DJ Games & Contests | Kids Party Entertainment | Orlando

Games and Contest Ideas for Your Party!

Here are a few ideas for keeping your guests involved in your party.  You will be able to choose some age-appropriate contests that are easy to follow.  The best way to have contests at a party for kids, Tweens or Teens is to have a lot of inexpensive prizes so the games are fast paced and many people can win!  Keep the size of the party area in mind when selecting a game or contest.

Contest

How It's Played

Number of Prizes Needed

Age Group


Limbo Bend Backward under the Limbo stick - if you fall or hit the stick - You're OUT! Person who can limbo the lowest is the winner. Need 2 adults to hold limbo stick. Usually One Prize, but it's good to have a 2nd on hand if there's a Tie Any age - from young kids to Teens

Lip Sync Here's a chance to have a lot of happy winners at your party. . .  

DJ picks a song and divides everyone into groups (usually between 4-8 per group) Contestants try their best to lip sync and dance. DJ or members of your group will judge.
Winners can be awarded for Best Overall Performance, Most Creative, Most Energy, or another category that applies.
Most parties like to do this contest twice!

At least 4 prizes if you only want one group to win  (double that if you want them to play again).  We recommend having about 20+ inexpensive prizes so that a few teams can win. Suggestion for prizes: anything that comes in bulk - for younger kids: erasers, stickers; for Pre-Teens and Teens: glow bracelets, anything trendy like the rubber bracelets that come in shapes, blow up beachballs, note pads etc. . .
Kids over 8, 'Tweens, Teens, Adults

Dance Contest Dance To Impress the Judge (DJ).  Prizes awarded for Best Overall, Most Creative etc...

Can be done a couple times in a party if they are into it!
At least One Prize  (Double that if you want to do it twice)

Or have a few prizes so that more people can win in different categories.
Tweens
Teens

Bubble Gum Contest Everyone gets 1 - 2 pieces of bubble gum (You provide bubble gum)
Form a straight line. When the music stops, anyone who has a bubble raises their hand.
and takes one step forward .
The person who can keep the bubble going the longest is the winner. Need an adult judge from your group. 
In addition to having a Big Bag of Bubble Gum.....

Plan on having about 3-4 prizes for this game because sometimes there is a tie.  If there isn't a tie they can do the contest a couple times in a row.
Tweens
Teens

Hoola Hoop Game Everyone stands in a circle.
one person has a hoola hoop placed diagonally - over one shoulder and step through with the
opposite leg. Everyone joins hands and when the music starts the hoola hoop is passed from
person to person without letting go. When the music stops, the person with the hoola hoop
wins.
You provide the hoola hoop and a small prize for each person that the music stops on, usually between 3 - 6 prizes are enough. Tweens
Teens

Guess The Song The DJ will play one second of a song. If you know the name of the song,
raise your hand. You will be called on from Left to Right or the direction that is decided on in
advance. If you can guess the complete NAME of the SONG - you win! If you take more than

3 seconds to guess or guess the wrong song, the next person in line will try…. Etc…
To keep this game moving along, it's best to have enough prizes to award to a number of people.  It's a quick game, because only a second of music is played before they start guessing.

5+ Prizes recommended.
Everyone!

From Pre-School up to Adults like this game.

Banana Game

Kids form two lines 

2 adult volunteers to be banana throwers/catchers.

Adult throws one bean bag banana to first in line, who tries to throw it in monkey's mouth.  If it goes in its a point for that team.  Both teams do this at the same time.   DJ calls out the points for each team, as they score.  

When the song ends, the team with the most points wins.  If there are enough prizes for everyone on the team they all get a prize.

If there are only enough for one winner,  have the winning team line up and everyone gets one shot.  The winner gets the prize.  (might be more than one again)

1 to 10 prizes Ages 5 -9

The Prize Everyone stands in a circle. Kids will Pass around a small prize while the music is playing.
When the music stops, the person with the prize keeps it.

Variations: hop on one foot while passing prize around. Close your eyes. One hand behind your back. Etc ...
Depending on the ages and number of kids, it's best to have at least 3 prizes and you can have as many as you'd like.  It's an easy game to win! School age kids up to about age 10

Musical Chairs Everyone knows how to do this. Line up two rows of chairs back to back.
There should be one less chair than the number of people playing. Start walking around when
the music starts and when it stops take a seat. Whoever is left standing wins a prize and
decides what the remaining kids will do next: hop on one foot, bark like dogs, do the macarena... need an adult or one person to take away a chair each time someone is OUT,..
1 or 2

Either 1 prize PER GUEST if each person who is "out" wins; or just 1 PRIZE for the final winner
Age 5 to 9

you will need to have enough room for the chairs, and have the chairs too!

Freeze Dance When the music starts - everyone begins dancing.
When the music Stops - everyone freezes.
If you don't stop, you're out.

In large groups, instead of being "out" we have the ones who 'just can't freeze' move to one side so they can keep dancing till the game is over.

The winner gets a prize.
Usually just one prize is needed.

For large groups, to keep the party moving along, there could be more winners.
Ages 4 - 12

Freeze Dance In The Pool:

Have the kid who can swim stand around the edge of the pool with their toes over the edge.  Make sure they are not standing over stairs or anything they shouldn't jump on.  Arms length between them.

Music Starts - everyone dances. When the music stops they jump in. 

Last person in stays in - everyone else gets out  - repeat until there is a winner . 

 

You can also do the reverse of this - they start in the pool and when the music stops they climb out.  Last one out stays out.  etc....  

Usually just one prize is needed.

For large groups, to keep the party moving along, there could be more winners.

Ages 6 - 12

Balloon Stomp

Customer to provide balloons and string:

At least one balloon per person, (& a few extras in case they pop before the game starts) already blown up (not too full) with elastic or string tied to it.

Be sure they all take off shoes!!!

Each person ties a balloon to their right ankle.

Stand in a circle.

When the music starts, they use their left foot to "stomp" on the  balloon of the person next to them, until it pops.  This continues until there is a winner.

1 Prize

Ages 8 and up

Clothespin Race 2 people to a team
Clothespins are at one end of dance floor  (we provide the clothespins)
The tallest person on each team stays at the start line
The other person walks in baby steps to the line at the other end,
picks up a clothespin and walks back in baby steps
then pins it on teammate. Keep doing this until
all the clothespins are gone. The team with the most clothespins wins. Need an adult or audience member to stand at the other end to make sure everyone is taking baby steps.
2 Prizes Age 8 and up

The excitement of the competition is the fun part,  The prizes are incidental so they don't need to be expensive.
Some parties have a couple Big Prizes instead of all the small prizes.  If that appeals to your group, then the contests become "games" and the winner gets "Bragging Rights".  It's all in good fun!

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