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Great games for your kid's next birthday party

You've done all of the legwork for your kid's birthday party - the theme has been chosen, invitations are in the mail and gifts are wrapped and ready to be opened. But once your little guests show up, how are you going to keep them entertained? Kids require a lot of stimulation, so you're going to want to come up with activities to keep them occupied for a few hours. Luckily, children are fairly easy to entertain. If you're completely befuddled as to what games to play, here are some ideas that are sure to go over well.

You can't go wrong with a classic like Pin the Tail on the Donkey. You can mix it up a bit, such as Pin the Tail on the Pikachu or Pin the Hat on the Scarecrow. Hand out prizes to the kids who come closest - small things like personalized lollipops or baby piggy banks are sure to do the trick.

Or how about a fun board game? Something that goes quickly is best. If you happen to own a Nintendo Wii, quick games of tennis or bowling are sure to go over well, plus they can accommodate a number of players at once so nobody ends up bored. It helps to have a variety of things to do, simply because you never know where the kids' tastes may fall on a given day.

Even simple arts and crafts projects could go over well. You can easily find kits that allow kids to design their own magnets, for instance. No matter what you decide, as long as you make sure every child is engaged, everything should go off without a hitch!