Party Games for Children
Children's parties can be either hopelessly dull, or brain numbingly chaotic if they are not meticulously organized. This means having a good idea, in advance, of scheduled activities, food, and supervision. Try to plan on at least one adult for every four children. It is generally best to save food, such as birthday cake or pizza for the end of the party. It is also a common practice at parties for very young children to have a little gift bag to send them on their way.
All this is helpful advice, but perhaps the hardest thing to plan is the activities and games for the party itself. There are many children's parlor games that have been played, literally, for centuries. There are also games that have gained popularity in recent years. On this site, we describe several children's party games that have stood the test of time and will liven up any event for your child's special occasion:
Duck, Duck, GOOSE!
Red Light/Green Light
Some of these games are also handy for the babysitter to keep in the back of her mind. For keeping children under control and engaged during a babysitting session, there is nothing like a familiar, or unfamiliar party game.