Looking for some fun party games for teens? You’ll love this list of 17 cool teenage party game ideas for your next gathering. These printable teen party games can be played at the party venue or even at home. Download and print today!
Have you ever thrown a party for teens? If not, you’re missing out on some serious fun! If you have, then you know that low-cost entertainment for teen parties can be hard to come by. That is why we put together these budget-friendly teen party games for your teenager’s birthday party.
Teens are the best age group for birthday party games. They understand the rules, they are really competitive and they offer a good alternative to getting in trouble. The games have to be challenging enough to keep the teens engaged, but not so difficult that they get frustrated and give up. The key is to find games that are just the right mix of silly and challenging. That’s where we can help.
Let’s talk about teen party ideas including ideas for venues, party foods and of course, teen party games!
Planning Teen a Teen Party
If you’re planning a party for teens, the first step is to come up with a theme. Teens love a good theme and themed parties don’t mean you have to get dressed up and decked out. It can be anything from a glow-in-the-dark party, or pool party to a scavenger hunt.
Once your teen party theme idea is established, you want to get to planning. Here are a few basic steps for planning the actual party:
Choose a date and time
Teens tend to be busy, so it’s important to pick a date and time that works for everyone. The best times for teen birthday parties are in the afternoon or evening. Calculate the hours. How long can you busy a teen before they just go berserk?
You can see some of our favorite teen party digital invites (in our photo scavenger hunt blog post.)
Pick a location
The location of the party will depend on the theme. The games can take place inside out outside, just make sure you have enough room for movement.
Examples of teenage birthday party locations include…
- Skating Ring
- Movie Theater
- Public Park
- Escape Room
- Trampoline Park
- Basketball Court
- Go-Cart Track
- Golf Course
You can save money on the party by hosting the at your house, in your backyard or at a local park. If it’s a public park, see if the county requires you to rent a pavilion for special occasions.
Decide on food and drinks
You simply cannot have a teen party without proper food and drinks. Ask the teenagers what their favorite snack foods are beforehand! However, if you are on the search for cheap food for a teenage party, buying pizza, drinks, and lots of candy and chips is likely enough. You might have fun adding in some cute birthday party foods that might involve a little more effort. Decide on party food that fits them or set up some food stations like something you might have at a backyard movie night.
Example easy party food for teenagers include…
- Chicken Wings
Let’s talk about some great teen party games to keep your guests entertained:
DIY Teenage Party Games
Now that you have the planning part down, I have good news for you. It is possible to create low-cost teenage party entertainment. There is no need to hire an expensive party planner. Skip the DJ. Instead, enjoy these DIY Teenage Party Game Ideas. With a little simple planning, these games can become quite memorable.
This teen party games PDF has everything you need to plan and execute teen party games at home or at a party venue. It includes 17 fun teenage party game ideas with rules and a supply list. These are tried and true games that teens have played and loved! You can use all of the fun teen games or omit what doesn’t work for your guest of honor, venue, or party guests.
These games for teenagers are innocent enough to keep the party low-key. They are fun but under the right environment will keep the
hormonal kids structured and from going crazy.
Who can you play?
Who can play these party games? Well everyone can. All you need is a winning group of teens. These games are the best fit for children 11 to 18. That means you can use these for preteens and teens – try with your 13-year-old, 14-year-old, 15-year-old, 17-year-old, 18-year-old etc. You get the idea. They are perfect for boys, girls, or a mix of both. Once you hit that drinking age of 21, check out these adult drinking party games instead!
Where can you play?
These games can be played indoors or outdoors. At a birthday party venue or at home for a summer party gathering. Use for a slumber party, a teen birthday party, a slumber party, or even at a church youth group. Some of these games will require a larger area or space to create a mess. However, each game can be adapted to your audience and space.
Ready for the games. Take a look at this list of teenage game idea examples. Use these game options and print out the printable, so you have it on hand for ALL the fun that’s about to go down.
Pass the Orange
This is a classic party game with a twist. All you need is an orange and a group of willing participants. The goal of the game is to keep the orange from hitting the ground. You can do this by passing it around, but you can only use your chin. Split into multiple teams just make sure that each team has an equal number of players. The first team to drop the orange loses. This game causes you to get extra close… kind of like a fun twist on spin the bottle close only without kissing! This circular relay race contest might not be best for a church youth group!
How to Play: For this game, split players into two teams. Get an orange and sit everyone in a circle, or stand in a line. The game is simple: you need to put the orange under the chin of the first person, who must then pass it to the next person and place it under their chin, without using your hands. The first team to finish wins.
Donuts on a String
This kids game is sure to bring out the laughter. You’ll need some donuts and string for this one. The object of the game is to eat the donut without using your hands. The first person to finish their donut wins! Prizes include extra donuts or just the declaration of being the winner!
How to Play: Tie the string on the donuts (one for each guest) and hang them from a clothes line, curtain rod or anything that is available. Each player stands beneath a single donut. On the mark of ‘go’ the players begin to eat their donuts using only their mouth. The first player to finish their doughnut wins.
Supplies: Donuts, string, something to hang from.
This is a classic game with a twist. All you need is some spray paint, an open space, and maybe a tarp. Play the game everyone loves, but outside! This game is tons of fun and brings back childhood nostalgia. You can twist it up by adding some shaving cream to each circle. Try not to slip! Now this is one of those teenage party fun games everyone will love!
How to Play: Use spray paint to paint the various circles needed to play the popular lawn Twister game. You can use the twister board from the board game or just have caller who calls out various commands. If you have enough space inside, you can spread a piece of tarp and paint the colored circles on a piece of tarp.
Supplies: Twister mat, twister board, tarp, spray paint.
This is a take on beer pong, but non-alcoholic. You’ll need some plastic cups and instead of ping pong balls, use marshmallows. The goal is to bounce the marshmallow into the other team’s cup. If they catch it, you get a point.
How to Play: This fun teen game is played like adult beer pong, only teen-friendly, with marshmallows. Line Six cups in a pyramid or triangle shape on opposite sides of a table/area. Each team takes a turn throwing a marshmallow into the other team’s cups. Once a marshmallow lands in a cup, the cup is taken away and the opponent then eats the contents of the cup (if not dirty.) There is no winner. Everyone is a winner for eating the prize – marshmallows.
Supplies: Plastic cups, marshmallows.
If you love a good 60 second game, this one is it. It also makes the best photos for a teen party. Get ready to get messy trying to hunt the gummy worms lost deep in the whipped cream pie.
How to Play: Give each player a pie tin filled with whipped cream and ten hidden gummy worms. With their hands behind their back, players have to try to find the all the gummy worms in the pie taking the gummy worm out and placing it in a bowl beside their pie tin. Fastest player to find all ten worms, wins. If times, the highest number of worms retrieved in the set time is the winner.
Supplies: Pie tins, gummy worms, whipped cream, bowls.
Balloon Truth or Dare
What teenager doesn’t love a good game of truth or dare? This game has a twist as it includes a balloon game. Pop the balloon and do the truth or dare. Add one balloon at a time or all the balloons at once.
How to Play: Fill balloons with fun truth-or-dare questions before inflating them. While everyone is dancing toss a balloon in the group to bounce around. When the music stops whoever last touched the balloon must pop it and complete the task. Afterward, start the music again and throw another balloon into the group.
Supplies: Balloons, truth or dare sample questions, paper, pen (you can also download these clean truth or dare questions for kids)
More Teenage Party Games
Keep in mind that these are only some of the games included in this Teen Party Games Printable! In this printable teen party games set, you’ll find a total of 17 fun activities that the teens in your life will stay busy for hours.
This full list of fun team party games includes…
Suck It Up Minute to Win it Game
Break Dancing Circle
Keep It Up Balloon Game
Capture the Flag
The Guilty Party
Flick N Sticks
Hula Hoop Holla
Teenage Party Game Ideas Printable
The teen crowd is hard to keep busy and entertain, but with these fun teen party games, it’ll be easy and everyone will have lots of fun! Teenage party games are the best and even the teenagers in your life will think so.
These fun 17 teenage party games bring on the fun. Everything from balloon games, minute-to-win-it games, dance-offs, and more. Use these teen party games at youth groups, summer camps, birthday parties, classroom parties, and more. They offer a mix of indoor and outdoor games. Messy and non-messy games. Use with pre-teens and teens.
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- Party Game Directions & Rules
- Full Party Supply List
- Truth & Dare Questions
- Dance Score Cards
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More Teen Party Game Ideas
Youths ages 11 to 18 are the perfect age for party games. They have plenty of energy, can quickly understand the party games rules, and are quite competitive. If you are looking for low-cost teen party entertainment, take a look at these other Teen Party Game Ideas. We have so many perfect for all party theme occasions and all teen party venues locations.
Teen Scavenger Hunt
What makes the best teen birthday ever? Plan an epic photo scavenger hunt that will never be forgotten! Print this photo scavenger hunt for teens for a fun mall, city, Target, Walmart, or public location treasure hunt. This makes an awesome icebreaker for team building, church groups, or just a teenage party!
Glow in the Dark Party Games
Hosting a party at night. Are you ready for a raging good time? Grab your black light, bright neon colors and enjoy these fun activities. This awesome list of glow in the dark party games are sure to bring the entertainment for those that want to party in the dark.
Sweet 16 Party Games
Do you have a specific age you are celebrating. Is it perhaps 16? These sweet 16 party games are good for 16 year old games that fit the theme. These adorable sweet 16 party games are perfect for the party girl and her party guests.
Graduation Party Games
Is someone leaving home? Heading to college must be celebrated. Host the best graduation party with some fresh ideas. These 11 fun graduation party games and hilarious activities will create the graduation party of your dreams. If you love a good 60 second challenge, you can also enjoy these 16 Minute to Win it Graduation Games, as well. Congratulations grad!
Traditional Minute to Win it Games
Who doesn’t love a good 60-second game. Eighteen of the most popular & new Minute to Win It Games. This classic Minute to Win it Games List PDF will keep you organized at your next gathering. Play classic games like face the cookie, junk in the trunk, chopstick race, and more. Use for youth groups, family game nights, classroom parties, or even birthdays. Age appropriate for kids of all ages including youth, teens, tweens, and adults.
Outdoor Minute to Win it Games
Spring, summer, or fall… find the perfect time to go outside & enjoy the fresh air with these exciting Outdoor Minute to Win it Games. Plan a day, invite friends, and have a blast with 16 of the best outdoor summer activities!
Water Minute to Win it Games
Hosting a summer party on a hot day? Get the kids outside and keep summer cool with these 16 Minute to Win It Water Games for Teens and Youth. Summer will be a blast with the kids and their friends with these splash-tastic wet and wild best water games this year!
Deck of Card Games
Do you have a deck of cards? These traditional playing card games are perfect for teens and the only supply needed is a deck of cards – which is included in the printable set. Enjoy these single-player and multi-player group card games for all!
Kids Party Games
If you like Teen Party Games, then you’ll love these party games for kids. No matter what type of party you’re having, the kids are going to love these fun game ideas! If you’re looking for things to do at a birthday party, don’t miss out on these great DIY games for kids using common household accessories!
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