Party games are a great way to make your child’s birthday party fun for everyone who comes. But while games are fun to play, many parents find them difficult to manage, especially if there are a lot of children at the party. It’s possible to make managing children’s party games easier for yourself, and my three tips will definitely help.
The first tip is to make sure that setup goes smoothly. Getting all the games set up properly is half the battle when it comes to party games, and the most effective way to do it is to get it done well before the party starts and the guests arrive. Make sure that wherever you’re setting up the games, whether that’s indoors or outdoors, you have enough room for whatever game you intend to play. If you’re setting up something like an obstacle course, definitely get that done beforehand, as you’ll likely be too busy during the party itself.
The second tip is to make sure that everyone gets involved in the party games you set up. When planning your games for your child’s birthday party, make sure you have enough props for everyone to play. So, if you intend to have a sack race, make sure you have enough sacks for all the children to take part in it. If you have a game like Pin the Tail on the Donkey planned, where the children will have to take turns, make sure to sort out a clear order right away, so that the children aren’t trying to cut each other in line. You should also try to get the children excited about what their friends are doing, so that they’re less impatient while waiting for their turns.
Finally, make sure before the child’s birthday party that you’ll have enough adults around to handle the number of children that will be attending the party. Having an extra pair of hands or two can make a big difference in keeping chaos from erupting during the party. Have at least 1 person in charge of running the party games, while someone else is taking care of the food is a great idea. If you don’t feel up to handling it yourself, you also have the option of hiring a home entertainer to do it for you.
To recap, the first thing you need to do is make sure that you set up as much as possible before the party even begins. Next, you need to make sure that all the children get involved with the party games, and that everyone gets their turn. Finally, you need to make sure that you have enough adults around to keep tabs on all the children at the party. If you take care of these three things, then you should feel confident that all the birthday party games will go smoothly.