Party Games for Older Girls

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It can be very easy to organise fun party games for younger children, whether it is limbo, charades, hide and seek or heads up, seven up. But for often finicky preteen girls (generally between the ages of 10 and 13 years old), it can be a lot trickier.

Parents who are putting together parties for older girls still have several fun party game ideas to consider.

Name That Pop Star

Name That Pop Star is a fun game that preteen girls are sure to enjoy, especially later in the party. Name That Pop Star involves writing the names of various pop stars (Beyonce, Justin Bieber or Shakira, for example) on paper. The party guests are asked, in turns, to draw a name and sing a line from one of the singers' hit songs. The other guests try to guess which pop star it is. For added fun, the best singing performances can be awarded with prizes (some examples include accessories, CDs and DVDs).

Lucky Lotto

Lucky Lotto involves writing out random lottery tickets and handing them out to all of the guests. Matching tickets are drawn out a bowl, detailing "lottery-style" prizes. Some of the prizes awarded in Lucky Lotto can be gag or joke prizes, such as a massive pair of underwear or a compact disc of polka music.

Questions and Answers

"Questions and Answers" is a fun party game that could help the girls to get to know each other a little better, while at the same time having a great time. Each girl writes a question on a slip of paper. Everyone should fold their pieces of paper and place them inside a designated bowl. On a different piece of paper, everyone needs to write down a lyric from their favourite song, and place those slips of paper in a second bowl. The questions are passed around, and every girl should take one of them. Every girl reads her chosen question aloud, then retrieves one of the "answers" (the song lyrics) from the second bowl. The lyrics have to be sung as if the person is well-versed in the song.