Birthday contests for children and adults

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.

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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.

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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.

Joint options

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.

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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.