Quiet Party Games

It is important to have some quiet party games up your sleeve, to pull out if the children at your birthday party get too excited, and to play just after the children have eaten to give food time to settle. It's also nice to end a prty with a relatively quiet game so that when parents arrive to collect their kids, they don't have to tear around the house after them and calm them down! We've got some great games below, that we've enjoyed at our own childhood parties and then played again with the next generation.

You might also like to check our Indoor Party Games ideas.

Quiet party games for kids

Anagram Challenge

Anagram Challenge

This is a very adaptable game, which can be fun at a party, mixed age gathering, a rainy afternoon or a plane journey! It takes a little preparation.

Age: 6+

Create A Creature

Create A Creature

Children use their imagination to create animals, monsters or exotic creatures from a selection of fruit and vegetables. This works as a quiet activity as well as an unusual party game.

You might want to provide a few props too. Cocktail umbrellas, mini hats, plastic hair grips etc!

First Name Game

First Name Game

This is a very simple game for children of all ages which just requires a supply of pencils and paper and a bit of thinking-power!

Number of Players: 2 +

Age Range: 6+

Guess The Petals

Guess The Petals

This is an excellent game for concentration, quiet, and learning about nature - although you don't have to tell the children that is what they are doing! Perhaps you could find a selection of flowers and compare the results? Play it on your own at home, or make it a party game.

How Many Sweets In The Jar?

How Many Sweets In The Jar?

This is an easy addition to a party or fete, and is always a favourite. And it can be good counting practise for younger children, too!

Age: 6+

Mystery Box

Mystery Box

This is a great game for the beginning of a party, when you are still waiting for guests to arrive and you need to keep individual children amused...

Age: 4+

You will need:

Tell Me A Story

Tell Me A Story

This is a lovely game for a group of children or a family gathering. Play it as an ice-breaker, around the dinner table, on car journeys, as an after-tea party game... in fact, play it anywhere!

The Tray Game

The Tray Game

The Tray Game is a memory game which children really enjoy, especially if you make the objects on the tray interesting. It was definitely one of my favourites as a child, and my kids loved it too. We have two variations below.

Under The Cups

Under The Cups

This is a fun version of "Memory" which you can play with all age groups. We have a party version and a non-party version, both of which your kids will enjoy, as well as a version for one child to play on their own.

What's In The Sock?

What's In The Sock?

A good game to quieten down a party, this works well with mixed age groups and is also a fun activity to provide for bored kids at home on a rainy afternoon!

Age: 5+

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