Back to the Basics....The Best Old Fashioned Birthday Party Games

Posted by GoGo Goodie on February 12, 2012.

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When it comes to planning a birthday party I often think about how simple birthday parties use to be.  That's not to say I haven't got caught up in planning fantastic parties for my children, but I do remember how much fun we all had growing up and going to a friends' birthday party.  Most kids didn't even have a party every year, it would only be every other year if you were lucky!  The birthday parties were like a big play date at someone's house combined with cake and a few party games.  Yes, that's simple and no less fun than today's parties at the latest laser tag joint or Chuck E Cheese get together.

So, if you'd like to get back to planning a simple at home party, I'll be blogging about the top ten best Old Fashioned Birthday Party Games over the next couple of weeks.  Today, we will start out with one of my favorites, Musical Chairs.

Musical Chairs


The game is simple, place chairs in a circle back to back, using one less chair than there are children.  The game starts when music is played and the children walk or run around the chairs in the same direction.  As soon as the music stops, each child tries to claim a chair by sitting in it.  The child without a chair is eliminated from the game.  The game continues after a chair is removed and then the music starts again.  By the end of the game there is one child sitting in the last available chair.  The lucky winner gets a party favor.  Reset the music and play over and over a few times!

Continue to stop by GoGo Goodie as we write about the Best Old Fashioned Birthday Party Games!  Take a moment and tell us about your memories of playing simple party games.....
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