Provide games for your women’s group to play at the next meeting. Your group will have a good time while getting to one another better. Group game playing builds team spirit and pushes us out of our "comfort zone" and into conversation. Group game playing also encourages a healthy competitiveness between the members. Games are also good icebreakers to use when introducing new women into the group.
Before the group meets, shop for about 10 to 15 small, inexpensive items. On a table where the group meets, visibly arrange the items for optimum viewing. Remove any price tags before anyone has a chance to see them. On a sheet of paper, record how much each item cost. Keep the cost list hidden from everyone else. Place a small gift bag next to each item in the store. As the women come in give them one slip of paper to use for recording their bids. Every woman should write her name on each slip of paper. After the group has made their bids, announce the true price for each item. Look in the bags to find whose bid is closest to an accurate bid. Award the closest bidder the prize.
On a sheet of paper, write all the letters of the alphabet. Cut the sheet of paper into small slips and fold them in half. Put all the slips in a bowl or jar. As the women come in, instruct them to bring their handbags. Draw a letter from the jar and announce it to the women. The players have to find something in their purses that starts with the letter you call out. When a player finds an item beginning with the letter, she has to hold it over her head and call it out. Play this game randomly drawing about 10 to 15 letters. Give a small prize to the person who finds the most items.
Divide your women’s group into two or three teams. Give each group a digital camera and a scavenger hunt list. The group task is to find everything on the list and photograph it. Suggestions might be red shoes, pink lipstick, a woman with white hair or someone wearing polka dots. Give the women a time to be back to the meeting place. Tell them to be on time or they will automatically lose. Award some fun prizes to the group that gets all or most of the pictures listed on the scavenger hunt list.