Summary: Christmas Gift Wrap Relay is a game where each player wraps a gift, but with speed and accuracy to win.
Ages: From 8 to adult
Recommended Number of Players:
One gift item per team
One box per team
Roll or sheet of wrapping paper per team
One pair of scissors per team
One roll of tape per team
Set up three stations. The first station will have a pile of gifts and boxes, the second will have wrapping paper and scissors and the last station will have the rolls of tape.
How to Play:
There are three stations and three players per team. Put one player from each team at each station. When the host yells go, the first player at station one chooses a gift and puts it into a box. The first player then runs to the second station and hands the boxed gift to his/her teammate. The player then grabs some wrapping paper and cuts it to size before delivering the box and paper to the third player at station three. The last player on the team tapes the wrapping paper to the box.
The winner is the team who finished first.
Have one gift per PLAYER and let the team wrap three gifts.
Award points instead of having the speediest team win. Give points for speed, but also for neatness, appropriate size box per gift, enough paper to cover the whole box, etc.
Many people come to this site looking for a couple specific games. When they find them, great, the job is done. But there is one thing I want ALL my guests to know regardless of how many or how few pages they read. Therefore, if you see this box again on a few more pages, skip it and move on to finding more games for your event.
But for those reading this for the first time, here is the best advice I can pass on from my many years of experience planning and executing large and small events. Read on…
“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.” These are great words from A.A. Milne, the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh. I couldn’t agree more. And a solid foundation of organizing and planning is needed for most events. But I am here to tell you even with the BEST organization, no event is going to proceed EXACTLY as planned. You may even have a Plan B, C or D as a back-up. That’s fabulous! But trust me on this one; something will happen that you had no way of anticipating. So what now? Here is the trick. Pay close attention to this because it is the single most important piece of wisdom I can share with my readers.
Are you ready?
That’s it. I could write an entire page on how to “be in the moment” and “have fun at your own party.” But neither of those will happen if you don’t have the mindset that it’s alright to have things turn out differently than you imagined. The good news is that usually what you planned in your head that didn’t come through was never even missed by most.
So if you are going along, playing a game, or any other group activity, and it leads you down a road you didn’t foresee… Enjoy the ride.