A new take on a party favorite: Lose the donkey and pin the pepperoni on the pizza instead.
Pin the pepperoni on the pizza. Download the game board and pieces by clicking on the above icons, or create your own version using felt or poster board. The kids, blindfolded, get five points for pinning the pepperoni on the center of the pizza, two points for placing it directly on a slice without touching a line, and one point for hitting the crust.
Hot Tomato. Just like Hot Potato, but with a tomato.
Meatball race. Kids form teams and deliver a “meatball” (a golf ball or a racquetball) on a spoon to a designated location and back without dropping it.
Bocce ball. Each player gets a ball (or a beanbag). One person throws a starter ball roughly eight feet ahead, then each child tries to throw his ball as close to the first ball as possible. The closest wins. (Bocce set, $40, modells.com.)