How to Make a Birthday Board Game {gift}


Make a birthday board game for anyone to play on their big day!  I used it as a homemade gift and a game for my sister and another friends 40th birthday.  We all learned more about them from this game than we had the past 4 years.  It’s also a ton of FUN!

Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
$25 to $50
4 Hours
-- -- Homemade Gift


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Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1

    Materials I used

  • Step 2

    For my sisters birthday this year, I made her a  birthday board game so that her friends could get to know her better as well as some entertainment during the party.

    For the cover, I hot glued polk-a-dot ribbon to the side to cover up the meeting of the two different papers.

  • Step 3

    For the game pieces, I painted the original pieces that came with the board game black, then hot glued on Vegas themed buttons on top of each one.

  • Step 4

    To make this game board, I got an old game from Good Will and covered it with scrapbook paper.  I kept it simple and cut pieces up for the places to go, added a start and end, some glittered cardboard pieces, and lettered stickers to spice it up a bit.

  • Step 5

    For the inside of the game, I also covered the existing boxes with coordinating scrap-booking paper, letter stickers, and glittered cardboard embellishments.  I also pasted on the rules of the game on the “play” part.

    Print out questions of the birthday girl on cards and then past them onto scrapbook paper to make them pretty.  For questions to the cards, they are so personalized that it’s hard to come up with a generic printable for them.  You can simply ask any question or include a multiple choice option (like a, b, c, or d answer option).

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