21+ Awesome Party Games For Teenagers

Teenagers enjoy parties and having a good time. If you’re throwing a dance party for your teen and their pals, you may also need some fun games for teenagers in addition to music and dance. If you are looking for some party game ideas, look no further, as we have compiled a list of some exciting party games for teens that you may incorporate in your next party’s theme to show your affection for your teen.

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21+ Fun Party Games For Teenagers

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.

2. Medusa

Medusa is an amazingly fun game that works well when you have a big group. It is one of the best birthday party games that children can play.

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.

Another game for teenagers who love the supernatural world is A Vampire Murder Mystery. Teens love such thrilling games where they get to dress up like supernaturals. Tayler Nichole, who loves to host such games, says, “I hosted this vampire-themed murder mystery party back before I was consistently blogging, and since so many of my friends were loving the online murder mystery parties, I decided I might as well host it again (i).”

3. Balloon Stomp

Balloon stomp is one of those outdoor games 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. The game is bound to inculcate team building skills in teens.

4. Balloon Blow

Balloon Blow is a simple balloon game that your teens will love.

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Balloon blow is one of the best indoor games that your teens will love.

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.
protip_icon Point to consider
Since the legal drinking age in the US is 21, make sure your teens don’t include alcohol-related games in their parties.

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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 one of those fun challenges that test alertness. 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 the player’s lap. The player then quacks 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.

8. Find The Leader

Teenager's party game, finding a leader.

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Find the leader is a favorite party game enjoyed by people of all ages. Your teens can show their creativity with the moves and have a lot of fun.

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 like a minute to win it 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 with a strategy 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

12. Act It Out

Act it out is a fun play-acting game.

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Act It Out is a fun play-acting game that both boys and 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 one person 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. The game is similar to the classic charades.

13. Fortune Teller Game

Fortune Teller is a fun slumber party game.

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 participant gets four chits or sacks of paper and a pen.
  • Ask the kids to write down a name, a place, a number, and a profession. Let them 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 player 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, date 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 teen game you can try for some silly fun.

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 player will take turns to be sleeping beauty – they will lie down on the bed as if in deep slumber and must not move, talk, or even flinch.
  • The rest of the players should try to wake the beauty up and induce laughter in them without touching.
  • Players can say all kinds of silly things to wake up the beauty, which makes this game so much fun!

15. Makeup Artist

A fun game where teens can show off their makeup skills.

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This can be a fun game where teens can show off their makeup skills.

Number Of Players – 6 or more

You Will Need: Lipstick, powder, nail polish, perfumes, hairbrushes, hair accessories, 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 kids into groups. Each player from each team can take turns to be the makeup artist or the model.
  • 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. Consider this game as a talent show of your teen’s makeup prowess or interest.

16. Would You Rather

This is a fun way to ask teenagers some interesting questions.

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

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

How To Play:

  • Ask the kids 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 them.
  • 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 boyfriend or Justin Bieber’s girlfriend?”
  • The kids can play this game until the set of questions are complete.
protip_icon Do remember
You don’t have to succumb to pressure at the party and do things you don’t want to. You can always say ‘NO.’

17. Eat The Donut

This one requires the kids 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 kids.
  • 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.

19. Sock Wrestling

Sock Wrestling is a fun teen game that both boys and girls will enjoy.

Number Of Players – 6 or more

You Will Need: 2 Pairs of socks

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 takes off yours.

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 all teens will enjoy playing. This will also make them start bonding with one another.

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

You will need at least 50 cups for this game

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As the name says, Speed Stacker is a stacking game that lets your teens 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.

22. Never Have I Ever

Share your wildest moments from the Never Have I Ever game, perfect for a group of teens comfortable with each other.

Number Of Players: 3-6

You Will Need: Candies

How To Play:

  • Begin by distributing candies to everyone and selecting the first player.
  • The game starts with the first participant stating, ‘Never have I ever…’ followed by something they’ve never done. For example: “Never have I ever been on a blind date,” “Never have I ever attempted to guess someone’s phone password,” or “Never have I ever experienced a super embarrassing moment right in the middle of class.”
  • If any participant has experienced the mentioned scenario, they munch on a piece of candy.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to host a fun teen party?

Planning and careful implementation is required to throw an epic party for teens. Plan ahead, choose a venue, hire a decorator and caterer, pick an exciting theme, prepare a guest list, send out invitations, and set time for games and activities.

2. What is the best gift for a teen’s birthday?

Try to know what the teen likes or is interested in. If they are interested in photography, you may get a Polaroid camera. In case they are interested in exploring, a colorful backpack or a trip to their favorite destination could be great ideas. In general, a play station, books, or personalized gifts can be chosen.

3. Are there any party games that can be played without any equipment or supplies?

Hide and Seek, Charades, and Tag are some party games that teenagers can play without any equipment. I Spy, Simon Says, Hot Potato and Medusa are some other games your child can play with their friends without needing any piece of equipment.

4. What are some party game ideas for themed parties such as costume parties or movie nights?

You can organize a costume contest, wherein your guests can flaunt their costumes pertaining to a specific theme. Trivia and Charades can also be customized according to specific movies or movie scenes. A person can act out a movie scene while others can try to guess it. Apart from these, you can organize a spooky game for a Halloween-themed party. Some examples of such games are Witch Hat Ring Toss, Eyeball Pong, Shoot the Skeleton, and Spider Race.

Double the fun at your teen’s party by incorporating these exciting and engaging party games for teenagers. These games aid in enhancing their coordination skills while helping them bond with their friends and have a joyous time together. Some ideal games for a party include Wink Assassin, Balloon Stomp, Baby In The Air, and How’s It Hanging, which are all-time favorites. Pick the games based on your teen’s age and interests, and you could also modify them to fit the theme of the party. Your kid and their friends will surely have a gala time!

Infographic: Super-Fun Party Games For Teenagers

When throwing a home party for your teen’s birthday or any other event, you should make sure your teens and their friends do not get bored. We bring you some super-exciting games for teenagers that will keep them entertained. Also, allow the teens to have unbridled fun!

party games for teens to double the fun (infographic)

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Key Pointers

  • These thrilling party games are designed to entertain small or large groups of teens.
  • Most games mentioned here can be played with minimum materials, facilitating easy setup and unlimited fun.
  • Games such as Act It Out, Balloon Stomp, and Find The Leader foster coordination and team spirit among teenagers.
  • To ensure maximum participation and enjoyment, select games that best suit the age of the participants.

Check out this video for 14 fun party games! From Minute to Win It games to classic party favorites, you’ll find something for everyone!

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