When you only need one game at a party, then Pass the Parcel is your party game friend. It’s such a classic party game that has stood the test of time, as children love both the familiarity and surprise of the parcel! The best thing is that the rules of the game are easy to learn and understand for both grown ups and 3-6 year olds.
Our parcels are prewrapped, which makes your party at home even easier- just plug in some music from your device and you’re ready to go! Here are our 6 easy planning tips to help you run an enjoyable pass the parcel game.
6 Easy Planning Tips for Pass the Parcel
- It’s okay for children to leave the circle
if they have a prize, especially if it’s a 3 year old party. Think of three year olds as older two year olds with a shorter attention span. Keep the game going!
- Leftover layers are part of the parcel!
Our parcels are wrapped so that all children will receive a gift, not just the last person. If there are extra layers, reuse them as additional prizes.
- The birthday child doesn’t have to wait until the end
Let them share the excitement along with everyone else!
- No electricity doesn’t mean no pass the parcel
Asking children to help you count as you pass the parcel can build excitement! Just choose a grown up who loves maths!
- Two parcels are better than one!
If you have 20 children or more, the two parcel option makes it a whole lot easier. Children will stick with the game a lot more and you can have two rounds of the game instead of one super-duper-when’s-it-my-turn parcel.
- Plan for an 80% RSVP response
when trying to decide how many parcel layers to purchase for the party. If you invited 25 children, plan for 20 children to arrive.