Girls Night Out Games
Spice things up at your next ladies night party with some fun games and activities! Here are some great girls night out games guests are sure to enjoy.
As we get older, girly get togethers (most of the time) move beyond truth or dare and putting underthings in the freezer. But just because there is a little more age on our bodies doesn’t mean that we don’t enjoy a few party games to get the evening going. Party games are especially great to have if there are guests that don’t know each other well—they make great icebreakers and allow everyone to relax and have fun.
Are you stuck for grown-up game ideas for a girls’ night out party? Here are a few to get you started:
Purse Scavenger Hunt. Make a list of random items you might (or might not!) find in a woman’s purse. Assign points for each item; whoever has the most points after the hunt wins.
Pass the Orange. This is a physical—and very silly—game, so it’s probably best played before cocktails are poured. Split your guests into to two teams, then have them pass an orange down their line… without using their hands. If they drop the orange, they have to start again from the beginning of the line.
“Never Have I Ever.” This game is sure to weed out the wild ones in your group. Everyone starts the game with three fingers raised. (You could also give everyone three coins or three small objects instead of using raised fingers.) You go around the room with each person saying, “Never have I ever…” and then finishing that sentence. The answers could be outlandish (“…had a pedicure”) or adventurous (“…gone skydiving”). If someone else in the room has done the crazy thing, the person making the statement has to put one of their fingers down. The last finger standing wins.
“Who? What? When? How?” This is a good get-to-know-each-other game if you make your questions creative. Put out some squares of paper and pens for everyone. Have everyone write down a personal who, what, when or how question and take turns drawing and answering. You’ll find out things about each other you never knew!
Cherry Picking. This game can be a little messy, so be sure you’re playing with people who can appreciate that sort of thing. You may want to ask for a few volunteers who like cherries. When you have them, give each a bowl with a cherry. Tell them it’s a race to see who can eat the cherry first, but that they can’t use their hands. Easy right? At that point… fill each bowl with whipped cream. (It’s a good idea to have a few napkins handy!)
Just Do It. This is a great game that can be adjusted for a night out on the town or a girls’ night in. Write little tasks on small slips of paper and put them in a bag that is easy to carry. At home, the tasks could be something like, “wear a toilet paper tiara for the next 20 minutes,” or “stand up and do your best Gangnam Style dance.” Out on the town, you could write tasks like, “go talk to a complete stranger,” or “start a conga line.”
Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.Read More »