone laugh. At the end, you can hold a fashion show, and then vote on the best outfit and give the winner some kind of prize.
If the holiday is held in a spacious room or on the street, you can play “Flocks of Fish”. All participants should be divided into two or three teams. Each is given a paper fish 20–25 cm in size, which must be tied to the belt so that the tail touches the floor. Teams choose their color, after which they begin the battle. As soon as the host gives a signal, the parents start running after each other, trying to step on the fish of their opponent, while touching nothing with their hands is not allod. The winner is the team with more “whole” members left.
Since the holiday is celebrated with parents, it is a good idea to hold several competitions where families can participate. This is a great opportunity to show team skills, support each other and even try to win a prize, besides it will be a lot of fun for children who sometimes lack attention from moms and dads.
If the holiday is organized outdoors, you can play a game where you want to hit the target. It is necessary to draw a large circle on the pavement with chalk, inside of which there are two more. Then the participants are divided into teams and take turns trying to hit the center of the figure with a tennis ball. The outer largest circle brings one point, and with each following the number increases. Play upbeat music in the background to create an atmosphere.
Inflatable balloons are an essential attribute of a birthday, so they can be used as props for a contest. Adults, together with their children, come up with various tasks, write them on pieces of paper and put them inside the ball. The next step is to put the props together and inflate one by one. Form a circle in which the children will dance, and place the balls inside. As soon as the music stops, the kids should quickly take the balloon, burst it and complete the written task with their parents.
The next game is very fun and quite creative. The children stand one after another, album sheets are fixed on the back of each, markers are issued. The guys should draw a cartoon character or some object on the person standing in front of them. As for adults, they can also play, but with one condition — they must guess what the neighbor has painted on their back. You can be sure that you will laugh enough, and it will be interesting for children to express themselves through drawings.
There is also a very fun contest where participants have to collect small items as quickly as possible. First you need to prepare the props, these can be bottle caps, pencils, corks, small toys, kinders, etc. But the most ridiculous is the condition, because you need to collect all this not with your hands, but with your toes. Guests will love this competition, because it is interesting not only to participate in it, but even to watch, you will laugh a lot.
Contests should be interesting, fun and delight, so you will surely like the next option. Two people take part in it, it can be both adults and children. The players are blindfolded and plates are placed on their heads. After that, participants receive a teaspoon, which they must scoop up corn flakes and fill their container with them. Hover, you can use marshmallows or cotton wool so as not to get dirty or litter.
Children are delighted with this, perhaps no one will win, but everyone will laugh, and this is the main thing. You can solve riddles at the table, but you need to carefully prepare for this, find interpretation questions. Children participate in this competition together with their parents. The host asks a riddle, and whoever raises his hand first, gives the correct ansr — gets a point.
Another interesting game with minimal props is Drawing. To do this, it is enough to prepare sheets of paper and a marker. First, it is necessary to discuss what will be shown in the drawing — an animal, a car, a creature, a person, etc. The first participant draws the upper part, then folds the sheet so that the sketch is not visible, marks the tip of his part of the drawing and passes on.
The next one draws his segment and folds the sheet again. The result is a very interesting creature, which can come up with a name together. As you can see, a children’s party can be exciting not only for kids, but also for a company of adults, if you try a little, collect ideas and prepare various props.