Best Games to play at a Minions Party
My son Donte wanted a Minions Themed Party for his 7th Birthday. These Cute and Mischievous Characters really let me be Creative as I turned them into a Celebration for my Birthday Boy.
When I first wrote about Donte’s Minions Themed 7th Birthday Party, I talked about my Ideas and Inspiration for Decorations, Food, and a Minions Cake. Minions are a really Versatile theme for Boys or Girls, and I even know some Older Kids and Adults who find these creatures amusing!
But one of my Favorite parts of planning Donte’s party was the Party Games.
I was able to make all of the games myself at Home. There was a Minion Pinata, Pass the Parcel, Pin the Eye on the Minion and my own Minions variation of Musical Chairs. You could easily recreate any of these for your own Minions Party to Celebrate your Party Boy or Girl!
DIY Minions Pinata
The DIY Minion Pinata Party Game that I made for Donte’s Birthday was Pretty Awesome. I wish I had taken more photos of my how-to process, but I will explain as best I can.
First I found a Rectangular Cardboard Box and cut the Top into a Semi-Circle that looked like a Minion’s Head. Once I had a nice shape I poked a few holes through the top and wove Black Satin Ribbon through the holes, with plenty left to tie together in the middle and hang the Pinata.
I filled the box with Wrapped Lollies and wrapped it in Yellow Crepe Paper. For the Overalls and Suspenders, I used Blue Crepe Paper. Then I cut a piece of Black Satin Ribbon, glued on Minion Eye Template, and attached it around the top piece of the Minion to create the eyes.
Lastly, I just Painted a Big Smile with Black Acrylic Paint, and cut some Arms & Feet out of Grey Cardboard. We hung our Minion from a roof and let the kids line up to see if they could whack the Candy out of the Pinata!
Read our our Blog post, Easy to Make DIY Pinatas for more tips on how to make a Party Pinata at home.
Minions Pass the Parcel
The Minions Pass the Parcel Party Game was Pretty Cute! There’s something Enjoyable about watching the Party Kids pass around a Happy Minion.
The Key to Creating this Game was to think about how I wanted the Finished Parcel to look, and then build my way up to it. For a Minion, that meant I needed to get to the Shape of a Yellow Rectangle, so I wrapped each Goody in Yellow Crepe Paper.
On the last piece of crepe I added some simple decorations to make the Minion. I wrapped a piece of Black Satin Ribbon about a third of the way down the parcel. Then I just Printed and Cut some Eyes from this Minion Eyes Template. For the finishing touch, I added a Smile and Hair with Black Acrylic Paint.
You can see the finished Parcel pictured on the left below!
Musical Chairs (Minions Variation)
For Donte’s Minion’s party I adapted the Classic Party Game of Musical Chairs and gave it a Minions Twist!
On Google, I found pictures of Fart Guns & SR-6 Minions Weapons (pictured above to the Right). I printed the pictures on A4 paper and laminated them so they were more durable for the game.
Essentially, these images became the “Chairs.” I laid them out in a Circle and the Party Kids walked around them as fun Music played in the background. Anytime the music stopped the kids had to jump on one of the Weapons as quickly as possible.
Any of the children who weren’t fast enough to find a weapon were “out” of the game. After each round I would remove a couple of weapons and so on until there was only one image of a weapon left.
The last child to be standing on a weapon when the music stopped was the Winner.
In the picture below you can see the Party Guests walking around the Minion Weapons! It was such a nice day that we even took this game outside. With the only supplies being these DIY images and a Smartphone for music, it’s really convenient to play wherever!
Pin the Eyes on the Minion
The Pin the Eyes on the Minion Party Game was a Big Hit with the Kids. It’s the Same Objective as the Classic Game, where you Blindfold the Participant, Spin them in a Circle 3 times, and have them try to Correctly Place an Item on a hanging Poster or Sign. For my adaptation, they were Pinning Eyes on a Minion!
If you want to recreate this Minions Party Game at Home, I have made FREE Printable templates. Just Print the big Minion Picture, and Laminate it if possible so it’s a little more Durable. Then Print & Cut out the Minion Eyes. You probably want to laminate these, too!
I placed some Blu-tak on the Back of the Minion Eyes so that they would stick to the Big Minion as each Child Played the Game. You could also use a little Tape.
To make the Game a Little Simpler, I wrote each child’s name on the Back of one of the Eye’s so I could tell who the Winner was at the End of the Game!
For my FREE Printables, click on these Links:
You can see some Pictures of the Party Kids playing Pin the Eyes on the Minion below. You might also notice that even the Blindfold I used for the Game had a Creative Minions Twist! I attached Minion Eyes to a piece of Black Ribbon to keep the Theme Going while they Played.
Personalised Minions Party Decorations
We have Three Variations of Fantastic Minions Birthday Party designs over at Katie J Design and Events. Because the Minions theme is super versatile and so much fun, it’s Perfect for Girls, Boys, Twins, Siblings, & Joint Birthday parties.
Check them out, here: Personalised Minions Party Decorations
I hope you have fun using some or all of these Minions Party Games at your own Minions Party!