16 Birthday Party Games Big Kids (and Their Birthday-Weary Parents) Will Love
Once your kids are old enough to want to celebrate birthdays surrounded not just by family, but by a bunch of friends, a parent has two choices. Spend a fortune booking a trampoline park/hosted party space/kid-friendly arcade, or save some cash, accept your living room is going to be trashed, and throw a party at home. The latter may be cheaper, but that doesn't mean you can buy a cake, make some goody bags, and call it a day. Nope, especially as your kids get older, they need to be entertained — and if you don't give them a proper menu of fun, you can expect your house to be doubly trashed.
But have no fear! We've rounded up 16 birthday party games that are easy to set up, inexpensive, guaranteed to provide hours (or at least the two you've slated the party to last) of entertainment, and cool enough to even appeal to the kids who are starting to bring their own iPhones along to the party. These games are Instagramable, y'all! Keep reading to find your go-tos.