Purse parties are always a little more fun when some short and simple games are involved.
Here are some great ideas for icebreaker games that will be sure to get everyone relaxed and mingling.
These are great because the theme of each is…….yep, you guessed it–PURSES!
Purse Scavenger Hunt-
This game is extremely simple and fun. Before the party, sit down and write out a list of things usually found in purses. For example, lipstick, a penny, paperclip, mirror, etc. Write out about 15-30 items depending on the size of your group. (remember, not too many or the game will be too long)
Simply call out each item and the one who has all or MOST of these items in her purse wins a prize. If you have a lot of people at your party, plan on having prizes for the top 2 or top 3. You can either have them hold up each item when they find it, or for added excitement, have them bring the item to you. The first one there gets the point.
This may sound silly…but believe me it is hilarious and your guests will love it.!
Purse Treasure Hunt-
This one takes a little time to prepare but is pretty fun. Cut out about 20 purses from colored construction paper. On the backs of 3 of them, write a big ‘X’. Hide them around the house. When the guests arrive have them look for these purses. The 3 guests who find the purses marked with an X win a prize. This gets everyone up and off their feet within the first few minutes and everyone seems to have a good time searching as quickly as they can.
You can also do this game with small coin purses that you can purchase really cheap at a thrift store. You can hide less of them, 5-8, but in each one put a small make up or lotion as a prize.
Remember That Purse-
I recommend having one purse as a raffle giveaway that is displayed as the centerpiece of your purse parties display. As the guests arrive make sure they notice that this purse will be given away as a prize and tell them to look at it and examine it. After everyone has arrived and had a chance to look at the purse, take the purse out of sight.
Now, ask a series of questions about this purse. For example: What is the brand name? What color is it? What color is the interior? What material is it made of? What is the brand name? What color is the hard ware? How many pockets inside? outside? Does it have adjustable shoulder straps?
The winner or winners receive a prize. I usually don’t like the purse to be the prize simply because sometimes you have more than one winner. I recommend saving the purse for the raffle at the end.
Holding a raffle is always a great idea for purse parties! It will immediately draw your guests over to your display table to take a look at the raffle gift. Upon arrival, each guest gets a raffle ticket. At the end of the evening, give the display purse away as the raffle prize. Make sure to create a buzz about this raffle drawing early on in the night. It keeps everyone excited all the way to the end.
These games can work for any kind of party. Because they’re fun and a little silly, everyone will start off in good spirits having fun…which of course is your goal!