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Traditional Fun Birthday Party Games

Fun birthday party games do not have to be hard or difficult.

Check out all of these traditional tried and true birthday party games that are sure to please any age group.

Simple and classic child birthday party games that everyone can enjoy.

Mix and match any of the party games for your own special mix of fun.

Duck, Duck, Goose

All the kids sit in a circle. One player is "it". They must go around the circle lightly tapping on each of the kid's heads and saying, Until the player comes to the one he wants to chase him. He then says "Goose". The player who is tagged "Goose" must chase the player who is "it" around the circle. The player who is "it" must sit in the empty set of the one who is chasing him. The player who doesn't reach the empty spot is now "it". Of course you can change this fun birthday party game to match any party theme. You could say "Monkey, Monkey, Ape" for a Monkey Party, or "Strawberry, Strawberry, Shortcake" for a Strawberry Shortcake party.

Simon Says

You need to pick a "Simon". It can be a child or a parent. This game is usually played in a large space like a big room or outside. The players line up on one side of the room or yard and Simon stands at the other end. Simon says things like..."Simon says take 3 little baby steps." The kids do what Simon says. If Simon does not say Simon Says before the command, and the player does the command, then that player is out. Keep playing until you have a winner.

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Musical Chairs

Of course fun birthday party games like this one can be tweaked to fit any theme, just like any of the other parties listed. The original musical chairs is played with chairs, but you can change the chairs to lily pads, thrones, ect. Count the players and out one less chair than your players in a circle. Start the music and have the kids walk around the chairs. When the music stops, the kids must find an empty chair. The player who doesn't find a chair is out. Now you take one chair away and play again. The last player that is left, wins.

Pass The Parcel

Wrap a gift with many layers of wrapping paper and tape. The older the kids, the more you can put on. Everyone sits in a circle. Start some party music. The kids must pass the parcel around the circle. When the music stops, the child that is holding the gift must start to unwrap it. When the music starts the package must be passed again. The player that can get the present all the way unwrapped is the winner.

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Pin The Tail On The Donkey

This is one of the most popular kid birthday party games. It's fun, it's simple to prepare, and it's easy to play. You can change this game to match any party theme. "Pin The Tiara On Nancy" for a Fancy Nancy Party, or "Pin The Lips On The Frog Prince" for a Princess or Frog Party. Hang a large picture of a donkey (or whatever matches your party theme) on the wall. Give each player a "tail" with tape on the back of it. Blind fold the player and twirl the player around 3 or 4 times. Point the in the direction of the picture on the wall. See who can get his "tail" the closest to the place where the tail is supposed to go!

Hide and Seek

Classic fun birthday party games like this one will stand the test of time. This is a favorite any time of the year. Let the birthday child be "it" first. He must close his eyes and count to a 100. All the other kids must hide. When he is done counting, he must go and find all the other players. Hours and hours can be spent with this old-fashioned kid game.

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Who doesn't like Bingo? Everyone loves this game because they love to yell..."Bingo". It's so exciting. Find a Bingo game that matches your party theme. We played "Pixie Bingo" at my daughter's Tinkerbell Party and it was a hoot!

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Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
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Wizard of Oz
Pooh Bear
Tea Party
Train Party
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