Spin the Nail Polish Bottle

Summary: Spin the Nail Polish Bottle is a great girls game that is not only fun to play, but in the end, you have a full set of polished nails.

Ages: From 10 to 18

Recommended Number of Players: Between 3 and 12

At least as many bottles of nail polish as you do players. More colors can be purchased for additional fun.

Set Up:
No prior set-up is required

How to Play:
Everyone player should first remove any old nail polish they may have on. This includes the toes if you are playing a long game.

Have the guests sit in a circle. Spin the first bottle of nail polish in the middle of the circle. If you are playing in a room with carpet, try putting the nail polish in a pie plate first to spin. When the bottle stops spinning, the player to whom the cap is pointing has to paint ONE fingernail that color. She may paint any fingernail of her choice. Next, change nail polish colors and spin that bottle of nail polish.


1) To keep the fun going, paint your toe nails as well.

2) If you want to give prizes for this game, you could let the first girl done choose their favorite bottle, the second girl choose one bottle and so on until all girls get to go home with a bottle of nail polish.

3) If you are playing this at a slumber party, you could start by having all the nail supplies available for the girls to do a miniature manicure before the game begins.

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Many people come to this site looking for a couple specific games. When they find them, great, the job is done. But there is one thing I want ALL my guests to know regardless of how many or how few pages they read. Therefore, if you see this box again on a few more pages, skip it and move on to finding more games for your event.

But for those reading this for the first time, here is the best advice I can pass on from my many years of experience planning and executing large and small events. Read on…

“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.” These are great words from A.A. Milne, the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh. I couldn’t agree more. And a solid foundation of organizing and planning is needed for most events. But I am here to tell you even with the BEST organization, no event is going to proceed EXACTLY as planned. You may even have a Plan B, C or D as a back-up. That’s fabulous! But trust me on this one; something will happen that you had no way of anticipating. So what now? Here is the trick. Pay close attention to this because it is the single most important piece of wisdom I can share with my readers.

Are you ready?

Learn to mentally let go of your perfect plans
the minute the party, event, game
or special occasion starts.

That’s it. I could write an entire page on how to “be in the moment” and “have fun at your own party.” But neither of those will happen if you don’t have the mindset that it’s alright to have things turn out differently than you imagined. The good news is that usually what you planned in your head that didn’t come through was never even missed by most.

So if you are going along, playing a game, or any other group activity, and it leads you down a road you didn’t foresee… Enjoy the ride.

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