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    Default Party games for 8 year olds?

    I am hosting my cousin's 8th birthday party on Saturday. He has never had a party before (hence why I am doing it)

    We were going to have a water fight party, but the weather is a bit iffy... so now I need some other ideas incase we can't do it.

    What party games have been a hit with your 8 year olds? 10 boys including him (if they all show up!) Only for 2 hours.

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    If you have room, races are great for boys. With gold medals from the junk shop as prizes. I did things like sack races (pillow slips from op shops), wheelbarrow races, egg and spoon races, and others I can't remember.

    Tying donuts to a string and with hands behind backs race to whoever eats theirs first.

    Pinata.

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    Piñata, pin the tail on the donkey, sack races, 3-legged races, you could get foam swords and have sword fights.

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    Try Pinterest for ideas, I always get my inspiration there

    http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins...s&rs=ac&len=20

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    Only 3 kids have rsvpd. I am still providing enough incase the others turn up (he invited 9!) ... do people just not bother to rsvp?

    (I am assuming you all replied because you have school-aged children)

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    You could do old school stuff like: bobbing for apples, tying hands behind their back to find lollies in a mix of flour and water, the chocolate game (everyone sits in a circle, takes turns rolling a dice, if they get a six, they run into the middle and cut up a block of chocolate a square at a time, eating it as you go until someone else gets a six).

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    Oh I hate it when people don't RSVP. Most usually do though. Can you chase them up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    Oh I hate it when people don't RSVP. Most usually do though. Can you chase them up?
    Nope. I have no way to contact them... I am throwing this party for my cousin's son. He lived with me for a while because his mum was young and not in the best place.. anyway, she's in a good place now but is not very organised... lacks a bit of common sense.

    But I promised master 7 he could have an 8th birthday party so it's going ahead regardless :-) It will be his first party with friends so I am sure he'll have fun .. just frustrating trying to get things set for the day!!


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    I have a 9 yr old DSS, for his we did, cut the chocolate, statues and then watched a movie. Other games for that age- bobbing for apples, blind man's bluff/Marco Polo, celebrity heads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smyles View Post
    You could do old school stuff like: bobbing for apples, tying hands behind their back to find lollies in a mix of flour and water, the chocolate game (everyone sits in a circle, takes turns rolling a dice, if they get a six, they run into the middle and cut up a block of chocolate a square at a time, eating it as you go until someone else gets a six).
    I used to love the chocolate game. We had to run around the circle or dress up though so we couldn't start stuffing ourselves with chocolate.

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