There are so many video games these days. From preschoolers to adults, anyone who likes games can do it. Phones, computers, and game consoles make this process a lot easier and more fun. Video games are a great way to bring families together in a fun and competitive way. Yes, they’re another source of screen time, but they’re also a stress reliever for kids.
Video games tend to get a bad reputation, and that’s usually due to certain circumstances. For example, if someone is addicted to the game. It’s not that bad if done safely and responsibly. In fact, according to Web MD, video games have many benefits for children.
For example, playing simple games can improve a child’s mood, encourage relaxation, and reduce anxiety. Children can also develop emotional resilience by learning to cope with losing in video games.
Gamer-themed birthday parties are sure to be a blast for kids who love games! Of course, that’s just the subject. No actual video games are played during the party. Here are some great ideas for gamers to throw a great party featuring the most popular kids games right now.
10/10 Super mario
Definitely Mario! Thanks to Nintendo, Mario and his Toadstool have provided fun for over 35 years of his life. In fact, the Mario franchise is the best-selling video game franchise of all time, according to Statista. There’s no shortage of party supplies for a Mario-themed party, but if parents really want to go crazy and go original, the DIY ideas are endless too. Some of those ideas are:
King Bowser Super Mario Brothers Cake
super mario bros pops
tunnel lollipop cup
Invitation to Super Mario Bros.
super mario bros cupcakes
Great food with a Super Mario Bros theme
For more details and how-tos on these amazing finds, visit Kara’s Party Supplies.
9/10 animal crossing
For unfamiliar parents, Animal Crossing is another social simulation video game series from Nintendo. Children can create a country of cute animals. The more you play, the bigger your land and the more animals you get. This game is mostly played outdoors, so this makes a great outdoor party theme.
With so many options and ideas, parents don’t have to worry about what to plan. As a reminder, the Sugar Geek Show is hosting a great Animal Crossing party with all the helpful tips and tricks.
Sonic, Super Sonic, Sonic the Hedgehog, whatever the kids want to call him, he’s “Flash” the blue hedgehog. Parents may not want to age themselves, but it’s the same little speedster as the 1991 Sega Genesis release. These days, you can find Sonic on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox. Parents can check out his DIY ideas at Manda Panda Projects or browse the party store for decorations.
The Fortnite theme makes for a great active birthday party. Fortnite is an online game that challenges kids to save the world. Playing nerf gun wars, dance offs, and Capture the Flag fits perfectly into the theme of this ever-expanding game.
Parents can also check out more game ideas at Birthday Party Ideas 4 Kids. For food, Fortnite makes it easy, too. Burgers and pizzas named after popular Fortnite character Durrr Burger. The pizza epitomizes the classic pizza pit set in Fortnite. Children usually like one or the other, or both.
Roblox is another online game similar to Fortnite. Children are responsible for construction and creative play. We also have lots of ideas for Roblox parties. This is a really popular game. Another great thing about Roblox is the virtual party option. That means all the kids you play games with can party together and play online. It’s called a party place and it’s a private place for parties and meetups. Parents can find out more on TechCrunch.
5/10 Mine Craft
Minecraft has been around for quite some time. It goes out of fashion, but it’s a standard. In this game, kids can create anything and everything. The game has tons of features to inspire party favors, food, and games. Spaceships and laser beams provide great inspiration.
Pokemon is 26 years old. It’s hard to believe how popular it is still, but it is. Pikachu can be found on lunch boxes, bed sheets, shoes, and even underwear. No wonder why this is such a great party theme! everyone enjoys it. The main colors are red, yellow, black and white. Pretty simple and easy to put together. Parents can get Pokémon trading cards, Pokémon DVDs, video games, board games, and even Pokémon masks. You’ll never run out of supplies for this fun-filled bash.
3/10 in us
Among Us is a new game that quickly became popular. This is a massively multiplayer whodunnit type game that kids will love. Send invitations to all crew members and imposters and set up a real-life Among Us game for everyone. That is very fun. For parents who don’t get it, it’s like an updated version of Clue.
Zelda is another game that has been around for years. A fantasy action game where you save a princess. Hosting a costume party or a scavenger hunt are just two ideas along this theme. Doodlecraft has a whole post about other fun things to do to make this party memorable.
1/10 dragon quest
If parents are looking for a great birthday party theme, Dragon Quest fan or not, Mouthy’s weblog has it. The ultimate quest for magic eggs. It’s a theme that both boys and girls can enjoy.
Sources: Web MD, Statista, Kara’s Party Supplies, Sugar Geek Show, Manda Panda Projects, DoodlecraftSpaceships, Laser Beams.Birthday Party Ideas 4 Kids, TechCrunch, Mrs. Mouthy’s Weblog