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Kids garden party ideas please??

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dannyboyle Wed 09-May-18 18:14:07

7th birthday but also plenty of 5 and 6 year olds as well. Numbers can be managed. Mainly girls but some boys.

Big garden so want to try and do all outside. Planning a BBQ / picnic lunch. Would love some entertainment ideas though please as would like to try and do ourselves. Happy to put in some effort but needing inspiration please.

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Ricekrispie22 Thu 10-May-18 07:00:50

Treasure hunt - get two simple jigsaws with the same number of pieces (about 24 for seven year olds). Mark the backs of one jigsaw with red pen, and the other jigsaw with blue pen. Hide the pieces of both jigsaws around the garden. Divide children into red team and blue team. First team to find and assemble all of their jigsaw is the winner.
Obstacle course
Scavenger hunt

You can still play all of the usual party games outside:
Musical bumps/statues
Grandma's footsteps
Pass the parcel
Sleeping lions
Duck duck goose
What's the time mr wolf?

The Maltesers game - Place a large bowl of maltesers in the middle of the circle of children. Each child needs a straw and a paper cup. They roll a dice until someone gets a six. When they do, they have to try to get as many maltesers into their cup by sucking through the straw. They keep doing this until another person rolls a six and starts having a go. This is lots of fun as children keep laughing as they try to suck up the maltesers!

You can also play messy party games:
Thread lots of Hula Hoops, Cheerios, Polos or mini donuts onto two long pieces of string. Get adults to hold the strings up at child height. Then divide the children into two teams. With their hands behind their backs, they’ve got to eat all until the string is empty. The first team to finish is the winner.

Freeze some toys (such as plastic animals) and have the children try to break the toys out by spraying with water pistols or digging with spoons…

Create two identical obstacle courses with hoops to crawl through, blankets to wriggle under, and chairs to run around. Place a full bowl of jelly at one end of the course and an empty bowl at the other end. Make two teams and give each guest them a spoon. Each team races the other to take jelly from the first bowl and place it in the second. The winning team is the one who manages to successfully transfer the most jelly.

Tapasandwine Thu 10-May-18 07:17:03

We had a garden party for around 15 kids. We had a treasure hunt, musical statues, a disco, a tattoo (stick on) corner. We also played jelly beans bamboozled and had a pinata. We additionally had a separate table with arts and crafts, colouring books and bits and bobs like that, for those kids who sometimes did not want to take part in all the games, or wanted to chill out.

Have a fab party!

Honeycake50 Thu 10-May-18 10:24:19

Cup and Water game.

Kids stand behind each other in a line with a plastic cup each. First one is filled with water, the child raises it up behind their head so the person behind can catch the water in their empty cup. Then the first person goes to the back of the line whilst everyone else does the same and pours/tries to catch it.

dannyboyle Thu 10-May-18 22:45:03

Thanks so much everyone, some great ideas I am going to do.

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colouringinagain Thu 10-May-18 22:49:06

Some great ideas here! Love the cheerios on string and cups and water games smile

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