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Does Anyone Have Any Cheap or Homemade Birthday Party Game Ideas for a 7 Year Old Boy's Party?

I need some ideas. I cannot afford to have it at the pizza place, this year.

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Asked by BrandonsMom1000 at 4:16 PM on Jan. 20, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • My kids are six and my oldest of the "middle kids" is 10. They love love love playing our version of bozo bucket game. We just took plastic cereal bowls(the deep ones) and lined them up about 2-4 inches apart(depending on ages) and let the kids throw a golf ball(i recommend nerf balls ball size LOL) into the bowl. They absolutely love it! You can use pots or you can go to the dollar store and pick up five of those sand pails if they are in season yet....they rushed christmas so i'm sure summer stuff is slowly creeping in LOL). We also did the pin the tail on the donkey game only with whatever holiday we were celebrating(pin the tail on the cat, hat on santa etc..) You can have one candle draw a cake on poster board and put a circle where the candle goes. Relay races too. Take empty paper towels, have the kids put on a hat and oversize button down shirt(like dads size) and they have to....(cont)

    Answer by CinderAmethyst at 4:26 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • ...dress in the hat and the shirt and grab the paper towel roll and run to a line in the yard(or park wherever you are going to have this) and back and hand their shirt and hat and roll to the next in line. The trick to this is...the hat can't fall off if it does you have to run to pick up the hat and continue on. LOL it's fun!

    Then there's the egg on the spoon races. Three legged races. ummm....that's all i can think of at the moment. If i remember more i'll post them here.

    Answer by CinderAmethyst at 4:28 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • Good Ideas, Thank You.

    Answer by BrandonsMom1000 at 4:40 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • Get a couple Cardboard File boxes from Office Depot or Staples. Cut a hole in the top and decorate them however you want.
    You can get dollar store prizes for each of the games. One game make a fishing pole out of a stick and string. Attach a magnet to the end of the string and put a magnet to the end of a toy or a piece of paper with a number on it. The toy they get to keep.. If you do the number then that number should coorispond with a gift. Then they get to keep that gift.

    The second game you can make beanbags or buy cheap bean bags. Have them toss them into the box. Whoever gets more gets a prize.

    Get a plastic bowl or storage container and fill it halfway with rice and paper clips. Put a blindfold on the child and have another child hold the container in front of them. The blindfolded child digs through the rice to find as many paper clips as they can. Whoever finds more gets a prize.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 6:11 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • for my 6 yo, we had a star wars theme. we had everyone color a picture when they got there, that way we could get started while waiting for everyone to show up. they used those drawings as chairs for musical chairs. they also decorated paper light sabers for pin the saber on darth. we had a destroy the deathstar (pop a balloon while sitting on it) game. fortunately, it was a sunny day in november and they played outside for a bit too!
    good luck!
    sometimes kids just like to play too!

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 6:53 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • My friend bought some cheap material and made "superhero" capes for the kids at her son's party. It was a HUGE hit and everyone got to take one home.

    Answer by zoeygracesmom at 7:45 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

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