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DIY Escape Room Kid's Birthday Party

Need help planning a birthday party they'll always remember? Let me show you the magic of at-home escape room games...
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Escape parties are the immersive, chatter-generating birthday event you've been looking for. Read on to see how you can use one for yourself.

Best. Birthday. Ever!

As parents, we all want our kids to have an awesome birthday party, one that leaves their friends talking about it for weeks to come. But throwing a regular birthday party with cake, balloons, and party games gets pretty boring after a while. So why not challenge your little munchkins and throw them a themed escape room birthday party?

Yes, that's right – an escape room birthday party! It's the perfect way to keep your kids entertained and engaged while they work together to solve puzzles, find clues and escape the room.

The best part is, you can make your own DIY escape room with just a few party items and printed clues.

You may think it's a good idea to have an escape birthday party at home, the answer is yes!

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Is an At-Home Escape Room Good for a Birthday Party?

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Yes, an escape room birthday party at home is a great idea. Birthdays should always be fun and memorable. An escape room birthday party allows your kid's friends to use their problem-solving skills, work together and have a great time.

Plus, you don't need to worry about renting an actual escape room facility or paying for the cost of having the employees of the escape room run the game. All you have to do is set up a few decorations, gather party items and supplies, create your own puzzles and riddles, print out clues, and let the kids have fun. It's really that simple!

Now that you're ready to throw an unforgettable escape room birthday party, let's talk about how to set it up.

How Do You Plan an Escape Room Birthday Party at Home?

DIYing an escape room birthday party is easier than you think. All it takes is a bit of imagination and some preparedness. Here's what you need to do:

1. Pick a Theme

Kids love having themed parties, so pick a theme that goes with your escape room birthday party. This can be anything from pirates to superheroes or even a fairy tale theme.

The theme will set the tone for your escape room and make it more exciting for the kids.

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2. Create Escape Room Goals

Kids are easily impressed, so make sure to set clear goals they have to complete in order to escape. Give them a time limit and let your kids know that they have to find all the clues and solve the puzzles to finish the game.

And if ever in doubt, don't forget how Gandalf said it best: "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." Therefore, make sure to give them enough but not too much time. This will help them stay focused even if birthday party chaos erupts.

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3. Build Escape Room Puzzles and Riddles

Make sure to create a handful of puzzles and riddles that mix clues, problem-solving, and teamwork. This is the most important part of the game, so it's important to plan it out well.

You can use household stuff like locks and keys to create a lock-and-key challenge. Or you can even have them find hidden objects to complete the mission. The possibilities are endless!

If you feel like getting creative, you can always look up some escape room-themed puzzles online. And don't forget to add an "ending goal" – like the door, for example – that players need to reach in order to finish the whole game.

Some escape room puzzles that you can easily create at home may include:

  •   • Word scrambles
  •   • Number puzzles and locks
  •   • Picture puzzles and riddles
  •   • Spot the difference challenge
  •   • Find the object challenge

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4. Gather Supplies and Party Items

What's a party without food? Surprise your little adventurers with some snacks and drinks. You can create some theme-related food or drinks that are related to your escape room.

For example, if you're going for a pirate theme, you can serve a "treasure chest" filled with cupcakes and cookies. Or if you're playing an escape room based on a fantasy theme, you can make a "potion" cocktail out of juices and sodas.

And don't forget to offer something for the adults, too!

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6. Set Escape Room Rules Prior to the Start of the Game

Kids are easily distracted and excited, so make sure you set some clear rules before the game starts. Let them know how long they have to complete the escape room and the consequences if they don't finish in time.

Also, make sure to have a few safety rules as well. With younger kids, it's important to be cautious and make sure everyone is staying safe.

7. Prize for the Winner

As mentioned before, prizes are a must when it comes to escape room birthday parties. Don't forget to have a special prize for the winner of the game, so that everyone feels rewarded at the end.

This could be anything from a small toy or a special certificate to candy and sweets. And don't forget to give everyone a special token for completing the escape room too!

And there you have it! With these seven steps, you're now ready to create the perfect escape room birthday party. Good luck, and have fun!

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You know the drill – add a few friends, some food, and drinks, and you'll be on your way to hosting a birthday party they'll never forget! So what are you waiting for? Let the escape room birthday parties begin!

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