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Boys party ideas(4 Posts)
Planning on having a little tea party at home for my sons 7th birthday next week, he's only inviting 3 school friends. Any ideas of any activities/games we can do? Don't want them just sat on the PlayStation!!
I'm on a budget hence having a small party at home. Any ideas welcome!
glow in the dark bowling?
get glowsticks (poundshop), and pop them into some clear plastic bottles, forming the skittles. get a ball, and try to knock them over (with all lights off so its properly dark). should keep them entertained for at least 30 mins if you are there scoring etc
Strawberry shoe lace race: competitors put one end of a strawberry shoelace between their lips and then put their hands behind their back. Somebody else shouts go and all competitors race to get the shoelace into their mouth without using their hands.
After Eight Race: similar to the shoelace race but start with an After Eight on forehead and it's the first player to get it in the mouth.
Doughnut on a string: another eating with no hands race, this time with doughnuts hanging on a piece of string!
Post it shake: This fun game has the easiest set-up. All you need are post-it notes and a timer! First, have the children split up into pairs. One child will stand still while their teammate covers them with as many post-its as they can. Once the timer goes off, count how many post-its are still on each player. The team that has the most post-it notes still sticking wins! Start another game by having each team try and shake off all their post-its. The team that shakes off all their post-its without using hands first wins.
Smarties race: Give each child two small bowls and a straw. Fill one of the bowls with small sweets like Skittles or Smarties and leave the other one empty. On the count of three, children must suck the sweets onto the end of their straw, and transfer them to the other bowl. You can either put a time limit on the game, whereby the children get to keep all the sweets they have transferred when the timer stops, or you could have a race to see who empties their bowl the fastest. If you are planning the race version, make sure everybody has the same amount of sweets in their bowl to begin with!
Balloon bulls eye: To start with, give each child a balloon to blow up, and ask them to hold the neck shut rather than tie it in a knot. Place a biscuit in the middle of the floor, and on the count of three, everyone releases their balloon. Whoever's balloon lands closest to the biscuit gets to eat it! If you didn't want to play this with biscuits, you could also use trading cards or stickers as the target.
Balloon shaving: Give everyone a balloon and marker pen. They now have two minutes to draw a face on their balloon, and then apply shaving cream over it. Then give them a plastic knife for their razor. On ‘Go’, players shave their balloon – only without popping it. The first person to do that is the winner.
Jelly relay: divide players into two pairs. Give each pair a tablespoon and an empty bowl. At the other end of the room/garden, place a bowl full of jelly. Pairs race back and forward to see who can get the most jelly in their bowl within 5 (or 10) minutes.
Make pizzas for tea. Would it be possible to have a campfire for roasting marshmallows for pudding?
Wool maze - wool entangled around the house and they have to follow the wool, rolling it up to a prize.
Have a treasure hunt around the house and/or garden. For my 8yo DD, we hid hair clips and scrunchies. For my DS, we hid little rubbers.
Get a cheap slime making kit and leave them to it or a science kit- great fun doing the experiments( we got really good one for £10).
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