Looking back on some of the birthday parties you have attended or hosted, you know that birthday party games are a big part of the fun. These party games usually fall into two categories: cool or blah. Read on and find three failsafe tips for preteen birthday party games.
Birthday Party Games for Hannah Montana Fans
If you are a karaoke aficionado and have your own machine, nothing is simpler than finding Hannah Montana karaoke tunes and setting up the microphone. Invest in some multi colored light bulbs and before you know it, you have a light show.
If Hannah Montana is all Greek to you, entrust yourself to the Disney Channel where for $10 you may purchase an official Hannah Montana karaoke CD. If your preteen loves Miley Cyrus, this is money well spent. Put it on and then let the girls sing, dance, and also work on writing their own songs. Who knows, you might discover the next Hannah Montana right in your own backyard!
Birthday Party Games in the Kitchen
Food is a huge part of the birthday party but usually it plays second fiddle to the games and activities. Consider putting the meal preparation into the spotlight, making simple food preparation part of the birthday party games.
Keep it as simple as possible, but at the same time allow for some mess and food fighting. The Kids in the Kitchen site offers wonderful party treat recipe ideas, such as simple mini hamburgers or tropical fruit jelly salad. Put your own spin on the recipes, have teams competing and putting on a mini Iron Chef competition, or simply turn it into a little cooking class with games and prizes. The opportunities are endless.
Birthday Party Games with an unlikely Pro
Are you feeling uninspired, simply do not have the time to come up with great ideas, or are you just tired of thinking up birthday party games? Why not call you candle selling, jewelry making, or makeup maven BFF and offer to host a semi-sales party if she is willing to bring her wares and come up with some party games.
She goes easy on the sales pitch, probably gets a good many leads and a few sales, and you have someone who will bring along a treasure trove of birthday party games and fun. Tweens in particular will enjoy a light – age appropriate! – makeover and for a few bucks your friend might be willing to comply.
Best of all, it would introduce the birthday girl to the proper means of makeup application — and brands that are appropriate — from a real expert rather than her middle school or high school friends. The odds are good that she will appreciate these kinds of birthday party games over pinning the veil on the princess any day.