It's party time!

Includes: Indoors, Celebration

Activity time:
1 meeting


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Throw a great party

As well has having fun, you can help spread the word about how great guiding is and encourage others to join


  1. Invite a friend. Guiding grows by word of mouth, so ask girls to bring along a friend to the party, and challenge parents and Leaders to do the same. Remember that you will need to get consent forms from parents of visiting girls, so it may be a good idea to send these out with invitations.
  2. That’s entertainment! Make sure it’s not just leaders organising the party. Ask girls in groups, Sixes or Patrols to come up with one thing they can bring to the party to help it go with a swing. It could be anything from a great music collection on their iPod or DJing skills, to a play to perform or festive baking.
  3. Dress to thrill - go beyond traditional fancy dress options. Why not try -
    1. Letters - dress up as something beginning with a letter of your choice – perhaps D for Diwali, C for Christmas or the first letter of your unit’s name. The food, games and maybe even the music could all begin with the same letter.
    2. Favourite things - ask girls to dress up as their favourite thing - it could be a food, an animal, or a place. Everyone should bring along a food they love, and vote on the games they want to play.

Planning checklist

Safety notes

If you’re planning a sparkly celebration, make sure you read our guidelines on bonfires and fireworks

Section Number of girls per adult
Rainbows 5
Brownies 8
Guides 12

How many adults are needed?

Use this calculator to find out the ratio of girls to adults that is required for this activity

2 adults needed