Fun and Easy Ideas to Keep the Kids Entertained
If you're looking for something fun to keep the kids entertained at your next party, look no further! These sweet treat games are easy to set up and a blast for everyone involved.
We've got everything you need to get the party started, from races to scavenger hunts. So gather up the little ones and get ready for some sweet fun!
Chocolate Egg & Spoon Race
There's nothing better than a good old egg and spoon race! However, while the classic game is always a hit with the kids - it's not exactly fun when you have to clean up smashed eggs.
All you need for this game is a chocolate egg and a spoon. The game's objective is to balance the egg on the spoon and race to the finish line without dropping it.
Chocolate eggs are best for younger children, and the prize for the winner could be an even bigger egg!
Sweeties Scavenger Hunt
A scavenger hunt game is perfect for groups of all sizes. Hide candy around the party area and give each child a list of what they need to find. The first person or team to find all of their candy wins!
You can make this game as easy or complex as possible by hiding the candy in different places.
For example, you could have some hidden in plain sight, while others are hidden in more challenging to find spots.
A relay race is an excellent game for larger groups as it ensures everyone gets involved. Divide the group into teams and set up a relay course with different candy-themed obstacles.
For example, you could have a team member race to the finish line with a mouthful of marshmallows or balance a pile of jelly beans on a spoon!
The possibilities are endless, but it's bound to be a whole lot of fun - and the winning team could be a big bag of candy.
The Classic Pinata
No party would be complete without a good old fashioned piñata! They're very popular in the USA but will make for a unique twist at a child's birthday party.
All you need to do is fill it with candy (or even better - mini chocolate bars!) and let the kids take turns trying to break it open. The one who gets the most candy wins!
Candy Trivia Game
If you want to mix things up and add a bit of learning, why not try a trivia game? You can prepare questions about different types of confectionary or even general knowledge questions with a sweet twist.
For example, play a few seconds of a candy advert, or ask people to put bars of chocolate in chronological order of when they first came to the market. The team with the most correct answers wins!
The Three-Legged Race
A three-legged race is a classic game perfect for a themed party. Two people's legs are tied together, and they have to make it to the finish line!
You can make this game even more fun by adding some obstacles or making it a relay race.
The team that finishes first wins a giant bag of sweets - but if the children are young, try to make sure you prioritise health and safety.
Guess The Number Of Sweets In A Jar
Sometimes the simple things are the best, which sums up the premise of guessing the sweets in a jar.
Fill a jar with candies, and have people write down their guesses. The person closest to the actual number wins the jar of sweets.
You could even make this game into a competition by having multiple jars with different numbers of sweets. This way, everyone has a chance to win something sweet.
The downside? You have to fill up each jar and count the sweets yourself.
Pub Quiz Questions
Pub quizzes are fun, and while they're associated with adults, you can turn the traditional quiz into a candy-themed game for children.
- How much sugar is there in a can of Coke?
- Which country produces the most chocolate?
- What is the world's oldest chocolate company?
If you'd prefer to focus on other questions, such as history, or entertainment, you can still maintain the confectionery theme by offering prizes to the winner of each category.
Pin The Tail On The Donkey
Pin the tail on the donkey is a classic party game that is highly adaptable to a sweet theme. You can draw or print out a donkey picture without a tail and cut out tails from construction paper.
Write each child's name on their tail, and have them take turns being blindfolded and trying to place the tail in the correct spot.
You can rank the top three winners and award each a fitting prize such as a bag of sweets for third, a chocolate bar for second and something special for first.
Which Sweets Are Best?
There are so many amazing sweets around, and the ones you choose will depend on who attends the party, and which sweets are suitable.
For example, if you're hosting a party for toddlers or young children, it's best to steer clear of boiled sweets.
However, using chocolate in the middle of summer is also a bad idea because it will melt, which ruins the fun.
A popular go-to confectionery choice is jelly sweets such as Haribo because they're suitable for young children - and adults love them too!
There are many different types of sweets out there, and everyone has their favourites, so don't be afraid to get creative!
The Bottom Line
So there you have it - some fun and easy ideas for themed party sweet treat games! With these games, your next party will be a hit with the kids.
Whether you're a fan of chocolate or prefer something a little more fruity, there's sure to be a sweet treat game! If not, why not try your hand at creating one yourself?
After all, the only limit is your imagination, so get planning and let the sweetness begin!