June 15 is Power Of A Smile Day and it is a day each year when people are encouraged to use the power of a smile to spread happiness. How do they do this? Well they just smile or host a party that will help to get a whole bunch of people smiling.
Parties are always fun but one of the funnest events that you can host is a Power of a Smile Day party. You just know that anything that starts out with a heading like that is going to be an event that you do not want to miss.
Smiling is important because smiles make us happy. It is that plain and simple. Smiles not only make us feel happy but they are also contagious. So you can make spread this happy feeling simply by smiling at another person. Yep, it is that easy.
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When you smile it releases endorphins a feel good chemical message in the brain that quickly travels down the spine to spread an intense feeling of well being throughout the body.
These Endorphins bring with them a fuzzy warm feeling of happiness and they have the amazing ability to reduce feelings of physical and emotional pain that we may be at that time experiencing.
This means that you can make someone else happy simply by smiling at them and that is exactly what happens at a Power Of A Smile party. A whole lot of people get together to have a really great time.
Smiles really are best when they are shared so don't forget to pass one to a friend today.
Smile Day Event Games and Activities
Your party events might include pin the tail on the Smiley, a smiling contest, a laughter contest, a joke contest, and a laugh dance. You get to create the rules but in case you were wondering exactly what these events entail here are a few tips to help you out.
Smiling and laughter contests are very easy to orchestrate and involve nothing more than exactly what their title indicates. Categories can include, biggest smile, silliest smile, sloppiest smile, and tiniest smile.
In the case of the laughter contest the categories can be something like loudest laugh, most genuine laugh, silliest laugh etc. You choose your categories because you best know the personality of your invited guests.
Your laugh dance can be done in a couple ways. Participants can form a circle or a Conga line and with one person the leader everyone will follow his or her lead. While dancing to very upbeat music the leader will choose different styles and scenes of laughter to throw into the mix.
It can be a Santa laugh, a snorting laugh, a guffaw, or a giggle, but whenever he or she laughs, the others must follow suit in both the length and tone of the leader's laugh. They can also mimic the motions made by the leader as he or she dances and intermittently pops laugh scenes into the dance routine. Usually the laughter itself is enough to generate more laughter.
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There are Quite a Few Party Games You Can Play
When it comes down to a joke contest count on the joke that produces the most laughter to be the winner. Prizes should also be given for the joke that produces the most groans, ooohs, aaahs, and of course the one with the least response.
Another fun event is a drawing contest to see who can create the cutest smiley face, the goofiest smiley face, the tiniest smiley face, and the smiley face that looks the most like someone else in the room.
The key to really pulling these games off in true humorous style is to keep the prize categories a secret till the end then flash cards showing the pre-selected categories. If you have a large group of guests then electing a panel of judges adds to the excitement.
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Be Sure to Give Out Happy Prizes For Your Games
Serve Your Guests Happy Food
The highlight of the party is generally always the meal. A Power of a Smile party has got to include plenty of Smiley faced food.
If you are considering a barbeque for your event then pull out the ketchup and mustard and have your designated Smiley creator ready by the grill.
Before any food leaves the barbeque it must first be decorated with a Smiley face. All hamburger and hot dog can receive two eyes and a smile. Baked potatoes can easily have smiling faces poked into them before they are put on to bake or just before they are served to your guests.
Smilie faced cookies and cupcakes can be served for desert or bake up a great big happy face cake. Be creative when planning your party and don’t forget to dress appropriately by wearing your best smile.
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