DIY Punch Out Birthday Party Game

DIY Punch Out Birthday Party Game

Remember the Color Splash Birthday Bash from last week?  Ah, of course you do!

Well this was one of the DIY details I had to share with you… the Punch Out Birthday Party Game.  It was a hit and I recommend it for any children’s party.  The kids loved taking turns punching for a toy and it was easy to make.  MUCH easier than I originally thought it was going to be.  Looks a lot more difficult than it is.

Let me show you…

Birthday Party Game

You will need:

  • sturdy poster board (the cardboard kind)
  • tissue paper
  • brown paper lunch bags
  • party favors/toys
  • scissors
  • clear packing tape

I recommend heading to the dollar store.  They should have everything you need!


When you have all your materials for your birthday party game, take your poster board and cut holes in it.  6 on each sheet worked perfectly.  How many pieces of  poster board will depend on how many children you have at the party.  Each should be able to punch out at least one hole.  So make your game with an appropriate number of “punch outs”.  Mine had 18.  There were only 15 children attending but 3 lucky adults got a chance to play too!!


Once all your holes are cut each will need a tissue paper cover.  I doubled my paper up so it was a bit sturdier.  Cut some tissue paper squares and tape them on the back of your poster board.  Make sure each hole is completely covered.


Next, take your brown bags and cut a 4 inch slit down each of the corner creases.  This is where your toy will sit.  It should look like this…


Now, carefully place a toy on each “punch out” circle.  Place your bag over it and tape the flaps down. Tape them well!  Make sure each flap is secured tightly to the board so the bag will be fastened well enough to hold the toy.








Once all the bags are in place, carefully stand the game up.  Once you do this you can double-check is bag is secured well enough.


Admire your sweet party game!

FIGHT the urge to punch out every hole!  Move the game to a location it won’t taunt you.  It WILL beg you to punch it!


When it’s party time, set the game up.  We had to tie ours to the fence because the wind was not cooperating.  Make sure it’s set up in a spot it wont fall over and  get ruined before you get to play.  Also, keep it somewhere the kids can’t go punching it when no one is looking!!


When you play, make sure you have someone taking pictures of the sweet excitement on each childs face when they punch for a toy.  It will be priceless!!

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Afterwards, be prepared for the parents to tell you how creatively awesome you are.  That just never gets old!! 😉


So, if you are looking for a children’s party game, do yourself a favor and make a Party Punch Out Game. I promise, you won’t be sorry!!

Have fun,










By | 2018-01-10T11:37:16+00:00 April 17th, 2013|Blog, DIY Projects, Momma Likes to DIY, Momma Likes to Party, Momma's Corner|2 Comments

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Hey gang! I'm Heather, the Editor in chief here at Appletini Photography. I am a self proclaimed SuperMOM of 2 who enjoys blogging, party planning, and DIYing! I am married to SuperDAD and have a slight coffee addiction! When I'm not wearing my SuperMOM cape, you can find me on the blog connecting with other Moms. Over at Momma's Corner you can read about the good, the bad, and the funny of my adventures in party planning, DIY, and Mommyhood.


  1. Catherine Holt April 17, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    I absolutely love this idea and I am definitely going to use it at one of my daughter’s parties. Although I think I will have to hold my husband back as he will be wanting to punch away!! Plus there is nothing like hearing how creative you are by other parents….lol. Awesome idea 🙂

    • Heather Rizzo April 18, 2013 at 9:10 am

      HAHA! It was so hard not punching them all out! I think I may remake this sometime for the adults! It would be cute to put game prizes in for a shower, or maybe little naughties in for a bachelorette. You could really remake for any event! I’m looking forward to doing it again!! and probably again and again!! 🙂

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