I recently hosted a Christmas party at my house. Of course I did the usual activities – gingerbread cookie decorating, white elephant exchange, etc. But I wanted to spice things up a bit, so I also tried a new game that I had found while link-trailing pinterest pages.
I gathered together a collection of small gifts and items, and augmented them with fun-sized pieces of candy. Then, using ungodly amounts of saran wrap (pro tip: Costco sells 750 square feet of saran wrap for like $5), I wrapped all of the little goodies up amongst the layers of saran wrap until I had a fairly large ball filled with various gifts and candy.
The rules of the game are simple – you can unwrap the ball until the next person in the circle rolls a 6 on a die. Once they roll a 6, you cut off any saran wrap you’ve managed to pull off during your turn, press the end down, and pass the ball on.
The catch? You have to unwrap the ball while wearing oven mitts.
I honestly wasn’t expecting the amount of hilarity that would ensue. It’s surprisingly difficult to unwrap saran wrap when your fingers are several times their normal size, and the uncertainty of how long your turn will last left everyone simultaneously cheering on both the mitt-wearer and the die-roller.
I’ve already had several of the attendees inform me that they’re planning on using this idea for their next party. This is a great game because it can be slightly altered for whatever the occasion calls for. Bachelorette party? Put in random facts about the bride and groom that the girls have to uncover. Baby shower? Hide things like pacifiers, safety pins and bibs in the ball. Birthday party? Add little boxes of confetti and party blowers. The possibilities are endless!
What sort of event can you think of using this game at?