You've Got This- Gifts for 12 year old girls!
Beautiful Girl- To remind her that she's beautiful inside and out. Looking good is important to this age. Many will be experimenting with different hairstyles and clothing styles and accessories. Nail polish, earrings, body spray or lotions (especially from Bath and Body Works), curling or flat irons, flexible curling rods, Friendship necklaces, drawstring sack bag (to keep her extras in for a quick on the go day/ if she's a sporty girl then Nike or Adidas brand)
Creative Girl- To keep her grounded and reminded to stop and smell the roses. Art allows you to express yourself and many girls find this a great outlet. Even if you can't draw worth anything, you can still doodle and you can still color and you can still make crazy faces in your notebooks at school and you can still try to create fancy writing even if it's not calligraphy. Inspiring Notebooks, a great set of sharpie markers, or a set of specialty colored pencils are great gifts.
Smart Girl- To know that Girls using their brains can do great things! Is she interested in science or robotics? Does she love books? Does she love learning? Foster something you know she's good at or is interested in. If she's always pointing out star constellations maybe she would love a telescope. If she's highly interested in computers, maybe a laptop is what she needs. Does robotics fascinate her? Lego Mindstorms and several other robotics kits are available for her to continue learning. If she has a favorite author, maybe a new set of books.
Fun Girl- Keeping things fun and light with smiles and laughter when she's around. Girls love sleepovers so a great overnight duffel bag or comfy pillow or sleepover game. Most girls I know love trampolines so you'll be the "most awesome" if you make this happen! No skill required. Just jump and feel carefree! Electric Scooters, Hoverboards, Penny boards, and Ripsticks are also great for getting around the neighborhood in style!
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Group Games for 12 Year old Girls Party
(What to do With all these Bottle Flipping/Fidget Spinning Girls!)
Minute to Win It- You cannot go wrong with this. Girls love to watch and laugh at each other and themselves as they each try and accomplish crazy tasks. How many dice can you stack on a popscicle stick held in you mouth?, Can you be the first to pull all the kleenex out one by one from a kleenex box? How many m&m's can you suck up with a straw and transfer to the next plate in 1 minute? How many balls can you make into the solo cups by bouncing on the table first in 1 minute's time? and the list goes on. Pinterest has tons of different games. Pick about 10 and start gathering your needed supplies!
Mall Scavenger Hunt- Test out their knowledge of the local shopping mall! Send the teams with clues to find various stores or things and once there, have them take a pic. Points can be assigned to each task. After a set time, everyone meets back up and points tallied. Finish with pizza in the food court!
Lots of Girls or a family get together?- Play large group games such as volleyball, Gaga ball (see youtube), dodgeball, or Volleysquare (see youtube)
Game Show Face Off- Pick your favorite on screen game show like Family Feud or The Price is Right or Wheel of Fortune and create your own rendition. This of course will take a little more planning but lots of questions can actually be found online and the girls would have a blast!