Games suitable for RHS events where the ladies are up and moving.
A great ice breaker and way for ladies to get to know each other. Have the names of famous couples on separate pieces of paper. Put these into a hat and each person draws one piece of paper. They then have to find who their partner is and get to know them. Examples:
- Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
- Prince William & Kate Middleton
- Kermit & Miss Piggy
- Barbie & Ken
- Superman & Lois Lane
- Mickey & Minnie Mouse
- John Lennon & Yoko Ono
- David Beckham & Victoria Beckham
- Romeo & Juliet
- Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones
- Cleopatra & Mark Antony
- Lancelot & Guinevere
- Fred Flintstone & Wilma Flintstone
Musical Bag O’ Clothes
Take a large bag (that is not transparent enough to see what’s inside) and fill it with an assortment of odd/unusual types of clothing articles. Items such as bras, swimsuits, girdles, baggy pants, men’s trousers, wigs, hats, etc…. Have the ladies sit in a circle so it’s easy for them to pass the bag around to each other. They pass the bag around in one direction, to music. When the music stops, whoever is holding the bag has to reach in without looking and pull out an item. Whatever they pull out, they have to put on and wear. Continue until you run out of items, then vote on who is wearing the wackiest outfit. You can give a prize.
Place a tennis ball in one leg of the pantyhose. You can then have the pantyhose tied around the waist by the empty leg, or wear them on your head (cut off or tuck in the remaining leg). Arms must be held behind your back. For “golf” the ladies need to use the swinging pantyhose to tap a pingpong ball across to the other side of the room. For “Bowling” they need to knock over a series of small water-filled water bottles. The winner is the first one to achieve the goal. Can be run in teams of 2 at a time.
Feather Blowing Game
Give each Hatter a feather. When you say, “GO!” the ladies have to start blowing the feather in the air. Whoever can keep the feather in the air the longest (using only her breath) is the winner. This game can also be played in teams (the team to keep the feather in the air longest using only breath wins)
A good idea for a lucky door prize (if you don’t have allocated seating) – tape a red ribbon under one seat before anyone arrives. When you want to draw the winner, have everyone stand up and look under their seat.
The Chocolate Game
Have everyone sit around in a circle. A, unwrapped block of chocolate with a knife and fork should be in the centre, along with a hat, scarf and gloves. Everyone takes turns to roll a dice, when someone rolls a 6 they can go into the centre and put on the clothing then use the knife and fork to cut squares of chocolate. They can only eat the chocolate if it has been cut while wearing all the clothing items. While they are dressing and cutting, everyone continues to keep rolling. When someone else rolls a 6, they go into the centre and the first person must take the hat/scarf/gloves off and go back to their place.
Everyone sits in a circle. A Red hat containing 3 small envelopes (each with a note inside) is passed around to music. When the music stops, the person holding the hat must stand up, choose an envelope and read out the activity shown on the paper and act it out. This may be something like doing the “I’m a little teapot” song etc. (You could play this with more than 3 envelopes).
Unwrap the Parcel
A bit like the chocolate game mixed with pass the parcel. Wrap a small item in layers of wrapping paper, as you would for pass the parcel. Have this in the centre of a circle, along with a pair of oven mitts, a hat and a scarf. Players take turns to roll the dice. When a player rolls a 6 they can go into the centre, put on the clothing items and start unwrapping the layers until someone else rolls a 6 and replaces them. Whoever unwraps the last layer to reveal the prize gets to keep the item.