First Birthday 
Party Games and Printables 


Our First Birthday Party Games and Printables page is the perfect spot to help you navigate a first birthday! 

Let's start with a few tips to get your First Birthday party off on the right track and keep it from derailing mid point:

Our First Birthday Party Games and Printables page is here to help you navigate your little ones first birthday!

Remember a one year old has a short attention span. 

  • Keep First Birthday Party games short and simple. 
  • Party time should not exceed two hours. 
  • Plan party time to fall a few hours before or an hour after nap time. Avoiding meltdowns before they start!
  • Go small! To many people may be overwhelming. Invite just a few close friends and family. 
  • Create a safe play place for all the littles to play! Making an area kid friendly will not only help the littles relax it will also parents relax and enjoy the party as well! 

First Birthday
Party Games


Bubble Fun!

How many can you create?! 

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Bubble fun for everyone!


Objective: What little doesn't love bubbles? 

Items Needed: Bubble solution and wands. Or make it easier on the adults with a bubble blowing machine!

Game Play: Let the littles catch the bubbles! 


Duck Pond! 

Everyone wins a prize!  

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A classic game of Duck Pond!

Objective: Let the little pick a duck for a prize

Items Needed: Rubber Ducks, permanent marker, a small tub or kiddy pool filled with enough water to let ducks float. (keep it VERY shallow!) Age appropriate prizes. 

Game Play: Before guest arrive write a number on the bottom of every duck. Have a prize coordinate with each number used. For example a duck with the number 1 would win the prize that is to be given with this number. Let each guest choose a duck! Everybody is a winner! Perfect for littles who may not grasp the full concept of a winning or losing a game!  


Ball Pit!   

First Birthday Party Games Continue with this fun one!  

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Continue the First Birthday Party fun with a Ball Pit!

Objective: Let the kids have a blast!

Items Needed: Have a tent from your camping trips or a plastic blow up kiddie pool. Either would be perfect. Balls to fill the bottom of either mentioned above. We found a bag of 400 over on Amazon! 

Game Play: Let the little's have fun climbing in and out! 


Boxes Boxes Boxes! 

They are the best, right? 

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Get creative with Boxes!

Objective: Create a fort!

Items Needed: Boxes.. lots and lots of boxes.. and imagination.

Game Play: The best thing about a birthday party is you guess it.. the boxes that all the presents come in! Or at least that's what the littles always seem to go for.. so why not let them! Gather boxes in all shapes and sizes and then sit back and watch and the kids climb in and out and have a blast playing with their friends! 


Treasure Box! 

What can you find?!  

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A fun game to help with motor control and senses.. treasure box!

Objective: This game is great in encouraging use of littles senses!

Items Needed: Treasure box and lots and lots of treasures. 

Some fun examples:

  • Large piece of Cloth
  • Sensory Ball (large with rubbery spikes)
  • Blocks and shapes
  • Stackable rings

Game Play: Let the littles have fun pulling out something new from the box and exploring the new object!


Dance Party! 

Let's Dance! 

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Dance! Wear off some energy and keep the party moving with dance!


Objective: DANCE DANCE DANCE!

Items Needed: Music and space! Kids love to dance and move! So keep them busy or wear them out.. however you want to look at it by dancing the day away!

Game Play: Put on some music and let the littles dance the day away! 


Memories

Include the adults in on the party! 

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Objective: Create a new page for you littles scrapbook!

Items Needed: A scrapbook sheet, a current photo of your little, pen and markers. 

Game Play: Have the adult guests sign their name and their littles including a short message or quote on the scrapbook page. A perfect way to remember who helped celebrate your littles First Birthday! 

Memories.. a fun way to mark the occasion!

Story Time

Wind down the activities! 

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Wind down the party with Story Time!


Objective: Wind down the party with your little favorite book!

Items Needed: A comfy seat and your favorite book! 

Game Play: Read the book aloud to guests to wind down the activities! A perfect way to say goodbye to your family and friends!


First Birthday
Party Games Favors & Prize Suggestions!


Coming up with ideas for the First Birthday Party Games can be intimidating enough... but finding party favors and prizes can add even more! So not only have we come up with party game ideas.. we also have a list of party favors and prizes too!

  • A book. 
  • Sippy Cups
  • Stackable Rings
  • Building Blocks (age appropriate size)













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