21 Inexpensive And Fun Party Games For Teenagers

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Teens love parties and fun. So if you are planning to throw a party for your teenagers and their friends, you need to prepare well in advance to make it a success. In addition to music and dance, games are a big hit at teen parties. Games help teens interact with one another beyond their school and college life. They get to understand their friends and know them better.

MomJunction brings you a round-up of the best teenage party games that can help you score points with your teenage son or daughter.

11 Fun Party Games For Teen Girls And Boys

Here is a list of fun games and activities that both girls and boys enjoy at parties.

1. Wink Assassin

Wink Assassin, commonly known as “Wink Murder” or “Killer” is a highly popular stealth game that teenagers love playing. The game needs less than five minutes to set-up.

Number Of Players – Four or more

You Will Need: Space for players

How To Play:

  • The game has one assassin or murderer who can secretly kill the others by winking at them. Players can pick chits of paper to determine who the murderer is.
  • All players have to make eye contact with one another while observing the rest, to identify the killer.
  • If the assassin winks at a person, the player has to count five and feign sudden death.
  • If another player guesses who the murderer is, he or she will say “I accuse”. At this point, the accuser can ask other players if they suspect anyone.
  • The second person also says “I accuse” and at the count of three, the two accusers point to the suspect. If they point to the same person who happens to be the murderer, the game ends.

Otherwise, the accusers are eliminated, and the game continues until the murderer is identified or all players are eliminated.

[ Read: Birthday Party Ideas For Teens ]

2. Medusa

Medusa is an amazingly fun game that works well when you have a big group.

Number Of Players – 10 or more

You Will Need: Space for players

How To Play:

  • The players have to stand in a circle with their arms around their neighbors’ shoulders.
  • Initially, players keep their heads bowed.
  • On the count of three or any other indication, the players have to look up at another player.
  • If two people find themselves looking at each other, they instantly scream and drop dead.
  • The game continues until there are only two people left.

3. Balloon Stomp

Balloon Stomp is an outdoor party game that your teens can play in your backyard. It is a group game and can get noisy with the balloons bursting and players shouting with joy.

Number Of Players – 10 or more

You Will Need: Balloons and some string (different colors)

How To Play:

  • The aim of the game is simple –burst the opposing team’s balloons without losing yours.
  • Split the participants into two teams with an equal number of players.
  • Use strings of different colors for each team. Ask players to tile the balloon to their legs with a long string, so that the balloon is not too near.
  • As soon as the moderator (parent can be one) says “go”, the players must move around quickly and step the other team’s balloons, only with their legs.
  • The team that successfully bursts the other team’s balloons first, wins.

4. Balloon Blow

Balloon Blow is a simple balloon game that your teens will love. The best part is it can be played indoors.

Number Of Players – 6 or more

You Will Need: Balloons (different colors)

How To Play:

  • Divide the people in the room into pairs.
  • Each pair has one simple task – to keep their balloon in the air only by blowing at it.
  • Make sure there is enough space for pairs to play without bumping into the others.
  • The pair that can keep its balloon in the air long after the others have dropped theirs is the winner.

[ Read: Indoor Games and Activities For Teens ]

5. Vroom! Vroom!

Vroom Vroom is a silly, yet fun game for teen parties. This is about how good the player is at observing and following simple rules.

Number Of Players – 8 or more

You Will Need: Space for players

How To Play:

  • Ask the boys and girls to stand in a circle. Tell them to put their arms in front of them, as they would when holding a steering wheel.
  • One player says “Vroom” to start the game. Then the player makes a hand movement as if turning the steering wheel to the left or right.
  • The other players copy the lead player.
  • To change the direction, a player says “E-r-r-t” and then “vroom” to indicate the new direction.
  • A player is eliminated if he makes a mistake. He or she will have to write their name in the air, using their butt.
  • After that, the players continue until there is just one of them left.

6. Baby In The Air

Baby in the air is all about how alert you are. It is also competitive and is usually played by teams of two.

Number Of Players – 8 or more

You Will Need: Balloons, water, and space for playing

How To Play:

  • Fill each balloon with water before the game begins. Have at least 10 such water balloons.
  • The participants arrange themselves in a circle, with one person in the center.
  • Allocate a number to every individual.
  • The person in the middle calls out “Baby In the Air, I call number ___.” and throws up the water balloon at the same time.
  • The person whose number has been called out has to be quick enough to move to the middle and catch the “baby” from falling to the ground.
  • Whoever drops the balloon is out.
  • The right timing of throwing the balloon and calling out is what makes the game fun.

7. Wacky Duck

Wacky Duck is a fun party game that can be played at any place that has space. The game requires proximity between players, which makes it all the more exciting for teens.

Number Of Players – 8 or more

You Will Need: Space for players

How To Play:

  • Have the players sit in a circle. Make a large circle with enough room for one person to be in the center.
  • The person in the center, you can call him or her “it”, is blindfolded and spun around a few times. In the meantime, the other players quickly change seats and rearrange themselves.
  • Once everyone is back in the circle, “It” feels the other players in the circle with a rolled-up newspaper or with a wooden spoon.
  • “It” stops at a person and sits in sits in front of them. That player is supposed to quack like a duck in a silly or ‘wacky’ voice.
  • The player has to identify who it is – if “It” guesses right, the sitter takes the place of “It”. Otherwise “It” continues for another lap until it guesses right.
  • Your teens can have a lot of fun trying to use fake voices to fool their friends in this game.

[ Read: Creative Group Activities For Teenagers ]

8. Find The Leader

Find The Leader is a favorite party game enjoyed by people of all ages. Your teens can get creative with the moves and have a lot of fun with it.

Number Of Players – 10 or more

You Will Need: Space for players

How To Play:

  • Ask the players to form a large circle with enough space in the center and between each other to move freely.
  • One player, or two if the group size is large, is “It” and sent out of the room and asked to wait.
  • The rest of the players decide a leader. The leader will make a gesture, movement, or posture and the rest of the players have to imitate him or her.
  • Once the leader is picked, the player or players who are out of the room are called back in.
  • “It” has to stand in the center, and as the rest of the players move like their leader, “It” guesses who the leader is.
  • Caution the players about looking at the leader directly and at all times, as that would be a giveaway to “It.”
  • If “It” guesses the leader right, the leader becomes “It” and the game continues.
  • The game can be made fun when the players introduce different and funny postures, movements, and actions.

9. Junk In The Trunk

Junk In The Trunk is a fun party game that involves a lot of shaking and jumping!

Number Of Players – 6 or more

You Will Need: An empty tissue box, a belt or waistband/rope, glue or tape, at least eight ping pong balls and space for players to move

This game needs preparation beforehand. You will need to attach the empty tissue box to the waistband, belt or rope, to make it look like a waist pouch bag or bum bag. Remove the plastic from the tissue box so that there is a clear opening.

How To Play:

  • This is a minute-to-win game that can be played by one person at a time.
  • Put the ping pong balls in the tissue box tied to the belt.
  • Ask the player to tie the belt around the waist, such that the box is tied to their back.
  • The players get one minute to shake their body and let the balls out of the box.
  • The person who can get all the eight balls out of the box in a minute wins a prize.

10. How’s It Hangin

How’s It Hangin is yet another fun teen party game that you can organize at home.

Number Of Players – 6 or more

You Will Need: A hula hoop, a long piece of string, a banana, and an orange

Tie the string to the banana – it has to be at least 12 inches long.

How To Play:

  • This is a minute-to-win game played by one player at a time.
  • Tie the string with the banana to the front of the jeans or trousers of the person.
  • Adjust the chain’s or string’s length such that the banana touches the ground.
  • Put the orange at one end of the room and the hula hoop at the other.
  • The player has to move the orange into the hula hoop with the help of the banana, within a minute
  • The player who manages to get the fruit into the circle wins a prize.

11. Stack ’em Up

Stack’em Up is a skill game that your teens can play at a party.

Number Of Players – 6 or more

You Will Need: Chocolate ding dong cakes or sandwich cookies

How To Play:

  • In this simple game of stacking and balancing, the player has to bend backward and start stacking the ding dong cakes or sandwich cookies on their forehead.
  • They have to stack as many as they can balance.
  • If the stack falls off the forehead, the next person gets a chance to try it

5 Fun Party Games for Teen Girls

Want to make your teenage girl’s party fun? Here are a few games you should plan then.

12. Act It Out

Act It Out is a fun play-acting game your girls will love.

Number Of Players – 8 or more

You Will Need: Pen and paper, props – can use what is handy

How To Play:

  • Make paper chits with a scene, character, thing, or event that they can enact.
  • You can create two groups with an equal number of players in each.
  • Ask a girl from a team to pick a chit. Or you, as the moderator, can pick one chit.
  • Both the teams get one minute to recreate that scene or event like a wedding, movie set, mimic the character, or create the thing (like a car, a computer, etc.) using their bodies and props available
  • around them.
  • The judge decides who got it right, and the winning team gets a point.

[ Read: Fun Games For Teenage Girls ]

13. Fortune Teller Game

Fortune Teller is a fun slumber party game for girls.

Number Of Players – 6 or more

You Will Need: Sheets of paper, pen

Make small chits of paper from each sheet. Make sure that the chits are of uniform size.

How To Play:

  • Each girl gets four chits or sacks of paper and a pen.
  • Ask the girls to write down a boy’s name, a place, a number, and a profession. Let the girls write any name, place, number, and job they want on the chits to make the game more fun.
  • Once all the players fill the chits, ask them to fold the chits and put the chits from each category into four different bags.
  • Next, each girl will take turns to pick a chit each from the bags.
  • One of them will read the fortune. For example, Anna will be a professor, marry Jake, live in Chicago (or a basement, the airport, etc.) and have (number) of children.
  • The weirder the sentence, the more enjoyable the game would be.

14. Sleeping Beauty Game

Sleeping Beauty is a game that your girls can play during sleepovers.

Number Of Players – 5 or more

You Will Need: Nothing

How To Play:

  • Sleeping beauty is all about resilience and not giving in – but that’s the fun of it.
  • Each girl will take turns to be sleeping beauty – she will lie down on the bed as if in deep slumber. She should not move, talk, or even flinch.
  • The rest of the girls should try to wake her up and make her laugh without touching her.
  • Girls can say all kinds of silly things to wake up the beauty, which makes this game so much fun!

15. Makeup Artist

If girls love makeup (duh!), they will love this game.

Number Of Players – 6 or more

You Will Need: Lipstick, powder, nail polish, blush, and cotton. Avoid items like mascara, eye shadow, and other things that can be dangerous when used by unsupervised teens. Also, use makeup that can be easily washed away with water.

How To Play:

  • Divide the group of girls into teams. Each girl will take turns to be the makeup artist and the model so that all the girls get to apply makeup.
  • But here is the fun part – the makeup artist will be blindfolded and will get two minutes each to get the model ready for a shoot.
  • The other team members can guide the blindfolded makeup artist, and the team that gets the best makeup done takes the prize.

16. Would You rather

This is a fun way to ask interesting questions to your girlfriends.

Number Of Players – At least 3 – the more, the merrier

You Will Need: A set of interesting and appropriate questions for teenage girls.

How To Play:

  • Ask the girls to arrange themselves in a circle.
  • One player begins the game and asks a question starting with “Would you rather…” and give two options or scenarios to the player opposite her.
  • The options can be silly, stupid, or downright gross, but not serious!
  • For example, a player can ask –“would you rather be Taylor Swift’s friend or Justin Bieber’s girlfriend?”
  • The girls can play this game until the set of questions are complete.

5 Fun Party Games for Teen Boys

Boys like to get a little rough when it comes to playing games, be it at a party or anywhere else. So here is a list of such fun party games that your teenage boys will love.

17. Eat The Donut

This one requires the boys to jump high and get the donut!

Number Of Players – 6 or more

You Will Need: At least a dozen donuts, string, clothesline

How To Play:

  • Tie a clothesline or a lengthy string along the length of the ceiling – you could do it in the open, but it has to be higher – 6 ft. or above, depending on the average height of the boys.
  • Tie a string to each donut and hang it on the clothesline.
  • Have no more than six donuts at a time – and set them a little apart so that the participants can have room to stand comfortably.
  • Ask the participants to stand under a hanging donut – on the count of three, or when the moderator says “go”, the players have to eat the donut above them, without using their hands.
  • The one to complete it first gets the points!

18. Knockdown

Number Of Players – 6 or more

You Will Need: 25 Party cups or cans or tins, three lightweight balls

How To Play:

  • Arrange the party cups like a pyramid or any other structure that the kids cannot demolish easily.
  • Make the player stand at a distance from the pyramid and give them a sponge ball or one that is lighter than a tennis ball.
  • Players have to knock down all the cups or tins with as few balls as possible.
  • Every player gets no more than three chances.

[ Read: Icebreaker Games For Teens ]

19. Sock Wrestling

Sock Wrestling is a teen boy’s game. It lets them put their newly-discovered energy and manliness to test!

Number Of Players – 6 or more

You Will Need: 2 Pairs of socks for teen boys

How To Play:

Sock Wrestling is a fun wrestling match between two people with a silly goal – remove the socks of the opponent before your opponent removes yours.

While this game is just for fun, boys can get carried away by the game of wrestling and may get a little rough trying to show off their strength. It is best to have an adult as a moderator or a referee for this game.

20. Wrecking Ball

Wrecking Ball is a minute-to-win party game that boys will enjoy playing.

Number Of Players – 6 or more

You Will Need: An extra-large stocking (big enough to fit a teen’s head), filled water bottles, and tennis balls

How To Play:

  • Wrecking Ball is usually a competition between two players or members of two teams.
  • Put the tennis ball in the stocking – let it go to the bottom.
  • Put the other end of the stocking to your head such that the rest of it is hanging in front of you, like a wrecking ball.
  • The moderator will put at least seven water bottles in a row. You should have two such rows for a competition.
  • On the count of three, the players should use their stocking as a wrecking ball and tumble all the bottles before their opponents do.
  • If you don’t want a competition, have players knock down as many bottles as they can in a minute.
  • The players with the highest number of fallen bottles win.

21. Speed Stacker

As the name says, Speed Stacker is a stacking game that lets your boys use their gray cells and have a little fun.

Number Of Players – 6 or more

You Will Need: At least 50 party cups or cans if possible, a table

How To Play:

  • Players get a minute each to stack as many cups as they can in under a minute.
  • The player with the highest number of cups stacked is the winner.

Teen party games can be fun and also educational at the same time. Pick a game from the above list or create one based on the ideas. The bottom line is that your teen should have fun.

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