Party Games! Enjoy Independence Day with Fun and Games
When it comes to Independence Day parties, you may not be thinking about games. But games are what make any party fun, and there are some great ones for Independence Day! From traditional to creative to funny, here are some ideas for enjoying Independence Day with fun and games. Don’t forget to give out prizes!
1. Balloon Toss
For a hot July day or evening, balloon toss is just the thing to cool everyone off. Use red, white, and blue balloons. Fill them with water and tie them off. Put the balloons in plastic laundry bins or something similar. Divide guests up into teams of two. Each team chooses one balloon. Each group of two starts out close together, tossing the balloon back and forth. After each successful toss, the pair takes a step backward. The winner is the group who moves the farthest apart without breaking the balloon.
2. Pass the Coin
For this game, you’ll need dance music. Everyone gets in a circle, and everyone is handed a penny. One person gets a button. Then, start the music. Everyone passes the coins back and forth, exchanging them with one another. Someone will end up with the button. Stop the music, and the person with the button goes to the middle of the circle. Start the music and coin/button exchange again, while the person in the middle has to dance to the music. This is fun with kids and adults.
Maybe you can remember Paul Revere as you do this game. If you can find red, white, and blue horseshoes, all the better (but they’re not necessary). Horseshoes work well for all ages; kids can stand closer to the peg.
4. Independence Day Bingo
Buy or design your own July 4th bingo game. Use red, white, and blue buttons or beads (or anything else in appropriate colors!) for the markers. Bingo boards can have Independence Day themes in the squares, such as the American flag, fireworks, the Declaration of Independence, etc.
5. Hay/Straw Bale Maze
With a bunch of straw bales, you can construct a really fun maze. Make a simple one for kids – only 1 or 2 bales high, for instance – and a more challenging one for adults. American flags can be used to mark key intersections, or guests have to find all the flags in the maze before they can come out.
6. Hopscotch Meets Texting
Draw a telephone keypad on pavement with chalk. Then, using a bouncy ball, have guests spell things by bouncing the ball on the corresponding “key” while calling out the letter. What should the guests spell? For kids, they could just spell words and it could be a fun spelling bee. For adults, maybe answers to trivia questions could be spelled out. It’s a creative game that you can design to fit your party.