Published: 2:57 AM 2/24/2014
You will have heard about some bizarre ideas for kids’ parties, but this is on another level. The subject of space and extra-terrestrials will always be of interest to children. The intense intrigue created by the big unknown makes it particularly appealing.
It is not uncommon to see some space-themed birthday parties thrown by the parents of young children these days. It is a relatively cheap idea and allows players to enter their own little fantasy land.
There are a number of games which can be played if you are looking for some activities to do during the party.
I Went to the Moon
First thing you need to do is to get things going is to sit the children down on a circle on the ground. You must then set the scene to the children, by saying:
"Real astronauts are tested for many important things before they're allowed to go into space. One thing astronauts need is a good memory, so let's see if everybody can remember what they brought to the moon!"
Then, the birthday child starts things off by saying “I went to the moon, and I took ………….” Each child must fill in the blank with an items beginning with ‘A’. The second player must repeat the first player’s line before adding an item beginning with ‘B’. This will continue round the circle, with each child reciting a longer list.
The game is over when someone cannot remember the list, and the last player to be able to do so is the winner.
Pin the Alien
You’ll all recognize this from parties you have been to as a child. A popular variant of the game which you will be more familiar with is ‘Pin the Tail on the Donkey.’ However, this version is tweaked to fit an alien theme.
One of the best things about this game is that it costs next to nothing to make. All you need is to draw a spaceship and an alien on cardboard and cut them out. You must then blindfold each of the children, put the alien in their hand and asking them to try to place the alien in the driver’s seat of the spacecraft.
The child who gets closest to the target wins.
This is a simple and enjoyable outdoor game for day time parties. All you have to do is purchase a Frisbee (you can even get glow in the dark Frisbees for extra effect). Once you have the Frisbee, go to an open outdoor space and ask the children to spread themselves out. You can also set up a camera so that you can capture some of the best moments.
UFO Bingo Card
One of the best things about bingo is the versatility of the game. Over the many years it has been played, it has been played in many different ways. It can easily be tweaked to fit any specific theme. You could make bingo cards for the kids featuring various pictures of aliens and ask the children to mark them off as the bingo caller (parent) displays the cards.
For this game, you would need to print bingo cards with random different images for the children to use. The parent would then display the actual alien cards to the children.
The most modern innovation in the way that the game is the surge of online bingo sites, which have become hugely popular over the past five years.There are now well over 400 sites in the UK industry and there are more being added all the time.