Better Beats Entertainment provides amazing youth and school dances with a fun and exciting atmosphere, the best appropriate new music, and fun activities to engage in to keep the energy going!
See the list of activities below!
This is a fun game for kids and a great ice breaker for adults. The players are asked to form a circle and pass around a cylindrical balloon between their legs. When the music starts the participants start passing the balloons. When the music stops, whoever is left with the balloon is asked to leave the game. The last person in the game wins a prize.
Balloon Defender (also known as Balloon Stomp)
This is best to be played with kids above 7-8 years old. Balloons are tied to a child’s ankle with a six to eight inch string. The object of the game is to protect your own balloon, while trying to pop (by stomping on) someone else’s. The game starts when the music begins to play. If the music stops the children are directed to freeze. The winner of the game receives a prize.
Balloon Pass – Team
This is a great game for all kids to play and can be played with as many people as you want. Depending on the amount of kids at the party, they are directed to form two or more groups. Each group forms a line, and the first person in the line is given a balloon. The objective of the game is to pass the balloon to the back of the line, and then return it to the front. First the balloon is passed over the head (to the back of the line). Then it is passed under the legs (to the front of the line). This can be repeated one or more times. The fastest team receives a prize.
This is a very simple game to play with younger kids. There aren’t many rules involved, it is fun to play, and everyone will receive a prize. Small prizes are assigned to numbers written on pieces of paper, and placed inside of balloons. The object of the game is to have the kids pop the balloons (by stomping on them or whatever means possible), and finding the paper with the prizes written on them. Then after all the popping is completed, there is a prize ceremony for all the kids who played.
Balloon Pop – Team
This is a fun game to play with kids of all ages. The object of the game is to be the first team to pop all their balloons. Kids are placed in teams of three. Within the team, one person will have to blow up the balloons while the other two will be responsible for popping them by standing back to back and squeezing the balloon between them. The winning team receives a prize.
Balloon – Simon Says
This is a new take on the old classic that everyone can play. The game is played similar to Simon Says. Each kid is given a balloon, and directed to hold the balloon at various places (above head, nose, feet, stomach, and so on). If a child mistakenly places the balloon at a non-specified area, he or she is asked to step out of the game. The last child in the game wins a prize.
All ages can enjoy this game and get a good laugh. Kids are placed into teams of two or more. One of the kids is to wear an oversized shirt, while the remaining team members stuff them with as many balloons as they can. The team with the most balloons stuffed wins a prize.
This is a good ice breaker and nobody is too old or too young. Everyone is asked to dance on the dance floor until they hear the phrase “Bear Hug 3 Friends” (note the number). The dancers are to get in groups of the number called and hug. The odd person or persons out are asked to leave the game. Before the end of the game there will be 3 people left. At that time “Bear Hug 2 friends” is called out. The winning pair wins a prize.
Coke and Pepsi
This is a great game that will excite all the kids. Kids are teamed up, placed on one side of the dance floor, and directed to sit on their teammate’s knee. One side of the dance floor is designated as Coke while the other is Pepsi. When either Coke or Pepsi is called they must go to that side of the dance floor and sit on their teammate’s knee. When Seven-up is called, they are to run to the middle of the dance floor and high-five their teammate. The object of the game is to be the first team to make it to the designated side of the dance floor. The last person to sit on their teammate’s knee is asked to leave the game. The winning team receives a prize.
This is a great game to play with all of your guests. The object is simple. The guests are asked to dance to a song and then freeze when the music stops. They are to remain frozen until the music starts up again. The person or persons who did not freeze, or unfroze before the music started up again, are asked to leave the game. The person remaining wins a prize.
This is a fun game to play with kids and even teens. The object is simple, but the game is challenging. Everyone is given a hula hoop, and asked to (you guessed it) hula hoop! The person who can hula hoop the longest wins a prize. Note that if on a small dance floor, kids can take turns two, three, or four at a time.
Hula Hoop Pass
This is a fun game for kids and teens. Everyone is directed to form a circle on the dance floor and hold hands while a hula hoop is place between them. The object of the game is to pass the hula hoop around the circle while still holding hands. The game starts when the music begins to play. When the music stops, the person with the hula hoop is asked to leave the game. The person remaining wins a prize.
Human Ring Toss
This is fun game for kids to play however it requires teams of two. Each child is given a hat (with a small pole on top of it) and two rings. Each team is directed to toss the rings at their teammate’s pole on their head. The team to catch all of their rings first wins a prize.
A great classic that everyone can play and the kids will probably win! The object of the game is to lean backward and dance under a horizontal pole without touching it. Each person gets to go one at a time (sometimes two) to see if they are up to the challenge. After each round, the pole is lowered. If a guest touches the pole or the floor, or falls to floor, they are disqualified from the game. The last person left is the winner.
This is a fun and simple game to play at backyard events or where space allows. This game is not recommended to be played on an event hall dance floor. Kids are given a bag of marshmallows and tooth picks. The object of the game is to make the most interesting and cool looking sculpture. At the end of the game the guests get to vote (by cheering) on the best looking sculpture. The winner receives a prize.
This is a fun game that can involve everyone and get some laughs. Multiple teams of two to four people and placed on one side of the dance floor. The object of the game is for each person on the team to carry a marshmallow to the other side of the dance floor by means of a straw or sick. If he or she drops it, they must go back and get a new one. The first team to make it to the other side wins a prize.
This is a great game to play for kids of all ages. Chairs (one less than the amount of kids playing) are placed on the dance floor side by side and back to back. The kids are directed to walk and/or dance around the chairs until the music stops. Once the music stops, the kids are to find the nearest seat and sit in it. At the end of each round, one chair is removed. A child that was not able to find a seat is asked to leave the game. The last child in the game wins a prize.
Pass n’ Guess
This is a great game that gets everyone involved, and they don’t even have to leave their seat! A jar of Jelly Beans, Jelly Fish, or anything else is passed from person to person and table to table. They are instructed to inspect the contents, and then write their guess and name down on a piece of paper. The person who guesses the closest wins the jar.
Present Wrap (also known as Mummy Wrap)
This is a hilarious game to play. This is fun for the kids and the guests watching. Each child is asked to volunteer their mother, father, or anyone willing to help them play this game. Then they are directed to wrap them up in toilet paper on the dance floor. Note that bows, ribbons, or any other type of wrapping maybe used. Once all the wrapping is complete, the guests get to vote (by cheering) on the best wrapping job. The kid with the best present wrap wins a prize.
This is a fun game for all kids and gets everyone else involved too. Chairs (one less than the amount of kids playing) are placed on the dance floor. The kids are directed to search and find certain items (normally asking guests for them). Once they find it they are to run back and still on a chair. The person who is last to make it to the seat is asked to leave the game. After each around the kids return the items and one chair is removed. The remaining child wins a prize.
This is a fun game that gets everyone up and moving around and kids of all ages can play. Kids are placed in two teams with one tricycle per team. The object of the game is for each person on the team to ride the tricycle to a cone (or set point on the dance floor) and grab a flag. Then they are to bring it back to the next person. Then in turn, they are to ride it back to the cone, and come back. Then this next person goes and so on. The team who finished the first wins a prize.
Tug of War
This is a good old traditional game that all kids can play, however is best to be played outdoors. Two teams are made (commonly boys vs. girls) and are asked to hold a long rope between them. The object of the game is for each team to pull the other team passed the mid line. The winning team wins a prize.
Unwrapping the Present
Younger children might find this game more challenging, but they can still enjoy the spectacle! It’s best to be played when the kids are all about the same age. Using a present that is wrapped multiple times (over and over making it very difficult to unwrap), the kids are directed to roll a pair of oversize dice until they get doubles. When they do, they run to their designated present, put on over-sized gloves, and try to unwrap it. Whoever unwraps their present first receives a prize.
Water Balloon Toss (or egg toss)
This is a great game for outdoor events. Teams are made of two people placed ten feet apart. Each team is given one balloon (or egg) and asked to throw it to their teammate. After each successful throw, the teams are asked to take one step back. If the balloon or egg breaks, the team is asked to leave the game. The winning time wins a prize.
Some ideas for easy give aways that will keep the kids happy:
- Buckets or baskets of any kind are good because they will serve double duty as a place for kids to put their other party souvenirs.
- Mini water guns are especially good for an outdoor party.
- Stickers and temporary tattoos are traditional, but you won’t believe how much they entertain
- Bouncy balls are another simple but classic kid’s favorite. Just make sure that you get balls that are on the softer side so you don’t have any accidents.
- Yo-yos and pinwheels are traditional party favors that your fellow parents will especially appreciate for their quiet entertainment.
- Stick horses are another option that are cheap or easy to make at home.
- Costume themed give aways will encourage the imaginative side of your kids. Things like hats, jewelry, tutus, superhero capes etc will inspire make believe games that could last for hours. The best part is there are options here for pretty much any theme.
- Arts give aways are another good option and they can result in memorable keepsake pictures for your child. Give kids things like self inking stamps and crayons and then provide poster board for a fun group activity picture. If you want to go a step further websites like etsy.com are now selling “coloring wallets” for kids in a variety of designs and themes.
- Hula-hoops are a great give away because they can be played with all day
- Hawaiian lays are a classic that kids have played dress up with for generations
- Glasses and other types of disguises give kids a chance to use their imaginations
- Candy is a cheap and easy give away that all kids love!
- Glow sticks make fun kids toys, and they’re small, inexpensive and don’t make a mess!
- Plastic musical instruments like little guitars, flutes and kazoos etc are good toys for the kids to play together. These are especially good for a party because it gives kids a chance to play together!
- Beads and slap bracelets are great for kids who are a little bit older.