Remember the good old days when we had birthday parties at home? Attending a birthday party might include a puppet show put on by an older sibling, chocolate cake and old fashioned party games…
Let’s bring back the party games!
My daughter hosted a Luau themed birthday party and we really got into the tropical theme. It was a planned swim party but the water was freezing … which left host mama with extra time and kids with no real plan. I resorted to my memory and created “Tropical Party Games” on the fly. Of course, these random games turned out to be the hit of the party…
Pass the Hot Coconut
Exactly that. Sit in a circle, pass a coconut around and when the music stops the person holding the coconut loses. Sound like hot potato??
Coconut in the Hole
Super simple concept – toss the coconut into the target. We had “tropical” Hula Hoops handy but a box would work too. The kids lined up and cheered (or jeered) each other on. Felt very carnival—ish and based on the hooting, the kids loved it.
Surf & Dance Party
Crank the tunes. Bring on the Beach Boys and other beachy tropical melodies and watch your group of ‘calm’ kids turn into sweaty super stars. A good plan to do this after the sugar birthday-fest. We did this last, on the front lawn, so birthday guests were already half way out the door, so to speak.
What other party games do you remember that you’ve ‘brought back’ for your kids?