Here are some samples of STOP Game Challenges and suggested music geared toward a really fun Ladies Game Night. Use the challenges as inspiration for creating some of your own!
If you are hosting a Ladies Night Theme Party, playing the STOP Game, I’ve suggested trivia and music on the previous page (Theme Night) for each of the themes. But check out the “generic” suggestions below anyway!
Remember, the Challenger is the person who was holding the basket when the music stopped. She reads the challege card to the group.
The prize winner is NOT read until the challenge is finished.
Hint: I type my challenges on the computer and print each on an 8 x 10 sheet so the print is large enough to read, even in dim lighting! Fold the sheet in quarters and place in basket.
Ladies Night Sample Trivia Challenge
Time to travel back in time to your early days with Barbie. Starting from 1959, she had a circle of family members and friends, which grew through the decades. Name at least three from her circle, including their relationship to Barbie.
Ken (Barbie’s Boyfriend) — Allan (Ken’s Friend) — Skipper (Barbie’s Sister) — Skooter (Skipper’s Friend) — Ricky (Skipper’s Friend) — Midge (Barbie’s Friend)
True or False: Ruth Handler was one of the brains behind the company Mattel, which launched Barbie after Ruth saw a similar doll in Switzerland. Ruth was the mother of two children, Ken and Barbie, and she named the dolls after her son and daughter. True
Discuss: What Barbie accessories did you have back in the day? What was your favorite?
Prize goes to any player who still has her original Barbie doll or any doll in Barbie’s circle. If no one qualifies, Challenger wins!
Ladies Night Sample Trivia and Song Challenge
POP QUIZ on MARILYN MONROE (group fills in the blanks): She was born in (Los Angeles) under the real name of (Norma Jeane Mortenson, then changed to Baker). She spent much of her life growing up in (foster homes). Her appearance on the cover of (Life) Magazine in 1952 was the talk of the town. On Jan. 14, 1954, she married (Joe DiMaggio). Her production company was named (Marilyn Monroe Productions.) She became best known for her persona as a (dumb blonde). Was she dumb? (no!) Where did she famously sing to President John F. Kenney? (Madison Square Garden) What was the president’s response? (Thank you, I can now retire from politics after having had sung to me ‘Happy Birthday’ in such a sweet, wholesome way.)
SING: Play a recording of “Diamonds are a Girls’ Best Friend” — as a group, sing along and ham it up!
Prize goes to anyone named (first or middle) Norma, Jean or Marilyn or last name Monroe or Baker. If no one, Challenger wins!
Ladies Night Sample Song and Trivia Challenge:
The group must decide on a favorite Diana Ross and The Supremes song to sing. Recruit THREE volunteers to stand up and do the motions of Diana and her two Supremes. With Diana & her Supremes leading the way, the entire group sings the song together. Play a recording if you have it or sing a-capella.
POP QUIZ: What were the names of the original two Supremes? Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard — What was their record label? Motown — First # 1 Hit? Where Did Our Love Go — What year? 1964
Prize goes to player who stepped up as Diana!
Ladies Night Sample Song Challenge
Play a recording of Don McLean’s American Pie. Break into two teams. Challenger points to Team A when it’s time for them to sing; then Team B. Switch back and forth fast or slowly — teams must be ready to take over at any time.
Challenger decides which team sang best, loudest and most animated.
Challenger then picks one person from the winning team that led her team to victory.
Prize goes to the player picked by the Challenger.
Ladies Night Music Choices
Have a multi-generational group? Mix ’em up.
All one generation? Pick out popular tunes from your high school era — anything that will get them singing!
Mean (Taylor Swift) — Material Girl (Madonna) — Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye (Paul Leyka) — Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend (Marilyn Monroe) — Bye Bye Bye (*NSYNC) — Respect (Aretha Franklin) — Everybody/Backstreets’ Back (Backstreet Boys) — Ladies Night (Kool & the Gang) — Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper) — She’s a Lady (Tom Jones) — Hey Mickey! (Toni Basil) — It’s My Party (Lesley Gore) — Downtown (Petula Clark) — Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison) — We Are Family (Sister Sledge) — Thank You For Being a Friend (Randy Newman) — Heaven Must be Missing An Angel (Tavares) — Last Dance (Donna Summer) — Larger Than Life (Backstreet Boys) — I’ve Had the Time of My Life (Bill Medley/Jennifer Warnes) — Bad Girls (Donna Summer) — Please Mr. Postman (Beatles) — California Girls (Beach Boys) — It’s Gonna Be Me (*NSYNC) — Happy Together (Turtles) — I Do (Boyz II Men) — As Long As You Love Me (Backstreet Boys) — Can’t Take My Eyes off of You (Four Seasons) — Big Girls Don’t Cry (Four Seasons or Fergie) — Dizzy (Tommy James and the Shondells) — Tearin’ Up My Heart (*NSYNC) — Love Is All Around (The Troggs) — Stop In the Name of Love (Diana Ross and the Supremes) — Baby Love (Diana Ross and the Supremes) — Call Me Maybe (Carley Rae Jepson) — I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor) — On Bended Knee (Boyz II Men) — Lola (The Kinks) — Quit Playing Games with My Heart (Backstreet Boys) — Copa Cabana (Barry Manilow) — Mandy (Barry Manilow) — Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond) — Chapel of Love (The Dixie Cups) — Love Me Do (Beatles) — Maggie May (Rod Stewart) — Ain’t No Mountain High (Diana Ross) — Barbara Ann (Beach Boys) — Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder) – Build Me Up Buttercup (Foundations) — Always Be My Baby (Mariah Carey) — Runaround Sue (Dion & the Belmonts) — Single Ladies/Put a Ring On It (Beyonce) — Just Dance (Lady Gaga) — Man, I Feel Like a Woman (Shania Twain) — Dancing Queen (Abba) — Bennie and the Jets (Elton John) — Independent Woman (Destiny’s Child) — It’s Raining Men (The Weather Girls) — This One’s for the Ladies (Martina McBride) — Can’t Hold Us Down (Christina Aguilera) — I’m So Excited (Pointer Sisters) — Dreamlover (Mariah Carey) — Flashdance, What a Feeling (Irene Cara) — Breaking Up is Hard to Do (Neil Sedaka) — Paparazzi (Lady Gaga) — I Want It That Way (Backstreet Boys) — She Works Hard for the Money (Donna Summer) — My Guy (Mary Wells) — Trouble (Taylor Swift) — My Girl (Temptations) — Miss Independent (Kelly Clarkson) — Mamma Mia (Abba) — Born This Way (Lady Gaga) — You Don’t Own Me (Lesley Gore) — Lady Marmalade (Patti LaBelle or Christina Aguilera) — Telephone (Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé) — All I Wanna Do (Sheryl Crow) — Girl Power (Cheetah Girls) — I Am Woman (Helen Reddy) — Girlfriend (Avril Lavigne) — My Boyfriend’s Back (The Angels) — I Love the Nightlife (Alicia Bridges) — I Wanna Put on My Boogie Shoes (KC and the Sunshine Band) — Wannabe (Spice Girls) —- Hit Me With Your Best Shot (Pat Benatar) — Girls Night Out (Amy Lepard) — All You Need Is Love (Beatles) — With a Little Help from My Friends (The Beatles) — Windy (The Association) — Soak Up the Sun (Sheryl Crow) — I’m A Believer (Monkees) — Before He Cheats (Carrie Underwood) — I’ll Be There For You/Theme from Friends (Rembrandts) — Where You Lead I Will Follow/Theme from Gilmore Girls (Carole King) — We Are Never Getting Back Together (Taylor Swift) — We’re Having a Party (Sam Cooke or Rod Stewart) — Somebody That I Used To Know (Gotye) — ABC (Jackson 5) — Rich Girl (Hall & Oates) — Turn the Beat Around (Gloria Estefan) — Sweet City Woman (Dave Clark Five) — Hey There Delilah (Plain White Ts) — Hanky Panky (Tommy James & the Shondells) — Friends in Low Places (Garth Brooks) — Two Pina Coladas (Garth Brooks) — Uptown Girl (Billy Joel) — Band of Gold (Freda Payne) — Ball of Confusion (Temptations) — Get Back (Beatles) — I Want to Hold Your Hand (Beatles) — She Loves You (Beatles) — Raise Your Glass (Pink) — Sister Golden Hair (America) — Sherry (Frankie Valli & Four Seasons) — Let’s Hang On (Frankie & Four Seasons) — Brand New Key (Melanie) — Alejandro (Lady Gaga) — Livin’ On a Prayer (Bon Jovi) — Free Fallin’ (Tom Petty) — I Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty) — Rosalita (Bruce Springsteen) — Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen) — Dancing in the Dark (Bruce Springsteen) — Saw Her Standing There (Beatles) — American Pie (Don McLean) — We Will Rock You (Queen) — Sing a Song (Earth Wind and Fire) — Build Me Up Buttercup (The Foundations)