A dress-up party is only as good as the dress-up trunk! Plan ahead, add to your trunk over time and watch the kids' imaginations run wild.
Time Length30 - 60 minutes
Space NeededSmall (a clearable open space the size of a 1-car garage)
1. Designate an area, trunk, or station as the "dress-up space."
2. Fill it with sparkle dresses, feather boas, bandanas, straw hats, cowboy hats, and floppy brim hats. You can also add leis, hula skirts, heels, flip-flops, scuba gear... whatever you have or can find at Goodwill.
3. Have a few mirrors in this area for the guests to check out their new look.
How to Play
1. If you are having a themed party, send guests to the dress-up trunk as they arrive.
2. If you are simply having a good old time, use the dress-up trunk to help with imaginary and creative play. Maybe the group decides to dress up for a high tea, or for a cowboy rodeo.
3. The best thing about a multi-themed dress-up trunk is that the participants can change their outfits as many times as they desire.
1. Hawaiian theme: as the guests arrive, present them with grass skirts. These come in natural raffia, plastic green grass, and colors with silk flowers around the tops. Offer them a variety of silk or plastic leis, flower bracelets, or flower headbands.
2. Cowboy theme: pass out hats, bandanas, a gun belt, cowboy boots, chaps, etc.
3. Mad Science theme: pass out lab coats, wild hair wigs, name badges, funky white shoes, pocket protectors, etc.