20 Highly Entertaining Party Games for Tweens and Older Kids


#10. Keepy Uppy Balloons

Each player gets two balloons. During one minute, they have to keep both balloons from touching the ground. Rules: they can only use one hand and they can’t hold onto the balloons!

You could have 2 players per round with one knocked out each time until there’s a winner.

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#11. Twister


Twister is played on a large plastic mat that is spread on the floor or ground, the mat has four rows of coloured circles, red, yellow, blue and green.

A spinner is attached to a square board and is used to determine where the player has to put their hand or foot. After spinning, the combination is called (for example: “right hand yellow”) and players must move their matching hand or foot to a circle of the correct colour.

#12. Pool Noodle Hopscotch

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Image: Parents.com

This is a fun idea from Parents.com – you’ll need 8 pool noodles and some duct tape. Make each noodle into a circle and tape it to its neighbour and then have 2 as the top and bottom supports in a 2×3 pattern. Everyone has to hop through each circle without touching a noodle. You could also do a bean bag toss or set it up vertically to throw balls through as well.

#13. Who Am I?

Prepare Post It notes with names of famous people on them. E.g. pop stars, celebrities, movie stars, famous people from history.

Everyone gets a Post It note on their forehead (without seeing what the note says) and each person has to figure out which famous person they are, asking only questions that have a Yes or No answer.

Continue until everyone has guessed who they are.

#14. Stand in a Bubble

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How about making a big batch of this fun super bubble mix and then getting everyone to have a go at standing in a bubble?

You’ll need a round play pool, a hula hoop and a non-slip stool to stand on.

(Be warned you might want a change of clothes for this game as the bubble mix can get a bit messy!)

Alternatively, create a spooky batch of glow in the dark bubbles for an evening party as a treat!

#15. Dress Up Relay

You’ll need two sets of clothes for two teams to dress up in, e.g. shirt, sweater, trousers, scarf, gloves, hat, shoes. One team member is chosen to be the “mannequin”.

When you say go, a team member races to the bag or basket of clothes, chooses one item of clothing and puts it onto the “mannequin” then runs back to the start. The first team to dress their “mannequin” wins.

#16. Fortune Tellers

You’ll need paper, scissors, pens and each person gets to make their own fortune teller and then tell each other’s fortunes with it.

#17. Chocolate Balls and Chopsticks

You’ll need a packet of Maltesers or chocolate balls, 2 plates and a pair of chopsticks.

Each person has to take it in turns to use the chopsticks to transfer as many chocolate balls as they can between the two plates in under 60 seconds. The person who transfers the most chocolates wins.

#18. Slurping Worms

You will need whipping cream (we use skooshy cream) and worm-shaped sweets as well as paper plates.

Dollop the cream across the plate and then sprinkle some worm shaped sweets on the plate. People have to use their mouths only to grab the worms, getting covered in the cream in the process of course!

#19. Bingo

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Image: Catch My Party

Bingo is a fun game for tweens. You will need to prep the bingo cards in advance and we found this cool Emoji Bingo Game on Catch My Party that has free printable cards to play, that we think tweens would love.

#20. The Chocolate Bar Game

And finally, last but not least, the chocolate bar game.

You will need:

  • large bar of chocolate on a plate with a knife and fork
  • large boots, large jacket, hat, and gloves
  • one dice

Kids throw the dice until someone gets a 6. Whoever gets a 6 quickly puts on all the clothes and starts to eat the chocolate using the cutlery until the next child throws a 6 and then it becomes their turn. Really funny game the kids (and adults) will enjoy!

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What other good party games for tweens would you recommend? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you! 
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