Kids Party Ideas for
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What are the sure thing kids party ideas for elementary or grade school age kids?

I have been fortunate to be involved in LOTS of parties for this age group, and I wanted to share some of the "sure thing" party ideas and games - those that always are a hit!





Here are some of their favorite games that you can adapt for any kids party.

Chances are you'll find some version of each of these games at a lot of parties.


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Favorite Games for Kids Party Ideas

These games are always popular:

  • Charades - this one never gets old! You can make it simpler for younger kids, by playing a game of Fast Charades
  • Obstacle Course - make it really challenging for older kids, a little easier for younger kids. With the younger ones, getting some of the shy kids to participate will be an obstacle in itself. Don't make it too overwhelming for them. But as I said, the older kids...the more challenging the better! Ditto for Relays.
  • Tag Games - Tag, you are it! Kids love to run around, don't they?
  • Treasure Hunts - The act of searching for something as part of a treasure hunt or scavenger hunt is always a hit.
  • Monster Monster are you Hungry? - This game is a hit with the K and 1st grade kids! Find it on the Tag Games page.
  • Another fun kids game where everyone can be sitting down is Hangman.

  • You'll find all of these games and more on our Kids Party Games page. Select a category and then pick a game that sounds fun to you!

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    Where to find great Kids Party Ideas Themes


  • If you want to center your theme around one activity, sports parties are popular, such as going to a skating rink, park or soccer field.
  • And for older elementary kids who can draw upon their powers of reasoning...a mystery party can be just the ticket.
  • Chances are that your kid will be interested and have a good idea already of fun things to do. Ask them if they have any ideas, and if so, try to incorporate them and make it happen! 

  • These are some of the most popular kid party theme ideas:

    Arts and Crafts Party

    Barbie Party

    Circus Party

    Cowboy Party (or Cowgirl!)

    Dinosaur Party

    Fairy Party

    Fashion Party

    Hawaiian Luau Party

    Jungle Safari (Zoo Animal) Party

    Mystery Party

    Pirate Party

    Princess Party

    Rock Star Party

    Scavenger Hunt Party

    Slumber Party

    Superhero Party

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