Little girls just are different to boys. They like more social rather then competitive games and don’t enjoy getting wet and dirty quite as much as a boy if at all. If you are having a single gender party for your daughter here are some great games and entertainment ideas.
Divide the girls into two or three groups. Give them a list of articles to find. These articles can be outside – long leaf, round leaf, feather, stone, etc. Or inside – crayon, video, pillow, spoon, doll, etc. Depending on their ages have between 20 and 30 items on the list. This will keep them very busy. Another version is to tell each group to find items for each letter of the alphabet – apple, ball, comic book, etc. They can become very inventive.
Girls are natural information sharers.
Let them sit in a circle. Each girl has a number of beans or cocktail sticks. The party girl starts by saying “I have never …” and names something she has never done. If any of the other girls have done this activity they give a bean or stick to her. The next girl to her right then repeats the phrase. Give them examples like – never seen Shrek, never danced with a boy, etc.
They also love playing broken telephone. The party girl whispers something to the girl next sitting next to her. She then whispers it to the next girl. The last girl says the message out loud. The party girl then says what the original message was. It is generally very jumbled.
Let’s go Shopping
This activity is a fun way for the girls to fill their goodie bags. Divide the guests into two groups. One group are the store keepers and the other the shoppers. Give each shopper 10 coins or beans and a shopping bag. They then “buy” the party sweets or snacks they want, and place them in their shopping bag. The girls manning the stores are instructed that each girl can buy 1 item from each store. You can also have a “store” with party favors. When they have all spent their money the groups swap rolls and the other group can now go shopping. To ensure all girls get goodies have two sets of shopping items.
Let the girls pass a ball around or throw it to each other while music is being played. When the music stops the girl left with the ball is out. You will see how fast the ball moves.
Get all the little girls in the kitchen for a baking and decorating spree. Choose something which bakes quickly like biscuits and cupcakes. You need frosting in different colors and a variety of decorating toppings. As party favors give each child an apron and chef’s hat.
Little girls love dressing up, so let them do so at the party. Collect all sorts of clothing items – bags, belts, skirts, tops, shorts, shoes, etc. You could also get fantasy clothing. Place them in a room. Let the girls get undressed and dress up in the clothing. When they have chosen their outfits let them hold a fashion parade. Award each girl with a prize. Find something special about each girl’s fashion statement, to award.
Do as I say not as I do
The birthday girl starts by saying “lift your arm” and lifts her arm, “clap” and claps. The other girls copy her until she says one thing but does another, e.g. says “hop” and then claps. All the girls must do what she says not what she does. Girls that don’t are out.
Play different kinds of music – soft classics, quick marching music, fast pop. Let the girls dance to the music. To make it more fun place different instruments, ribbons and scarves in around the room. Let the girls interpret the music using these articles. This is a good way to calm them down for the candle blowing and cake cutting.