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Last Christmas, I snap chatted my family playing the Saran Wrap Game & had several people inquire about it & how it works! It has become a family tradition with my immediate family & is seriously so so fun! Depending on your family & what you enjoy, you can change it up but I’ll just share with you all how we do it in my family which is a little different since we have a lot of kids.
My brother’s kids are 12, 11, 7, & 2 & my sister’s kids are 11 & 8 so because of their ages/interests we add thing that they love & will fight over. Also, we all love & value Starbucks gift cards greatly so we always add $5 ones to the game as well. Basically, over the past two weeks I have been collecting various items – some covetable and some not so covetable… just to make the game more fun. 😛 Now that the kids are older, we try to make the game more challenging by stopping the wrap and re-starting it and other little tricks. My sister & I always wrap it together & do it strategically so that it’s a little trickier & to ensure the same person doesn’t collect al the ‘best’ prizes. The photos above are just to give an idea of what could go inside of the plastic wrap ball. We include a TON of things – some items large, some small! Anything from selfie sticks, to Reese’s, to gift cards, to house shoes, sweatshirts, a curling iron, etc.! The larger the ball, the longer the game lasts. Since my nieces & nephews are older & more competitive, we like to make it more challenging.
HOW IT WORKS
You wrap all of the items over & over into a huge ball – the bigger, the better.
The family sits in a circle. The person holding the ball begins unwrapping the saran wrap while the person next to them rolls the dice – hoping for doubles. When they get doubles, person unwrapping [& collecting the goodies!] has to pass it to the person who got doubles.
Depending on your family or your high ticket item, you may want to wrap it first so that it is the center of the ball. We don’t necessarily do it like that though. My family likes iTunes / Starbucks / Chic-Fil-A gift cards so we include several of those throughout.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Plastic Wrap [usually comes in 200ft but I buy the 400ft since we like to have a very large ball!]
Good Prizes [e.g. gift cards]
Silly Prizes [e.g. Santa Hat or Play-do]
Filler Prizes [e.g. candy]
TO MAKE IT MORE CHALLENGING
Blindfold the person unwrapping
Use over mitt to unwrap
Use Press & Seal Wrap
14 thoughts on “Last Minute Game Idea For Christmas With Family (Using Saran Wrap!)”
Wow, that sounds like such a fun Christmas game! Thanks for the share!
I played this last night at my family’s christmas. i had never heard of it before until last night– so crazy seeing it on your blog this morning. we had about 25 adults play and it was soooo fun! i won a yeti and $20!
well worth playing this for the holidays!
We play this every christmas and it’s SOOOO much fun!! I coLlect things all year long to make a gigantic ball. It gwts super crazy fun!!
my FAMILY DOES THIS AND IT IS SO MUCH FUN!
It really is SO fun right?!
I read that you guys love the starbucks cards! Being a school teacher we don’t always love those as gifts, and we kind of get pretty bummed when we see one! We love the cards that can get us to Target, Marshall’s, TJMaxx, DSW, LOL I just thought that this was a really cute idea to do at the end of the school year with my class. uber cute Em!
This is a fun idea. Thanks for sharing!
This is such a cute idea, thanks for sharing! btw, i love your slides, so cute <3
So do you wrap the item individually first, then wrap it all together? Or just add the items as you wrap?
Just keep it rolling – you don’t have to do it individually – unless you want to! 🙂
This is such a fun game!
We did this at my office party and it was so much fun. Love the idea of doing it blindfolded!
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We played this gaMe at our last. Hristmas gwt together, and it was a huge hit! It was something the adults and kids could all play together 🙂
My family and I do the same thing except the prrson unwrapping has to wear Christmas oven mitts! it makes the game last lOnger and it makes it more fun! The winner gets to keep the mitts aT then end. You guys should try it!