Best Old Fashioned Birthday Party Games, Pin the Tail on the Donkey

Posted by GoGo Goodie on February 21, 2012.

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Welcome back as we continue our "back to the basics" party game blog series.  In effort to counterbalance the over-the-top birthday parties that continue to get more elaborate with each passing year, we are highlighting some simple kid pleasing games that can still be a hit at any birthday celebration!  Today we have another great game for all ages, Pin the Tail on the Donkey.

For timeless party game one by one each child is blindfolded and gently turned around several times.  Next, they attempt to stick or pin a tail of a donkey onto a poster of a donkey that has no tail.  They try to get their tail closest to the spot where the donkeys tail should be, thus winning the game.  This is certainly harder than it sounds because the children are dizzy from being turned around!  The winner is awarded with a fun party favor


Have your birthday boy or girl make the donkey poster and tail for the party.  Getting the kids involved makes it more fun for everyone and creates great memories! If you want a simple template to follow on drawing the donkey, head over to, they have a nice guide.

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