If your house is a magnet for the neighborhood girls then you may often find yourself with a houseful of girls on inclement days. Unless you want pandemonium to ensue, you've got to have some ideas on how to entertain these energetic youngsters with something fun and that keeps them out of trouble. Here's one great party idea that fills the bill: Hold a Girl Makeover Games day! The girls can play out some fantasies and, unlike Halloween, can focus on making themselves lovely examples of the sophisticated girl.
The Girl Makeover Games party is a giggly event that doesn't require much preparation or supervision and will keep them happy and laughing all afternoon explains Alana Macrae who is a leading Aberdeen makeup artist.
The Girls Makeover Games party is more a Wannabee Fantasy party than a real makeover such as adults might do. Wannabee a Princess? Movie Star? Sarah Palin? You get the idea. Now it's party time!
Serve the girls hot chocolate and cookies. Set a table or dresser with the makeover necessities. Pick up several tubes of cheap lipstick, getting a few of the wilder colors. The lipstick can double as rouge, too. It's probably a good idea to cover the table or dresser with plastic sheeting, unless you have a wipe-clean surface.
With adequate supervision of younger girls, you can provide some real face makeup – it doesn't need to be expensive. It's the effect that thrills.
With a group of younger girls, say under 9, leave out the mascara and other things that can poke their eyes. Avoid glitter in makeover supplies. You be the makeup artist (supervise), the use of powdered eyeshadow, applied with a sponge rather than a pencil.
Here are some other good props and accessories for the Girl Makeover Games party:
Cheap and radical wigs of the dime store variety let the girls wig out with a fantasy do. Redheads can be blonds and brunettes can be redheads! Why not?
You'll get a lot of mileage out of accessories, which, while building up the drama, reduces the need for too much makeup. Hats are great. Tie them with ribbons, lace or scarves. Have a few feathers on hand to stick in the hatbands. Kid's costume jewelry adds glamor and drama. You should also have on hand at least one pair of glasses (for aspiring Sarah Palins).
The girls will enjoy a high-drama, exciting afternoon at your ingenious Girl Makeover Games party. Be prepared to host another one!