Beach Birthday Party Games for Kids

After a long winter, summer is finally here. You no longer have to hold birthday parties indoors as you can go out and enjoy the fresh air. Kids love going outdoors, especially to the beach. So why not have a birthday party on a beach nearby? Both parents and children can have a great time. Why not make it an unforgettable event by adding a few party games for the birthday? Here are five great beach birthday party games for kids.

  1. Water Tag
    Kids and adults of all ages can have loads of fun with this laser tag type game which involves using water guns and soak vests. Put them on and have the excitement of your lifetime by blasting everyone with water. The vests measure how much water hit you and once the meter becomes full, you’re out of the game. Coupled with the sea splashing water nearby, it will an entertaining challenge.
  2. Fun and Fit Obstacle Course
    A family friendly game, the obstacle course consists of six enjoyable challenges with two teams that will get everyone off their feet with joy. It starts with one team member doing five pushups, followed by crawling through a tunnel, climbing over a mini wall, through an inflated obstacle course and finally ending the first round by hopping back to tag their teammate who then goes through the same course. With sand everywhere making it challenging, you are guaranteed to have a ball of a time.

  3. Sand Castle Building Competition
    Kids love playing with sand and building sand castles is one of their favorite pastimes. Form teams of two set a time limit and have them build their sand castle. Moreover, you can ensure that everyone gets a gift for taking part by providing prizes for the largest castle, best castle, unique castle, and more.
  4. Beach Ball Race
    To play this game, you require spoons, a pair of sunglasses, hats, and a beach ball. The aim of the game is to run to your teammate while balancing the beach ball on the spoon. Give them the ball, the sunglasses, hat, and the spoon and go back to the start of the line. The first team to successfully complete the race wins the game. The size of the team depends on how long you want the game to go on for.
  5. Blanket Volleyball
    Divide the kids into teams of four and give each team a blanket. Each player gets one corner of the blanket. The team that has to serve the ball has to launch it by placing it in the middle of the blanket and throwing it up. The objective of the other team is to catch the ball with the help of their blanket. The team with the most number of points wins the game.

These games are extremely easy to play and will keep both the children and adults entertained for hours to come. If you want to organize and make your party the best ever, contact Game Crazy Party.

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3 Fun Outdoor Birthday Party Themes

Birthdays and fun go together! Here are some ideas on themes for planning a fun-filled birthday party for your kid!

Camping theme

Camping is always such fun for kids and adults alike! Start by putting out a signboard with a camp name. It could be hand painted or printed. Small tents and camps can dot the landscape while you can even arrange a small bonfire in the middle to get the adrenaline going!

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Outdoor games are easy to plan with Game Crazy’s Archery Wars. A fun filled, action packed outdoors game, the Archery Wars lets the kids develop their archery skills. Shooting arrows at opponents, dodging the fire and running for cover, kids are in for a big dose of entertainment! Else, you could let your kids learn what it is like to be a hamster in the giant Human hamster balls!

Nature theme

Nurture your love for nature with a nature themed birthday party. From dressing up like cavemen to hunting for nature’s treasures, the nature party can get wild! Arrange fun trinkets of nature like shells, pine cones, feathers or eggs all around your backyard. The winner is the one who collects the most number of nature’s treasures.

If you want to turn up the excitement, the Angry birds game from Game Crazy is the right choice. The game fits in right with the nature theme, with the birds, pigs, eggs and slingshots.

The Kids Fun and Fit obstacle course is another great way to have more fun outdoors. Kids have to wade through rings, crawl through a tunnel, and negotiate a mini wall and inflated obstacle to earn their prize!

Robots theme

Kids are sure to love the idea of a robot themed birthday party! There are many ways you can set the scene for a robotic theme. From baking microchips to nuts, bolts shaped cookies; you can unleash your creativity to build the fun! Designing a robot shaped invitation card is just the beginning. Use square tins to hand out the short eats, and have all the kids dress up as their favorite movie bot.

Game Crazy has the perfect set of bots that can engage the little ones endlessly in the robotic arena. They get to build the bots using legos and learn how to bring them to life with some simple programming. They can then pit their Sumo bots against each other to increase the fun quotient.

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Bring Out the Artist in Your Kid

Every child is a born artist, said Picasso! Drawing, painting, craft work and building are all creative expressions have benefits that go beyond just keeping them engaged.

Research has even shown that art in any form develops other areas of the brain involved with language, memory, mathematical skills and social behavior.

The CIVITAS Healing Arts project found that art is a very effective therapy in children who have any kind of trauma.

So, get the art set out, and bring out the amazing inner artist in your kid for the next birthday party!

How to encourage creativity in kids!

  • Clay fun: The next birthday party theme could be using clay in different ways to create unique shapes. Let the kids experiment and mess around with lots of clay.
  • Fun with color: Another idea to bring out the artist is to allow children to express themselves using color. The colors could be in form of paint, crayons or different colors of clothes, scarves or stoles!
  • New paint brushes: New ways of painting can be experimented with at the next birthday! Tell the kids to find new things to paint with. Don’t be amazed at the list of things kids could come up with including feathers, pencils, and sticks. Kids are not bound by the rules of the world, and often make their own rules and boundaries!
  • Use everyday objects: Let your kids build something from everyday objects or scrap. For this, you would need to collect a few bottle caps, stones, shells, pinecones, old toys, spoons and unbreakable dishes. The objects can also be used to paint on a blank canvas or paper. Encourage kids to make their own unique prints by dipping each object in paint and printing or drawing on canvas!
  • Use unique games: Games Crazy Party has an amazing fun way of discovering the artist in the kids. Called Graffiti Wall, the kids can go berserk and unleash their creativity on the wall. The fun begins with taking a snap with friends or family or a pet, and uploading it on the wall. Digital spray cans and fun stencils and clip art can then be used to add any amount of artwork on the photo! Changing the background, to writing graffiti, there is no end to what the kids can do on the Graffiti Wall! The artwork can even be shared on Facebook for more fun!

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Throw an Adventure Themed Birthday Party for your Kid

Every parent wants to throw a memorable birthday party for their. But it is so easy to run out of ideas each year. Well, here’s an idea for your little one’s upcoming birthday: why not throw them an ‘Adventure Themed Birthday Party’?

Forget booking expensive commercial venues and having your kid and their friends get bored with outdated activities. Throw them an adventure themed party in your own home with these useful tips.

Tip#1: Pick an adventure theme

Adventure is a big word, isn’t it? There are so many different elements that can help you plan an exciting adventure themed party. What will help you narrow down your options and finalize on a theme is ‘observation’.  Focus on the things that get your child excited and happy. You might need to spend more time with them to know what interests them the most. Some of the common things that kids love are animals (or a specific animal), a specific genre of cartoon or books, an activity such as cycling and so on.

Once you know what gets your little one ticking, you can plan the adventure party theme around it!

Tip#2: Make a list of supplies

When throwing an adventure themed birthday party, you might have to make two different lists of supplies: a basic list of regular party supplies such as plates, cutlery, cups, decorations, napkins etc. and another list of things you might need to borrow ore rent. For an adventure themed birthday party, you might like to consider the items such as:

  • A trampoline
  • Adventure movies/soundtracks like Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean etc.
  • A tree-house or tent
  • A swing set
  • An obstacle course
  • Safari accessories such as hats, eyewear etc.

Game Crazy has a brilliant obstacle course that you can use in an adventure party. It is a relay course that needs two teams and has six fun challenges. There are rings, tunnels, a mini wall and other exciting elements that will get all the kids running, hopping and crawling. Perfect adventure!

Tip#3: Get props for your guests

You don’t need to hunt for very expensive props for an adventure-themed party. You can easily find some very basic things in your own home that would serve as perfect props for an adventure themed party, e.g. a little bucket, an old table-cloth that can be worn as a cape etc. Let your guests be creative with these props!

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How to Throw a Themed Party for Your Child

Every parent knows that throwing a party for a child today is not the same as it used to be in the good old days. Following are a couple of ways to organize a theme party for your child that will make him/her appreciate the effort.

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Try out a graffiti wall

This is so much fun where kids get to experience the joy of paintball, clip art, stencils and create something crazy on the face hosted on the wall. As they customize the artwork, they can click away to their heart’s content and upload pictures on Facebook. This really gets the party started and the giggles in full gusto.

Playing Candy Cannon ups the game (pun intended)

Everyone stuffs the cannon gun with anything she/he desires, be it a tee, stickers or candy, and when they fire it into the air, they make candy rain. This is so cute and definitely a great way to make the special day count for your child.

Cupcakes versus a birthday cake

Ask your child whether she/he wants a big cake. Remember that kids have a tendency of changing their minds faster than the speed of light, so prepare yourself for a change. A plan B needs to be in place, in case the cupcake idea is way off base, plan for a big cake, just in case!

Organize a cook-a-thon

This is not really a theme per se, but it does bring the kids together without any fuss, and make them dive into their baking genes. Let them come up with something new in the kitchen, but always hang around in case they need help or if they make too much of a mess.

Game Crazy brings the games to your home where kids get to play any game that they choose at home or outdoors. Mobile gaming carts have large television screens with Xbox consoles. This will get the kids zoned in immediately as they play the latest game and rake in the points. The one who wins is entitled to get the prize, which should be worth his or her effort.

A theme party needs the place to look the part. The place needs to be ruffled up so that the kids can have a blast. Game Crazy has a number of really smart and cool ideas for parties for kids of any age group. Given that gaming is big today, this will definitely make the party fun.

Get in touch with the experts at Game Crazy Party to plan your kid’s next birthday party.

Animal Themed Party for Your Kid’s Next Birthday

Ok, so let’s face it! Kids love animals and kids love parties. Combine the two together and you’ve got yourself the party of the year! Think about it, your precious tot’s birthday is coming up and you’re fresh out of innovative and fun ideas to make your kid’s birthday unique, special and something that he’ll remember for years to come. More than that you want to throw your kid a party that’ll have the other parents wishing they had come up with that theme.

And theme could be – Animals in the Outdoors!

Now if you have pets at home be it a dog, a cat, birds or even a pet rat then your kid is already pretty comfortable being around animals and it’s even easier to get started. The first step in planning your kid’s animal themed birthday party is, of course, sending out the invitations. Have customized invitations printed with each invitation having a different animal printed on it asking friends to join in the jungle fun.

The next and most important step is planning a theme for your kid’s party that is centered around animals. Here are a few fun animal party themes –

  1. Favorite animated cartoon or movie based around animals – if you ask your kid what his favorite animal-based cartoon movie is he’s probably going to say ‘Madagascar’ or ‘Zootopia’ or ‘Ice Age’, so plan his party with the characters from these lovable movies. Hire the costumes for Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo and the rest and have your friends and family dress up in them.Plan fun games like scavenger hunts (to find the squirrel’s acorn from ‘Ice Age’, animal races (to see whether Gloria’s weight will stop her from beating the rest) and ‘guess the animal’ which can teach the kids a lot about animals too. You can also add some obstacle courses to increase the fun quotient. Learning and fun pooled together will make for a great birthday party.

  2. Animal Games Apps theme – have the central theme of the birthday party fashioned after the extremely popular ‘Angry Birds’ game app or ‘Talking Tom’ and see the kids frolic and take photos with their favorite angry birds – Cardinal, Loon, and the rest. Have the birthday cake designed after one of the animal games or apps and cut each kid a slice of their favorite animal character!
  3. Mini-zoo – another theme that you could try out for your kid’s birthday party is to hire a petting zoo to bring animals to your home, such as ponies, dogs and cats, birds and some cool reptiles and rodents. Set up a photo booth where the kids can strike funky poses with an intriguing Burmese python or an iguana. Have pony rides for the younger ones and have the zoo staff teach the kids interesting facts about different tropical spiders. This party will definitely beat blowing up the same old balloon animals!

Get in touch with the experts at Game Crazy Party to plan your kid’s next birthday party.

Throwing the Best Birthday Party for your Teenager

Toddlers and kids are easy to handle, but when it comes to planning a birthday party for a teenager, you’re expected to make sure it’s the best. Teenagers can be hard to please, but if you plan right, then you’re definitely going to make a success of it.

The easiest way to plan anything, especially birthday parties, is to have a party planner set and make sure that things go according to schedule. Here are some ideas on how you can plan and throw the most memorable birthday party for your teenager.

  1. First things first, make sure that all lines of communication are open. Ask your teen what they would like and wouldn’t like. A lapse in communication can cause some serious damage later, and the last thing you need is a grumpy teenager on your hands. Ask them for their input on venues, themes, games, etc. If you’re planning a surprise party, then you might want to ask your kid’s friends or teachers for some ideas.
  2. Set a budget for the party. Now that your child is no longer little, you’ll need to loosen your purse strings a bit for the party. Not that it’s a bad thing, you’re just making sure that everything is taken care of and everyone has a good time. But make sure that you have a budget in place and this will help you decide on the venue, food and beverage, and entertainment.
  3. Decide on the venue ahead of time. If you’re going to book a venue closer to the date, you might have to pay more than booking it in advance. Since it’s still cold outside, you could consider booking an arcade, a bowling alley, an indoor pool, an indoor skating rink, or even a movie theater. When the weather is warmer, you could even have the party in your backyard. Select a theme for the party, if necessary.
  4. If you’re looking to throw the most awesome birthday party your teenager will ever have, then you’ll need someone like Game Crazy Party. These party organizers know everything about birthday parties and they are all about having a good time. They organize indoor and outdoor games like Minecraft, graffiti wall, video game bus, LEGO SoccerBots or SumoBots, and mobile gaming carts.
  5. Now that you’ve taken care of most of the things, all you need to do is decide on the menu. Make sure that you take all the kids’ needs into consideration and keep in mind of any allergies.

These tips should help you plan and organize the most wonderful and memorable birthday party for your teenager that they would never forget.

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Outdoor Party Games for your Little One’s Birthday

With spring right around the corner, it’s time for you to welcome warm weather again. With flowers blooming and birds chirping, it would be a sin to stay indoors all the time during spring. And with your child’s birthday coming up, what better way to celebrate it than have an outdoor party?!

With warm sunshine and a cool breeze, spring is the best time of the year to celebrate birthdays outdoors. Here are some ideas for outdoor games that will guarantee that the kids have a great time.

Three-legged race

This game is very popular and you probably have played it when you were a kid. The rules are very simple. Divide the kids into pairs, standing next to each other, and tie their inside legs together. Make a start and finish line, and the pair that reaches the finish line first, wins.

Scavenger hunt

Kids love looking for stuff, so organize a fun scavenger hunt in your backyard. Hide small trinkets in different places and create a list of these items. Have the children make small groups and give each group a list. The first group to find all items wins. You could make it more exciting by adding a pirate theme to the scavenger hunt and have the children search for “lost treasure.”

Have a photo booth

Who doesn’t love pictures of special moments? Create a small photo booth in your backyard and have frames of different shapes and designs. Collect different props like colorful wigs, feather boas, plastic crowns, a pirate or cowboy hat, and fake mustaches for extra fun. If you’re hiring a professional photographer, you are guaranteed excellent pictures from the photo booth as well as the rest of the party.

Classic sack race

Kids love bouncing around, so channel their energy into organizing a potato sack race. Make it more fun and colorful by decorating the potato sacks with cutouts, ribbons, or beads. Each child gets a sack and they line up at the start line. The first kid to reach the finish line by hopping all the way wins.

Hire a party organizer

Professional party organizers like Game Crazy Party are great with outdoor activities. They have all kinds of fun games like hamster balls, portable laser tag, water tag, angry birds, and candy cannon. They even have a video game bus so your kids can play cool video games in their van which has huge TVs and the latest gaming consoles.

Spring birthdays are the best, and it’s up to you to make sure your little one’s birthday is super fun and memorable. Try these ideas and make sure everyone has a great time.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Throwing a Birthday Party for your Toddler

It’s normal to have a low-key first birthday party for your little one, but as he or she grows older, you know that “mellow” can no longer be the theme. Toddlers are full of energy, enthusiasm, and curiosity. They are very easily impressed, but they can also easily become upset. As a parent, you’re more than familiar with your little one’s habits and responses, so remember that it’s not important that you throw a huge birthday party. What you need is a special one that your child will enjoy. Here are some dos and don’ts on how you can plan and throw a great party for your toddler.

Dos

Keep the party short

Since toddlers are full of energy, they tend to burn themselves out rather quickly. After an hour or two of having fun, your little one will be tuckered out and ready to relax and perhaps retire for the night. Make sure you don’t plan a lengthy party, and keep the other parents informed of your plan as well.

Arrange age-appropriate activities

Toddlers don’t have lengthy attention spans, and you wouldn’t want them getting into fights at the party. Plan some fun activities like a craft table or a dance. If you’re willing to let the experts handle it, reach out to Game Crazy Party planners who are specialists in throwing fun birthday parties for kids of all ages. They can arrange for your kids to play games like Minecraft, Videogames, giant Jhenga and so on. They can even set up an inflatable screen for the kids to watch movies on.

Don’ts

Leave the other parents guessing

When you’re creating the invite, make sure you include all details such as theme, location, and time. Since you’ll be inviting your child’s friends for the party, make sure the other parents are aware of what time the party will begin and what time it will end. Mention if you will be serving brunch, lunch, or evening snacks so they can prepare their child accordingly. If you have a theme party, send out the invites a couple of weeks ahead so the other parents will have enough time to arrange for a costume or decorations.

Focus on entertaining the other adults

This party is about your little one, so make sure he or she has your undivided attention. You obviously want to be the perfect host and entertain everyone, but it is the little ones that need your attention and not the parents. They can take care of themselves. However, it is advised to prepare some grown-up sandwiches as well.

These ideas should help you throw a wonderful party for your toddler. Arrange a theme, hire a party planner like Game Crazy Party, and be prepared to have a lot of fun with your little one.

Planning A Fun Kids Winter Themed Party Indoors

Planning your child’s birthday party is not always an easy project. Your kid would probably want to throw a party better than what his arch rival in class had six months ago and still has everyone talking about it. A kid’s party has to be unique, memorable, and above all super-duper fun!

Planning parties in summer are easy. Set up a barbecue or hot dog stand by the pool; if you don’t have a pool, blow up one and put it in the garden, throw in some lemonade and cool drinks, maybe hire a clown to bring in some cool birds, reptiles and rodents and you’re good to go. But planning a kid’s party in the winter season is a little more complicated.

Here are a few fun ideas for a kid’s party – whether a birthday party or just a regular party, in the winter season:

Snow’ed in

The name says it all. If you live in a place where it snows in winter, then you can even have this party outdoors – all you need is lots and lots of snow. Invite a bunch of kids over and have them compete on who can build the best snowman or make the biggest snow angel and reward them with a popsicle of their favorite flavor or a winter goodie bag that has customized gloves – now any kid will just love those!

If you aren’t lucky enough to live somewhere that gets snow, then you’ll need to organize artificial snow hence the name snow’ed in. an indoor snow party can be just as much fun as an outdoor one. Make sure to have lots of hot chocolate on standby!

Skate away

Go one step ahead and organize a skating rink in your garden or backyard and skates for everyone. With a skating rink party, you don’t need to plan anything else really – the kids will be so busy trying not to fall that they might not notice the huge snowman cake and Santa chocolate chip cookies you have secretly hidden in the kitchen. For those kids who don’t want to skate organize a winter-themed arts and crafts section inside and have them make anything that reminds them of winter. Prizes will get the kids’ brain juices flowing faster.

White Winter Wonderland

When Christmas is nearing the kids are already excited for the holidays so having a Christmas-themed winter party for the kids is even better. Have a white colored theme and insist on all the kids wearing their best white colored outfit. Adorn every kid with a cotton ball garland as soon as they arrive at the party. Everything at the party will be white including the cups, plates, party hats, streamers, and ice!

You can hire party planning experts like Game Crazy Party to throw your kids a fun-filled winter party. With games like Giant Jhenga and Lego SoccerBots, the kids are sure to have the time of their life.

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