Pool Noodle Games – No pool required!


Pool Noodle Games

Pool noodles are cheap (only $1.00 at the dollar store!), colorful and with these fun pool noodle games lots of fun for summer!

We’ve come up with over 20 fun games to play with pool noodles!   Some games need a few other items such as a beach ball to play, but all are simple, cheap and lots of fun!!

Great for kids, tweens, teens and adult parties, backyard barbecues,  the beach, poolside, at the park or anytime you just want to have some simple and inexpensive summer fun.

For full directions and variations on each game visit our website :  Pool Noodle Games 

Beach Ball Relay
Beach balls

Beach Ball Relay with Obstacles
Beach balls, obstacles such as lawn chairs, sandboxes, slides, play tunnels

Balance Camp
Have players compete in several different training games!

Beach Ball Volley
Volleyball net or rope across the playing area, beach balls

Balloons, laundry baskets

Circle Toss

Crazy Team Tag
2 colors of Pool Noodles – one color for each team, large outdoor space

Frisbee Relay

Hoop Run

Tape, string, tree branches or string across two tall structures

Life Size Foosball
Marble Destruction
Marbles, sidewalk chalk or other tall objects that can be knocked over

Marble Run
Pool Noodles cut in half lengthwise, marbles, tape

Noodle Charades

Pool Noodle End to End Water Relay
Large container of water, empty gallon milk jugs

Ring Toss
Small swim rings

Scoop Relay
Large container of water, empty gallon milk jugs

Shaving Cream Challenge
Play balls, shaving cream, large tub of water

Sword Bubble

Tri Team Relay
Beach balls
We also have a long list of:

Splash and Water Games

Swimming Pool Games

Sidewalk Chalk Games

Water Balloon Games

for kids, tweens and teens ages 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 years old.

Over 200 party themes too!    Let’s get the party …. and the summer started!

Summer Birthday Party Ideas

Teenage Party Games


Teenage Party Games

Just added to the website this week – a whole page full of fun party games for teens!

Game ideas for birthday parties, sleepovers, icebreakers, school and graduation parties, sweet sixteen, church and camp events … or any time a group of teens want to have fun!

Perfect games for 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 year olds.   All the games are easy to put together, cheap and lots of fun!

Teen Mall Scavenger Hunts – 8 different options to choose from and all have FREE item lists.  Most require no money, and all are lots of fun!

Teen Pool Party Games

Teen Indoor and Outdoor Games

Mystery Dinner – fun way to serve food at a party.  Free menus and directions included!

Teen Party Games – let’s get the party started!

For more fun birthday ideas see our website!


Party Themes – over 200 to choose from for thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen and eighteen year olds!

Bubble Guppies Party Ideas


Bubble Guppies Party Ideas

Just added to the Birthday Party Ideas 4 Kids website – Bubble Guppies!

All of our favorite do-it-yourself birthday party ideas with a Bubble Guppies theme.

Inexpensive and easy ideas for:

Party Games


Party Food




Goody Bags

and more fun ideas!

All of our ideas are listed on one page so it makes it easy to pick and choose which birthday party ideas will work the best for your child, guests and budget.

Birthday Party Ideas 4 Kids also has over 200 party themes, party games, activities and everything you need to get the party started!

20 Fun Balloon Party Games


20 Fun Balloon Party Gorangebirthdaypartyballoonames 

We’ve just listed our favorite party games that all have one thing in common – balloons!

These games are inexpensive, unique and lots of fun for kids birthday parties.   These are the best of the best and include fun games such as:

Balloon Pop

Balloon Stomp

Blow, Blow, Blow!

Diaper the Baby

Don’t Touch the Ground!

Funnel Catch

Human Hippos

Hula Toss

Kite Flying

Obstacle Course


Piggy Round-up

Secret Messages

Waddle Relay

and many many more!orangebirthdaypartyballoon

orangebirthdaypartyballoonFind instructions on how to play all the Balloon Party Games on the Birthday Party Ideas 4 Kids website

Avengers Party Ideas


Avengers Party Ideas

New on the Birthday Party Ideas 4 Kids website we’ve just added a great new page full of Avenger’s birthday party ideas!

Fun and unique ideas for party games, birthday activities, races, crafts, decorations, invitations, party food, favors and lots of great ideas to choose from that will make party planning easy and fun!

All the party ideas are listed on one page so it’s easy to plan the perfect party.  Just pick and choose, mix and match which ideas you and the birthday child like the best.   Easy and fun games that kids love and are easy to put together with household items.   A great party doesn’t have to break the bank.

Avengers Birthday Party Ideas

from the Birthday Party Ideas 4 Kids website.  Let’s get the party started!

5th Birthday Party Ideas


5th Birthday Party Ideas

Great birthday party ideas for five year olds!  Now soon to be five year olds have their own page on the Birthday Party Ideas 4 Kids website!

Planning Tips

Party Themes

Birthday Party Timeline

Party Games for 5 year olds

Birthday Activities

and much more!

Get ready for a great party with party planning help from Birthday Party Ideas 4 Kids!

Party Games, Sleepover Ideas, Activities, Scavenger Hunt Lists, Treasure Hunts, Goody Bag Ideas, Party Favors, Outdoor kids activities, Sidewalk Chalk games and more!

Bigfoot Party Ideas


Bigfoot Party Ideas

Searching for a fun new party theme for your next birthday party?   Look no further!  We’ve just posted a fun Bigfoot party theme on the website!

Full of fun party ideas, birthday games, activities, crafts, party food ideas and much more … all with a Bigfoot theme.

So if you are looking to plan a party with a Bigfoot, Sasquatch or Yeti theme you’ll find everything you need all in one place.   Great for kids, tweens and teen parties.

Bigfoot Party Ideas for Kids

You’ll also find party games, activities, sleepover ideas for boys and girls, party crafts, invitation ideas, RSVP help and much more on the Birthday Party Ideas 4 Kids website.   Let’s get the Bigfoot party started!

Would You Rather Party Game


Would You Rather Game

The Would You Rather Game is a fun party game that is easy to play and needs no special items to play.  It can be played as a group or as individuals.

The object of the Would You Rather game is for the player to decide which of two questions they would rather do.   Some questions are silly and some are thought provoking … but all of the questions are fun and create lots of laughter with the players.

Would You Rather can be played as a large group or questions can be read and answered one at a time.  This is a great ice breaker game for large groups and great at Sleepovers!

We’ve listed over 200 Would You Rather questions on the Birthday Party Ideas 4 Kids website!  All of the questions are clean and rated G – perfect for girls, boys, kids, tweens and teen parties.

We’ve even included a printer friendly version so you can print out the questions for FREE.  Cut the questions into individual strips, fold and place in a jar or container for your next party.   Lots of fun variety and with over 200 different questions party guests will have many chances to answer.

Would You Rather Game

Here are a few sample questions …

Would You Rather:

Have frosting for hair or birthday candles for teeth?

Have your parents pick who you marry or be single forever?

Give up your favorite pet or your cell phone?

Constantly itch or sneeze?

Be guaranteed health or wealth for the rest of your life?

Speak in rhymes or have to sing everything you say?

Have worms for hair or noodles or arms?

Birthday Party Ideas 4 Kids …. let’s get the party started!

Birthday Themes, Party Games, Sleepover Guide, Scavenger Hunts and much more!

Mardi Gras Party Ideas


Mardi Gras Party Ideas

The Mardi Gras party theme on the Birthday Party Ideas 4 Kids website has everything you need to plan the perfect Mardi Gras themed party!   Full of fun, easy and inexpensive ideas for Mardi Gras games, activities, invitations, decorations, party food, favors and icebreaker Mardi Gras games.   Celebrate with this fun theme for girls, boys, kids, tweens and teen birthday parties.

Birthday Party Ideas 4 Kids – Over 200 theme party ideas, party games, activities, scavenger hunts with free lists, Sleepover and Slumber party ideas and everything you need to plan the perfect party.

A Few Mardi Gras Facts

Mardi Gras is also called Fat Tuesday and refers to the events or Carnival type celebrations which begin on or just after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three King’s Day) and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is  French and is translated  “Fat Tuesday”.   Fat Tuesday refers to participants eating rich and fattening foods before they participate in the ritual fasting of Lent.

Mardi Gras Traditions Some traditions for Mardi Gras are: wearing costumes and masks, dancing, elaborate parades, etc.   All signs point to the 1st Mardi Gras celebration in the US happening on 3/3/1699.   French explorers landed in Louisiana and called the area Point du Mardi Gras.  The area they landed near was the current New Orleans, Louisiana.   As time progressed other French settlements began to also mark the holiday with masquerade balls, street parties and large feasts.  The Spanish banned the celebrations after they took over New Orleans.  The bans were lifted when Louisiana became a state in the year 1812. In a Mardi Gras celebration in 1827 students paraded in costumes and danced in the streets mimicking the type of Mardi Gras parties they had witnessed in Paris.   10 years later the city of New Orleans recorded it’s first official Mardi Gras parade.  

Some customs from the Mardi Gras parades entail throwing strings of beads and trinkets, decorating floats for the parade, wearing masquerade masks and eating yummy King Cake. The King Cake is a Mardi Gras tradition that was brought to New Orleans in 1870 from France.   The King Cake is oval and a cross between French pastry and coffee cake.  The King Cake is decorated in green, purple and gold.   A small plastic baby is baked into the cake and whoever finds the baby is expected to host the next party and bring a King Cake to share.


Superhero Birthday Party Ideas


Superhero Birthday Party Ideas

The Superhero Birthday Party theme has arrived at Birthday  Party Ideas 4 Kids!

Fun ideas for a Superhero Birthday Party for boys and girls, kids, tweens and teens ages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6 ,7 ,8 , 910, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 years old.   Fun ideas for Superhero party games, superhero birthday activities, party invitations, decorations, party food, favors and more!   Get the the Superhero party started with these fun ideas – always free, inexpensive, do-it-yourself home party ideas.

While your at Birthday Party Ideas 4 Kids check out our fun scavenger hunts with FREE lists, sleepover and slumber party ideas and over 200 birthday party themes!

Kids party games for all ages