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Best for older kids. For this you will need a video camera. This is where the kids can really be creative (make their own movie or commercials). Your kid can choose a favorite movie and reenact a scene in the movie with their friends being different characters of the movie. Watch the scene beforehand and try to get it as close as possible – even taking lots of takes just like in the movies.
Other kids can do commercials – choosing anything around the house and try to sell it in a commercial. You can choose to be the director (or any other adult) and have a director’s clapboards (do as many takes as you want!). Just make sure things stay fun and don’t get out of hand.
You can also have a talk show and have someone be a talk show host who interviews the famous guests (write out questions ahead of time). Basically anything that the kids seem to be interested in that is on TV and in the movies, from cooking shows to workout videos to playing skits of famous movies, anything can be done!
Once you’re done taping. have everyone sit around a TV with good ol’ popcorn and watch it all! You can also make copies of the video and give them out.
For much younger kids you can act out favorite fairy tales or even poems the kids may know (Mary had a little lamb, Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, etc.).
After the acting, you can be the MC of the Academy Awards or the Oscars and give out printed awards and if you find plastic Academy Award statuettes to give out – excellent! The host would say something like:
“And, tonight winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress is… (Drum roll please)…”
Then let each celebrity kid make an acceptance speech. You can be creative with the type of awards you give out: best hair, best dressed, best makeup, best supporting friend, etc.
If you are planning on doing this, it would be wonderful to also video tape people when they are just coming to the party and when they are walking on the red carpet, interviewing them so that there will be a pre-show entertainment just like a real awards ceremony.
You can give out inexpensive gold academy award statues. Or, if you want to make a little joke out of the Oscars, you can call it the “Oscar Mayers Ceremony”, and give out cooked hot-dogs for trophies (just in case you don’t know, Oscar Mayer is a company that makes hot dogs – sometimes known as the Oscar Mayer Weenie).
This is one of the coolest kids birthday party games!
If you have a small group you can tell them to come up with a routine together to perform and a name for their group (even if you have a large group divide them for it to be easier). Give them time to dress up and make up their moves (you can show them some pop-star music videos) and have them choose the song they want to perform. They can lip-sync it if they want to. If you have a karaoke machine – even better! Make sure to videotape this! (You can also take black and white photographs, which give a whole other feel).
Pin the Star on the STAR
This is one of the classic kids birthday party games with a celebrity/star twist. Before the guests arrive, trace your child’s silhouette on a large piece of paper. Hang this on the wall and give each guest a paper star with tape on the back. Blindfold each kid – one at a time – and have them stick the star on the picture of the birthday child. The star closest to your kid’s heart is the winner. Another way of doing this is taking a poster of one of your kid’s favorite celebrities and tape it to the wall where you want the game to take place. Then cut out black sunglasses and give to each child. The one to get closest to putting the sunglasses on the celebrity is the winner.
Here’s another one of the coolest kids birthday party games. Divide the group into two teams. Have them stand in two long lines and give each team two large stars. These stars will be the only things the kids will be able to step on. Determine a starting line and a turnaround point. Once the relay starts, the first kid in each team puts down the first star and jumps on it. They then take the second star and put it down in front of them, then jump on the second star. They then take the first star and put it in front of them continuing to advance to the turnaround point and then return. The first team to finish is the winning team.
You can create your own mini movie theater in your own house. Choose a room – possibly a basement or garage. In the entrance have a little box saying “tickets” on it (cut a slit in the top so the half ripped ticket can be put in). Have someone dressed up as if they are working at the theater (with a nametag and hat). They’ll need to rip the guests’ movie tickets (they can also have a flashlight to lead people to their seat). Try to clear out as much from the designated room (put black sheets over un-moved things). Rent or borrow chairs and put them in two or three sections (leave an “isle” between the sections). You can even put seat numbers on each seat. Around the sections of chairs, and in the isles, you can lay twinkle lights similar to movie theaters (so that kids can see how to get to their seat). You can have intermissions of which the kids can get more refreshments and possibly eat the main meal. You can borrow or rent a projector and have it shine onto a wall with a white sheet on it (there are also companies you can hire to bring a big screen). You can also make it as if it’s a drive-in. You can put blank packing boxes and have the kids decorate them with markers, construction paper and glue, of which they can make their own license plates, wheels, hub caps. They can then sit on them as if it’s their own car.