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A Fun Game Sure To Become A Family Favorite

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?

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9 thoughts on “A Fun Game Sure To Become A Family Favorite

  1. […] I once again hosted a Christmas party this year, except this time I did 3 days in a row of Christmas parties!  We took this idea from a friend, and the thought was to try to incorporate as many people as possible, while also making an effort to focus on different aspects of the Christmas season.  So the first night was “celebrating friends,” which was basically my normal Christmas party.  I made dinner, we played games, decorated gingerbread cookies, etc.  One of the games was a new one – I wrapped little treats in saran wrap and made people unwrap the ball with oven mitts on.  It was actually a lot more fun than I expected!  You can read more about that here. […]

  2. This really was a surprisingly fun game. It seemed like some people were better than others, but I think everyone pretty much evenly stunk. It was a riot. 🙂

  3. What does the final product look like? In my head, I see a rubberband ball made of saran wrap. It might be cool to put small bottles of liquor in it for a bachelor party.

    1. That’s a great description, Jon! A giant saran wrap rubber-band-esque ball :). And I love your idea of using liquor bottles! I imagine the game might get much more amusing, depending on how much the guys have already had… 😉

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