You don't have to wait for Mother's Day to honor the mother-daughter relationship. Nurture this special bond with a group mother-daughter get-together. By spending quality time with each other, mothers and daughters strengthen the relationship they share. Many party games will appeal to parents and children alike, regardless of the ages of your guests.
Coloring Book Game
For a younger set of daughters, a mother-daughter coloring contest keeps little ones entertained. Pick out a photo from a coloring book and make copies for your guests. Choose photos that depict a mother-daughter relationship, such as a mother rabbit and her baby bunny. Pair up mothers with their daughters and give each a box of crayons. Have the teams work on coloring their photo together. Once they are finished, check to see which pair stayed in the lines the most. Award the winners a prize such as a children's book. Give all participants a coloring book.
Balloon Relay Blast
If the weather is nice, head outdoors to the backyard. Begin by dividing your guests into two equal teams. Designate one team the Blue Team and the other the Green Team. Place two large plastic bags full of inflated balloons about 40 yards away from the starting line. One of the bags should be full of blue balloons and the other green balloons. On the count of five, one member of each team runs to the corresponding bag, removes a balloon and sits on it. The goal is to burst the balloon and run back to your team. The team that finishes popping all the balloons first wins the game. Giggles will be in abundance as preteen girls watch their mothers try to pop the balloons.
How Well Do You Know Your Daughter/ Mother? Game
The goal of this game is to find out which preteen mother and daughter know each other best. Write down questions such as "What is your daughter's favorite color?," "What is your mother's favorite movie?," "What is your daughter's favorite book?" and "What is your mother's favorite song?" Read off the questions to the pairs. Have them answer on a piece of paper. Have them stand up and take turns reading the answers. Give a prize to the pair that answers the most questions correctly.
Chick Flick Movie Charades
Charades is a classic party game because it leaves everyone laughing. Divide teams into equal groups. Have teams sit on opposite sides of each other so there is a large space in the center. Hand a member from each team a card with a movie title. Choose movies that your guests likely have seen and that are "chick flicks." Good choices include "13 Going on 30," "Legally Blonde," "The Princess Diaries" and "Ella Enchanted." Have the member with the card stand in the space between the teams. Instruct her to act out the movie title using gestures and actions without saying a word. Give the team a certain amount of time to guess the title. Once time is up, it's the next team's turn. The game continues in this manner until teams answer five movie titles correctly.
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