You can’t throw a party with fun party games for kids! Think about it like this: the average kids’ party lasts about 2 hours. You’ll spend maybe half an hour of that time eating cake and opening gifts. What should you do with the other hour and a half?
If you don’t plan fun party games, you’ll find yourself scrambling to occupy a dozen or more children who have a major case of boredom. Planning great party games for kids also makes you the hit of all the moms, so it’s worth the effort! We’ve rounded up all our favorite party games that we’ve written about. Take a look!
Best Party Games for Kids
Carnival party games for kids are perfect for the spring and summer months. It’s easier than you may think to host your own backyard or neighborhood carnival. Most of the items for the games can be made out of repurposed items.
When fall rolls around again, it’s time to start thinking about fun pumpkin games for kids. These activities are perfect for a fall harvest party. Combine them with the carnival themes, such as the bean-bag toss, and you can have a fun fall festival.
Favorite Characters Party Games for Kids
The following party games feature all your kids’ favorite characters! From Disney princesses to mystery-solving hounds, we’ve got you covered!
Scooby-Doo is one of the most beloved characters of all time, with his crime-solving, scooby-snack-lovin’ ways. Check out our Scooby-Doo party games ideas and a great craft to celebrate the coolest canine on the planet.
The release of Disneynature’s Bears and the timing with Earth Day inspired us to create a fun Bears Party for kids, complete with games and crafts. These activities are a great way to help little ones connect with nature.
You’ve got to move it, move it with these fun Madagascar party games for kids that are all about keeping the beat and keeping kids on their feet. These games are a great way to burn off excess energy after enjoying all that delicious cake!
Kids love LEGOS? How about LEGO Movie party games for kids? These games celebrate the awesome movie, but can also be adapted for any favorite LEGO themes. They’re a fun way to get kids thinking creatively.
I just love the Rio 2 Party Games for kids because the craft that goes along with them is so cute. Plus, I’ve always loved Macaws like Blu, so I feel connected to this movie on a deeper level. My aunt had a gorgeous Macaw for a long time!
- Despicable Me is a movie that will enthrall kids for generations to come. Host a fun party with these great Despicable Me party games for kids. My favorite? Pop the Minion! I really need some minions of my own! We also have Despicable Me Party Games for boys and for girls!
- How about a fun party to help celebrate Return to Oz? Check out our Wizard of Oz party games!
- The Muppets is another long-living classic that kids are rediscovering, thanks to the latest incarnation of Muppet movies. Check out our Muppets party games and crafts for ideas on how to host a fun party featuring Kermit, Miss Piggy and all your favorites!
- Any Spider-Man fans? Try these Spider-Man party games for kids. They will have a blast.
- Come and play, everything is A-OK with these great Sesame Street party games!
- Bring on the glam with these Barbie Party Game for kids
- Bring the Fairy Tale to Life with Cinderella Party Games for Kids
- Strawberry Shortcake Party Games for Kids
- Save Gotham City with these Batman Party Games for Kids
- Out of This Galaxy Star Wars Party Games for Kids
- Head Down the Rabbit Hole with Alice in Wonderland Party Games for Kids + Free Printable! This one is my absolute favorite, and not just because I wrote it. I’m completely mad for Alice!
- Check out these Wreck-It Ralph Party Games For Kids that Won’t Wreck Your House.
- Sophia The First Party Games For Kids for your sweet little princess.
- It’s Elmo’s World! Check out these cute Elmo Party Games for Kids.
- Take off Into Excitement with these Planes Party Games for Kids!
- Rock Your Disney’s Brave Party With These Games
- You’ve got a friend in me with these exciting Toy Story Party Games for Kids!
- Can’t get enough of Frozen? Then check out the Best Frozen Party Games For Kids!
- Hello Kitty Party Games for Kids never go out of style!
- Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Well, not you, that would be silly. But you can pretend with these SpongeBob Party Games for Undersea Fun!
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Games are hot this year, so make sure you’re prepared!
Holiday & Seasonal Party Games for Kids
- Not-So-Spooky Halloween Party Games for Kids are perfect for when you’re planning a Halloween bash for younger kids. If your children are scared of all the monsters and goblins running around on Halloween night, throw a less scary bash at home instead!
- Planning a Halloween party for older kids? Check out these Frightfully Fun Scary Kids Halloween Games! While some are a bit too spooky for the younger crowd, they’re perfect for teens and tweens!
- Don’t leave out the tiniest tots just because they’re too young for other games. Get them in on the fun with these Preschool Halloween Games!
- Sticking with the seasonal theme, we have some great Tips for Planning a St. Patrick’s Day party, complete with great games! Show off your Irish pride and give your kids a fun day!
- These 4th of July party games are perfect for patriotic fun!
- Have fun during the fall with these fall party games for kids.
- Make your next beach bash the best ever with these beach party games.
- Keep your next campout lively with these fun camping party games!
- While you’re spending time with family outdoors, try these great outside party games for kids and families!
Tiny Tot Party Ideas
These party games for kids are great for the preschool and under crowd!
- Throw an amazing party for your tiny tots with these Fun & Easy Toddler Birthday Party Games
- Preschool Party Games That Will Have Little Ones Cheering
- First Birthday Party Games for an Epic Party
- Exciting Party games for kids ages 3-5
Other Party Games for kids
- Treat your little girl to a fun day with these tea party games!
- Space fans? Try these Space Party Games for kids.
- Head to the Wild Wild West with these Cowboy Party games!
- Don’t let a rainy day ruin your bash. Break out these fun board game party games!
- Solve the Case of the Century with Suspense-Filled Spy Party Games for Kids and Mystery Party Games for Kids!
- Make a Splash with Mermaid Party Games for Kids
- Fun And Engaging Jewelry Party Games for Kids
- Magical Fairy Party Games for Kids
- Check out these Football Party Games to Really Kick Off the Fun!
Finally, don’t miss our guide to help you plan an amazing party from start to finish, filled with fun party games and more. The great thing about this post is that it can be adapted for any type of party.
Do you have a party theme that you’d love to see us cover? Let us know in the comments!