PLAYTIME party games & party ideas

Prizes birthday parties

If a child in your household is busy counting down the days on the calendar until their birthday, it could be time to start planning the perfect kid's birthday party.

A PLAYTIME party is a foolproof plan for children of all ages, and with so many games to choose from in venue, it's an extra exciting party destination. Though the arcade games will provide enough fun for any child, there are ways to make the day truly special - so why not personalise your party with special games and prizes?

Mini awards

Not every child can win the highest score or win the games every time, so why not create a series of mini prizes to reward skills other than winning? Recruit other parents as your panel of judges and choose a child to embody titles such as 'most improved gamer, 'most enthusiastic gamer, 'the best at crashing', or 'shot the least targets

Gaming bingo

Another great idea is to create your own gaming bingo' squares. Play like regular bingo, but include squares with activities to complete such as 'shoot the buck’', 'fffwhack 5 minions', 'Harpoon 6 jellyfish’' and even 'shoot 10 baskets'. That way, the best gamer may not necessarily win - and it's sure to provide plenty of laughter!

Race against time

If kids get bored between their turns on the games, entertain them with a series of challenges as their team mates head up to play. As the person whose turn it is to play, challenge kids to spell their name backwards as fast as they can or name as many animals or fruit as they can before they hit the next level. Award mini prizes for the winners of each round.


Every child will receive a goody bag at the event, but you can easily amp up the excitement with a couple of prizes during the experience. Use your imagination to think up exciting kid-friendly awards. Lollies, books, costumes and DVDs all work well. To continue the theme, you could even provide a couple of PLAYTIME gift cards to the winners of your mini games and awards!