Party games are a great way to entertain kids and adults alike. They're also a great way to get people interacting with each other, which is especially important in an indoor setting where you might not have much space or equipment at your disposal. If you're planning an indoor party for kids, here are some of our favorite party games that will keep everyone laughing and having fun:\n\n\n\nIndoor Party Games and Themes\n\n\n\nIf you are stuck indoors for your party and wondering how to make it exciting, just know that there are so many different themes you can choose from to make it memorable. There are loads of popular themes out there surrounding Disney and Marvel characters, animals, and fantasy creatures. We've chosen our favorite: tea party, ice cream party, disco party and indoor pool party. \n\n\n\n\n\nTea Party Games and Activities\n\n\n\nI’m a Little Teapot Freeze Dance\n\n\n\nThis game is based off Freeze Dance, but instead of freestyle dance, they will be going through the motions for the I’m a Little Teapot song. Play the song and then stop the music at any point. The children will need to freeze in their current teapot pose, and if they break hold or don’t freeze, they’re out.\n\n\n\nWhat you need to play:\n\n\n\nMusic! And some enthusiasm.\n\n\n\nMusical Tea Cups \n\n\n\nMusical chairs gone tea cup. Instead of using chairs, the players will stand around a table set with tea cups, but there will be one cup less than the amount of players. When the music stops, each person must grab a tea cup. Whoever is the slowest and cannot grab a tea cup is out. You need to keep removing a tea cup per round, so that there is always one short.\n\n\n\nWhat you need to play:\n\n\n\nA table\n\n\n\nTea cups\n\n\n\nMusic\n\n\n\nTea bag Scavenger Hunt\n\n\n\nWho doesn’t love a scavenger hunt? The prize this time? Tea bags! You can start with a few different flavors of tea to keep it interesting. Give players a list of all the flavors and send them off to find all the tea bags on the list. The first to find all the bags wins. You can give them a prize or let the losing team serve the tea.\n\n\n\nWhat you need to play:\n\n\n\nTea bags\n\n\n\nList of tea bags\n\n\n\nBlind Tea Test\n\n\n\nThis is awesome for those who love drinking tea! Blind fold players and have them sip different flavors of tea and try to guess what they’re drinking. Give points to each correct guess and eliminate those who guess incorrectly. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.\n\n\n\nWhat you need to play:\n\n\n\nVarious flavors of tea\n\n\n\nTea cups\n\n\n\nScoreboard and marker – this can be anything from an actual board, if you have one, to a piece of paper.\n\n\n\nSugar Cube on a Spoon\n\n\n\nInstead of the classic egg and spoon race, players carry a sugar cube. If the cube gets dropped, they need to start over.\n\n\n\nWhat you need to play:\n\n\n\nTeaspoons\n\n\n\nSugar cubes\n\n\n\nMaybe some cups of tea waiting to be sweetened when the race is done!\n\n\n\n\n\nKids Tea Party\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nIce Cream Party Games and Activities\n\n\n\nBlind Taste Test\n\n\n\nSign us up for this one! Eating loads of yummy ice cream? Yes, please! Okay, you have to guess the flavors right to get to all the yumminess, but anyway, we’re ready! Okay, so to play this one, you blind fold players and have them sample different flavors of ice cream. Don’t go too hard on them right off the bat – give them a couple of the classics like vanilla and chocolate, and then mix it up with a few of the rare flavors at your local grocery store. You can also throw in toppings, if you worry you’ll run out of ice cream flavors.\n\n\n\nWhat you’ll need to play:\n\n\n\nIce cream – we suggest around 2 easy flavors and 4 rare ones, with toppings.\n\n\n\nTea spoons for tasting\n\n\n\nBibs/napkins for laps, or wipeable covering for the table, in case kids mess! They are blind folded, after all.\n\n\n\nIce Cream Sundae Die Game\n\n\n\nDIY ice cream sundae led by the luck of the draw! Find a plain wooden block big enough to write on and on each side write instructions like: add a topping, add syrup, add a cherry, another flavor ice cream etc. You can make it any way you want. Then the kids sit around the table filled with goodies and roll the dice in order to see what they get to do next. They continue until they complete their sundae. Deciding what to do if they get duplicate rolls will be up to you. \n\n\n\nWhat you’ll need to play:\n\n\n\nIce cream\n\n\n\nToppings\n\n\n\nSundae bowls/cups\n\n\n\nSpoons\n\n\n\nCherry on a Spoon Race\n\n\n\nEgg and spoon has gotten a sweet makeover with the cherry on the spoon race. Give each player a sundae spoon and a cherry. Then they must race to the finish line without dropping the cherry. If they do, they need to start over.\n\n\n\nWhat you’ll need to play:\n\n\n\nSundae spoons\n\n\n\nCherries\n\n\n\nSomething to mark the start and finish lines.\n\n\n\nIce Cream Eating Contest\n\n\n\nMore ice cream eating! This time, tie contestants’ hands behind their back and make them eat ice cream without their hands. Be sure to add plenty of whipped cream on top. See who can finish first. Be prepared for a delicious mess!\n\n\n\nWhat you need to play:\n\n\n\nBowls of ice cream\n\n\n\nSomething to tie their hands with – a scarf, or bandana, works well.\n\n\n\nBibs!\n\n\n\nIce cream Sundae Relay\n\n\n\nGather all the necessary components for making an ice cream sundae. Divide the kids into two teams. Running in relay, the kids of each team will race to gather the components from the other side of the room – or wherever you put them – and then once they have all of them, they will work together to complete their sundae. The winners get to enjoy their sundae! The losers . . . well, you might feel bad giving their attempt at a sundae to the other team, so you can decide how to handle that. Maybe a half-completed sundae is bad enough.\n\n\n\nWhat you need to play:\n\n\n\nIce cream and toppings of your choice\n\n\n\nBowls and spoons\n\n\n\nA table to prepare the sundaes on\n\n\n\nTable cloths that can be wiped\n\n\n\n\n\nKids Ice Cream Party\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nDisco Party Games and Activities\n\n\n\nBalloon Dance\n\n\n\nThis one is really simple. Kids must dance in pairs while keeping a balloon held up with their backs. The balloon must not fall or pop. The last pair standing wins.\n\n\n\nWhat you’ll need to play:\n\n\n\nBalloons\n\n\n\nMusic\n\n\n\nDisco Diva Dress Up Relay\n\n\n\nFind cheap metallics and sequined costumes at the dollar store, and anything like sunglasses, hats, gloves, feather boas etc. and have the children relay-race in teams to their dress-up items and put them on before they race back to start. They remove the outfit and then the next child takes the clothes back to the other side of the room, dresses up and runs back to the start. Nothing must fall off while they run, and it doesn’t matter how they put the outfit on, as long as it’s on (over their own clothes). The entire team has to do this. The first team in which all players have dressed up and down completely wins the game.\n\n\n\nWhat you need to play:\n\n\n\nCostumes\n\n\n\nMusic - just because.\n\n\n\nMusical Statues\n\n\n\nMusical chairs without the chairs. Having an adult control the music, guide the children into a dance space and let them dance when the music plays. When the music stops, each child must freeze in a funny position. The children must not break their position until the music begins again. Anyone who moves is out. The rounds continue until there is one child left standing.\n\n\n\nWhat you need to play:\n\n\n\nMusic\n\n\n\nAwesome dance moves\n\n\n\nAwesome statue poses\n\n\n\nDisco Charades\n\n\n\nThe act-out game charades with the disco twist. Write musical acts, song titles and types of dances on slips of paper and put them into a hat or bag. Divide the guests into teams and let each team member have a turn to act out the slip’s information without speaking. If their team mates guess correctly, they score a point. If they get it wrong, the other team gets the point. The first team to score 10 wins.\n\n\n\nWhat you need to play:\n\n\n\nPaper and pen\n\n\n\nHat or bag\n\n\n\nLip-Synching Contest\n\n\n\nFind popular kids tunes and create a playlist that can be played on a music device or phone. Write the names of the songs on slips of paper and let each child draw a slip. They can then either choose to lip-sync or actually sing along with the song. Other guests can serve as judges and award prizes according to the best lip syncing or best live singing.\n\n\n\nWhat you need to play:\n\n\n\nPaper and pen – for song titles and scoring\n\n\n\nPlaylist\n\n\n\nMicrophone (optional – depends how loud you put the music)\n\n\n\n\n\nKids Disco Party\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nIndoor Pool Party Games and Activities\n\n\n\nGiant Ring Toss\n\n\n\nTossing rings onto a cone has come to the pool. Find an inflatable ring toss game and have the kids get into the pool to try and toss the ring over the cone. You can also play this game on the ground.\n\n\n\nWhat you’ll need to play:\n\n\n\n1 inflatable ring toss game\n\n\n\nFloating Musical Chairs\n\n\n\nUse floating pool chairs, but make sure there is one less than the amount of players. Play music and have the kids swim around. When the music stops, they have to try and get onto a floating pool chair. Whoever doesn’t have a chair is eliminated and the rounds continue until there is one person left.\n\n\n\nWhat you need to play:\n\n\n\nFloating pool chairs\n\n\n\nMusic\n\n\n\nFill the Bucket Sponge Race\n\n\n\nThis one takes some patience. Separate the children into pairs and have one sit behind the other. The player at the back will have a bucket of water and a sponge and the player in front will have an empty bucket. You can also do this in even teams, where the team forms a longer line and passes the sponge over each head to get to the front player. The back player soaks the sponge in the bucket of water and passes it to the player in front, who squeezes it out into their empty bucket. The first pair/team to fill their buckets wins. You can decide where to consider the bucket ‘full’ and mark it with tape or a marker.\n\n\n\nWhat you’ll need to play:\n\n\n\n2 buckets for each pair/team\n\n\n\nTape or a marker\n\n\n\nSquirt Gun Cup Races\n\n\n\nHang two strings across the pool – either tied to trees if you have them or have kids volunteer to take turns to hold the string – that go through one plastic cup per string. Load some water guns and then get a member from each team to hop in the pool and use their squirt gun to squirt the cup across the pool. Whoever does it the fastest wins and scores a point. You can let a member of each team do this and tally up the scores at the end.\n\n\n\nWhat you’ll need to play:\n\n\n\nString\n\n\n\nPlastic cups\n\n\n\nSquirt guns\n\n\n\nSponge Ball Tag\n\n\n\nSoak a sponge ball in water and the tagger – whoever is ‘it’ – tries to hit the other players with the ball. Whoever gets hit is now ‘it’. The game ends once all the players have been tagged, with the last one tagged being the winner. Play in your bathing costumes and get nice and wet!\n\n\n\nWhat you’ll need to play:\n\n\n\n A bucket of water\n\n\n\nA sponge ball\n\n\n\n\n\nKids Indoor Pool Party\n\n\n\n\n\nYombu's Party Games Coordinators\n\n\n\nPlaying together can help your child develop social skills and make new friends. Games also give your child an opportunity to learn or practice new skills while having fun with their friends at the same time.\n\n\n\nWe hope this list has given you some great ideas for indoor kids’ party games. Remember, they don’t have to be complicated — just fun!\n\n\n\nYombu partners with awesome party games coordinators that can rally the kids together at your party. Contact them to book an entertainer easily online in only a couple of minutes. You can also chat live to your entertainer and work together to organize the best party ever. All you need is a Yombu account!\n\n\n\nFAQ's:\n\n\n\nWhat is the most popular kids theme party? There are many! But the favorite at the moment is definitely animal themed parties - think safari party, wild one party, party animals party.