Game Night-Themed Birthday Party Ideas

Get your game on with a game-themed birthday party! Pull out board games, cards or 12-sided dice, or ask each of your guests to bring his or her favorites.
 
Decorations
Pick a favorite game, and use it as the inspiration for your game night decor. If you love Twister, make your pad Twister-ific by decorating with red, blue, green and yellow balloons and polka-dot streamers.

To get in the mood for this kid-friendly party theme, deck out your party room like a teenage bedroom or a college dorm room with rock posters, cutout pictures of celebrity crushes and club flyers. Spread blankets, quilts and pillows on the floor to create a casual atmosphere where guests can spread out and get comfortable.

Board Games
Board game suggestions for your game night party:

  • Monopoly Junior Edition
  • Trivial Pursuit for Kids
  • Pictionary Junior
  • Clue Jr.
  • Cranium Hullabaloo
  • Life
  • Scrabble Junior Edition
  • Candy Land
  • Apples to Apples
  • Hi Ho! Cherry-O
  • Yahtzee Jr.

Keep in mind that you're not limited to store-bought games. For games like charades and the name game, all you need are strips of paper and a good imagination. To create your own word game, find obscure words in a dictionary, and have guests guess their meanings.

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