The Ultimate List of Teen Party Games

Get the Party Going with a Fun, Interactive Game

Teenagers eating cake at a birthday party
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Party games make going to a teen party just a little more fun. If you are throwing a teen birthday party, here is a list of fun games to play with groups of teens.

Some are active games, some are icebreakers and some of the birthday party games in this list go with a theme party like a sleepover or outdoor summer party.

Why Do Teens Need Fun Birthday Party Games?

It is true that teens like to socialize and think they want to just 'hang out' throughout a party.

However, birthday parties without party games tend to get boring and are often overtaken by cliques. Getting everyone involved in a few games will help disperse the socialization.

Try to have a few of the different types of games including the birthday party games that are individualized (like the sign-in board) to create a keepsake. This will also give those who are shy something to do during the down times.

The active games will give those who like attention the spotlight. These birthday party games will help make a well-rounded birthday party for your teen.

How to Organize Teen Party Games

While parents of teens do not want to seem overly involved in teen parties and the games, you do have to help your teen organize the games. This way they know what to do should the party need a game to liven up the mood.

Here are three tips on organizing your teen’s party games:

  1. Allow your teen to have the final say in what party games they want to have available. Your teen may prefer to have mostly hands-off games like the Sign-In Board rather than something like Pop Song Charades or Balloon War. If there is a party game you feel would be great to play, tell your teen that everything needed will be available at the party and they can chose to play it or not.
  1. Have equipment for the party games ready and in one spot, along with a list of games that can be played. Often a game gets forgotten because a teen did not remember it. A list with the supplies will avoid that mistake.
  2. Stay out of the way and on the sidelines. Teens want to be as independent as possible when throwing a party. Be available when you are needed and just check in at other times.

    Balloon Games

    Charades and Other Acting Games

    Icebreaker Games

    • Barnyard Antics
      A fun way to sort teens into groups, it is a lot of laughs.

    Paper Games

    Relay and Race Games

    Quiz, Guessing, and Word Play Games

    Sleepover Games

    Water Games

    More Fun Teen Party Games

    • Candy Hunt
      Who doesn't like looking for candy? Remember o always use wrapped candy in this party game.
    • Cotton Ball Pick Up Party Game
      A blindfolded tossing game that is fun to watch.
    • Tag a Girlfriend/Boyfriend
      Think about arranging a marriage through party games, it's like that.
    • Unwrap It
      This game is a great way to give party favors.

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