Monster Cameo Game

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What better way to celebrate Halloween than to have a dress up game. This would be a fun game for tween and teen girls. It’ll also work well for a sleepover. It would be best to make sure that your guests don’t come dressed up to this monster mash party. Use what you can find around the house. This game can take up to an hour and a half to play.

Materials Needed:

  1. 2 sets of children’s make up and/or monster make up
  2. a pile of clothes that the kids can use
  3. a pile of accessories the kids can use
  4. something to keep time
  5. optional: make up remover

Instructions:

Before the kids arrive, copy and paste the following list into a program such as Microsoft Word that you can print from:

 

Count Dracula

Frankenstien

Werewolf

Harry Potter

Witch

Witch

Bella Swan

Edward Cullen

Zombie

Zombie

Ghost

Ghost

Killer Robot

Killer Robot

Mummy

Mummy

Creepy Clown

Creepy Clown

Ghostbuster

Wicked Witch of the West

Glinda, the good witch

Salem, the cat

Sabrina, the teenage witch

Once you’ve printed out the list, cut it up into strips and put them in a bowl before the party starts. When you’re ready to play the game, show everyone the piles of clothing and accessories and tell them that we’re playing celebrity cameo. You’ll divide the parties up into 2 teams (no whining). Then the teams will choose their first person to dress up.

That person will choose a slip from the bowl without telling the other team. The rest of his or her team has 5 minutes to make them up. After five minutes has passed, switch people until a whole, spooky cast has been created. Lastly, have each group make up a skit and perform it using all of its characters.

When its done, give the children an option to take off the make up using make up wipes.

Braiding Bar

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One of the hottest trends of the 2010’s has been braids.They’re so versatile and look very cool. They’re not very easy to do by yourself. For this activity, you’ll need to hire 1-2 teenagers that are good at braiding. You can ask them to show you their Instagram photos or a braiding portfolio of what they can do before hiring them and set an agreed upon rate.

Materials Needed:

  1. 1-2 teenagers that are good at braiding
  2. 2 or 4 chairs to sit on
  3. a pack of hair ties
  4. 2 combs
  5. comb cleaning solution
  6. an image of different styles that they can braid
  7. a list for the girls to sign up to get their hair braided
  8. optional: fun hair clips, hair spray template, and wash out hair spray

Instructions:

Have the girls set up a booth 2 chairs for them to sit on and 2 chairs for the children to sit on. The girls should sign their name on a piece of paper to create a waiting list to have their hair braided. The little girls should then pick one braid out of a list of hair styles and the teenagers will braid them in order.

Let the parents know in advance if you’re doing this so that they don’t panic when they see that their child’s hair has changed. You can also buy hair templates and wash out hair spray to further decorate the braids. This activity will take a while and is best done with tweens who will have the patience to sit down while their hair is being done for so long.

If you do this, please let us know how it went!

The Sweetest Ice Breaker

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Start the party on a sugary high note with this ice breaker! Have each child pick 1-2 m&m’s that are different colors and then explain that each color of m&m is correlated with a question. Have the kids tell the others what color they have and their answers one at a time in a circle. This will allow the kids that may not know each other to find connections that’ll allow them to play for the rest of the party. 3 packs of m&m’s may cost you $7.

You can substitute m&m’s for other candies such as Skittles, but be aware of the different allergies or dietary restrictions that other kids may have. For instance, Skittles is made with gelatin, which is a meat product that vegetarians can’t eat. Other than that, this is a super fun ice breaker. We played this game at my 16th birthday party.

Materials Needed:

  1. paper with instructions about what each color means
  2. enough m&m’s

Sample Questions:

  1. How did you meet the birthday child?
  2. What is your favorite subject in school?
  3. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  4. What is your favorite color?
  5. Do you prefer cats or dogs?
  6. Who is your favorite Disney Princess?
  7. What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?
  8. Where are you from?
  9. What instrument do you play?
  10. What is your favorite season?
  11. What is your favorite TV show?
  12. Do you have any siblings?
  13. What is your favorite animal?
  14. What is the best joke that you’ve ever heard?
  15. Who is your role model?
  16. What are your hobbies?
  17. What is the coolest thing that you’ve ever done?
  18. What is the nicest thing that you’ve ever done for someone?
  19. What country do you want to visit one day?
  20. What languages do you speak?
  21. Who is your favorite musician?

Group Yoga for a Party

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This idea would work well for a spa party. All you need is enough slightly padded space for the children to stretch out on and a good yoga video/DVD. If you have a TV that is connected to Youtube, then you can just use a Youtube video that you found. You should watch it beforehand to make sure that it is appropriate for the children. Kids will be entertained for the duration of the video.

Needed Materials:

  1. A soft carpet, enough yoga mats for all of the children at the party, or tumbling mats.
  2. An easy or kid-friendly yoga video

Spa Nails

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This is a must-do activity for any spa party. The mini nail salon is good for tween-agers and teens. It will last about 45 minutes and may cost around $45 to buy all materials.

Materials Needed:

  1. Nail polish (3 polish colors)
  2.  fans
  3. a base coat
  4. an upper coat
  5. optional: nail stickers

Instructions:

First of all, make sure that all of the girls have clean nails that don’t already have nail polish on them. If they are wearing nail polish, then you should help them take it off using nail polish remover to make sure that the nail polish remover doesn’t accidentally spill and ruin something.

You should set up the table with a disposable table cloth in labeled stations: water soak, base coat, nail polish, driers, stickers, and top coat . It is best to stagnate the kids so that no more than 3 kids are waiting to go to any station other than the drying station.

The first station the kids should go to is the water soak station.  This station should consist of two to three tiny bowls. Add marbles to the bottom of the tiny bowls to make it fancy. Have the kids soak their fingers for about 30 seconds and then have them dry their fingers using paper towels or regular towels.

The second station should be the the top coat station. Each girl should apply their own top coat and then wait 1 minute before moving onto the next station.

The next station is for putting on nail polish. You should have at least 3 different nail polish colors available for the girls to choose from. Have them paint 1-2 coats and then sit in front of the fan(s) for about 10 minutes.

When the nails are mostly dry, you can have them move onto the nail sticker station or the top coat station. The nail stickers are often hard to get off, so they may need help to take off the stickers and put them on. Put the top coat on next and then have the girls go back to the fans. The nails  should be fully dry in 20 minutes.