An oldie but a goodie, we all know how to play Pass The Parcel! There’s no getting away from some organised fun when it comes to hen parties. If you’re planning a hen do, it’s always a good idea to have a few organised activities up your sleeve in case the energy starts to lag. The key to a good hen party is keeping momentum. Games, activities and a well thought out plan will keep the hen party going.
Of course we are biased – we are a little bit obsessed with hen party games at HenBox. But in our humble opinion, hen party games are a MUST! They get the party started and break the ice.
That being said, what’s better than a game and a gift all in one?
That’s right. You can combine the two! Of course, ultimately you decide what you place between each layer of wrapping. You know your audience so you’ll know what to choose for each layer. But the idea is to have a few gifts for your guests and the bride.
You can rig it so the bride wins the final layer of wrapping (the one right in the middle). That means at the end of the game the bride has a lovely gift. We like to use a hen party accessory such as a T-Shirt, sash or rosette. Nothing too bulky or it’ll be difficult to wrap the rest of the layers. Then the following layers surrounding it, can be filled with whatever you want.
Read the steps below to find out how it’s done:
As we mentioned above, what you decide to wrap up between the layers is up to you. You know your bestie best. You know what’ll make her laugh. And it should be fun.
You want to have a mix of gifts and questions and dare cards. Use the 60 / 40 ratio for gifts to question or dare cards. So if you have 10 layers, you’ll have 6 gifts and 4 question or dare cards.
Think about the amount of layers you are wrapping. If you have 20 guests, we recommend having at least 10 layers. That way, half your guests will get to unwrap a parcel. If you want to be super duper fair create a layer per guest so everyone can have a go!
(TOP TIP: Remember to create a fun hen party playlist full of the bride’s favourite songs! You’ll need music to play Pass The Parcel!)