Turning 18 is a huge milestone in anyone's life! It's a time to celebrate becoming an adult and all of the amazing things that come with it. What better way to mark the occasion than by throwing an epic 18th birthday party? One of the best parts of any party is the games!
We've put together a list of 18th party games that are sure to get everyone excited and entertained. Whether you're looking for something silly or something more competitive, we've got you covered! Keep reading for our top picks.
Choosing party games is the fun part but first, you'll need to choose a party location. If you're looking for a fun and festive outdoor setting, consider throwing your party at a park, beach, or even your own backyard. Once you've settled on a spot, it's time to start planning the rest of your party. 18th birthdays only come around once, so make sure it's a celebration to remember!
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Music Games for 18th Birthday Party
Most teenagers love music so musical party games will be a hit at an 18th birthday party. These party games for 18 year olds are sure to be a huge hit with your party guests.
Lip Sync Contest
This is a fun game to play at your 18th Birthday party! You can have a lip sync contest where guests compete to see who can do the best lip syncing performance of a popular song. This is sure to get everyone laughing and having a great time!
To start, you will need to set up a stage area with a microphone. Then, have each guest choose a song to lip sync to. Once everyone is ready, start the music and let the performances begin! The guests will vote on who they think did the best job and the winner will receive a prize!
Name that Song
This is an easy game to set up as you will just need a premade playlist of songs. Make this a selection of classics, the birthday person's favorite songs and add a few that will challenge them too. Split your guests into two teams. Play each song for 30 seconds and your guests will have to guess the song title as well as artist. If they get it right, their team gets a point. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins!
Karaoke is always a hit at parties! You can either set up a karaoke machine or use an app on your phone to play karaoke. To make the game more challenging, you can set a time limit for each song. The person with the most points at the end of the night wins!
This is a fun game that will get everyone up and moving! You can have a dance competition where guests compete to see who can do the best dance routine. To start, you will need to set up a stage area with a sound system. Then, have each guest choose a song to dance to. Once everyone is ready, start the music and let the performances begin! The guests will vote on who they think did the best job and the winner will receive a prize!
Fun 18th Birthday Party Games
You are never too old to play this classic party game and it is perfect for large groups. One person is chosen to be “It” and goes off to hide. The rest of the players count to 50 then go off looking for the hidden player. When someone finds the hidden player, they join them in hiding. The game continues until only one person is left looking for the hidden players.
Minute to win it Games
Minute to Win It Games are perfect for an 18th birthday party because they are quick, easy to set up, and everyone can play together! Plus, they're a lot of fun! Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Balance a stack of plastic cups on your head for 60 seconds.
- Stack up a pyramid of Solo cups as high as you can in 60 seconds.
- Transfer M&M's from one cup to another using chopsticks in 60 seconds.
- Make a house of cards using playing cards in 60 seconds.
- Knock down a pyramid of plastic cups using only three ping pong balls in 60 seconds.
- Place a cookie on your forehead and try to move it down to your mouth without touching it with your hands
These are just a few ideas, but there are tons of other great minute to win it games you can play!
When it comes to choosing games for your party, do not discount board games. They are fun to play and are a great way to have some fun competition and laughs with your friends. Our top picks are Twister, Catan, and Pandemic.
Printable 18th Birthday Games
Another great option for 18th birthday party games is to find some printable games online. There are a ton of options available and you can find games to suit any theme or interest. Print out the PDF and have guests follow the instructions.
Outdoor 18th Birthday Games
Water Balloon Battle
This is the perfect way to burn off some energy and have some fun! Guests will be divided into teams and given water balloons. The object of the game is to try to hit members of the other team with water balloons. The team that hits the most people wins! To make this game more challenging, you can set up obstacles for the teams to navigate around.
Capture the Flag
This is a classic game that can be played with any number of people. You will need two teams, each with a flag. The object of the game is to capture the other team's flag and bring it back to your own base. The first team to do this wins! To make the game more challenging, you can add obstacles or set up a maze for the teams to navigate.
Mini Sports Tournament
If you enjoy sports why not set up a mini sports tournament? Split your guests into teams and they can compete against each other in a range of sports such as darts, table tennis, sack race, egg and spoon race, three legged race, basketball. Have a whiteboard up where you can keep track of the scores and points.
18th Birthday Party Pool Games
Pool games are always fun to play at a birthday party and are a great way to cool off on a hot day. Some fun games to play are; Marco Polo, Sharks and Minnows and Water Balloon Toss
This is a great classic game to play in the pool and one that most people know how to play. One person is chosen to be Marco and the rest of the players are Polos. Marco closes their eyes and counts to ten while the other players spread out around the pool. Once Marco is done counting, they call out “Marco!” and start swimming around the pool. The other players must respond with “Polo!” so Marco can try to find them. If Marco catches another player, that player becomes Marco for the next round.
Sharks and Minnows
This is another classic pool game. To start, you will need one person to be the shark and the rest of the players will be minnows. The shark starts in the middle of the pool while the minnows line up at one end. When the game starts, the minnows must swim to the other side of the pool without getting caught by the shark. If a minnow is caught, they become a shark for the next round. The game is over when all of the minnows have made it to the other side or when there is only one minnow left.
Water Balloon Toss
To play this game you will need two teams. The object of the game is to toss a water balloon back and forth between teams without dropping it. If you drop the balloon, your team is out! The first team to catch ten balloons wins!
18th Birthday Party Prizes and Favors
After you've played all of the fun 18th birthday party games, it's time to hand out prizes and favors! You can give out gift cards, movie tickets, or even small toys. For favors, you can give out bracelets, or candy wrapper in 18th wrappers.
And that’s a wrap on our list of 18th birthday party games! We hope you found something to fit your needs and that your party guests have a blast. Have fun and happy 18th birthday!
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