Our Fun Alternative to the Pass the Parcel Party Game

Posted on 8th July 2012
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Pass the Parcel is a traditional party game that dates back to the medieval times. Even after many centuries it still is the most popular children's party game.
Traditionally in the Medieval times, pass the parcel was made up of gifts and forfeits which were wrapped in layers of cloth. This was passed around the guests to music and when the music stopped the person holding the parcel had to remove a layer of cloth to reveal the gift or forfeit. The winner was the person who was left with the last gift which was often the best prize!
Most parents today make up a pass the parcel themselves which is simple to do and usually wrap toys and sweets in layers of paper instead. This is fine, however when children pass the parcel around to music, we've found that younger children especially, unintentionally end up tearing through more than one layer and the gifts/sweets end up flying out of the parcel!
Also when a child receives the last gift which is usually the ‘bigger’ prize, this can cause a little bit of jealousy, even if it is the birthday girl or boy that wins!

Best Kids Party's version of pass the parcel is a box that is beautifully wrapped up in a design of your choice and filled with lots of toys, gifts and sweet treats. All of our gifts are individually wrapped, so each child has the excitement of being able to unwrap their gift. The gifts are also embedded in lots of shredded tissue, creating that element of surprise, which is very similar to a lucky dip game.
We are able to accommodate enough gifts to cover the amount of children attending the party, however it's always a wise idea to allow for a few extras just in case you have some additional kids.
Our pass the parcel boxes are sturdy, yet light enough for younger children to pass around to music.
Come and take a look at our pass the parcel options for boys and girls and we will soon be adding a unisex one too!



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