Do you have some holiday parties coming up? Do you need some fun games or activities for your party guests? Lucky for you, I’ve got a really cool game that my family has been playing at our holiday parties for years. When I was younger I really thought everyone played this game, but I recently found out from friends that that’s not the case. So anyway – here’s the game. My family just calls it “the gift wrap game.” It’s really fun and people get really into it. I’d love to hear if you have any fun games for holiday parties like this!
DIY Gift Wrap Party Game – what you need:
- a small prize like a Hershey kiss
- gift boxes of varying sizes
- gift wrap
- tissue paper
- a few different kinds of tape
- a mitten or heavy-duty glove
How to prep the boxes
First, you need to choose a small prize. This can be a piece of candy like a Hershey kiss or a small Reese’s cup, or really anything about that size. The object of the game is for someone to reach that item inside the smallest box. So wrap that item in some tissue paper and put it in your smallest box. Wrap that box and place it in a larger box. Then wrap that box and place it in a larger box. Continue that process until you have used up all of your boxes. I usually use about 6-8 boxes – that should give each person a chance to play. If you have more than about 10 people though, you should consider adding more boxes or just putting together two different sets of boxes. You can wrap the boxes normally, or make it a little more challenging in some places by using more heavy-duty tape.
How to play the game
Once you have the box all set up, it’s time to play! Have everyone at your party sit around in a circle with the box in the center. The person who is “it” has to put a glove or mitten on their non-dominant hand and keep their dominant hand behind their back. They can use the gloved hand or any other body part to try and unwrap the box and make it to the next one. You can stomp on it, elbow it, bite it, whatever. While they are attacking the box, the person next to them is rolling a die. When they roll a 1 (or whatever number you choose), it becomes their turn. Continue this around the circle until someone gets to the prize in the smallest box.
Here’s a video of the game in action. I hope some of you decide to play it! It can be so much fun if you really get into it.