L.R. asks from Long Beach, NY on January 26, 2009
J.W. answers from New York on January 27, 2009
Hi There. I do a lot of youth work and intergenerational events, and I have had some luck using the following website. Don't let the name fool you, there are some great printable games and some very fun low budget ideas. Good luck!
This one is specifically for Junior Parties, but if you just use the main part it will get you to a page that has all sorts of ideas for all kinds of parties.
K.S. answers from New York on January 27, 2009
We did this at my bridal shower but I still remember how fun (and funny) it was. We had teams of 4 and they were given 2 rolls of toilet paper and had to make a wedding dress. (Imagine a bunch of women with wine coolers making toilet paper wedding dresses, hello youtube moment!) Anyway, buy a pack of cheap toilet paper, have the girls pair off and let them "dress" their partner. Then they can have a fashion show.
Hope they have a great time!
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D.S. answers from New York on January 27, 2009
one year for my daughter's birthday we did a sleep over and we made "no sew" pillows out of fleece. you can buy fleece with patterns or colors that the girls would like at a local craft store... not very expensive. the girls loved the pillows and they got to sleep with them that night! :) here's a link for directions. http://jas.familyfun.go.com/crafts?page=CraftDisplay&...
E.G. answers from New York on January 28, 2009
facials, manicure/pedicures, bake cookies, dress up/model/photoshoot, twister, tell scary stories in the dark, ice cream eating contest, create a scrapbook page for the birthday girl.
J.G. answers from Rochester on January 26, 2009
Get inexpesive makeup (dollar tree) and have girls pair up and sit in chairs one in front of the other with a desk or table in front of each pair. Mirrors are good too. Wrap a sheet around the girl in the front chair (she keeps her hands in her lap) like a cape covering the girl behind her too (so she can't see and have the girl in the back reach around and see who can make up their partners face first (no mascara!)
Mummy wrap with toilet paper fun too.
M.T. answers from New York on January 27, 2009
You can find lots of craft items, many of which are not terribly expensive, in the Oriental Trading catalogue, or check out their website www.orientaltrading.com. Some of the items are geared at younger kids, but when my daughter was 11, she and her friends made tote bags and sand art. You could even just buy plain tshirts in a solid color and a pack of fabric paints/markers and let them decorate their own shirts.
J.G. answers from New York on January 27, 2009
2 years ago for my daughters 10 birthday she had a sleepover. We had a "spa" party.
The girls made their own lip gloss, face masks, hand exfoliate, etc. I love looking at the photos of the girls with the face masks on one of the ingredients was oatmeal. Most of the "recipes" were relatively inexpensive since most of the ingredients you will find in your kitchen.
The girls also did make up and nails.
If you would like the recipes to everything we did please send me an email and I will find it on my computer and send it to you.
M.B. answers from Syracuse on January 27, 2009
for craft ideas you can get nice craft kits cheap through oriental trading post. You can go on line.
Another thing that girls age 11 might like to do is a manicure. they can soak their hands and file their nails and apply nail polish and little stickers to them. I have done that with a church group of girls and they loved it.
A.G. answers from New York on January 27, 2009
Great times --after the crafts, etc. I would select a nice quiet movie to calm them done (oh, don't offer candy during the sleepover, big mistake!!!) Popcorn and whatever drinks you offer, don't make them too suggary. My old time favorite is the old chair game, you have the music playing and then you stop it and everyone is to sit down, of course your a chair short, that is always a cheap and fun game, just have a prize to give at the end, it could be a nail polish and nail file, something inexpensise in a goodie bag to give away. I would search the web, it's a wealth of information -- you can also do make-overs, you'll have to have a few other moms to help depending on the amount of girls your having over. Good luck, have fun!