For P & K's 2nd Birthday Party we threw a backyard bash full of balloons, donuts and fun. You can see that post here! While the overall theme was "Party Animals", we wanted to provide a touch of seasonality (i.e. fall pumpkins) and create a fall festival feel with games. Here's what we came up with to keep all our Party Animals occupied!
This may have been a favorite with our 3/4 year old crowd. So simple to make, I hot glued paper cups from Target's $1 section to a leftover piece of plywood. Filled half the cups with these animal bath toys and left the other half empty. You cover each with a tissue paper, attaching with a rubberband. Then your party goers 'punch', we asked our young crowd to 'poke', a cup until they found a prize!
This was P's favorite! A classic carnival game. To make use recycled tin cans, I took the liberty to sand down any sharp edges, then we covered with paper that matched the rest of our decor. Provide a ball and let the kiddos knock 'em down! A prize was given at this station.
Another game that brought in the season... Gourd Bowling! Use painters tape and spray paint to decorate each gourd. To create the lane, we used a piece of plywood with leftover wood attached to make the bumpers. A round pumpkin acted as our bowling ball.
This was a good addition for our older crowd. Tape a grid on a table and use two different hues of pumpkin for the X's and O's.
Tic Tac Toe
We hid these animals in sand, making this a super easy station to create. The toddlers loved it!
We made a small pumpkin patch, inviting guests to pick one, then decorate it. Because most of our guests were 2 and under, we decided to keep things mess free by using stickers!
I had Brian whip up coloring sheets that matched our animal print paper. Add washable crayons for instant fun!
This DIY we made a while back (see the how to here). Our young party goers loved using them like blocks, building and knocking down.
We had a blast celebrating P & K, and the best part about these games...they've provided much backyard entertainment for the past couple of weeks! If you haven't already see their entire party here!