19 Best Games for Birthday Parties


A birthday party is not complete without games and these exciting and original games will make your party memorable and the best on the block!  {{wink}}  Included are Band Hero, Call of Duty, Candy Land, Donkey Kong, Fruit Ninja, Guitar Hero, Mario Kart, iPod and water wars.

If you’re looking for a specific birthday party theme, you can quickly browse the Tip Junkie Party blog which has over 500 gorgeous birthday party ideas and themes,food, games, party decor, and free printables.

Games for Birthday Parties

Band Hero Party Game

1.  Band Hero ~ Party Like A Rockstar  ~ Glowing backdrops, disco balls, feather boas, tissue pom poms, add a DJ and you’ve got yourself one rockin’ dance party!

Call of Duty Games

2.  Call of Duty ~ Army Boot Camp Party ~ After guests enlist, dog tags and measurements, you can keep them entertained with seven different game “themes”. If they completed all seven stars they received an honorable discharge.

Candy Land Games

3.  Candy Land ~ Candyland Themed Birthday Party ~ Donna transformed her entire yard and house to be like a giant Candyland game, including my favorite part – the chocolate swamp.

Candy Land Games

Punch A Box Party Game {Birthday Party Games} ~ This fun punch a box party game was created to look like candy dots for this candy themed party, but you can coordinate the idea for any party theme.  The kids will love punching through the tissue paper to find prizes, treats, or even questions for a trivia game.  There are many fun ways to use this punch a box party game idea.

Casino Party Games4.   Casino ~ Poker Party ~ What casino themed party would be complete without a poker table?!

Carnival Games

5.  Circus ~ Carnival Circus Birthday Party {Party Games} ~ Every carnival circus themed game you could imagine is here.  PVC pipes wrapped in crepe paper streamers separated each game of Bullseye, Ring Toss, Can Toss, Hole in One and of course, Duck Fishing.  Not only are there games there are amazing food ideas.  If you are lucky enough you too could have a pony.

Donkey Kong Party Games

6.  Donkey Kong ~ Donkey Kong Themed Party ~ Donkey Kong always has bananas so what better game to play than bean bag toss or other fun monkey themed games.

 Game Night Party Games

7.  Family Game Night ~ Game Night Party {party tips} ~ Get your game on with these amazing “Game Night” party ideas. Board games are not only fun to play, but also make great party decor.

Fruit Ninja Party Game

8.  Fruit Ninja ~ How to Throw a Fruit Ninja Party ~ Throw a Fruit Ninja party with the perfect party game for hot summer days.  It’s good ‘ole water balloon baseball.

Go Fish Party Games

9.  Go Fish ~ Rainbow Fish Inspired Party  ~ This darling rainbow fish party is full of swimmingly adorable ideas for your own summer pool and ocean themed parties.  Some of the fun game ideas are pin the scale on the fish and fish handprint art.

Guitar Hero Party Game

10.  Guitar Hero ~ Mod Your Guitar  ~ A “Mod Your Guitar” station where each guest is given a personalized guitar and strap to decorate with crayons and stickers.  After they can rock out with their guitars.

Hungry, Hungry Hippo Game Birthday Party
11.  Hungry Hippo ~ Hungry, Hungry Hippo Game Birthday Party ~ This is such a fun party theme and a great way to incorporate a child’s game into their birthday.  I love the bright colors and reminiscing of the 80?s board games.

iTouch Party Games

12.  iTouch ~ Apple iPhone Party ~ This creative Apple iPhone party is the perfect theme for your tech loving boy or girl…or husband.  In lieu of party games a party bus was rented.

iPod Party Games

13.  iPod/iPad ~ Disco Dance Party ~ You can’t have a disco party if you don’t have the right play list.  Your child’s very own iPod playlist provides the music without the cost of a DJ.  *Update:  It looks like this blogger took down their site and I couldn’t find another original source to link to.

If you’re looking for the Ipod Party Bag Printable, I tried to recreate one for ya as I’ve gotten a few requests.  You can print as is and cut out to glue onto a colored bag.  Or you can even print screen the ipod screen and add your own text to customize the party like the pictures shows.

Mario Kart Party Game

14.  Mario Kart ~ Princess Peach Mario Kart Birthday Party ~ Let guests make/decorate their own Mario Kart from cardboard boxes.  After they’ve made their karts have them race them.

Monopoly Game Idea

15.  Monopoly ~ Monopoly Board Game Party {themed party idea} ~ Before you pass “GO” you must stop and look at this extraordinary classic Monopoly Board Game Party! All of the details down to the invitation will knock your socks off. There were metallic gold board pieces, custom signs, hanging top hats, ‘bag of money’ cake pops and game card cookies.

Pokemon Party Games

16.  Pokemon ~ Pokemon Birthday Party {free printables} ~ Learn the four steps to becoming a Pokemon Trainer.  First you have to catch a Pokemon, care for it, teach it moves and battle it.  There’s also a tutorial to make the pinata.

Super Mario Party Game

17.  Super Mario Brothers ~ Super Mario Birthday Party ~ Make a life-sized wall Super Mario game that guests can punch them up, and get a coin or a mushroom, flower or star!  

Water Wars Games

18.  Water WarsWater Wars Party {Summer Party Ideas} ~ This fun filled Water Wars party featured a real dunk tank, slip ‘n slide race, water wars with water balloons and water guns, temporary tattoos and a photo booth.  When you see the smiles on the guests faces you will know that they had the time of their life!

Water Games

12 Fun Water Games to Play Outside ~ Beat the heat with these water games that are fun to play and will keep you cool this summer.  You and your kids will have so much fun with these water balloon games, water fight games, water slide games, homemade sprinkler and a bike wash you can play!

World of Warcraft Party Game

19.  World of Warcraft ~ Percy Jackson and the Olympians Party ~ This Percy Jackson party has some amazing ideas that can be used for a World of Warcraft party.  Kids can morph into another creature by making their own shields and having a sword fight.

Best Games for Birthday Parties

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