1. The Fishing Game
Any good party begins with a theme. “It’s easier to coordinate games when there is a theme in place, such as ‘Halloween in the Enchanted Forest,'” McMurtry says.
A game she recommends, which can be tied to any theme, is the Fishing Game. Set up an area with a short curtain or barrier to hide a helper sitting behind it, and have assorted small toys and cute objects that match your theme on hand as prizes. Give each child a fishing rod made of a bamboo pole with a string and a clothespin. Have the children cast their lines and the hidden helper attach a prize for each child to reel in.