Pass the parcel

Pass the parcel is an exciting and fun kids birthday party game that can be played indoors or outdoors. Grab a treat and wrap it tight over and over and watch the delight on the children’s faces as they eventually discover the secret contents.

What you need:

  • Wrapping paper
  • Sticky tape
  • Chocolate or small gifts
  • Music

Number of players:


Wrap a bar of chocolate (or some other small gift), in a layer of wrapping paper.

Now wrap it in another layer with a new bar of chocolate/gift and repeat until you have 9 or 10 layers (or however many children there are).

Sit everyone in a circle and play a short snippet of music.

When the music stops, the person holding the parcel removes one layer of wrapping and gets that treat.

Repeat until the last layer of wrapping has been removed, restarting and then stopping the music each time.

You can use different treats for each layer to add a bit of mystery and keep the children interested longer.

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