Inside: Miss Kris Wants a Kiss is a fun game to get the whole family laughing and having a good time. Families that play together stay together.
Miss Kris Wants a Kiss is a hilarious game I invented for my family. If you have sons, you might cringe at the idea of putting lipstick on them. Think of it as Halloween make up done in a team spirit for the sake of sidesplitting family fun.
I came up with this idea when I accidentally won a whole box of red Clinique lipstick. Five shades of bold lip color! Dramatic lipstick is not usually my thing, but I decided to give it a try when my friend Liza was coming over for a playdate. She didn’t have to say anything. When I saw the way she looked at me, I knew I had to come up with an alternative use for all that lipstick. (And if you’re reading this Liza, don’t worry. I always knew bright lips look strange on me 🙂
What you need
Large poster paper, a banner roll or a craft roll (I get ours at Oriental Trading)
A pencil or a marker to draw Miss Kris
A scarf for blindfolding
Tape to attach Miss Kris to the wall
A few cotton balls and make up remover for when you are done playing
What to do
- Draw a face of Miss Kris on the poster board. You don’t have to be a Picasso. Just draw two eyes, a nose, lips, and add some hair. (Or google “how to draw woman face.” I did!)
- Attach Miss Kris to the wall.
- Paint everyone’s lips with lipstick and take turns walking over to the poster board in a blindfold and kissing Miss Kris.
- “It would be such bliss, said Miss Kris. If you could give me a kiss on my lips.” Miss Kris is actually secretly a witch, so make sure not to kiss her on the lips. If you do, you have to hold your left ear with your left hand while jumping on your right leg in a circle five times.
- The goal is to kiss Miss Kris on her left eye. Why? My kids said it gives you superpowers. You can obviously change that to what your kids decide is best.
- We like to play with points (sneaky math practice). Add one point for kissing on the left eye (it counts if lipstick touches even a bit of an eye). Deduct one point for kissing on the lips. You can give the winner (or a winning team) a prize if you want. If you eat candy in your family, a Hershey kiss might do the trick.
Some boys (and perhaps your husband), might find the sensation of having lipstick on a bit weird. Or they might say a lipstick is for girls. In such a case, I would say, If you’re a boy, lipstick isn’t going to make you a girl. The same way as putting a tuxedo on doesn’t turn a girl into a boy. Who you are can’t change because of a bit of paint, clothes, or a silly game. If you have your own insecurities about putting lipstick on your son (or your husband has a problem), use chapstick instead.
My friend said that it’s crazy to put lipstick on children. But what’s the harm? It’s only once a year. And the game is so much fun! What do you think?