Are you searching the entire internet to find fun kids party entertainment? Well, you are not the only one.
A new year means that your child's birthday is coming up again and then sometimes the panic strikes. Finding presents is quite a job, but that's going to be all right in the end, isn't it? Children often already know what they want.
You strip away the excessively expensive gifts and leave enough fun things to give to your child. But it doesn't completely take away the panic. Because what to organize for the children's party?
Do you organize it at home or outside the door ? And how do you surpass last year and all those parties of children from the classroom?
That's why we wrote this blog to help you getting ideas to organize a great children's party at home with games your child and his or her friends and girlfriends are still talking about years later.
We have selected a top 18 of kids party entertainment ideas for you, which undoubtedly will give you some useful ideas. Have fun preparing!
Kids party entertainment: Photoshoot / Make up party
This party is also one of the nicest children's party ideas, because a lot of girls like to get dressed up and want to spend an afternoon in the role of a real photo model.
Provide a nice background (white screen / white wall). Turn on some bright lights and shine them on the wall and take care of lots of clothes. Dress up clothes always do well of course. And then the make up. Make sure you have a good plastic cloth on your table and - if necessary - cover the chairs well. And then the table full of mascara, lipstick, nail polish, glitter, feathers, combs, cuttings, elastic bands and whatever else you can find.
You can let the children do their own thing, but you can also choose to make up the children yourself or ask someone from your own circle to do so. You put on a cheerful music and the girls have a great time. Worth considering for the children's party at home.
Birthday Child: The Night Watch
This is a game that children do not know these days, but what the generation in their thirties and forties undoubtedly still know. The Night Watch is a game that is played in a dark room. All children except one hide in the room. Make sure there are enough benches, closets where they can hide behind.
How does it work ? Each child picks a lottery ticket out of a bag. On those lots you write down animal names and a number in advance. For example 1: dog, 2: cat, 3: cow, 4: horse, 5: pig, 6: lion. One child is the Night Watchman and he enters the room. The child says: the Night Watch calls 3. The child with number 3 (the cow in this case) makes the sound of a cow. The Night Watchman has to guess which child this is. If it is guessed correctly, the child comes out. If it is guessed wrong, there is no reaction and the child remains seated.
The number of turns the Night Watch needs to find everyone, is the number of penalty points scored. If you let each child be the Night Watch once (and change the species of animals a few times, that's more fun), then the one with the lowest score wins.
And you know one thing for sure: if the first child has been the Night Watch, then they all want to be the Night Watch again.
Escape Room for kids at home
Do you really want to organize a guaranteed super children's party at home? Then an Escape room for children should not be missing. Of course you can make it yourself, but do you want it much easier? Take a look at our game Escaperoom Junior. After you order you will receive the documents with materials in your email and with some preparation you will have decorated your 4 rooms as an Escape Room 1,5 hours later. Just in your own home.
Rooms that both boys and girls are going to like and the game is partly interactive, because the answers the kids can whatsappen to a phone number. If the answer is correct, they get a response. How exciting is that! Especially when they also have to call a number. The voice mail tells them how to proceed.
Take a look at our Escape Room for kids at home.
Kids party entertainment: Old-fashioned Games
It sounds old-fashioned, but of course it's still fun to play various games from the old days during the children's party at home. You will notice that many children have never heard of these group games. Put in the garden, in the park a course with various games. Make a scorecard and attach it to a string, so the children can wear the scorecard as a necklace. Make an A4 in advance with a kind of diploma and play!
As an example we have chosen a small selection of the possibilities you have:
Old Dutch game: ‘spijkerpoepen’, or in other words ‘Nail pooping’
In preparation: You take 2 wine bottles or beer bottles and put them on the ground. Then you tie a rope to a long nail and then you tie the rope around the child's waist, so that the rope with the nail hangs half a meter above the ground behind the child like a kind of tail. The task for the child is to lower the nail into the 2 bottles as quickly as possible. You take a stopwatch (nowadays on every smartphone) and keep track of the time. You write that time on the scorecard, so at the end of all games you can see who did it the fastest. If you have younger children, it's quite a job to get the nail in. If the kids are a little older, you can make the challenge a little bigger by telling them that the nail must not hit the bottle.
Bite the cake
Tie cakes to string and hang them on a line. The children can come and bite cookies one by one, but before they do that, put a blindfold on them first. Then you turn them around a few times and then you let them look for them. They have to keep their hands on their backs. The cake has to go all the way.
Old fashioned party entertainment: Potato sack racing
Take a big potato sack and let the children run a course one by one while jumping in the bag.
Throw the tin
Collect 10 tin cans, stack them up: 4 at the bottom, 3 on top, 2 on top and 1 on top again. Take care of a few small balls (e.g. tennis balls, but rather soft balls) and throw them.
Make sure you have a piece of thick wood and put some nails in the wood. The children can hit with 1 hand with the hammer. The number of strokes they need to hit the nail all the way into the wood is their score.
We used to hate it when we were kids, but most kids love it. Inflate 1 balloon for each child and tie it with a string to the ankle. The assignment is to kick each other's balloon. The one who keeps the balloon in one piece for the longest time wins the game.
What can I taste?
Let the children take turns to come to you in a separate room and put on a blindfold. Then you give them some flavors to taste on small spoons and they have to guess what it is.
Enough games to be sweet for a few hours. Especially smaller children still love to do this.
Making a DIY Marble run / Water track
For this activity you need to make sure you have a lot of materials in house. At the end of the children's party at home there will be a marble walking along a track through the house from top to bottom. Not only materials are important, but also the stairs in the house can be used for this of course.
Think of materials such as tubes, vacuum cleaner hoses, gutters, lego, garden hose, toilet rolls, cardboard tubes, curtain rails, lampshades (as funnel), train rails, stones. At Recycling stores, DIY stores you can also get plenty of ideas. On the internet you can find enough examples to make a great job. Of course, you can also choose to divide the group into smaller groups, so that several small jobs are made. And maybe you can connect them if you let them work on several floors in the house.
It will take some help from you as a parent, but the result is a proud group of boys (or girls) with a homemade tough marble job. In the summer you can also do it outside and choose a water track instead of marbles.
With possible activities for a birthday child, this should certainly not be missing from the list. This kids party entertainment is simple to organize and gives them 100% fun.
Kids Disco party at home
Do you have a large barn, a garage or can you blind the living room completely by hanging for example black cloths, then you create your space in no time to a disco. Check the internet, because for very little money you can rent a disco ball, a smoke machine and a strobe near you. Put all the cushions you can find on the side of the room so the kids can chill out during the disco party. And of course take care of the music your child likes. Via Youtube you can look up songs that are subtitled. Then you can create your own karaoke show. All you need for that is a microphone.
And a disco party is not a disco party if no games are played of course. Chair dance is on music, but you can also stop songs after which the children have to finish the sentence of the song. Girls certainly want to try a real disco party at home as a children's party.
Most adults have heard of Stratego and a lot of people have played it. The board game where you have to defeat the army of the other party by conquering the flag. Your army consists of different kinds of ranks of the army.
From Marshal to Explorer. The stronger rank beats the lower rank when they meet on the board. Then the Marshal always wins, you would say. No, there is 1 figure: the spy who is the only one who can defeat the Marshal when he meets him on the board. And there are bombs on the board, which even a Marshal can't withstand. The difficult part of the game is that you don't know beforehand what the rank of the opponent's play piece is, because they have their backs to you.
And so there is Human Stratego, which you can play very well with a larger group of children. It is already played a lot in schools with the whole class. Running after each other, stealing each other's flag. The children love it. One of the best kids party entertainment: fun and healthy!
Circus children's party at home
How fun it is to put together a circus show together. Of course only acts that aren't dangerous, but there is plenty you can think of.
- The clowns; 2 kids can do a clown act together. Dress them up and make them look like clowns and let them do some stupid stunts. Jump boxing and then bump into each other. Stumble over each other's feet.
- The magician; the internet and especially Youtube is full of magic tricks. Take a few off and teach them to the child or children. Provide a top hat, a black magic wand and the act can begin.
- Acrobatics; there are undoubtedly children who can do a turn of the wheel or a handstand or maybe stand on their head. Maybe they can put a leg in their neck, or sit down and fold their feet on their thighs and then walk on their knees. It is useful to let the more flexible types in your group do this.
- The circus director; he or she presents all the acts to the audience.
- The animal show; 1 child is the dunce and a few other children make you into a lion. Maybe you even have some clothes you can put on to make them look extra like a lion. A paper tail is made like this.
And of course you secretly invite the parents a quarter of an hour earlier to come and watch the show. Maybe it's possible to turn a space at home into a circus arena. You need some creativity and the necessary materials, but a circus show during the children's party at home is a real happening.
Kid party entertainment: Human memory
A short, but oh so fun group game for children is the Living Memory. We all know the game memory where you have to find 2 of the same pictures. Now you have to find 1 child, 2 the same children.
How does it work? All children are in 1 room, except the one who has to solve the memory. The children make 2 numbers and agree in advance on a certain movement that they do when their name is said. For example, 2 children agree to make a pirouette when their name is mentioned. Another 2 may agree to jump in the air and another 2 may decide to roll on the ground. Each turn, the child who guesses, may call 2 children's names. If they call 2 children's names that do the same, they will leave the game. Just as long as all children are guessed. Simple, short, but great fun as an kids party entertainment activity.
Cooking or Baking party as a children's party
Make your own birthday cake ? Or your own pizza during the children's party at home. Tasty kneading, mixing, baking, cooking and above all lots of tasting. Put them all on a chef's hat and tell them in steps what to do. The kids will hang on to your lips and have a lot of fun while preparing the goodies. And of course at the end of the party they will eat everything. Pies, peppernuts, cookies, pizza, there is so much fun to come up with. Enjoy your meal at one of the nicest children's parties (or should we say: nicest children's parties ever). We love this kids party entertainment idea! Mmmm delicious.
Birthday child with science trials and experiments
Experimenting and doing tests, is of course absolutely great. And there's nothing like children being allowed to try it out for themselves.
Just to be clear: everything you decide to do with your group of children is at your own risk. Put a white coat on the children, put them on safe glasses. Although the tests you choose may not even be dangerous, the children feel like real professors. To get inspiration for tests, you might want to take a look at the website about explosive science experiments for kids. I hope your house is still there after the children's party.
Children's party at home: the Pyjama sleepover party
Especially when the children are older and there is no more homesickness, a pajama party is of course very cozy.All in the onesie, all the mattresses next to each other in the living room and in the evening after all the games from this top list to have played a nice movie together with the lights out. Popcorn and drinks and you have your own night movie theater.
Kids party entertainment: Laser game
This is a game you can easily make at home. What do you need ? 1 space and a few balls of red wool. With that red wool you span all threads through the room. The wires are the lasers. The children have to go through the room without touching the lasers. So make it difficult. Somewhere underneath, somewhere over. Make sure they need each other to avoid certain wires. Very nice to play together with the children at your child's birthday party. Laser game is short and can therefore be combined with other fun children's games at a children's party at home.
Are you familiar with Pinterest on the internet? Just look at Craft Party and the ideas fly around your ears. Children (until a certain age for sure) always like to do crafts. Of course, the concentration curve depends on the age, so take that into account in what you're going to do with the kids. But during the children's party at home together at the kitchen table, rolling up sleeves and having a good time, is very cozy and the kids make something they can proudly show to their parents later on.
The ultimate kids party entertainment: Bingo!
Bingo is a very old game, but it's still a lot of fun to win. Buy a prize for each child and then play the bingo cards on the table (you can also download them on the internet).
And if you want to make your children's party at home even more fun, play another version of the game. Animal bingo for example.
You make cards with animal names on them. You make bingo cards with animal pictures on them or animal names. And then you take the first card: the elephant. So you don't say: the elephant. You imitate the sound of an elephant. Everyone who has the elephant on his card also imitates the elephant and stripes the elephant. And so on.
Create your own kids slime party
Nowadays it's impossible to imagine making mucus without it. Wow, what a mess we had in the kitchen. But the kids thought it was a great party.
Never too old te play
With these ideas we hope to give you some inspiration for fun children's parties. Maybe you have some great ideas you want to share. You can react on this blog, but you can also go to [email protected]
Playing is not only for kids, adults also like to play a group game during a weekend away. So surprise your friends, family or colleagues on a fun game.
"You're never too old to play".
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Check out our Murder Game! Each player gets a role in this murder game 'Murder at the Mafia' and they get a little bit of information that they have to share proactively or reactively when asked for. A game full of fun and cosiness.