BAR MITZVAH KIDS GAMES
- Balloon Stomp
This is a very high energy game. Everybody gets a balloon attached
to a string that is tied to their ankle. The object is to pop other
peoples balloon's while protecting yours. Players must stay within
arranged areas. You can spice this up by adding a freeze portion.
When the music stops, all must stop.
Suggested Music: Get Ready For This, or any Hi NRG Song!
- Balloon Pass
Teams are made, two lines facing each other for each team. 1st two
people put balloons between them where ever the DJ calls, i.e.: hips,
shoulders, stomach and they hold the balloon at between that point
on their bodies and go to the end of the line where the balloon is
passed back to the head of the line and the next couple go.
- Balloon Pass
For this fast and fun game, you make long lines of people. For example,
three ines of ten people each. The first person in line passes a balloon
over their head to the person behind them, who in turn passes the
balloon between their legs to the person behind them, who passes the
balloon over their head and so on. When the balloon gets to the end
of the line, that person runs to the front of the line and i starts
all over. The line that gets the starting person all the way to the
- Balloon Pop
Four people per team, two poppers and two blowers. The object is simple,
two people blow up the balloons and two people pop them. But they
must be popped by holding the balloon between the two people and not
using the hands.
- Balloon Stuff
For this game you need teams of three or four. 1 person is the
"stuffy" and the others are the "stuffers". The
"stuffy" puts on an oversized t-shirt, the s"stuffers"
are given balloons. The object is for the "stuffers" to
blow up balloons and stuff them under the t-shirt of the "stuffy".
The team with the most balloons under the shirt in a given time wins!
- Hula Hoops
There are many ways to use Hula Hoops, one of the best is to make
big circles of people, have them hold hands, put the hoop between
them, play a fast son, then, the hoop must be passed around the circle
without breaking the hands. When the music stops, whoever has the
hoop around them, is out. This continues until there is only one person
- Musical Men
Have as many men or women sit on chairs in a circle. Then, have 1
less person going around the circle as people that are sitting. When
the music stops, all must find a lap to sit on, the odd person is
out, Remove 1 Chair and continue. The last couple wins!
- Unwrap the
A gift is wrapped over and over and over with paper and tape
and more tape. Players roll fuzzy dice until they get doubles, when
they do they go in the middle and put on big gloves, hat, shirt or
whatever and try to unwrap the gift. While this is happening, other
players are still rolling the dice so when the next person gets doubles,
they go to the middle and have to put on all the stuff and try to
open the gift. The person who gets the gift, wins!
- Long Balloon
Have everyone get into a circle. Use a long balloon and have guests
pass it around the circle between their legs and not using their hands.
When the music stops, who ever is touch th balloon is out,
Suggested music: Can't Touch This.
- Pass and Guess
This is a good game for the dinner hour. A jar is filled with Jelly
Beans and is passed around the table. Each person must write on a
piece of paper their guess and their name. They then hand it to the
DJ. The person who gets the closest wins the jar and beans!
- Human Ring
This high energy game can be done many times to get everyone involved.
It takes 6 teams of two, one person wears a hat with a point on it
and is the catcher, the other is the tosser. It is a simple game,
the first team to catch 4 rings wins!
Each team is given a bag of marshmallows and tooth picks. The object
is to make something as a team in a certain amount of time. You can
spice this up by making it a theme, i.e. Football, Horses, work related,
This is a team game. Each person has a straw, they need to suck up
1 marshmallow and carry it across the dance floor and put i into a
glass and run back and slap the hand of the next person in line. 1st
team to get one marshmallow for each player wins.
Suggested Music: Rock 'n Roll Part 2
- Mummy or Present
1 person is the wrappie and 2 or 3 are the wrappers. Two rolls of
toilet paper are used. Wrappers run around and wrap the wrappie. At
the Mitzvah, you can also include bows, ribbons, garland or
Suggested Music: Monster Mash
We all know how limbo is done. It always seems to be a crowd
pleaser and you can have a girl and guy winner. You may also do this
as a couple or team event with more than one going under at the same
Suggested Music: Limbo Rock, Hot, Hot, Hot or other Island Music.
- Huggy Bear
Everyone is on the dance floor. Play a song and have everyone
dance. Yell out a number and the people must get into groups of that
number. Anyone not in a group of that number is out. Everyone can
play this, young and old!
This is a very fast and upbeat activity. Two bikes are used with teams
of how many ever you want. The object is to ride the bike down to
an orange cone and back to the next team member. Before taking off
on trike, contestants must put on "Special Clothes". Any
number of people can do this game.
- Coke and Pepsi
This is a popular game because everyone old and young can play. Two
lines across the dance floor, 1 Coke and 1 Pepsi. When one name is
called that side runs to the other side and sits on the knee of their
partner. Last ones there are out. You can mix this game up by using
other names and other things to do, i.e. call out Seven-Up and Both
Lines run to the middle and high 5 their partner, say Star Trek and
everyone raises their right hand up and yells "BEAM ME UP SCOTTY",
or you can call out the name of the guest of honor and everyone points
at them and yells out "YOU ARE THE GREATEST!"
- Freeze Dance
Play a fast song and when the music stops, all must freeze. Changing
songs and telling people what to do like put your hands in the air
will add spice to the contest.
- Walla Balla
Put on the Walla Balla and try to make as many baskets as possible
in a given time. Each of three baskets are numbered with a higher
score. This can be done with as many people as you want.
- The ever Popular
Egg/ Water Balloon Toss
This game has been done for years and years. It takes two lines of
people evenly numbered. They toss the egg and catch it. Each time
a step backward is taken. They get farther and farther apart. The
last team wins. This is a game that must be done outside. You can
also use water balloons.
Another Classic. This game is great for young and old as well. All
you need is one long piece of rope and strong people. This can be
spiced up by making the teams do it backwards. This also should be
You can have as many people as you like play this game. Have the players
come to the dance floor with a chair. Everyone must sit. The MC calls
something out like a "Mastercard". The players run to find
one. While they are gone, we remove one chair. The person who comes
back and doesn't have a seat is out. This can be done quickly by calling
another item while people are still out and removing another chair.
- Human Puzzle
This game takes two people. Each person has one puzzle put on their
wrists. The puzzles are inner joined. The object is to get separated
without taking the puzzles off your wrists! Lots of Fun! One of the
most requested games.
Contests / Activities
most popular in last 3 years! Game to see who of your
friends know you the best. Based on your hobbies, interests, lifestyle,
things you like to do, places to go, etc; five finalists take step
up for each
Correct answer. One who reaches you wins (you’re seated w/ back
friends) u try 2 guess who it is.
Of The Sexes
a sing along contest with the girls vs. guys.
Popular song begins; one group takes the microphone, passes around
they sing a few verses of song. Group 2 then goes. Each group goes
times. Best group to sing receives higher score & wins.
- Say What
several groups compete at lip syncing and
performing to a song against each other. Playoff between 2 best groups
where they compete against each other to same 2 songs!
seeking items from guests, quickly returning w/ item to a chair
musical chairs style
Dress Up Skit/ Contest
dance contest; 6 choice friends in
costume. All others (joined as couples) compete; best 4-5 couples
against the kids in costume. 4 Groups of 6 - a dancer assists each
with a skit or dance. Groups practice for 5-10 minutes, each group
choose a song & costume to coordinate with their routine. Each
performs one-at-a-time for approximately a minute per group.
(2) teams compete relay style to ride hot wheel type
tricycles. Fastest team wins!
4 teams. Each team to run and write on boards answer
to the selected category. Example - candy bars, breakfast cereals,
sports, movies etc. team w/ highest score wins!
2 circles, everyone has partner in opposite circle. Circles
rotate in opposite directions. Object to quickly perform call out
position w/ partner (similar to twister)- lovers leap, roller coaster,
house, chicken hut, sailor sight, bridge.
- All About
the cocktail party version of singled out. Write
out in advance 25 – 30 trivia facts about you from favorites
to your dog’s
name, the number of times or years you participated in something,
anything about your interests in life, & favorites of any category!
create 5-8 groups of your friends. The group with more correct answers
5-8 groups compete several challenges; sing a song
with a particular word, an oldie or recording artist, continue to
of a song w/o music, to sing a song on a topic, descriptive, oldie,
long, charade, or guess the song based on a segment played.
New Name That Tune
5-6 groups represented by a jockey in a
horse race. Each group to answer correctly the name of the song
advances their horse. Kids may run to adults for answers. Winning
horse to win race.
Of The Sexes Movie Trivia
another cocktail hour game. This is a
usually done girls vs guy. Group with more correct answers wins!
Hula Hoop Pass - pass hula-hoop without hands to next person before
3-4 kids dressed in giant pajamas. Each group to blow
up and stuff balloons in their pajama person. Most inflated &
balloons wins! (5 minutes)
for cocktail hour or during party fun. 8 ft basketball game w/
added fun for bar/bat. Most accurate shooter wins.
a fun cocktail activity. Couple to hold unit between their
hips. Object to wrap ball on string around the unit using body movement
only (no hands).
fun relay race using inflate feet w/ a balloon between
several groups dancing, best groups are chosen to
take stage to song of their choice. Best performance wins. (Spotlight
- Lip Service
several groups compete at lip-syncing a bunch of songs
against each other. Game judged on lip sync ability and style.
Song Is It Anyway
two groups; 1st group makes up a title; real
or fictitious & chooses an artist for 2nd group to mimic &
ad lib to; then
switch; best group wins choice w/ spotlight (if applicable) on them.
or any type dance contest.
Bats & Balloons
fun back & forth relay 3-5 teams using hats &
bats & balloon for each person. First team to have all of their
balloons broken wins!
Two Games to choose from.
1 - Mini net; object is accuracy shot from a distance.
2 – Regulation goal w/ goalie; object is scoring on a breakaway
first team to direct their car by remote control to the finish
divide kids into equal amounts & kids stand at
different adult tables, first table w/3 songs right wins - kids at
routers & runners for that table - one runner per table per song).
Of The Tables
play a song & pause it, challenge is for that table
to continue singing the song.