Birthday party ideas

Some ideas for an original and fun birthday. Here’s lots of things to do on your birthday.

Who knows how many times you’ve found yourself at a birthday party and seen that classic awkward situation where people arrive and feel awkward, uncomfortable.
Everyone stares at the screen of their phone and grabs a drink or food, just so they don’t stand there staring into space. Now imagine being the host of that party, or worse yet, being the birthday boy!

If you’re going to be planning a birthday, yours or some friend’s or family member’s, you don’t want to be in that situation. Well, we have selected for you many ideas for a birthday really out of the ordinary, with which you can entertain and amuse all the people present. Many of these ideas are generally sold online at a cost ranging from €15 to €30, but on this page we have chosen only free experiences for you.

Birthday treasure hunt, ready to print (interactive).

An activity that groups of friends can enjoy, but also parents and children: the scavenger hunt is a great way to spend a birthday party and keep everyone entertained. To make it as original as possible you can customize it to the situation and the people playing it. The more people who participate, the more fun and difficult it will be to win the final prize, consisting for example of sweets or small gifts.

Below you can choose a free, ready-to-print treasure hunt to play wherever you are.

The ghost island of Venice

Laura is a photographer and every day her eyes are enraptured by that mysterious island she sees across the lagoon. But what is it hiding? She wants to find out: she takes a speedboat and heads to that place, but she does not yet know that in this adventure she will not be alone. A ready-made treasure hunt that you can print for free.

Treasure hunt

Duration 1 hour

The pirate treasure of La Buse

A professor is on the trail of La Buse’s famous pirate treasure. When it suddenly disappears, his son Marcus begins to search for it. Help him find his father and the treasure. A ready-made treasure hunt that you can print for free.

Treasure hunt

Duration 1 hour

The disappearance of Ettore Majorana

The mystery is set in Italy between Palermo and Naples, the disappearance of noted physics professor Ettore Majorana is shrouded in mystery. Can you find out the truth? A ready-made treasure hunt that you can print for free.

Treasure hunt

Duration 1 hour

Discover all the treasure hunts (5 different adventures)

Indoor or outdoor group games. Some ideas for a family or group birthday party with lots of friends.

Celebrating a birthday can be the perfect opportunity to have fun with friends in the name of play. An idea suitable for families and children or even groups of friends. The possibilities are many: quizzes, musical games and group games can make the evening merry. Divided into teams, complete with punishments for those who get it wrong, participants immerse themselves in games that test their skills.

Below is a selection of free group games that you can pass the time with during the party. For each game you can have fun inventing new details or coming up with personalized “punishments” for each participant.

The game of mime

Nothing. First, you divide into two teams. There is no need for the number to be precisely the same: even if you have an odd number you can still play. At that point, a player chosen by lot from team A is introduced to the opponents from team B. These, …

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Names, things, cities

Pen and paper. Each player must get a sheet of paper and prepare a grid with several blank rows, and in the columns write “Name, thing, city, animal, craft, fruit” or any other category you decide to use. In turn a player will say a letter of the alphabet, then …

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The bat

Eye patch, miscellaneous. One player is blindfolded: it’s the bat. Bend your back forward and place your hands behind you and with palms facing up. You must remain completely still. Now the other players will touch their hands with an object. If the bat guesses what it is another player …

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The wireless phone

Nothing. This is also one of those games that you’ll surely have played at least once in your life. The players all stand in a circle and one of them has to say a sentence of his choice in the other’s ear. The sentence should be said quickly but sounding …

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Alphabet and balloons

Water-filled balloons with a letter of the alphabet written on them. Prepare more balloons with vowels on them than consonants because players will have to use them to form words. Players divide into teams. Each team will be placed behind a starting line and have in front of them a …

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All but one

As many different items as there are players minus one. Arrange at a certain distance from the players, as many objects as there are competitors, minus one (for example, 10 players and 9 objects). When the game starts, each player, as fast as possible will have to try to appropriate …

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Discover all the group games (265 in the archive)

Online Escape Room: Have fun at home solving untold mysteries from the comfort of your couch.

Since a few years ago we have all heard about, at least once, the Escape Rooms, real game experiences to achieve the same goal: get out of the room by collecting clues and solving puzzles and brain teasers. From the real escape room puzzles, which transport you into surreal and fantastic worlds, we have arrived at online escape rooms: virtual escape room games where interactivity and multimedia are the main features. Games in which you need to use your wits to solve the chosen adventure.

Supernatural and mystery can become the right ingredients to have fun during a home birthday party. Below we have selected some free online escape room experiences.

The ghost island of Venice

Laura is a photographer and every day her eyes are enraptured by that mysterious island she sees across the lagoon. But what is it hiding? She wants to find out: she takes a speedboat and heads to that place, but she does not yet know that in this adventure she will not be alone.

Escape room online

Duration 1 hour

The pirate treasure of La Buse

A professor is on the trail of La Buse’s famous pirate treasure. When it suddenly disappears, his son Marcus begins to search for it. Help him find his father and the treasure. An online escape room for fun alone or with friends.

Escape room online

Duration 1 hour

The disappearance of Ettore Majorana

The mystery is set in Italy between Palermo and Naples, the disappearance of noted physics professor Ettore Majorana is shrouded in mystery. Can you find out the truth? An online escape room for fun alone or with friends.

Escape room online

Duration 1 hour

Discover all the escape room online (5 different adventures)

Auction of memories. Download the pdf game to impress your friends at a birthday party.

friends sitting on the sofa

A game to play with friends or family in which everyone auctions off a special item that carries a story or memory, perhaps related to the person being celebrated. A different way than usual to remember special moments, share emotions together and have fun.

URBAN GAMES

A free, immersive experience to explore the city and discover the secrets that streets, buildings and monuments hide. The secret ingredients? Perspicacity and adrenaline.

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ESCAPE ROOM ONLINE

Alone or in a team, even remotely, play for free and unravel the mystery by solving online puzzles and brain teasers. Use logic and be careful: clues are hiding everywhere.

GO TO THE GAME

TREASURE HUNT

A free treasure hunt you can print and play anywhere with your smartphone or tablet. Choose your playing field, place the stage sheets and start the challenge.

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GROUP GAMES

Check out our massive archive of free games for schools, scout groups, parishes and animators. Here you can also find games for teens, families and adults to have fun all together.

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  • Secondo me questo gioco è perfetto per tutte le età. Inoltre è in base alla logica e il creatore/creatrice del gioco è molto gentile e la/lo ringrazio moltissimo! Lo consiglio a tutti, ora torno a risolvere gli enigmi❤️

    Giada Pisani Avatar Giada Pisani
    17/01/2024

    Un gioco divertente da fare con amici, intrigante e misterioso. Lo consiglio a tutti!

    Mariangela Russo Avatar Mariangela Russo
    17/01/2024
  • Enigmap ci ha fatto compagnia per tutte le vacanze Natalizie. Ho avuto modo di giocare a diversi set. Il sito è costruito molto bene, ci sono diversi livelli di difficoltà, è fattibile giocare a squadre così anche a coppia. Abbiamo apprezzato molto gli enigmi a tema, è intuitivo, un'esperienza immersiva completata da audio e video. Tutti i quesiti sono pertinenti alla trama principale e fondati su realtà. Arricchisce ogni bagnaglio culturale! SUPER CONSIGLIATISSIMO!!

    Arianna D'Alessandro Avatar Arianna D'Alessandro
    01/01/2024

    ho gioccato online all' escape room la tomba di "edgar alan poe " è stato davvero intrigante. gli enigmi sono dei veri e propri rompi capo convoilgenti e divertenti. mi è piaciuto molto il modo in cui si puo trovare la soluzio!!!

    Matilde Cittadini Avatar Matilde Cittadini
    22/07/2023
  • Un modo divertente e intrigante di passare alcune ore a giocare con gli amici. Grazie

    Elena Astone Avatar Elena Astone
    02/01/2023

    Ho giocato agli escape rooms! Giochi divertenti, stimolanti che arricchiscono anche culturalmente! Bravi! Attendo con ansia un nuovo gioco! Li consiglio vivamente !

    Marina Mencarelli Avatar Marina Mencarelli
    26/09/2022
  • Le escape room online sono una fantastica trovata. Appena avuto qualche piccolo intoppo mi è bastato contattare l'assistenza qui in chat e sono stati super disponibili, consiglio 🤗

    Valeria Caponigro Avatar Valeria Caponigro
    11/09/2022

    gioco ad ogni tipo di escape room, e questa online è la prima che faccio ma ne sono molto contenta perché è ben fatta, avvicente e molto divertente, se ne sei appassionato la consiglio vivamente, lho consigliata anche ad alcuni miei amici e ne sono rimasti molto colpiti. veramente soddisfatta di queste escape.

    Miriam Giampino Avatar Miriam Giampino
    20/08/2022
  • Il gioco risulta divertente e avvincente, un'ottima idea per trascorrere dei pomeriggi con la famiglia e gli amici. Consigliato anche a coloro che si affacciano per la prima volta a questa tipologia di giochi. Super consigliato!

    AnnaLucia Calò Avatar AnnaLucia Calò
    10/06/2022

    I’m doing a project on Poe for my English class and this activity was perfect! I got stumped a few times and the team who runs the chat service was super helpful! Definitely will be checking out the other online escape rooms!

    Darcie Cox Avatar Darcie Cox
    23/02/2022
  • Escape room divertente e davvero equilibrata. Gli enigmi sono ben variegati, mai banali ma senza difficoltà eccessive o errori interpretativi. Insomma davvero un ottimo lavoro. consiglio!

    Silvia Rossi Avatar Silvia Rossi
    27/01/2022

    Bellissima esperienza! lo consiglio sia a chi è appassionato del genere di enigmi sia a chi non ha mai provato, ottimo modo per passare un pomeriggio dove non avevo niente da fare. Complimenti agli organizzatori 🤗

    Marco Molina Avatar Marco Molina
    27/01/2022
  • Abbiamo trascorso diverse serate a risolvere enigmi molto carini e divertenti, un'ottima idea per chi è affascinato dal mondo delle escape room. Complimenti a chi si impegnato a creare tutto ciò

    Alessio Cormaci Avatar Alessio Cormaci
    17/10/2021

    Bellissima serata passata insieme ad amici all’insegna di enigmi e anagrammi! Bellissima piattaforma, molto organizzata! Assolutamente consigliato a tutti!!

    Chiara Contri Avatar Chiara Contri
    11/04/2021
  • Storie fantastiche ed enigmi geniali, da provare assolutamente! Consigliatissimo!

    Lorenzo Prati Avatar Lorenzo Prati
    10/04/2021

    Bellissima esperienza ! Provatela!

    Maria Francesca Melloni Avatar Maria Francesca Melloni
    10/04/2021

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  • Secondo me questo gioco è perfetto per tutte le età. Inoltre è in base alla logica e il creatore/creatrice del gioco è molto gentile e la/lo ringrazio moltissimo! Lo consiglio a tutti, ora torno a risolvere gli enigmi❤️

    Giada Pisani Avatar Giada Pisani
    17/01/2024
  • Un gioco divertente da fare con amici, intrigante e misterioso. Lo consiglio a tutti!

    Mariangela Russo Avatar Mariangela Russo
    17/01/2024
  • Enigmap ci ha fatto compagnia per tutte le vacanze Natalizie. Ho avuto modo di giocare a diversi set. Il sito è costruito molto bene, ci sono diversi livelli di difficoltà, è fattibile giocare a squadre così anche a coppia. Abbiamo apprezzato molto gli enigmi a tema, è intuitivo, un'esperienza immersiva completata da audio e video. Tutti i quesiti sono pertinenti alla trama principale e fondati su realtà. Arricchisce ogni bagnaglio culturale! SUPER CONSIGLIATISSIMO!!

    Arianna D'Alessandro Avatar Arianna D'Alessandro
    01/01/2024
  • ho gioccato online all' escape room la tomba di "edgar alan poe " è stato davvero intrigante. gli enigmi sono dei veri e propri rompi capo convoilgenti e divertenti. mi è piaciuto molto il modo in cui si puo trovare la soluzio!!!

    Matilde Cittadini Avatar Matilde Cittadini
    22/07/2023
  • Un modo divertente e intrigante di passare alcune ore a giocare con gli amici. Grazie

    Elena Astone Avatar Elena Astone
    02/01/2023
  • Ho giocato agli escape rooms! Giochi divertenti, stimolanti che arricchiscono anche culturalmente! Bravi! Attendo con ansia un nuovo gioco! Li consiglio vivamente !

    Marina Mencarelli Avatar Marina Mencarelli
    26/09/2022
  • Le escape room online sono una fantastica trovata. Appena avuto qualche piccolo intoppo mi è bastato contattare l'assistenza qui in chat e sono stati super disponibili, consiglio 🤗

    Valeria Caponigro Avatar Valeria Caponigro
    11/09/2022
  • gioco ad ogni tipo di escape room, e questa online è la prima che faccio ma ne sono molto contenta perché è ben fatta, avvicente e molto divertente, se ne sei appassionato la consiglio vivamente, lho consigliata anche ad alcuni miei amici e ne sono rimasti molto colpiti. veramente soddisfatta di queste escape.

    Miriam Giampino Avatar Miriam Giampino
    20/08/2022
  • Il gioco risulta divertente e avvincente, un'ottima idea per trascorrere dei pomeriggi con la famiglia e gli amici. Consigliato anche a coloro che si affacciano per la prima volta a questa tipologia di giochi. Super consigliato!

    AnnaLucia Calò Avatar AnnaLucia Calò
    10/06/2022
  • I’m doing a project on Poe for my English class and this activity was perfect! I got stumped a few times and the team who runs the chat service was super helpful! Definitely will be checking out the other online escape rooms!

    Darcie Cox Avatar Darcie Cox
    23/02/2022