Print out a picture of the birthday child upside down on a note card.
If your invitation has spaces inside to fill out information flip the invitation over and write in the information so the writing looks like you wrote upside down.
Turn pictures, decorations and knick knacks upside down for the party.
If sitting at a table turn the chairs to face outward.
Backwards Party Icebreaker
While guests are arriving give each one a nametag and ask them to write their name backward on the tag. This will be their name for the rest of the party.
Backward Party Activities
Decorate shirts with fabric paint and stencils - let the children paint their names backwards on the shirt. Line the guests up and take a picture of them in the shirts (this is also fun if you decide not to do decorate the shirts) but have them face away from the camera.
Backwards piñata - Give each party guest a balloon or paper bag stuffed with paper and taped closed and let them glue or tape candy and prizes onto the outside of it. Let them take it home as a party favor.
Backward Party Games
Backward relay races - Divide party guests into two teams and have them run these fun backward races relay style around a cone (or other object) and back to their team for the next player to go:
Carrying an egg on a spoon - walking backwards
Bouncing a ball - walking backwards
Moving 3 ping pong balls or balloons around the course with a broom
Treasure Hunt - See how to set up a treasure hunt and then write all the clues backwards so the guests will have to find a mirror to decode the clues.
Backwards Tag - Played like traditional tag, but reversed. After "it" is chosen everyone else counts to 10 while "it" runs away. Then all players try and tag "it". When someone tags "it" then they become "it" and everyone then tries to tag them.
Backwards Musical Chairs - Played like traditional musical chairs except instead of a guest having to sit out after every round remove a chair instead. The kids will have to start sharing seats. By the end they will all have to be sitting on one chair.
Played like traditional musical chairs except instead of one of the guests having to sit out after every round - a chair is taken out instead. The children will have to start sharing seats. By the end they will all have to be sitting on one chair.
Backwards water balloon toss - Divide party guests into teams of 2. Give each team a water balloon and ask them to stand 1 foot apart facing away from each other. They then have to throw the balloon up and have their team member catch it. After every successful round have the teams take a step apart from each other. Make sure to have extra water balloons on hand.
Backwards party food
Backwards goody / loot bags
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