Party Games for Older Kids

Our favorite games for older kids.
Perfect for your special occasions, for kids aged 8 and over.

Cotton Ball Relay

QUICK PLAY Cover your nose in vaseline. Race as a relay team to transfer cotton wool balls from one end of the room to the other! This game is super popular for both kids and adults: brilliant for Christmas and for Thanksgiving. We are playing it this weekend at my...

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Water Bottle Bowling

QUICK PLAY Make your own bowling pins from water bottles. Try a glow in the dark version. Get bowling indoors! This is a simple way to engage with your Thanksgiving kids and is fun for all the family. A great game for kids aged 5 upwards to make and to play. I've...

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Pass the Pumpkin

QUICK PLAY Form 2 teams. Pass a pumpkin person to person, down the line. Under your chin, no hands. First team wins. This is a lovely twist on a classic game: great for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Good for kids from aged 8, teens, adults and families. It can be played...

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Panic Word: a favorite for adults and kids

QUICK PLAY Describe as many words to your teammate(s) as possible in 2 minutes. As one of our community comments: this game brings a very competitive side in people and usually it's the person with the loudest voice that wins! Good for family events, dinner parties,...

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Invitations: everything you need to know

A step by step guide to getting your party invitations right. Everything you need to know about numbers, wording, who to invite and handling RSVPs. De-Stress! Before getting into your invitations, it’s worth saying that this part of the your party preparation can be a...

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Cereal Box Game

QUICK PLAY Take turns to bend over and pick up an empty cereal box with your teeth. Cut an inch off each round. Last one to succeed wins. Also known as Great Blue Heron. This is a fairly physical game, that any age can enjoy, from about 5 years up to 75. You need just...

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Bottle Blow

QUICK PLAY Balance a deck of cards on a bottle. Take turns to blow off one or more cards. The loser is the person to blow off the last card. A great game to test your coordination skills. It’s super fun for sleepovers, family events and after a casual dinner party. I...

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Jelly Baby Mountain

QUICK PLAY A bowl of flour. Balance a jelly baby on top. Take turns to remove a spoonful of flour. Whoever makes the sweet fall must eat it without using their hands. This is a messy game, but one that kids love. Very popular for sleepovers. Suitable for kids aged 7...

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