Magic Birthday Party Games


Get ready for some hocus pocus fun with my favorite magic birthday party games.

Every birthday party needs a little special magic especially if it is Magic Birthday Theme Party. I've kept the magic game ideas simple but there is a touch of excitement and magic in each of them.



Magic Jelly Bean Guess

In this magic game, place a large amount of 'magic' colored jelly beans in a large jar and get the kids to guess the number of beans there are. The closest gets to eat the lot!

Magicians Hat Toss

Make a magicians hat out of a plastic bucket covered with black crepe paper and make a rim from black craft card. Line the kids up and let them take turns to throw small rubber bouncing balls into the hat. Whoever gets the most in is the winner. You could also use playing cards rather than the balls but it is much harder!


Card Tower

Give each child a pack of playing cards and see who can build the highest tower using the cards.

Hunt the White Rabbit

In advance, cut out lots of small white rabbits from strong craft paper. Then hide them round the house or garden. Send the kids off on the trail of the white rabbits and see who can find the most.

Spin the Magic Wand

In advance write out lots of forfeits appropriate for the age of the guests and place them in a large bowl. Sit the kids in a circle and spin a wand on the floor in the middle of the circle. Whoever the wand points to has to pull out a forfeit and act it out. To make it more fun, on some of the pieces of paper you could say "Win a prize" instead of giving a forfeit.

Magicians Anagrams

This magic game is better for older kids. Choose the name of a well known magician such as 'David Copperfield'. Give each child a pen and piece of paper and then see who can make the most words out of the letters in his name.


If you have a boisterous crowd then a pinata is a great game for getting rid of some energy. Instead of using a plain stick to bash the pinata, use a magic wand. You can make this out of a stick which you have painted black with white ends. If you have time, then think about MAKING YOUR OWN PINATA too.

If making one is not for you then how about this rabbit in a magicians hat from Amazon. It's a great magic game to add to your list of magic birthday party games.