25 kids party games ideas for indoor and outdoor parties

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  • If you’re looking for kids’ party games for a child’s birthday party then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up some classic kids party games that can be played both indoors and outdoors, so you’re covered for whatever type of celebration you’re planning.

    Kids party game trends come and go, but if you ask us, the traditional party games for children never go out of style.

    Whether it’s running around outside playing sardines, bashing a piñata to reveal the stash of sweets hidden inside, or dressing up in costumes and singing their heart out on a couple of plastic microphones. We defy you to find any kids that won’t get on board with at least a handful of these entertaining activities!

    All of these game ideas require minimal set up. Plus, they’re cheap and easy to organise. We’ve specifically picked them to help you throw an affordable kids’ party – no matter what your child’s birthday party theme is.

    There’s something for all ages – we’ve road-tested these on quite a few mini masterminds, and found that most of them go down just as well with 13 years olds as they do with 3 year olds too.

    Best kids’ party games

    Here are the best cheap, easy and fun kids party game options we know. The only decision left will be whittling it down to your favourites.

    All of these games can be played outdoors. So, if it’s a lockdown birthday party you’re planning, they’ll still work at a Covid-safe gathering for your child and a few friends.