Your little birthday girl surely looks forward to the candle blowing, and the cake and ice cream eating at her party. But just as much as the goodies and gifts, she’d love games to play with her party guests! So to oblige the sweet celebrant, we decided to help you with some ideas that are less of the rough-and-tumble type, but not overly girly either. And we came up with a pretty fun mix for you to choose from: 4 crafty activities and 4 active games. Best of all, they each scored high on FUN!
Crafting Activities with a Learning Component
Working with their hands on creative projects just seems to come naturally to little girls. So these fun activities are sure to have them all giddy and giggly come party time! See Image Credits for links to all the fabulous details from the most creative bloggers!
1 – Spray-painting a mural at an Art Gallery themed party that can get everyone in on the fun. This lovely mural is part of a real cool painting party for a celebrant who loves to paint.
2 – Making rainbow wands at a Rainbow-themed party wherein each guests gets to assemble their own wand with colorful, flowing ribbons, a pretty star, and filled up with candies!
3 – Stringing Fruit Loop necklaces at an Art and Crafts themed party where even the littlest of guests can make their own edible necklaces.
4 – Decorating cupcakes at a Baking-themed party styled by One Charming Party. The host provided decorating chef’s hats, chocolate strawberries for dipping, supplies for making chocolate candies, mini apple pies, mixed berry tarts, and jam, and of course, cupcakes!
Active Games that Are Sure to be a Hit!
Want to let some of that party energy find an active outlet? Here are super-simple ideas that are super-fun, too. Just prepare a few basic props and ‘costumes’—and the kids will take care of the rest!
5 – Building the highest balloon tower, which is a great game for kids of all ages. The fun part of this activity is the game doubles up as colorful party decor!
6 – Dancing games at a Tinkerbell Ballet party. This fun-filled activity for a little girl’s birthday party was actually hosted at a ballet dance studio. How’s that for a unique venue!
7 – Inspiration for a “Pop the Balloon” game. This nifty idea was actually for Easter wherein balloons are filled with fun surprises as guests get to pop the balloons and enjoy a sweet treat inside! For this game, balloons were filled with chewy Twizzlers, Easter Kit Kats, Smarties, and Kisses.
8 – ‘Penny Pitch’ game for a carnival-themed party. The concept here is simple, but so much fun. Kids toss a coin on a colored circle to win a prize!